Featured companies – world standards for engineering
The companies listed below are Featured entries in our supplier directories. They include many European and world leaders and are an example of the strengths within UK manufacturing and within the GTMA membership. We recommend them to you.
INNOVATIVE BUSINESS: Excellence in the design and manufacture of both plastic injection mould tools and plastic moulded products. Toolroom offers innovative rapid manufacture and high speed production techniques. Also plastic product and plastic injection mould tool design.
HYDRAULIC LEADER: One of the leading suppliers of hydraulic cylinders to the mould and die industry. Its range of products now covers both the Cytec range and the AHP Merkle range of standard hydraulic cylinders. Supports sectors including aerospace, automotive and oil and gas.
SO COMPREHENSIVE: International leaders in the supply of a comprehensive metrology product range and a company with an eye for top quality. This allows it to optimally meet customer needs. Products include CMMs, portable measuring systems, handheld instruments and many others.
Hitachi Tool Engineering Europe (UK)
NANO TECHNOLOGY: Strong commitment to R&D has led Hitachi to bring to market innovative tool technologies and a tool range for the die and mould industry covering the entire process chain. Its revolutionary NANO coating technology provides longer machining times for hardened materials and was a world first.
SYSTEM PARTNER: Europe’s leading system partner for quality tools. Offers range of customer services, 40,000 products and its premium GARANT brand making the Hoffmann Group a partner to more than 140,000 customers in industry, manufacturing, precision engineering and public administration
Moorland Toolmaking Company Ltd
FIRST CLASS: Independent toolmaker for over 20 years with first class design and production facilities. Works closely with customers and offers injection and compression tooling up to 10 tonnes, tool trials and concentrates on minimising lead times with its highly skilled toolmakers.
N.D. Precision Products
HIGH ACCURACY: Operates from fully self-sufficient manufacturing plant producing products with a high level of accuracy and surface finish. Range includes progression press tools and mould tools; with sector specialisation in medical (eg orthopaedic mould tools), aerospace (jigs and fixtures) and others.
FAST PROTOTYPES: One of the world’s fastest sources for injection moulded prototypes and low volume production parts, offering thousands of thermoplastic materials with range of cosmetic finishes, making them ideal for functional testing during product development. Also custom machined parts.
Renishaw plc WORLD LEADER: A world leader in engineering solutions, Renishaw has won 13 Queen’s Awards for Technological Achievement, Export Achievement an Enterprise for Innovations. Wide range of metrology services and equipment with expertise in areas from dimensional metrology to surgical robotics.
Roemheld UK Limited
WORKHOLDING SOLUTIONS: SpecialIses in delivering flexible, cost-effective workholding solutions designed to increase work throughput while also reducing handling times, raw materials required per billet and overall cycle times.
HIGH QUALITY: Experienced specialists in design and manufacture of high quality plastic injection mould tools to run at optimum cycle times, with zero down time and zero defects. These include complex technical moulds such as caps and closure moulds, IMD moulds and lens moulds.
Trac Measurement Systems Limited
SUPERIOR SUPPORT: Offers a complete inspection solution to almost any measurement problem. Its UKAS accredited laboratory provides comprehensive range of calibration, sub contract inspection, programming and training. Big commitment to quality and superior levels of service and support.
CRITICAL SOLUTIONS: Leading global supplier of CAD/CAM/CAE software to the manufacturing industry. Supplies solutions that are business critical including manufacturing software for production control (MRP software). Brand names include VISI, Alphacam, Edgecam, Radan, PEPS, Machining Strategist and Javelin
WDS Component Parts Ltd
STANDARD PARTS: The UK’s leading manufacturer of standard parts for jigs and fixtures, machine accessories and consumer products. Industries include aerospace, defence, automotive, machine build and maintenance. Over 15000 products in its Standard Parts and Machine Accessories range.
TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER: Metrology technology provider which couples product innovation with first class service to deliver high service levels with all its CMM products. New products include gear measuring machines, CT scanning equipment and mobile CNC scanning technology.
W.H. Smith and Sons (Tools) Ltd
INDEPENDENT LEADER: One of the largest independent injection mould toolmakers in the UK, providing product design support, tool design, tool manufacture, sample development, through to the supply of injection mouldings and assemblies. £6 million tooling capacity and 100 injection moulding machines.
DYNAMIC TECHNOLOGY: An innovative, young and dynamic technology based business with globally protected Intellectual Property extending to over 52 worldwide patents. Specialises in the manufacture and commercialisation of Ultra Precision Polishing Machines, known as Intelligent Robotic Polishers (IRP).