All staff at Acorn involved at the design stage of each project are time served with experience in all aspects from pattern making, mould tool manufacture and final finished product.
Being third generation moulders we are able to apply the most effective methods to determine first of all the suitability of GRP to achieving our clients desired products. We can draw on a wealth of experience to offer advice on the most practical and economical methods available and working closely with you at the design stage through meetings and idea generation we can help develop your concepts into quality components.
Once the initial idea and or drawings have been discussed our in house pattern maker will produce the master pattern.
Our pattern maker is able to work from your vision or sketches discussed at the design stage or to your technical drawings / CAD data to the tightest of tolerances, whatever your project requires.
Once the master is completed we invite you in to proof the design, it is at this stage you have the opportunity to view and verify your product, allowing for any alterations to be made before the manufacture of the mould tool.
Once the design and pattern making steps have been completed, Acorn Glassfibre can cater for all your mould making needs. We build our moulds using the latest high quality tooling resins and gelcoats. We are able to achieve a variety of finishes from high gloss to textured finishes within the mould itself. Our moulds can also meet jigging requirements for internal components such as brackets or steel re-enforcement. We can produce moulds to match your requirements from small batch to large production runs depending on cost and requirement.
Silicone moulds for concrete and plaster casting
Silicone moulds for bespoke finishes
Artificial masonry and stone
One off / statement pieces
Sculptors and artists
Reproduction pieces for English Heritage sites
Over the years we have been involved in to many bespoke projects to list but working with designers, artists and sculptors and restoration specialists we have built a reputation for achieving great results tackling the most daunting sometimes even the impossible ( Almost ) projects.