It seems as though the UK Government is determined to turn a crisis into a drama. Despite the success of the vaccination programme and allowing hundreds of thousands of sports fans to attend “test events” the rest of us are left dealing with an out of control NHS App that is pinging large sections of the working population into a pseudo lockdown. It’s all a demoralising mess.
At DLS we are working hard to maintain our supply chain, ensure that we are anticipating customer orders and trying very hard to meet our delivery targets. We would appeal to all customers to maintain clear lines of communication as, despite all this effort, we are starting to feel the effects of the perfect storm around us. I am sure you are too!
If there is anything that DLS can do to help please get in touch.
With the roadmap for lifting lockdown now announced DLS Medical is ready to meet the “new” challenge for the NHS namely tackling the backlog of elective surgery and treatments that have been on hold during the pandemic. Hopefully our NHS heros will have some opportunity to catch their breath before addressing the mountain of delayed cases.
At the same time the scandal of cheap and unsuitable medical supplies will continue to be a cause for concern. DLS Medical has established a supply chain that relys on established and reliable sources. A good proportion of the plastic products that we supply are manufactured in the UK by our sister company. As such we are able to control supply from raw material to delivery.
All the nonsense around Brexit conintues, the most difficult impact seems to be clogged up ports, who knows when these will start to clear? In the meantime because we have onsite manufacturing, clean room packing and sterilisation we have the advantage of sheilding customers from the worst of the stop start international supplies.
Please get in touch if you think there is anything that we can do to help.
During the lockdown we have been working hard in the background to prepare for our customers returning to some sort of normality. We are re-launching our website which we hope users will find more useful and responsive.
We have put a great deal of effort into improving the product information presented and updated the information available. We are particularly keen to provide details of the service that DLS Medical can provide including Clean Room and on-site, UK based, sterilisation equipment.
The website will continue to evolve, if there are any questions or you require more information please get in touch.
We are launching a range of opthalmic minor surgery packs. We have been supplying these products for many years however these are now available to purchase directly. We have a small number of standard packs but are able to assemble bespoke packs to suit all customer needs.
Packs are assembled and sterilised at our UK site in Peterborough. We work with a small number of carefully selected suppliers to source instruments from Asia. We do not source from China.
More information on DLS Opthalmic Packs
As part of the Corono Virus fight back DLS medical has updated its website. Changes include a fresh new look and updated product details. We hope you like it and if there are any questions or you simply want to chat with someone after your long confinement please get in touch.
DLS produced its first product brochure in 1975. All the illustrations were ink drawings and the document was printed using an old photocopier. Fast forward to today’s digital marketing techniques with targetted customer profiling and search engine optimisation. It seems old fashioned to be printing documents and sending them by mail to customers.
Never-the-less many of our long term customers have been asking when we would be printing out next catalogue -so here it is! New customers too find it easier, even though we keep our website bang up to date with new products, to leaf through the pages of our brochure to find the products they want.
We have put a great deal of effort into making sure that the pictures give a clear idea of what the products look like and we have included details of sizes and colours where relevant.
Please get in touch if you would like a copy and if you have any trouble finding the product you need we can help!
3D printing is a process in which materials are joined or solidified under computer control to create a three dimensional object. The technology was originally patented in the early 1980’s by an inventor called Chuck Hull who envisaged a system that could create 3D items by building up layers using a cross sectional pattern of an item. Today the 3D printing market is worth $8 billion and the applications of 3D printed solutions are endless. Everyone, from doctors creating organs, skin and bones to NASA 3D printing pizzas for Astronauts to eat, are realising the potential of the fast and efficient process created by 3D printers.
As part of DLS Plastics’ constant strive to provide the best in product development, we now have a Makerbot Replicator Z18 3D printer on site. Having this facility available, allows our design department to place a 3D plastic model of a future product in a customer’s hand to ensure it meets requirements without having to produce an expensive and time consuming injection mould first. This 3D printer in particular is able to produce components as big as 30cm long x 30cm wide and a massive 45cm high, all whilst using the minimal amount of material required. This, combined with the expertise of our in house designers, allows for a much quicker and more efficient product development and fine tuning process – meaning we can deliver perfectly honed final products quicker than ever.
To discuss your injection moulded product requirements with our design or sales team, call today on 01476 564549.