Tooling

Tooling is an essential part of the product development cycle, and crucial to the manufacturing process. The speed to market, quality, repeatability and accuracy of your component, prototype, or finished product will depend on the precision and characteristics of your tooling.

We can help you save on labour and quality costs and improve on delivery speeds. We offer a comprehensive range of tooling solutions for the modern manufacturing environment. Our large-gantry, state-of-the-art 3-, 4- and 5-axis CNC machines provide facility for the creation of:

RIM Tools
IM Tools
Vac Form Mould Tools
Hammer Form Tools
Specialist Dies and Moulds

CNC Materials

Stainless steel, tool steel & steel alloys

Offering chemical resistance, hardness of less than 50RC, temperature resistance above 500C, and a tensile strength of less than 500MPa.

Aluminium

For a higher volume production. Easy to machine, temperature resistance to 400C, tensile strength to 500MPa.

ABS

Common, lightweight thermoplastic material with very good mechanical properties, excellent impact resistance, good thermostability and good repeatability.

Polycarbonate

Exceptional impact resistance, thermal resistance and toughness. Can be coloured if required. Suitable for external applications and those for use in extreme environments.

Nylon

General purpose engineering thermoplastic with good mechanical properties and excellent chemical resistance.

PEEK

A high-performance engineering thermoplastic with outstanding thermostability, for use in extreme environments.

Polyurethane Foam

Dual hardness flexible foams, fire retardant graphite foams, fire retardant melamine foams, integral skin foam and rigid foams for a wide variety of applications across all market sectors.

EPP

Expanded polypropylene is a highly versatile closed-cell bead foam with a unique range of properties, including outstanding energy absorption, impact resistance, thermal insulation, buoyancy, water and chemical resistance, exceptionally high strength to weight ratio and 100% recyclability.

Model Board

A range of high temperature epoxy tooling board for the creation of highly accurate models, patterns, masters, and production tools or moulds.