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JOSCAR Certification Emphasises IPFL Credentials

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JOSCAR Certification Emphasises IPFL Credentials

Defence and Security

IPFL’s reputation as a national leader in high-tech prototyping and manufacturing has been further underlined with the completion of the process to join the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR).

JOSCAR is an accreditation system for suppliers in the defence, security, and aerospace industries. Membership provides a standardised and cross-sector assurance of quality which enables primary contractors – such as BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, and Leonardo – and government bodies such as the Ministry of Defence to confidently trade with other contractors and suppliers in the industry. JOSCAR also serves as a supplier database, with members able to find customers, suppliers, and collaborators in the knowledge that they meet the same standards.

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The process to join JOSCAR involves having almost every aspect of a business audited and scrutinised to ensure it meets the standards of best practice. As well as certifying the quality of IPFL’s design, engineering, and production capabilities, JOSCAR validates the company’s industry-specific accreditations, financial history, information security processes, and corporate social responsibility and ethics. In being granted JOSCAR membership and the right to display the accreditation mark, IPFL has proven that it meets the high standards required in all these areas.

Adam Bloomfield, Additive Manufacturing Manager at IPFL, said: “Gaining JOSCAR certification is both a big step forward for our business and a wonderful recognition of the effort and high standards that have always been part of the way we’ve worked. This accreditation opens up opportunities for us to bring our technology and expertise to more of the defence, security, and aerospace industries.”


About IPFL

IPFL is a family-run business with a heritage of industry-leading expertise in the manufacture of bespoke plastic parts. Founded in 1969, the company built a reputation for high-quality prototype and experimental plastic parts. Continually embracing new technologies while retaining its expertise and artisanal skills, IPFL adopted CNC machining in the 1980s and 3D printing in 2003 – making it one of the earliest adopters in the industry. The firm has continued to adopt the latest developments in technology, technique, and materials and now offers industry-leading quality and precision in the production and machining of plastic parts.

Today, IPFL offers comprehensive services including:

Plastic Machining:

  • CNC Machining: Delivering high precision and accuracy for complex parts.
  • CNC Routing, Turning, and Milling: Providing flexibility in producing detailed components.
  • Laser Cutting: Enabling intricate designs and precision cuts.

Plastic Fabrication:

  • Line Bending and Forming: Creating custom shapes and designs.
  • Diffusion Bonding: Specialized in microfluidics and manifolds.
  • Laser Welding, Chemical Bonding, and UV Printing: Offering robust and versatile bonding solutions.

3D Printing:

  • Micro 3D Printing (PµSL): Utilizing Boston Micro Fabrication technology for resolutions down to 2µm.
  • SLA High Resolution: Producing finely detailed parts.
  • HP MJF Production Parts: For robust, high-volume production.
  • Stratasys Polyjet Multi-Material: Enabling complex, multi-material prototypes.
  • High Performance FDM Materials: Ensuring durability and high performance in end-use parts.

Specializing in prototype, bespoke, and on-demand parts, IPFL’s services are utilized across various industries including automotive and motorsport, medical and pharmaceutical, scientific instrumentation, film and TV, and Defence and Security, among many applications. The company’s commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction positions it as a leader in the field of plastic part manufacturing.


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