GTMA Technology Sections

GTMA has distinct technology sections to develop business and technology forums. The key to the success of the GTMA is the willingness of its members to work in partnership to further the interests of the industry as a whole.

Mould & Die Section – When buyers from the plastics and rubber industries need to purchase tooling, they usually look for a toolmaker with very specialist skills. They will only consider placing business with companies that have a proven track record – can deliver the right product at the right price & offer the shortest delivery time. Mould & Die Section includes many of the best UK mould & die toolmakers with a range of products including :-

Injection Moulds – Blow Moulds – Compression Moulds – Rapid Tooling – Die Cast Tools – Pattern Making – Mould & Die Standard Parts. – With the capability of producing the most complex and technically challenging press tools, GTMA members offer a service that is second to none. From very small carbide tooling as required by the communications industries, through to the much larger automotive body panel tooling, there is a GTMA member to provide the solution. Press Tool Section include manufacturers of:

Press Tool Section

Pressing, Stamping – Punching & Metal Forming Tools – Progression Tools – Piercing & Blanking Tools – Press Tool Standard Parts. – GTMA members offer a comprehensive range of Precision Machining services and are able to machine components to the tightest of tolerances. This is achieved through their investment in latest technology giving them the ability to work extremely accurately and at high speed as required by many of today’s industrial customers.

Precision Machining

The ability to handle all sizes and shapes of work piece allows these companies to provide high quality services to the Toolmaking, Aerospace, Sub-Sea, Medical, Instrumentation, Power, Automotive industries etc.

Metal Components & Finished Products – Jigs, Fixtures – Tools & Workholding Equipment. – For dimensional measurement products and services, there is no need to look any further than GTMA members. An excellent selection of leading brands will provide a measurement solution – either bespoke to match your unique requirement or off-the-shelf. Supplying worldwide to compete with the best international sources, GTMA members are keen to provide the measurement solution perfectly matched to your business requirement. Metrology members offer a wide range of products and services including :-

Metrology Section

CMM’s – Probes – Calibration Laboratories – Mechanical and Electrical Gauges – Test Equipment – In-Process Measurement – Optical Systems. – The GTMA Tooling Technologies Section is the perfect vehicle to promote technological developments that are critical to the success of the engineering sector. By taking advantage of the latest techniques and technical advances, GTMA members and their customers work together for mutual benefit. The Tooling Technologies sector represents suppliers of :-

Tooling Technologies

CAD/CAM/CAE – Product Design – Special Purpose Machines – Machine Tools inc. EDM – Cutting Tools – Surface Coatings & Treatment – Tool Steels – Standard Parts – Rapid Prototyping – Reverse Engineering – Systems Management. – Design through to finished products with the minimum of time and cost is the not-so-simple requirement of many customers. Rapid Product Development is dramatically improving the speed with which companies can respond to the demanding challenge of customers worldwide.

Rapid Product Development

There are a variety of solutions enabling the “product to market” cycle to be completed faster and faster. It takes a specialist to know which solution is the best match for a given scenario. The Rapid Product Development element of the GTMA represents specialist companies including :-

Product & Tooling Design – Plastic / Metal / Composite Tooling · Rapid Prototyping – The list is endless.

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