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N.D. PRECISION PRODUCTS
Braunton Road
Barnstaple
Devon EX31 1GE
Managing Director: Nick Squire
Accreditations: ISO9001:2008
T 01271 345 496
W www.ndprecisionproducts.co.uk
Based in Barnstaple, Devon, ND Precision
Products is marking its 40th Anniversary
with a number of positive actions. Having
taken on three new staf from nearby TE
Connectivity (formally Tyco Electronics)
to cope with the demand for its precision
engineering services, the company
has also invested in PSL Datatrack
advanced production control MRP
software, and additional CNC machining
technology is being assessed to further
enhance efciencies.
A hands-on, family-owned business, ND
Precision Products now has the third
generation of the Squire family working
under its roof. Managing Director, Nick
Squire, recalls: “When my father
established the company in 1973, there
were just two employees equipped with a
milling machine and a lathe, providing
tooling and engineering support for an
automotive component manufacturer.”
Today, ND Precision Products provides a
far broader service. Having invested in
CNC turning, milling and high speed
machining centres, wire and die sink EDM
machine tools, and surface and cylindrical
grinding, its services have expanded to
cater for almost every industry sector. It
provides injection and compression
mould tools, multistage progression press
tooling, complex fixtures and precision
machined components, for demanding
customers in the aerospace, defence,
pharmaceutical and medical, automotive
and motorsport, metrology, food and
beverage, subsea oil and gas sectors, as
well as providing support for general
precision engineering companies.
“From a complex multi cavity mould tool to
a simple punch and die set, every enquiry
we receive is given a thorough review, and
we will often go the extra mile to ensure we
ofer the customer an efective solution
at the right price. We have even invested
in laser marking and heat treatment
equipment to address customers’
requirements,” Nick Squire explains.
A further example of the company’s
foresight is evidenced by its investment in
advanced laser etching and welding
technology. The first large subcontract
machine in the South West, the laser
welder can accept workpieces up to
350kg and is operated by staf with
almost a decade of experience, which is
essential to getting any repair or
modification work right first time.
Expanding into new markets has been one
of ND Precision Products’ keys to success,
and it was the first UK toolmaker to
exhibit in Russia, as Nick Squire says: “We
took the opportunity to exhibit at a
Russian mould and tool show, where we
presented examples of the solutions we
had developed for a number of our
customers. It was extremely well received
and we have quoted on a number of
projects of various sizes since the event.”
Accredited to ISO 9001, ND Precision
Products is a member of the GTMA and
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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WEAF (West of England Aerospace
Forum). The company ofers a full service
package, which includes 3D CAD/CAM
software to design and develop tools and
components, precision machining with
raw material procurement when required,
gauge manufacture, heat treatment, and
tool repairs and modifications.
Nick Squire concludes: “Our door is always
open to existing and potential customers,
and we are keen to show our capabilities and
provide advice on any aspect of the precision
engineering services we ofer. Of course we
are all proud to celebrate 40 successful years
in business, and we are looking forward to
further successes in the future.”
Products and Services
Jigs & Fixtures
Aerospace Jigs and Fixtures
Jigs and Fixtures
CNC Precision Machining
High Speed Hard Metal
Machining
Micro EDM Machining
Wire Erosion
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Compression Mould
Mould Manufacture
Orthopaedic Mould Tools
Over Moulding
Plastic Injection Mould
Prototype Mould Tool
PVC Mould
Rubber Mould
Vacuum Forming Mould
Miscellaneous
Crimping Tools
Medical Device Manufacture
Pharmaceutical Packaging
Machine Spares
Spline Gauges and
Manufacture
Tooling Technologies &
Materials
Laser Marking
Laser Welding
Workholding, Cutting And
Ancillary Equipment
Micro Machining
Micro Milling
Mould & Die - Services
Mould and Die Services
Mould Tool Design
Special Purpose Equipment
Pharmaceutical Line Tooling
Press Tools - Services
Press Tool Design
Press Tool Services
Progression Tool Design
Press Tools - Manufacture
Press Tool Manufacture
Press Tool Modification
Press Tool Repair
Progression Press Tools
Prototype Press Tool
Toolmakers
Precision Machining -
Conventional
Wire Erosion
Plant/Equipment
ND Precision Machinery
Injection Moulding
XS Boy Injection Moulder
with Rubber Plasticising
Unit Laser
Alw Vario Laser Welder
Rofin Laser Marker
Grinding
Wide Range of Jones &
Shipman Surface &
Cylindrical Grinders
Milling
Bridgeport VMC 500
XYZ 3000 Vertical
XYZ 2000 Vertical
Mikron Hsm Graphite Master
EDM
Agietron Hyperspark 2
Agietron Innovation 2
4 Charmilles E110/P25
Wedm
2 Agie Excellence 2F
Agie Vertex Sf
Agie Edm Drill 0.2 -3.0mm
Inspection
Wide Range Of Inspection &
Measuring Equipment
Hardness Testing
System 3R Macro Setting
Ancillaries
Selection Of Drilling And
Sawing Machinery
Material Handling
Equipment
Fly Presses
CAD/CAM
Camtek Peps V5
Vero Visi Machining
Onecnc XR Mill Expert
Onecnc XR Lathe Expert
Cimatron E10 Electrode
Design
Solid Edge ST4
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N J METROLOGY LTD
PO Box 413
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MK41 8WE
Managing Director: Neil Marriott
T 07831 207 506
W www.njmetrology.com
Established in 1998 as a service company
for measuring machine users, N.J.Metrology
quickly became known as the Co-ordinate
Measuring Machine Specialist company.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience
in manufacturing, service and support of
CMM’s, N.J.Metrology are able to ofer their
services to users of any type of CMM. We are
ISO 17025 registered and UKAS accredited
to calibrate CMM’s to ISO 10360-2 and
surface tables to BS 817. N.J.Metrology are
based in a Hi-Tech temperature controlled
laboratory, which houses our precision
calibrated measuring equipment.
