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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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 & […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Mould tool modification and repair services Superite Tools offer a dedicated service for the repair, modification and refurbishment of your Plastic Injection Mould and Die Casting tools up to 15 tonnes in weight. We also investigate any processing issues you may be experiencing and offer suggestions and solutions on how they can be resolved. Experience […]
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) […]