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Tooling Fund Still Open

Monday, October 12, 2015

The £24m Tooling Funding Programme has been created to help toolmakers and component manufacturers fund the design, development and manufacture of tooling or the expansion of tooling capacity. It is open to manufacturing companies seeking a loan of £50,000 to £1m, although funding requests in excess of this will be considered by exception. Key requirements for applicants:
1.That they have had difficulty in securing the required level of funding.
2.That the final manufacture of the tooling and components will be located in England.
3.That new jobs will be created and or safeguarded by the toolmaker and component manufacturer.
4.Supported by…

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Marathon Fundraisers

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Carolyn Ekins from PMS Diecasting and her daughter Jess, successfully completed the Race for Life Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK at the weekend. The event took place at Lee Valley Park in London on Sunday October 4th and saw over 3500 women compete in the first ever Women’s Marathon in the UK as well as half-marathon, 10k and 5k races. “Completing the Marathon was a real challenge, probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life” said Carolyn. “My daughter and I couldn’t help but be inspired by the amazing women and volunteers we met…

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Luke Hardwick Trophy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The ‘Luke Hardwick 6-A-Side Memorial Trophy’ took place on the afternoon of Friday the 26th September at the Pitz Football Arena in Sheffield. The event, in memorial to Luke Hardwick who tragically lost his life in a car accident, saw several teams from GLIDE inc. PMS Diecasting, Loadhog, and Laser Scanning, play off against each other to raise awareness of Brake, the road safety charity. At one stage PMS brought on super-sub Óskar Sölvason, who with beginners luck put one in the back of the net with his first touch. “Normally he can’t hit a cows a**e with a cricket…

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Overhead Crane Installation

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A 15 metre beam weighing 4 tons is in its final resting place to complete the overhead crane installation as part of ‘Project Springboard’. “The operation took nearly 1.5 hrs trying millimetre by millimetre to get the beam parallel and at the right height with a few heart stopping moments” said Dave Bramhall, Production Engineer at PMS Diecasting.…

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Project ‘Springboard’ at PMS.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Yesterday ‘Project Springboard’ took another step forward when our new overhead crane arrived in preparation for the new production hall at PMS Diecasting. Richard Moore, Commercial Director/ General Manager, said “this is the 1st step in an exciting development which will give us the capability to increase our output here at PMS Diecasting”.…

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AED Defibrillator Training

Monday, August 10, 2015

First aiders from PMS Diecasting, Go Tools and Laser Scanning recently undertook an extensive training program in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) which was recently purchased by PMS Diecasting. “An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.” Ian Cook, Commercial & Community Education Trainer with Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, took the 9 trainees…

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GLIDE Award USA Visit

Friday, August 7, 2015

Calvin Higginbottom, GLIDE Chairman’s Award winner, recently spent a week in the USA as part of his award nomination. During his visit he spent time at Gripple USA in Auroro, Illinois and travelled around seeing where Gripple’s, that started their life at PMS Diecasting, were being used. The new stadium being built for the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, Georgia.
A new Walmart Store in Atlanta.
The John Hancock Centre in Chicago. For lots of photos and further details of Calvin’s visit enjoy his presentation below..
Glide Award USA Visit 2015 from PMS Diecasting

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PMS Golf Day 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The 2nd PMS Golf Day took place this week at Little Aston Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield. Little Aston is one of England’s best loved inland courses and for many years has enjoyed an enviable pedigree in the Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. For more about Little Aston Golf Club click here. A great day was had by all. Six teams of four took part in the competition and the over-all individual winner was Richard Fry with Michele Holmes from Merbeck Consulting coming in as runner-up. Results of the Golf Day were as follows: Richard Fry –…

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Dale Carnegie Success

Friday, July 10, 2015

Rob Jefferson, Quality Engineer at PMS Diecasting, has won the Dale Carnegie Golden Book Award for outstanding success, as voted by his fellow course peers. Rob successfully graduated from the Dale Carnegie course: Winning Friends & Influencing People, which took place on 7th-9th July 2015 and he has now become the third employee of PMS Diecasting to win this award. Past winners include Sy Hardwick and Ian McMaster. In addition to his Dale Carnegie trophy, certificate and pen, PMS will be rewarding his achievement of winning the ‘Golden Book Award’ with £500. Congratulations Rob!

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Mass finishing equipment..

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Last week our new vibro finishing equipment arrived at PMS. The equipment will polish, deburr, remove flash from our zinc die-castings and wash with detergent before finally drying ready for delivery to the customer. This will enable us to provide very high quality and highly polished cast components with no damage caused by part-on-part contact.
We use a variety of grinding media in a ratio of 4:1 to polish, deburr & remove flash. the result is very high quality and highly polished cast components Equipment includes: A Highend Disc System
A Large Rotary Vibrator (which can hold a tonne of…

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