Products and Services
Metrology - Services
CMM Calibration
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NATIONAL PHYSICAL
LABORATORY (NPL)
Hampton Road,
Teddington
Middlesex TW11 0LW
T 07738 894 855
W www.npl.co.uk
Contact: Andy Morris
www.npl.co.uk/commercial-services/sectors/measurement-solutions
www.npl.co.uk/training | www.npl.co.uk/huddersfield
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is
the UK’s National Measurement Institute,
and is a world-leading centre of
excellence in developing and applying the
most accurate measurement standards,
science and technology available.
NPL’s world-class capabilities provide
support to industry to meet demanding
manufacturing requirements and to help instil
best practices in measurement processes.
Our measurement and inspection services
are built on over 100 years of leadership
in accuracy, innovation and scientific
research. Experienced scientists,
engineers and project managers draw
upon a unique combination of industry
know-how and world-leading scientific
discovery to deliver real-world business
solutions, help companies innovate and
secure competitive advantage.
NPL’s inspection and calibration services
are ISO 17025 (UKAS) accredited. Services
include accurate measurement of complex
parts, gauges, assemblies and freeform
surfaces; Independent instrument and
inspection process evaluations: and
Verification of measurement instruments.
We also have capability in design and
calibration of bespoke reference and check
standards. Our CMM, non-contact scanning
and first principles measurement and CMM
programming and programme validation
services are designed to support and
enhance in-house inspection processes.
NPL’s Training Framework encourages
learners to make a diference in their
workplaces, giving them the opportunity to
generate a return on investment for their
employer whilst simultaneously improving
corporate measurement capability. The
courses focus on developing an
understanding of the basic principles of
measurement; instilling a questioning culture
and identification of false impressions of
accuracy and consistency that automation
gives will now be reduced. This results in
saving time and money for companies
through more efective decision-making.
Products and Services
Metrology - Services
3D Laser Scanning
Articulated Arm Calibration
Calibration Service
CMM Programming
Contract Measurement
Gauge Block Calibration
Interferometry
Laser Scanning
Measurement Services
Metrology Services
Metrology Training
Portable Arm Verification
Scanning and Digitising
Sub-contract measurement
Sub-contract Measurement Services
UKAS Calibration
UKAS Laboratory
Accreditations:
ISO 17020 UKAS Inspection Body No
5105ISO 17023 UKAS Proficiency Testing
Provider No 0016, ISO 17025, ISO 17025
UKAS Calibration Laboratory No 0478,
ISO 17025 UKAS Reference Material
Producer No 4002, ISO 17025 UKAS
Testing Laboratory No 0002, ISO 9001
and ISO9001:2008
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NIKON METROLOGY UK LTD
EMA, Argosy Road
Castle Donington
Derby
Derbyshire DE74 2SA
Contact: Martin Bishop
T 01332 811 349
W www.nikonmetrology.com
Nikon Metrology ofers
the most complete and
innovative metrology product
portfolio, including state-of-
the-art vision measuring
systems complemented with
optical and mechanical 3D
metrology solutions.
Nikon Metrology solutions
respond to the advanced
inspection requirements of
manufacturers active in consumer,
automotive, aerospace, electronics,
medical and other industries. Systems are
available in both fixed and portable
configurations, equipped with single or
multiple sensors.
The product range includes Coordinate
Measuring Machines (CMMs), Optical CMMs,
3D laser scanners, handheld laser line
probes, X-ray and Computed Tomography
(CT), Optical CNC measuring systems,
measuring microscopes, Laser Radar, iGPS
/ iSpace systems, and metrology software
for 3D scanning, 3D digitizing, 3D
inspection and reverse engineering.
The company has a strong commitment
to Research and Development to meet
both the market’s rapid technological
progress and customer’s increasing
standards. Being able to ofer its
customers the most advanced and high
quality products is a prerequisite to
increasing market share and R&D
programmes play an important role in the
development of innovative products and
upgrades of existing products.
Among current R&D initiatives it is
involved in is the EU-funded COMET
project, involving development of Plug-
and-produce Components
and METhods for adaptive
control of industrial robots to
bring cost efective, high
precision manufacturing in
factories of the future.
The Nikon Metrology website
includes a host of information
on application areas and case
studies across its main
industrial sectors. On
Automotive alone, for example, it shows
how it has helped in areas including
Automotive component inspection, pilot
plant metrology, die and mould
applications, sheet metal metrology, 3D
inspection of powertrain components,
assembly plant set up, flush and gap
inspection, and full vehicle inspection.
Other industry areas on the site include
aerospace, energy, medical, white goods,
telecommunications, satellites, universities,
research, and materials.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
3D Laser Scanning Systems
CMM
CMM Scanner
Coordinate Measuring Machine
Measurement Equipment
Measuring Microscope
Metrology Equipment
Metrology Software
Optical Measuring Systems
Portable Measuring Systems
Scanning Electron Microscope
X-Ray Tomography System
Software
Metrology Software
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T 0191 482 2455 W www.ntg-ltd.co.uk
Accreditations: GTMA World Class, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO9001:2008
NEWCASTLE TOOL
& GAUGE LIMITED
1 Queens Court, Earlsway Team Valley Trading Estate
Gateshead, Tyne And Wear NE11 0BP
Managing Director: Brian Bates Works Director: Charlie Sampy
Established in 1979 as a toolroom for
local business needs, we have achieved
an unrivalled reputation as a preferential
supplier, providing engineering solutions
to a variety of industries
With over 30 years of serving the regions
tooling requirements we have progressed
and developed into a premier supplier to
a variety of markets across the country.
Our new facility with modern equipment
and sophisticated 5 axis machines, highly
skilled and time served personnel, is able
to supply the high
expectations demanded
by our customers.
Products and Services
Jigs & Fixtures
Assembly Jig
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Turning
CNC Vertical Milling
CNC Wire Erosion
OELHELD (UK) LTD
Unit 16
Colomendy Business Park
Erw Las, Denbigh
Denbighshire LL16 5TA
Managing Director: Paul Hayter Sales Director: Pete Mangan
Accreditations: ISO 9000
T 01745 814 777
W www.oelheld.co.uk
Originally established by our parent
company Oelheld GMBH in 1998 to
provide high quality EDM oil and Grinding
fluids to the UK manufacturing base,
Oelheld UK have expanded their product
range to include Filtration systems and
the associated consumable products.
Our complete portfolio has one common
goal – to enhance the performance of our
customer’s capital investments by reducing
down time, reducing consumable costs and
increasing the amount of hours that are
available for productive manufacturing.
