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 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) […]
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 […]
Established in 1948, Preconomy is well known within the industry as a respected mould and die manufacturer. This has been achieved through continued investment in engineering technology and production techniques, together with its highly skilled and motivated workforce. Manufacturing takes place on a 24hr, seven days a week basis, allowing customers the advantage of fast […]
Galway Tool & Mould design and manufacture outstandingly precise, high-performance, cost-effective injection moulds. We will guide your concepts through to complex injection mould solutions. Over 30 years of reliability, innovation and superior quality has made us the preferred partner to many of the World’s leading Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers. With continuous investment in state-of-the-art […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Through recent investment it has rapidly developed and now holds two distinctly different divisions for both the product they deliver and how they deliver, yet the two differing approaches offer the perfect Integrated Supply Solution. Neos Technologies Ltd niche supply is through internal design, specialist fabrication and manufacturing techniques and delivery of tooling for Complex […]
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 & […]