KA Tooling was formed in 2004 and the company produce high standard plastic injection mould tools. They have a fantastic reputation for affordable and exceptional tools which is championed by clients old and new.
We have 4 simple tenets that guide us as a client focused business….
Our commitment to ISO 9001 and our own 30-point pre-delivery check ensure that quality is inherent in every tool we make.
Laser calibration of our milling machines allows us to work with great accuracy to very fine tolerances down to less than 10 microns. We believe in getting it right first time.
Continuous investment in industry leading CAD CAM software and state of the art hardware dramatically cuts client lead times.
From concept and design, to completion and throughout the lifetime of the tool, we are there to guide, support and advise our clients at every stage.
Working with these principles helps provide our clients with the highest quality tools at great value for money with total support as may be seen here from client testimonials.
A Brief History
KA Tooling was formed in 2004 when friends and colleagues, Kien Chung (far right) and Alex Hill, (centre) shook hands and agreed to work together to produce plastic injection mould tools to the highest possible standards.
Starting with just two machine centres they quickly gained a reputation for good value, high quality tools and as the business grew they gradually gained new clients and took on new employees.
After 10 years in the centre of Leicester and with a solid customer base it was time to expand and move to new, larger premises.
The new fully equipped factory now has nine machine centres together with a Mitsubishi spark eroder in a 6,500 square foot tool room, whilst 6 iMacs run Vero Visi 3D Modelling software in the CAD CAM office is home to 3 iMacs and the first floor Design and Admin Office
We are now just 5 minutes from junction 22 of the M1 and 15 minutes from junction 13 of the M42, ideally placed for quick and easy motorway access to all parts of the UK
more reasons to choose K A Tooling…
New Plant & Equipment
Our £1m+ investment in new plant takes toolmaking to the next level reducing set-up and run time by 30-40% saving our clients time and money.
Spark Erosion Facilities
Our large Mitsubishi CNC EDM machine with tool change capacity offers unrivalled spark erosion capabilities.
All of our work is carried out and supervised to the highest industry standards and is never outsourced.
30 Point Checklist
With our 30-point pre-delivery checklist we aim to get it right first time, every time, again saving valuable time for our clients.
Advanced CAD CAM System
With our own full-time CAD CAM specialists design changes can be managed and made on site saving our clients precious time and money.
Our new Hurco VMX64i is the ‘big daddy’ of our milling machines, weighing in at 13.7 tonnes! Able to accommodate large steel or aluminium blocks of up to 1625mm x 864mm x 762mm in size, this puts K A Tooling at the cutting edge of injection mould tool manufacturing and offers our clients a whole new spectrum of tool production which we believe is unmatched in the East Midlands area.
With the recent addition of three brand new Hurco VMX42i milling machines we now have unrivalled capacity in the East Midlands allowing us to work to the tightest of deadlines. When speed of delivery and quality are considered we can beat any toolroom in the Far East.
Our two new Hurco VM10i vertical milling machines are ideal for smaller tool production, but are equally state of the art and no less efficient than the larger machines.
In addition to our all-new range of Hurco milling machines we also have our tried and tested Cincinnati CNC machines. Our current fleet includes 2 x Cincinnati Lamb V-CNC 750, 1 x Cincinnati Arrow VMC 1250 and 1 x Cincinnati Arrow CNC 1500.
The final ‘weapon’ in our toolmaking arsenal is our custom built Mitsubishi EX30 CNC Spark Eroder.