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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GTMA Featured Company Toolmaker of the Year – 2019, 2018 & 2016 Faulkner Moulds has over 35 years’ experience of high quality toolmaking and product and tool design. Awarded ‘Toolmaker of the Year’ at the 2019, 2018 and 2016 Plastics Industry Awards, we won in 2019 for our what our customer called “exceptional customer service” […]
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 increase your […]
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) […]
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 […]
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, recalls: “When my father David established the company in 1973, there were just 2 employees equipped with a milling machine and a Lathe, […]
STOP PRESS Ad-Vance Engineering in dash to manufacture vital medical equipment in fight against Covid 19 virus Ad-Vance with some 45 years’ experience in the Mould and Die business and based in Lisburn Northern Ireland. Award-Winning Ad-Vance Engineering design and manufacture Plastic Mould Tools for multiple applications including high quality Injection Mould Tools, Jigs & […]
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 […]
Lawday design and manufacture tooling for many applications including Mould Tools, Jigs & Fixtures, Clip Tools, Press Tools, Prototype Tooling and Ancillary Machinery. In this time we have evolved into one of Britain’s leading exponents in the manufacture of tooling for our broad network of metal foundries responsible for […]
In November 2009 the Government launched the UK Composites Strategy. This highlights the importance of composites to the future of UK manufacturing and the Government’s plans for ensuring that the UK has the means to succeed in intensely competitive global markets. A key part of this strategy is the establishment of the National Composites Centre (NCC), […]
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 45 years’ experience manufacturing precision injection mould tooling. […]