Products and Services
Miscellaneous
Filtration System
Workholding, Cutting &
Ancillary Equipment
Lubricants
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OMEGA PLASTICS
2 Coniston Court
Coniston Road
Riverside Business Park
Blyth, Tyne and Wear
NE24 4RP
Group Managing Director: Dave Crone
T 01670 541 890
E enquiries@omega-plastics.co.uk
W www.omega-plastics.co.uk
Omega Plastics was acquired by two
experienced British Engineers, Dave Crone and
Chris Thompson. Collectively, both stakeholders
have a goal to make Omega Plastics the most
advanced, and technically competent rapid
tooling and low volume plastic injection
moulding company in the world.
“Our message to customers is simple –
we make rapid cut injection mould
tools and mould components,
we do it well, and we do it very quickly.”
Using a unique ‘one-man one-mould’ approach:
our experienced engineers can help take your
product from concept and design through
development, tooling, moulding and assembly.
Our ‘master mould-makers’ will personally
handle your project through design
rationalisation; rapid prototyping, CADCAM,
CNC, EDM, fitting, finishing and proofing. All
tooling and moulded products manufactured
by Omega is 100% customer owned.
As we operate across a range of
sectors from FMCG to medical
devices, we use only the best
technology & machinery with the
additions of all electric injection
moulding machines inside a class 8
cleanroom facility. Across two
10,000sqf facilities we ofer a number
of assembly areas including FDA
approval for food contact products.
With a range of plastic injection moulding
machines from 30 to 330 tonnes, a wealth of
experience and relevant credentials – we’re
confident we can help you take your product
to market. To find out more visit our website
or to discuss your options, simply get in touch
via phone or email.
Omega Plastics – “Make it, Mould it.”
Contact: Dave Crone
Group Managing Director
enquiries@omega-plastics.co.uk
Mould & Die - Manufacture
3D Machining
Automotive Tool
Bolsters Special Machining
CAD Design
Die for Plastic
Injection Mould
Medical Tool
Moldflow
Moldflow Analysis
Mould and Die
Mould and Die Manufacture
Mould Maker
Mould Manufacture
Moulds with Hot Runner
Systems
Multi Cavity Mould
Over Moulding
Packaging Tool
Plastic Injection Mould
Production Moulding
Prototype Mould Tool
Rapid Prototypes
Unscrewing Mould
Mould & Die - Services
3D Machining
Analysis and Design Services
Bolsters Special Machining
Die Sets Special Machining
Electrodes Manufacture
Mould and Die Services
Mould Design
Mould Engraving
Mould Polishing
Mould Surface Repairs
Mould Tool Design
Production Moulding
Repairs and Modifications
Tool Trials
Tool Validation
Tooling Repairs
Moulders Directory
Assembly
Assembly / Finishing
Operations
Automation
Clean Room Facility
Cycle Time / Optimal Data
Finishing Operations
Hot Foiling
Injection Moulding
Insert Moulding
Material Selection Advice
Modern Machines
Mould design
Moulder
Multi-cavity / Thin Wall
Multi-Sector experience
Over Moulding
Plastic Injection Moulding
Printing
Product Design
Project Management
Prototypes
Rubber Mould Manufacture
Silk Screening
SPC
Tight Tolerance specialist
Tool Trials
Toolmaking facilities
UK Moulder
Welding (Ultrasonic)
Products and Services
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OMNIA
314 Midsummer Court
Milton Keynes
Bedfordshire MK9 2UB
UK Sales Manager: David Southwell
T 01908 847 494
W www.omnia-group.co.uk
OMNIA have been providing global
multilingual translation and localization
solutions for over 30 years. From local
industry to multinational organizations,
OMNIA have enabled their clients to reach
global markets in over 150 languages.
Products and Services
Miscellaneous
Translation Services
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ORLIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD
50 Station Road,
Ridgmont
Bedfordshire MK43 0UH
Director: Martin Bell
T 01525 306 100
W www.orlin.co.uk
Orlin Technologies has a range of
automated dimensional gauging and quality
control products for use in applications
where 100% accuracy is needed.
It specialises in precision motion control,
micro/nano-positioning solutions and
related products. Orlins’ SMAC automated
gauging and inspection solutions give:
- 100% “no defects” inspection
- Increased quality
- SPC data acquisition
- Process control feedback
- Increased throughput
- Micron or sub-micron accuracy
- Softland to prevent damage
to delicate or expensive parts
and tools
- “In-line CMM”
The applications are widespread including
in the manufacture of safety critical parts
in aerospace, automotive and medical – its
website has a downloadable Applications
Book with 60 application examples!
The company also ofers a solution that
automates the tried and tested thread
gauge method of screw thread quality
inspection, based on the LAR series of
linear / rotary moving coil (voice coil)
actuators from SMAC. It is easily
incorporated into a production environment
for definitive pass/fail checks of thread
quality at high speed and low cost.
The method automatically checks for:
- Minor diameter out of spec
- Major diameter out of spec
- Pitch diameter out of spec
- Pitch
- Foreign objects
(e.g. broken tap, swarf etc)
- Double tapped thread
- Thread depth
- Missing threads
- Cylindericity
The system can be used with blind or
through holes, internal or external threads.
It has been designed for long life and
minimal maintenance, meaning complete
reliability even under 24/7 operation.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Automated Gauging Equipment
Metrology Equipment
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PR GREEN & SONS LTD
13 Wilton Road
Haine Industrial Park
Ramsgate, Kent
CT12 5HG
Contact: Robert Green
T 01843 595 298
W www.prgreen.co.uk
Last year saw PR Green & Sons 50th
anniversary and our toolmaking business
has built its reputation on its expertise in
the manufacture and repair of extrusion
dies and ancillary equipment plus
injection moulds up to 10 tonnes in
weight. We also ofer large turning (up to
1,500mm) along with 3dimensional CNC
Milling interfaced with of-line CAD/CAM
systems, radial drilling, grinding & welding
We specialise in the manufacture of
tooling to produce all types of pipework
(up to 710mm diameter) associated with
the building and construction industry,
including drainage, soil and rainwater
systems with guttering of various profiles.
