Pattern & Toolmaking
We design and make tooling for many casting and moulding processes:
- Foundry Patterns for sand casting
- Gravity Die tools
- Vacuum form tooling
Concept To Production
3D Modelling & Machining Software
We have recently installed 3D modelling and machining software to enable us to fully model and visualise complete mould tools.
Using 3D CAD/CAM software we can create or import 3D models which can be viewed and if necessary modified on screen. We can then build a modelled mould tool around the outside on the computer.
The mould tool components can then be exported as 3D data to our CNC machine which generates a cutter path allowing us to machine a mould or a pattern (or 'plug') for a mould in MDF, resin modelboard or aluminium.
Although we have invested heavily in our CAD/CAM facility, we are still happy to work from rough sketches or even a worn out part of a classic car or boat.