We were delighted to have Director of Rutland Plastics Stuart Johnston visit Oakham School last week to discuss with our TeenTech pupils the considerations when designing for plastic injection moulding.
Stuart provided this year's TeenTech teams with an insight into the manufacturing process and advice on materials. This was particularly relevant to Team AquaFence, who are looking to develop their idea for a plastic fence that stores, purifies and recycles ‘greywater’ for domestic reuse, such as flushing toilets and garden irrigation. Sources of greywater include sinks, showers, baths, clothes washing machines or dishwashers.
Team Aquafence were thrilled to learn that Rutland Plastics have kindly offered them the use of the company’s commercial printing facilities to assist them with progressing their project to prototype stage ahead of this year’s TeenTech Awards – a national STEM competition co-founded by Maggie Philbin and under the patronage of HRH the Duke of York.
“This is our third year in the competition and we have achieved a remarkably high success rate. We really appreciate the support from local company Rutland Plastics and the information Stuart shared with the teams was immensely beneficial to their understanding of manufacturing,” commented Darryl Toerien for Oakham School.
Read about our previous TeenTech Award winners’ trip to Buckingham Palace to collect their awards.’