Products and Services
Mould And Die - Manufacture
Die for Plastic
Extrusion Die
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PARAGON DESIGN
SOLUTIONS LTD
Ofce 65, The Evron Centre
John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire YO14 9DW
T 01723 513 516
W www.paragondesignsolutions.co.uk
Director: Danny Lancaster
Innovative Solutions – Design Excellence
Designed by Toolmakers for Toolmakers
Total Design Solutions
Product Design
Tooling Design
Design for Manufacture
Consultancy
Surfacing
Solid Modelling
Design Improvement
Modifications
Technological Experience
Injection Moulding
Blow Moulding
Compression Moulding
Rapid Prototyping
CNC Machining
Auto Unscrewers
Locking Cylinders
Hot Runner Systems – Valved,
Sequential, Open
Wire Erosion
2 Stage Ejection
Sector Experience
Medical
Surgical
Pharmaceutical
Automotive
Military
Food & Drink
Packaging
White Goods
Building Products
Consumer Electronics
Thin Wall Containers & Lids
Lighting
Local Authorities
Based in modern ofces
situated close to the
intersection of the M1 &
M62 motorways we are
ideally located to service
all areas of the UK.
Using specialised sector
leading design software on
full maintenance contracts our designs are
built in full 3d with 2d detail drawings cut
from the models, ensuring accuracy
throughout the job.
We work with some of the most
prestigious toolmaking and moulding
companies in the UK and ofer solutions
to suit any size of toolroom.
We deliver quality, right first time designs in
a professional friendly manner.
Our flexible ‘can do’ attitude sets us apart
from other designers.
Our Design Engineers are time served
toolmakers with a combined knowledge
wealth of over 60 years toolmaking
experience. You can be assured that our
designs are engineered to work.
Products and Services
Mould & Die - Manufacture
CAD Design
Tooling Technologies & Materials
CAD Design Service
Tool Design
Mould & Die - Services
Mould Design
Moulders Directory
Product Design
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PARAGON RAPID
TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Aviation Way, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington
County Durham, DL2 1NA
T 01325 333 141 W www.paragon-rt.com
Business Development Manager: Darren Webb Managing Director: Phill Adamson
Paragon Rapid Technology Ltd is one of
the UK’s leading rapid prototyping
specialists. Having invested extensively in
people and technology, Paragon ofers
an unrivalled quality of service and
reliability of delivery.
Over the past five years the company has
become established as one of the market
leaders, and is now a 27-strong company
with an annual turnover of £1.5 million.
Products and Services
Miscellaneous
Product Design
Rapid Prototyping Services
Product Development
Rapid Prototyping Services
Selective Laser Sintering
Silicon Components
Silicon Tooling
SL Modelling
Stereolithography
Vacuum Casting
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PATTERSON AND
ROTHWELL LTD
Mount Pleasant Street
Mount Pleasant Ind Est
Oldham, Lancashire
OL4 1HH
Toolroom Manager: Trevor Mills
T 0161 621 5000
W www.patterson-rothwell.co.uk
Injection Moulders and Plastic Moulders
Patterson & Rothwell based in Oldham in
the North West ofer state of the art
Injection Moulding and Injection Mould
Toolmaking facilities. Injection Mould
Toolmakers rarely of this calibre exist
within an Injection Mould company
however this superb in house tool room
commissions over 60 Injection Mould Tools
every year all covered by the companies
ground breaking 10 year warranty. From
our case studies you can begin to
appreciate our capabilities and understand
why we have a growing list of regular new
customers both small and large from all
kinds of industries. For this reason we
mould a wide choice of plastic materials
from the exotic to the more rudimentary.
With ISO 9001 and TS16949 accreditations
to our portfolio we are extremely quality
conscious and system focused. Inhouse
Injection Mould Design facility incorporates
Moldflow, the outstanding polymer
prediction software package that assists us
with injection mould tool design from the
very early stages. Far from formal our ethos
is to ofer our customers a professional yet
flexible approach and of course provide
attention to detail at every stage. Should
you wish to contact us with any project
from a single tool to a complex removal of
multi tools from an existing moulder we can
help and guide you through out the Plastic
Injection Moulding process.
Products and Services
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Injection Mould
Moldflow Analysis
Plastic Injection Mould
Moulders Directory
Injection Moulding
Mould & Die - Services
Mould Design
Mould Tool Design
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Project Management
Tooling Spark Erosion
Plastic Moulding and Mould Toolmakers
Patterson & Rothwell (P&R)
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PDQ ENGINEERING LTD
Industrial Road
Hertburn Ind Est
Washington
Tyne and Wear NE37 2SA
Managing Director: Paul Jackson Sales Manager: Kevin Dickinson
Accreditations: ISO 9001: 2008
T 0191 4172 343
W www.pdqengineering.com
Founded in 1986 PDQ Engineering had
grown steadily in size until a management
buy out in 2004 which resulted in
substantial investment in the latest
advanced, high performance machine
tool technologies. Extensive development
of existing services and increased
machining capabilities have enabled PDQ
Engineering to ofer a complete range of
specialist services to its customers.
PDQ Engineering is a dynamic company that
has built a solid reputation for quality, accuracy
and cost competitiveness able to manufacture
complex parts for a broad range of industries.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Milling
CNC Sliding Head Turning
CNC Turning
PHOENIX ENGINEERING 2009 LTD
Unit 15
Blatchford Road
Horsham
West Sussex RH13 5QR
Commercial Director: Robin Rapley Managing Director: Tony Oliver
T 01403 269 005
W www.phoenixengineering2009.co.uk
Having been established in 2009 by a
dedicated group of toolmakers, Phoenix
Engineering 2009 Ltd has grown in both
capacity and staf to become a leading
U.K. mould manufacturer.
With our in – house design team and
mould trial facility we are able to produce
moulds to customers specifications from
start to finish. We also have machining
capabilities for small batch work and
production turning.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Precision Machining
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Plastic Injection Mould
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PHYSICAL DIGITAL LTD
The Studio
Elmbridge House
Elmbridge Lane, Woking
Surrey GU22 9AF
Director: Tim Rapley
T 01483 750 200
W www.physicaldigital.com
Physical Digital are a provider of mobile,
high accuracy 3D NON-CONTACT
measurement services, with over twelve
years experience. We have the latest
generation GOM ATOS lle and TRITOP
photogrammetry systems along with the
latest software, complemented with the
new GOM tactile probe and adapter kits.
