Precision Manufacturing Centre

Case Study 3

The owner of Flix Buckle Ltd, spotted a gap in the market of horse blanket buckles.

Traditionally made from metals, the use of a plastic buckle could provide more flexibility with the blanket. They approached the PMC looking for assistance with a mould tool design.

Our expert team produced a mould tool design and manufactured a mould tool for free through one of our previous ERDF programmes, Enabling Innovation, which enabled the client to start manufacturing the buckle in large volumes. 

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Flix Buckle Ltd


Key contacts

  • Mark Strickland
  • Daniel Symes
  • Paul Wentworth



Precision Manufacturing Centre

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 6717 or +44 (0) 115 748 4786