Tooling Design & Patternmaking
TOOLING DESIGN AND PATTERNMAKING
We’re one of the few foundries to manage tool making completely in house, in our secure and confidential facility. The origins of our business are in the manufacture of patterns and tooling, and with over 60 years of heritage and experience we have an enviable reputation for technical excellence, quality and service.
Both our pattern making facility and design capability is continually expanding to support our customers demand for directly milled high quality resin patterns and tooling up to fully automated production core-box rigs.
Blending the latest technology with unrivaled experience
Dedicated CAD resource allows us the ability to work directly with raw data in native formats from Catia, UG and Pro E. Casting accuracy is directly influenced in this phase by the use of high quality materials, trained and experienced staff. The blend of the latest computer aided design technology and unrivalled experience by us provides the highest quality tooling and DFM (Design for Manufacture) experience in support of our customer needs.
Bespoke tooling to reconstruct, replace or reverse engineer
In the event of the requirement to reconstruct or replace tooling for a customers discontinued product we are able to reverse engineer from an existing part using the in house tools at our disposal such as Computer Tomography and Optical Scanning. New tooling could then be designed or alternatively printed through our tool less HHS Sand Printer. Moulds can then be constructed re-manufacture a duplicate of the original damaged component.
Our tooling design team will accommodate for the core expansions, gas evolutions and contractions that the mould will experience during the pouring and freezing stages of the casting process.