Physical Digital can measure small intricate
parts under 10mm, to large 25m+ industrial
engineering projects. Our customer
base includes Aerospace, Automotive,
Film, Marine, Motorsports, Pharmaceutical,
Renewable Energy and Tooling companies.
3D Measurement Applications
Quality Control –
Toolmaking, Sheet Metal, Aerospace,
Turbines, Injection Moulding, Consumer
Goods, Power Generation, Casting and
Forging. CAD Comparison, First Article
Inspection, Route Cause Analysis all
computed within the GOM software.
Reverse Engineering –
Fast Replication of Freeform
and Organic Products within Design,
Development, Product Enhancement,
Modelling, Rapid Prototyping,
Injection Moulding, Rapid Milling.
Digital Archives –
3D Digital Record for Conservation
of Art & Archaeology.
3D Deformation Applications
Motion Analysis –
Crash, Wind Tunnel, Car Body Testing,
Component Development,
Structural Testing.
Physical Digital have established third
party software partnerships to provide
a complete Reverse Engineering service
to complement the GOM data capture
and Inspection software. We ofer a
“one stop- shop”, able to provide fully
surfaced “A” Class or Quick Surface
information, watertight STL meshes or
complete inspection reports.
Physical Digital ofer an independent
bureau service, our fully mobile
equipment can be taken to site, to your
schedule, reducing down time and
transportation thus minimising losses.
Products and Services
Rapid Prototyping Services
3D CAD Modelling
Reverse Engineering
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Digitising Systems
Metrology - Services
Measurement Services
Metrology Equipment
Optical Measuring Systems
Miscellaneous
Scanning and Digitising
Mould & Die - Services
Scanning and Digitising
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PICCADILLY PRECISION
ENGINEERING CO
Unit H4/H5
Halesfield 19
Telford
Shropshire TF7 4QT
Managing Director: Malcolm Ryman Sales Contact: David Thomas
T 01952 582 113
W www.piccadillyprecision.co.uk
Piccadilly Precision Engineering Limited,
established since 1979 is a leading
manufacturer of Thread Caliper Gauges,
Screw Plug and Ring Gauges, Master
Worms, Plain Plug and Ring Gauges, Plate
Gauges (Gap, Depth etc.), Special Gauges
and Jigs and Fixtures to customers’
drawings; also, a Sub-Contract Thread
Grinding or regrinding and/or resetting
service is also available for all makes of
Screw Thread Calliper Gauges.
A new addition to the product range
is the Roller Thread Caliper which is
manufactured entirely at our Telford factory.
Years of single-minded dedication to
quality and reliability in the field of
precision gauging has put the company in
a class of its own.
By making use of Special Purpose
Machinery and utilising the finest expertise
available, we have brought unsurpassable
quality to a whole range of gauges and
whole meaning to customisation.
The company has a
fully equipped UKAS
Accredited Laboratory
ofering a calibration
service on a wide range
of products for new and
existing customers’ gauges.
Piccadilly Precision Engineering Limited is
a wholly owned subsidiary of Apex Tool
Group (USA)
Products and Services
Metrology - Services
Calibration Service
Metrology Equipment
Plug Gauge
Ring Gauge
Screw Plug Gauge
Screw Ring Gauge
Screw Thread Gap Gauge
Thread Screw Gauge
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THE PLASTICOM GROUP
Hilton Road
Cobbs Wood Estate
Ashford
Kent TN23 1EW
Director: Edwin Simmonds Workshop Manager: Ken Fuller
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series
T 01233 621 601
W www.ukplasticmouldings.co.uk
The Plasticom Group are a leading Plastic
Injection Moulding company specialising
in Plastic Moulding and Injection
Moulding ofering a broad range of
services to the Plastic Industry.
With our experienced plastic moulding team
of designers, tool makers & injection moulding
engineers we can take your idea from
something as simple as a sketch and plan a
project to deliver a finalised working product.
Specialist Plastic Injection
Moulding Service
During our plastic injection moulding process,
our designers utilise the latest 3D Solid
Modelling CAD systems to create a
conceptual design, produce a working
prototype, manufacture a production injection
moulding tool, mould the plastic parts on one
of our many plastic injection moulding
machines and finally finish the product in our
assembly and packaging department
Enabling the Plasticom Group to carry out
your plastic moulding requirements we
employ the very best mould tool makers
to make us one of the best Injection
Moulding Companies!
Plastic Injection Moulding
By Ashford Mouldings – from
conception to moulding manufacture
Plastic Injection Tool Makers
By DG Mortimer – Design, tool makers &
manufacture + repairs
Packaging & Assembly
By Dover Packaging & Assembly
About The Plasticom Group
Plasticom Ltd was formed in 1993 by Edwin
and Sonia Simmonds to service the plastic
industry with a streamlined plastic injection
moulding solution. In 1994 the company
purchased the whole share capital of D.G.
Mortimer & Co Ltd (formed 1960) and
Ashford Mouldings Ltd (Formed 1971). In
2001 Plasticom started a new company
Dover Packaging & Assembly Ltd. Adding
this company to the group has allowed us to
ofer a complete plastic injection moulding
solution from start to finish comprising of
highly experienced mould makers & tool
makers. Plasticom is certified to ISO:9001
and is now the holding company. With
continued investment in new machinery and
technology, along with an ongoing staf
training programme Plasticom is now at the
market forefront as one of the leading
injection moulding companies.
Injection Moulding Clients include:
Toyota, Saab, Atco-Qualcast, Hasbro,
Stanley Tools, Glaxo and the M.O.D.
