Plastic Manufacturing Facility
The Carville manufacturing facility is located in Dorking, Surrey and first achieved ISO 9001 accreditation in April 1992. The facility offers precision machining of plastic components in Perspex Acrylic (PMMA), Rohm Plexiglas and other engineering grade plastics.
Carville have been located in Dorking since 1966. Dorking offered an ideal location as it is supported by excellent road (M25) rail and air links. London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports are a short drive from the facility.
Carville’s engineering department operates both Auto CAD and Autodesk Inventor software. These drawing packages allow Carville to review customer drawings and offer suggestions towards design for manufacture and cost reduction.
To support our customers, Carville operate an integrated computer system which allows the management and tracking of all production from the initial customer inquiry through to the final shipment and invoicing.
These computer systems manage receipt of drawings, issue of quotation(s), receipt of purchase order, allocation of manufacturing slots and finally packing, delivery and invoicing of the finished goods.
Material Heat Treatment
The Carville production facility is equipped with a full range of programmable ovens for the heat treatment, normalising and annealing of acrylic and other plastic materials. These ovens are also used to post machine anneal components to ensure a long and reliable performance.
The Carville facility has a full complement of CNC milling and CNC turning machines. These CNC machines utilise DNC links to allow the generation of CNC machining programmes. These same DNC links are used for the generation of inspection programmes for CMM inspection machines.
Finishing and Packing
After the completion of all machining operations, parts are processed through washing and cleaning areas before progressing to a clean area for final assembly, finishing, inspection and packing. The Carville facility is also equipped with a class 7 clean room.
Documentation and Traceability
Carville maintain historical records on all of the component parts we produce. This allows Carville to monitor customers purchasing habits and ensure we can be proactive in supporting future production requirements.