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.
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), […]
The ONLY UK consultancy that offers front to back technical support: Plastic design optimisation, moulding & FEA simulation, supplier management, mould and process optimisation & validation. Our methodology combines proven engineering principles with data driven and science led decision making which allows us to effectively provide our customers with: High Quality consistent parts Shorter cycle […]
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. […]
Widely acknowledged as market leaders in our field, the name ABR has been synonymous with the precision welding of plastic injection, pressure die casting and press tools for over 30 years. ABR provide a range of refined “metal on” processes for the purpose of tool repair, rectification of design faults, machining errors and tooling modifications. […]
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 […]
Irish Pressings Ltd was formed in 2005 by brothers Declan and Brendan Ward. Irish Pressings is a market leader in the design and manufacture of tooling, pressed/stamped metal components, welded assemblies, projection welding, machining and prototyping. We are committed to meeting and exceeding customer expectations in the supply of high-quality reliable products, at competitive prices, […]
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 […]
Morson Projects Tooling Design and Manufacturing department is built around a core team that specialises in the complete project management of complex tooling projects for clients across many industries. The tooling team delivers solutions to industry including: major assembly jigs for wing, fuselage, and flight control surfaces, test rigs, general machine shop tooling for aerospace […]