Moulders Directory
Assembly
Auto-Unscrewing
Specialist
Automation
Clean Room Facility
Cycle Time
Cycle Time / Optimal
Data
Finishing Operations
Insert Moulding
Large Size Capability
Laser Welding Plastics
Material Selection
Advice
Modern Machines
Mould design
Multi-cavity / Thin Wall
Multi-Sector experience
Multi-shot Capability
Optimal Data
Over Moulding
Product Design
Project Management
Prototypes
Silk Screening
SPC
Thermoset Moulding
Tight Tolerance
specialist
Tool Trials
Toolmaking facilities
Transfer Moulding
Turnkey Solutions
Two Shot Capability
Welding (Ultrasonic)
Jigs & Fixtures
Assembly Jig
Gauging Jig
Machining Jig
Testing Jig
Welding Jig
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Horizontal Milling
CNC Turning
CNC Vertical Milling
Mould And Die -
Manufacture
Die for Metal
Die for Plastic
Injection Mould
Model Making
Moulds with Hot
Runner Systems
Multi Shot Mould
Pressure Die
Prototype Mould Tool
Rubber Mould
Structural Foam Mould
Vacuum Forming Mould
Mould & Die -
Services
Mould Design
Production Moulding
Tool Trials
Products and Services
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PLAYDEN TOOLS LTD
Elms Industrial Estate
Church Road
Harold Wood, Romford
Essex RM3 0JR
T 01708 343874
Managing Director: Martin Coole Sales Contact: Brian Coleman
Playden Tools Limited is a privately owned
company designing and manufacturing
injection mould tools and pressure die-
cast dies to a wide industry. Established in
1952 and employing 6 skilled personnel
we are able to ofer our customers many
years of experience from design concept
through to finished product.
Our in-house design ofce using state-of-
the-art CAD/CAM equipment is able to
service the toolroom and supply
information to run the CNC machines.
The toolroom is equipped with modern
machinery headed by a high-speed twin
spindle Bostomatic machining centre
capable of finishing hardened dies to a
very high standard, a further two
machining centres and an EDM sink and
wire eroder complete the CNC section.
We have supplied tools to the Electrical,
Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Consumer,
Packaging and building trades covering
single and multi impressions, hot runner,
auto unscrewing, hydraulic and mechanical
moving cores and insert loading.
As a modern toolroom we are able to
ofer competitive prices and short lead
times for any tooling project.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC High Speed Milling
CNC Solid Sink
CNC Vertical Milling
CNC Wire Erosion
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Compression Mould
Injection Mould
Moulds with Hot Runner Systems
Pressure Die
Mould & Die - Services
Mould Design
Machines/Equipment
Bostomatic 32 High Speed Mill
Hurco BMC 40/20
Hurco BMC 30
Charmilles Robofil 310
Charmilles Robofil 30
CAD/CAM
NCG Depocam CAD/CAM
Plant/Equipment
Capability Max. Size Handled
Die Sinking Up to ‘x’ 350mm, ‘y’ 250mm, ‘z’ 300mm
Milling Up to ‘x’ 1020mm, ‘y’ 510mm, ‘z’ 610mm
Wire Erosion Up to ‘x’ 40mm, ‘y’ 250mm, ‘z’ 400mm
(Spark Erosion)
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PORTWAY TOOL & GAUGE LTD
27 Dudley Road, Lye
Stourbridge
West Midlands DY9 8EX
Managing Director: Mike Dunn Sales Contact: Niel Stinton
Accreditations: GTMA World Class and ISO9001:2008
T 01384 892 458
W www.portwaytool.co.uk
Portway is situated within easy reach of all
the motorways that run through the West
Midlands, giving us easy access to deliver
our tooling throughout the UK and Europe.
Portway are renowned throughout the
industry for technical excellence in press
toolmaking. Our investment in technology
means we can ofer what competitive
manufacturing industry demands today.
Our press toolmaking designs are produced
in our modern CAD/CAM design ofce with
all computers connected to the latest CNC
wire erosion and milling/boring machine
tools. Our technology allows us to compete
with the stringent requirements needed to
meet quality and delivery in today’s
competitive manufacturing environment.
We have in-house trial facilities of up to
200 tons and all tooling is fully sampled
and inspected on our co-ordinate
measuring machine. Reports are also
issued with samples to our customers.
Precision Progressive Press Tools are
manufactured for various industries –
Automotive, Electrical, Computer,
Household, Lock and Footwear. We are
also ISO 9001 approved.
For more information visit our website at
www.portwaytool.co.uk or please request
our brochure.
Products and Services
Press Tools - Manufacture
Combination Tool
Lamination Tool
Large Progression Tool
Medium Progression Tool
Small Progression Tool
Machines/Equipment
1 x Mikron WF51D
1 x MiKron WF71D/18
EDM Machining Centres – wire
2 x Charmilles
1 x Deckel Maho DMC
125 U Twin Pallet
Favretto Grinding Machine
CNC MD 160
2 x Charmilles Wire machines with Robotics
Inspection: Tesa MS 454 CMM
Minstrel CNC CMM
Model 10.07.05 Networked to CAD Design
CAD/CAM
Hardware: 1 x 486 DDX33
Software: PEPS, NC Graphics
Autocad 2000
Machining Strategist
Mechanical Desktop
Solid Works
Vero; Visi-Progress Professional
Plant/Equipment
Capability Max. Size Handled
Milling Up to “x” 800mm, “y” 1250mm, “z” 800mm
Wire Erosion Up to “x”630mm, “y” 450mm, “z” 300mm
(spark erosion)
Try Out Facilities Up to 200 tonnes
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Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series
POWELL MANUFACTURING CO (COVENTRY)
Cromwell Street
Coventry
West Midlands
CV6 5EX
Contact: RW Powell
T 024 7668 5131
Powell Manufacturing Co (Coventry)
Limited is a family owned business
established in 1948.
They supply complete tooling packages or
machine individual components depending
on the customer’s requirements. They also
ofer and extensive sub-contract service for
one of machining operations, such as jig
grinding, wire eroding and spark eroding.
Powell Manufacturing have a large
customer base which includes servicing the
aerospace, machine tool, automobile,
domestic appliance, defense, chemical and
allied industries.
Products and Services
Jigs & Fixtures
CNC Precision Machining
Press Tools - Manufacture
Precision Machining - Conventional
Workholding, Cutting &
Ancillary Equipment
Metrology Equipment
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PP INJECTION MOULDS
& MOULDINGS LTD
Redman Road
Beversbrook Farm Ind Est
Calne
Wiltshire SN11 9EY
Operations Director: Gary Moore
T 01249 823 100
W www.avon-group.co.uk
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series
Established in 1977 as a
toolmaking and trade
moulding company, we are
able to ofer a one stop rapid
response solution to all of our
customers’ needs. PP ofers
the full service from component and tool
design to tool manufacture and full
production of the final component.
