Featured companies for 2015 – 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.
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.
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.
Casting Support Systems Ltd are toolmakers and injection moulders with a reputation in creating flexible solutions.
Formed to design and manufacture tooling, on a sub-contract basis, for the Investment Casting and Gas Turbine Industries it is now involved in the design and manufacture of tooling for its own product range as well as for its growing customer base.
Among sectors it serves is aerospace and it has AS 9100 accreditation for that industry, as well as ISO 9001.
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.
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
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.
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.
The unique WNT sales and service concept ensures more than 45,000 products from a single source, individual technical consultation, professional services and fast logistics
Whiteland Engineering Ltd is a sub-contract precision engineering company based in the South West specialising in the supply of high quality machined components in a variety of materials, using the latest CNC technology. We have experience in many industries and we are proud to work closely with our customers in order to enhance their products.
Trescal, the international specialist in calibration, provides a broad range of services for the test and measuring equipment market. Trescal is present in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Romania and Tunisia.
Tinius Olsen is one of the world’s foremost specialist manufacturers and supplier of testing machinery for almost all industry sectors. Our machines are designed for use in Research and Quality Control departments to Measure, Prove, and Check the strength and performance of materials, be they metals, composites, polymers, rubbers, adhesives, etc., and finished components.
SSAB is a world leader in the specialist area of abrasion resistant and high strength steels which are marketed under the well-known brand names of Docol, Domex, Weldox, Hardox, Armox and Toolox. These steels have acquired a reputation for high and consistent quality, and in spite of their hardness and strength they are easy to bend, weld and machine.
The company has benefited from being located in three modern units in High Wycombe, close to Exit 4 of the M40, which for many years has been the centre of moulding excellence in the Thames Valley where many supporting tool and mouldmaking service providers are also to be found.
RUD Chains Ltd based in Whitstable Kent, is a subsidiary of Rieger & Dietz GmbH located in Aalen Germany. RUD is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for a wide variety of markets and applications. Operating for over 140 years you can be confident in the quality and expertise of the RUD product portfolio.
Experience, diligence, ambition and passion are virtues RUD value in order to remain the best. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and is renowned for its expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.
The QUICKVEND system puts us in control. It gives us total flexibility to tailor our tooling and PPE stock, its availability to our employees and to benefit from the reports and audits produced by the system. The equipment is very reliable in providing round-the-clock tooling and PPE to our workforce.”
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves, and it’s even better when our customers say it for us.
Control costs, improve efficiency and manage safety
Quickgrind has been at the forefront of tool design and manufacture for almost fifty years, engineering is in our blood. We have an international reputation for solid carbide and high speed steel-cutting tools for the extrusion die, fabrication, die and mould, aerospace, automotive, medical and general engineering industries.
Rhopoint is a UKAS Accreditated Calibration Laboratory (0720) providing an impressive range of calibration services at our permanent laboratory in the West Midlands together with electrical and dimensional calibrations at our client’s sites where required.
Our extensive range of calibration services includes dimensional, mechanical, electrical, pressure mass and torque.
Man & Machine
We pride ourselves on delivering honest guidance for all our customers’ digital design requirements. From a simple 2D sketch to a complex engineering design solution we have the technical expertise, logistics and experience to deliver the right software and hardware to support your CAD needs.
Our aim is simple…Offer our customers the best professional CAD experience in the UK.
Mahr are the one of the largest manufacturers of precision measurement metrology systems and inspection tools in the world today. Having celebrated over 150 years of success Mahr continue to provide innovative solutions for a wide variety of metrology applications. The Mahr UK team has continued it’s expansion this year and this will strengthen our ability to support UK customers in terms of technical advice, contract measurement and turnkey solutions. As well as supplying metrology systems and inspection tools the Mahr group also manufacture spinning pumps and rotary stroke bearings.
Erodex (U.K.) Limited has, for nearly four decades, been at the forefront of the E.D.M. consumables industry. This is due to superior raw materials and a state
of the art machine shop, being allied to the most conscientious customer service.
Products of the highest quality and a first class service, this is the company policy. This policy endures because of dedication to staff training as a priority.
Superite Tools Ltd began designing and manufacturing injection moulds, die casting tooling and press tools in 1955.
This experience has given the company knowledge of a wide range of tooling for numerous products and across various industrial sectors.
The company no longer manufacture new tooling but offers a high quality, reliable and fast response modification and repair service for customers from Scotland to Cornwall and from South Wales to Norfolk.
Faulkner Moulds aims to always deliver the very highest quality precision tooling, efficiently and competitively priced. With over 30 years’ experience of plastic injection mould toolmaking, we pride ourselves on our attention to fine workmanship, using cutting edge technology alongside superb manual skills. We work closely with each customer, guaranteeing a personal service.
Through our dedicated design consultation service, we will help you create a manufacturing process that runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Because we always consider fully how the tooling will be used in practice, and incorporate this into each design, we regularly reduce costs for our customers in the short, medium and longer term.
As mechanical components become smaller and more intricate, the accuracy of their manufacture is an increasingly complex task. But with the inherent reliability and stability of Solartron Metrology measurement technologies, reducing the overall cost of ownership is simple.
The integral simplicity and flexibility of the company’s systems make them the perfect platform for all new measuring devices and technologies plus, of course, others in the pipeline. Be assured that no matter what you require, whether it be instrumentation for the lab, the shop floor or the field, Solartron Metrology are guaranteed to have the technology, commitment and resources to meet your requirements.
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