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PRODUCT AND TOOL DESIGN

We regularly collaborate in the design, development and testing of new products and mould tooling for prototyping and production.

Tool design

Saving you time, money and hassle.

If you include us from early in the design process, we can advise on the most cost-effective and feasible designs for production, using both our materials and our tooling knowledge.

Some customers choose to use a design house, and we are happy to work with them; there is always the danger, if it is not run as a collaborative project, that you will spend money on the product design but end up with something which is difficult (and therefore expensive) to design a tool for or to manufacture. Get us involved as early as possible – invariably, this will save money overall.

Rubber Product Development

For CAD work we accept all file types and use Solidworks on site.

On site we have 3 axis large CNC milling machines, 5 axis medium CNC milling, 2 axis CNC turning up to 1m in diameter. However, we have close relationships with toolmakers nationally so that we can be flexible in making a tool to suit the moulding press and product design.

Our expertise in action

Custom solutions to ensure MXGP pole position

All our customers want volumes of parts; sometimes they just need a small batch, manufactured to exacting specifications with absolute performance in mind. Challenge: To design and produce parts for improved performance on a competition racing...

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Critical components test the boundaries of moulding techniques

Rubber is the ideal solution for a fuel hose - it can cope with extreme chemicals and provides flexibility. However, when trying to design for both safety and space-saving, a unique challenge is presented. Challenge: To...

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FEA simulation for crash test readiness

Finite element analysis can be used not only for understanding wear and reducing the cost of prototyping but also as part of a critical safety analysis prior to real-world tests. The challenge: To assist a commercial...

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Designing for production efficiencies

The processing industry is under pressure to offer efficiencies and cost-savings at all stages of their process. Consistent, reliable supply is the backbone of a productive business - and sometimes design for manufacture is key. The...

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Putting aesthetics at the forefront

There are times when the appearance of a product is equally as important as the function; if we know that from the outset we will design and manufacture with the visual impact as a priority. The...

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Designing around existing components for bespoke solutions

Often, our customers do not have CAD facilities; they rely upon us to take their vision and work with it to propose and develop a suitable solution. The challenge: To conceptualise and develop the design of...

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A race against time for design and production

For many of our customers their products are constantly going through re-design and development for improvement; we have to align ourselves with that process, often against tough deadlines. The challenge: To replicate a moulded rubber HNBR...

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years experience of tool design and manufacture

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years experience of technical support and product development

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mould tools currently held on site for repeat manufacture requirements

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