We ofer an independent sub-contract
toolmaking service with tool trialling facilities
up to 450 tonnes, with full CAD/CAM design
and manufacture. We can take information
as IGES, VDA, SAT and DXF. All systems are
networked with a DNC link to our state of the
art CNC machining centres and milling
machines. Our EDM machines incorporate
the latest CNC controllers and tool changers,
giving us the option for ‘lights out’
manufacture. All stages of tool production
are carefully monitored to ensure deliveries
are achieved. Tooling production plans and
ISIR service can be provided.
Our well equipped toolroom produces
precision mould tools, designed specifically
to meet customer needs from prototype
and low volume aluminium moulds up to
high volume multi-cavity hot
runner tools from 5kg to
2000kg.
PP has gained a reputation for
precision toolmaking and
moulding manufacture. Early
participation in projects and partnerships
with customers ensures a first class
product delivered on time.
MOULDERS DIRECTORY
P.P.’s moulding division has gained a
reputation for it’s ability to work in an
innovative way with traditionally
demanding engineering polymers and
specialist high temperature materials
where tight tolerances are required.
P.P. are ISO 9002 approved and have
developed their own shop floor monitoring
system to ensure consistent quality of
mouldings. The efectiveness of the system
is demonstrated by the fact that they are
graded as an “A” class or equivalent
supplier by all of their major customers.
Capabilities:
Up to 100 tonnes (22 ) 101-300
tonnes (5) 301-500 tonnes (2)
Moulders Directory
Assembly
Auto-Unscrewing Specialist
Finishing Operations
Insert Moulding
Low Cost Specialist
Low Volume
Material Selection Advice
Modern Machines
Mould design
Multi-Sector experience
Over Moulding
Product Design
Project Management
Prototypes
Silk Screening
SPC
Tight Tolerance specialist
Tool Trials
Toolmaking facilities
Welding (Ultrasonic)
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Solid Sink
CNC Turning
CNC Vertical Milling
CNC Wire Erosion
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Compression Mould
Gas Injection Mould
Injection Mould
Moulds with Hot Runner
Systems
Multi Shot Mould
Prototype Mould Tool
Reaction Injection Mould
Rubber Mould
Mould & Die - Services
Mould Design
Tool Trials
Products and Services
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PSL DATATRACK
(PROSPEC SYSTEMS LIMITED)
Director: Geof Gartland
PSL is the manufacturing software
specialist, creator of market leading
Datatrack production management
software, allowing manufacturers to
significantly reduce overheads by
integrating administration and production
control in a single system. Manufacturers
and subcontractors requiring MRP/ERP
type systems find Datatrack’s simplicity
mirrors their true requirements in the
most flexible package available.
Datatrack deals with prototypes to
complex assemblies in all industries, e.g.
aerospace, fabrication, electronics, motor
sport, medical and construction supporting
approvals, where required, ranging from
ISO9000 to AS9100.
Supporting a wide range of quality
accreditations, material stock, component
stock, gauge calibration and production
process traceability is automatic and
efortless.
FEATURES:
- Quotations & Estimating
- Purchase and Sales Order Processing
- Production Scheduling
- Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC)
- Time & Attendance
- Job Costing
- Tool Management & Kits
- Document Management
- Assemblies
- Bills Of Material (BOM)
- Inspection Records
- Non Conformance
IMPROVED:
- Setting time
- Delivery Performance
- Machine/Resource Utilisation
- Customer Satisfaction/Confidence
Datatrack’s modular software is subject to
constant progress plus development to
satisfy customer requests and ever-
changing certification requirements.
PSL Datatrack editions (Evolution, Precision,
Contract & Ultimate) can be specified to run
real-time Status Boards, connect to external
systems such as Sage, tool & material
storage and can provide EDI links. Whether
you buy, lease or rent it, Datatrack’s proven
products deliver increased profitability,
making it afordable from one-of jobshops
to major manufacturers.
Products and Services
Software
Job Managment Software
Job Planning Software
MRP Software
Production Control Software
Production Management Software
Quotation Software
Scheduling Software
Lily Hill House
Lily Hill Road, Bracknell
Berkshire RG12 2SJ
T 08456 345 931
W www.psldatatrack.com
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PTG WORKHOLDING LTD
73 High Street
Staple Hill
Bristol BS16 5HE
Technical Sales Manager: Neil Houghton
T 01179 701 101
W www.ptgworkholding.co.uk
PTG Workholding Ltd is a well established
company and leading supplier of
workholding. We have a wealth of
expertise and knowledge in the design
and manufacture of all types of
workholding equipment.
Our range of products includes modular
and special expanding mandrels and
sleeves, all types of fixtures both
stationary and prismatic, and special
design chucks. We have the skills and
expertise to meet the most exacting and
demanding engineering tasks.
Products and Services
Jigs And Fixtures
Machining Jig
Workholding, Cutting &
Ancillary Equipment
Specialist Mandrel Design
Specialist Mandrel Manufacture
Workholding Equipment
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QTL MAPLE HOLDINGS LTD
Fitzherbert Road
Farlington
Portsmouth
Hampshire PO6 1RU
Managing Director: Mike Ireland
Accreditations: ISO 14001 and ISO 2001:2008
T 023 9237 5718
W www.qtlltd.co.uk
Products and Services
Jigs And Fixtures
CNC Precision Machining
Specialist Welding
Mould And Die - Manufacture
Press Tools - Manufacture
Special Purpose Equipment
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QUICKGRIND LTD
Unit 5701, Shannon Place
Shannon Way
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire GL20 8SL
Sales Manager: Peter Malecki
T 01684 294 090
E contact@quickgrind.com
W www.quickgrind.com
Quickgrind has been at the forefront of
tool design and manufacture for almost
fifty years... engineering is in our blood.
We have an international reputation
for solid carbide and high speed steel
cutting tools for the extrusion die,
fabrication, die and mould, Formula One,
aerospace, automotive, medical and
general engineering industries.
