Tooling is dependent on the manufacturing, but essentially refers to how something is made. Working or manufacturing aids such as cutting tools, dies, fixtures, gauges, jigs, moulds and patterns are limited in use to a specific production line or the performance of a specific contract or job. What must be remembered, is that tooling does not include machinery.
The GTMA Supplier Directory is home to a variety of companies offering tooling technologies and high-quality materials.
For over 60 years, FANUC has pioneered the development of numerically controlled machines in the automation industry. With 263 locations supporting 108 countries worldwide and more than 7,000 employees, FANUC offers a dense network in sales, technical support, research & development, logistics and customer service. The business specialises in factory automation, which is split […]
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), […]
Engineering solutions for tomorrows challenges We are one of the Black Country’s most enterprising manufacturers. Since our formation in 1971 we have developed to become one of the country’s leading tool making and injection moulders. Our specialist advice and unique, diverse production systems, allow us to offer straightforward exciting practical tool making solutions. Although we […]
Hockley Pattern & Tool Co Ltd has grown from a background of Automotive Patterns and Tooling into one of the leading Aerospace Toolmakers in the Country. We have had over twenty years experience with Cad Cam Technology and have invested in state of the art CAD systems and machinery. We currently run Catia v4, Catia […]
We are an independent consultancy and multi-solution provider, owned and directed by Chartered Engineers. Our key strength is a highly skilled and experienced technical & commercial team, together with the most capable portfolio of engineering analysis tools available. We work with a large and diverse range of UK, Irish and International engineering clients, from start-ups through to multi-national organisations, in most industrial and […]