Mould tools are used throughout a number of industries to help shape plastics. They are usually made of pre-hardened steel, hardened steel or aluminium. Two sides of metal come together perfectly and, inside, is a moulded space. Plastic is injected into this space and the two sides of metal and firmly shut. Once the plastic has cooled, the two pieces of metal are prised apart and the moulded product will be released.
It is generally believed that steel mould tools are the best if you need countless complex mouldings and have a strong budget. If you require 100 to 500,000 simple to complex mouldings quickly and also have a limited budget alloy mould tools are most suitable. You can also have mould tools comprised of both materials.
Delivery time on mould tools can be anything from a few weeks to several months depending on the size and complexity. Mould tools are highly engineering and precision pieces of equipment that take a lot of expert hours to produce. Furthermore, due to CAM and CAD, mould tooling costs have reduced over the years.
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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. Our objective is to help […]
Thomas Keating has been involved in toolmaking for nearly 70 years and was proud to have received the Queens Award for Enterprise for International trade in 2012. The company is a mould tool manufacturer with a reputation for accuracy and attention to detail. We make single and multi cavity tools for complex and technical mouldings […]
GTMA Featured Company Toolmaker of the Year – 2019, 2018 & 2016 Faulkner Moulds has over 35 years’ experience of quality precision toolmaking and product and tool design. We are three times winner of the prestigious Plastics Industry Award for UK ‘Toolmaker of the Year’, winning in 2019 for what our customer called, “exceptional customer […]
All three companies have grown from small beginnings – founded on a passion for engineering, manufacturing and customer service – and continue to grow in size and capability, offering a comprehensive solution for engineering and manufacturing. As the CSS group is based in the same location they can work independently or complimentary to one another depending on the project. Investment Casting Systems Ltd (ICS) […]
Pentagon Plastics provides extensive services to plastic injection moulders as your centre of excellence for mould tool servicing, repair, modification, pre-production development and production mould tools. Through our generous machine selection, we also provide a subcontract machining service. Based in Horsham, West Sussex our UK engineering business offers a wealth of technical knowledge and experience. […]
Based in Barnstaple, North Devon, ND Precision Products is a hands-on, family-owned business which now has the third generation of the Squire family working under its roof. Managing Director, Nick Squire says: “As one of the country’s leading mould and press toolmakers, we operate a high-tech, self-sufficient manufacturing facility. We have earned a reputation for […]
Overview A R Winter Tooling is a modern design & engineering business based in Rochester, Kent. We design and manufacture both large and small tooling systems, checking & Assembly fixtures for the Automotive, Aerospace and Renewable Energy industries of which are a major aspect of our business. Capabilities and Skill Set We specialise in machining a […]
We are a 45-strong team of engineering problem-solvers, helping you thrive by meeting your specification and requirements for a broad range of precision-manufactured parts and projects. We challenge convention to make it better and make it beautiful. With over 20 years’ experience operating on the south coast; our highly skilled craftsmen can achieve stunning […]
Welcome to Fenton Precision Engineering Ltd the UK market leaders for design, precision tool making and injection moulding services. Located centrally in the UK our headquarters are located in Northampton with a second satellite manufacturing site at Market Harborough. Founded in the early 1970’s we have over 49 years’ experience manufacturing precision injection mould tooling. […]
Rutland Plastics has been in the plastics business for over 65 years. We certainly look different today from when the company first started out injection moulding back in 1956. We have grown significantly over the years with new facilities, more employees and more customers. However, the business is still privately owned and still based in […]