Hockley Pattern & Tool Co have evolved into one of the leading aerospace toolmaker in the UK. Their up to date machinery offers customers diverse and high quality 3D designs, surfacing, solid modelling, and advanced 5 axis machining.
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 V5m, Visi Modeling, Visi 5 Axis Machining, NC Graphics and Machining Strategist.
Our up to date machinery enables us to compete with our competitors and offer existing and new customers diverse and high quality 3D designs, surfacing, solid modelling and advanced 5 axis machining. All designs our carried out on-site by highly qualified and experienced staff whose expertise enables them to work using the latest state of the art Cad Cam Technology and work from a variety of input media. e.g. hard copy drawings, CAD surface and solid models or from existing physical models or patterns.
Hockley’s multi-million pound investment in precision CNC, multi-axis machine tools and other set-up equipment allows for versatility and production efficiencies. All 9 of our CNC machines are part of a full service and calibration scheme by highly qualified and reliable engineers. Our Capabilities range from 2 Metres to 4½ Metres plus, two of which have full 5 axis facility.
We successfully design and manufacture Composite Mould Tools, Prototype Tooling, Assembly Fixtures, Checking Fixtures, Holding Fixtures, CNC Fixtures, Welding Fixtures, Pneumatic Fixtures, Master Models, 5-Axis Trim Fixtures, Drill Jigs & Fixtures in steel, sg iron, aluminum, invar, cast iron and tooling board. For over 27 years we have manufactured Cast Tooling from a wide range of materials (Steel, Cast Iron, Aluminum, Invar and Resin Board).
In addition Hockley also have conventional milling, turning and fitting capabilities.
Hockley also provides in-house Inspection and Scanning services.
Inspection is by 2 Stiefelmayer CMM machines fitted with Vectra surface and geometric software capable of CAD to physical model comparison together with full inspection reporting. Hockley also have two state of the art faro laser trakors. We have been ISO 9001 approved since 1993.