Our objective is to help increase your
productivity by optimising metal removal
rates and tool life, by ensuring application
of the correct technology and by
specifying the right tool for the job. Very
often this involves producing tools which
are specific for your needs, at costs which
are little diferent to what you will be
paying for standard tooling.
This approach has become so successful
that it has become known as ‘total
solution engineering’ and includes a range
of compatible services such as design,
inventory control and remanufacture.
Quickgrind - carbide tooling
With 50 years’ experience supplying
customers around the world, supported
by exceptional investment in our custom-
built manufacturing facility in Tewkesbury,
our complete operation is geared to
service. We can supply just about any tool
of any design to almost zero tolerance,
with the flexibility to react to tight
deadlines and high volumes.
Quickcam - tooling design
With our Quickcam service we meet the
customer in order to learn what kind of CNC
machines are in production and what type
of CAM and parameters are in use. This data
is then elaborated with our software,
enabling us to design the perfect tool.
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Quicklab - tooling innovation
The Quicklab process analyses your
machining operations in order to
significantly reduce your production
time, and cost, per component.
Using our specialists’ expertise
and hi-tech equipment we
can help identify areas for
improvement.
Quickvend -
tooling on demand
Quickvend are the
experts in secure point-of-
use delivery solutions for
the controlled issue and
tracking of high value, high
volume tooling, consumables
and PPE equipment. We have a total
understanding of today’s logistic needs,
eliminating stock outages and providing
concise consumption and usage trend
reporting.
Quickedge - tooling good as new
The Quickedge process can give you up
to 7x extra usage out of your carbide
tooling. And with material costs
continuing to increase you can’t
aford to ignore the benefits that
remanufacture ofers.
PRODUCTS/SERVICES
Carbide tooling
Tooling design
Tooling innovation
Tooling inventory
systems
Tooling remanufacture
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QUICKVEND SYSTEMS LLP
Unit 66 Basepoint
Oakfield Close
Tewkesbury Business Park
Tewkesbury GL20 8SD
T 0800 285 1552
E sales@quickvendsystems.com
W www.quickvendsystems.com
QUICKVEND
Systems are
industrial inventory
control specialists providing
a range of hardware and software
solutions for a broad variety of
products from high value cutting tools,
tool-holders, collets, calibrated items,
gauges, PPE, and MRO items.
Advantages in cost savings and production
efciencies are multi-layered and promote
the lean thinking approach for manufacturing
facilities, both large and small.
- Secure 24/7 availability
- Point-of-use convenience
- Eliminates unauthorised retrievals
- Value added service
- Increases stock accuracy
- Reduces stock-level admin
- Reporting by user, job,
cell or department
- Speed of issue reduces
production down-time
QUICKVEND hardware advantages
- High product visibility
- High security - single item issue
cannot be bypassed
- High density of product capability
within small footprint
- High versatility to suit broad
range of products
- Relatively low cost solutions
enable true point-of-use multiple
machine locations
- Easy to install and easily repositioned
(requires little site preparation)
- Easily reconfigured to suit new
or diferent products
- Instant FIFO (first in-first out)
optimises shelf life and
stock rotation
- Temperature control options;
ideal for aerosols or extending life of
products, i.e; adhesives, paints, etc
- No fractious on-board PC’s or easily
damaged touchscreens
- Fast replenishment as all locations
accessed by single door
- Ease of product access in case of
power failure, i.e; one key locked
door allows access to all products
- Concise reporting providing
who-where-what-when-how many
- Low installation and training costs
(included in machine price)
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Business Manager: Finlay Grace
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PRODUCTS/SERVICES
Industrial vending and dispensing solutions: helix machines, lift machines, locker
systems, calibration control units, temperature controlled machines
Controlled access methods: smart card, PIN code, biometric, bar code, magstripe and e-key
Aerospace
“QUICKVEND Systems: A very well presented business and machine – it does what
it says on the tin. We have seen savings of circa 40%. A worthy investment.”
David Armitage - Tech IOSH, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows
Automotive
“Most important, the QUICKVEND system
put us in control. It gave us total flexibility
to tailor the stock, its accessibility and
benefit from the reports and audits.
The equipment is half the cost of their
competitor’s previous system, and very
reliable in providing round-the-clock PPE
to our workforce.”
Jef Seddon - Operations Manager,
Futaba Tenneco
(Tier 1 Toyota Component Supplier)
Engineering Stores
“An excellent service and product; with
limited access to our main stores after
4pm, this machine has massively helped
productivity and has cut down on
product waste. The secure access card
machine enables the user to obtain the
parts only required for the task in hand.
The drive, enthusiasm and knowledge from
QUICKVEND helped us tie down exactly
what we required at our site. A job very
well done and would highly recommend.”
Ronnie Farlow - Engineering Materials
& Compliance Controller, Nexus UK
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RAPITYPES LIMITED
Rocket Studios
Abbey Meadow
Leicester
Leicestershire LE4 5DF
Business Development Director: Andrew Mitchell
T 0116 253 6591
W www.rapitypes.com
Rapitypes have a long history of
modelmaking, pattern making, SLA
manufacture, component progression and
a range of tool making for the prototype,
development and low volume markets.
Although ofshore costs may sometimes
be lower, Rapitypes manufacture tooling
to high quality at highly competitive rates
and reduced lead times.
Tool manufacture is not only for injection
moulding, but also for Rapitypes
extensive RIM moulding facility as well.
Tooling is manufactured in a variety of
methods to suit specific project
performance, life and cost requirements.
Small to medium moulding batch sizes for
sample, fit and function, development,
clinical trials and rapid part development
are commonly run, and subsequent tool
development modifications progressed and
components remoulded in short succession.
Rapitypes in house tool manufacturing
facility produces tools ranging from small
development volume mould tooling with
hand loaded cores and inserts, through to
small and medium volume production
aluminium and steel tooling. Included are
tools for RIM moulded automotive
bumpers, and for rotation moulded RIM
automotive air con ducting and washer
resevoirs to simulate production blow
moulded components.
The company is supported by its in house
creative, CAD engineering and Automotive
styling design and development studios,
working in a wide range of industry sectors
including automotive, white goods,
scientific, medical, and toys.
Two CMM machines, one in each
automotive styling studio and mounted
on floor level surface plates, compliment
the tool room inspection facility.
For further information please visit our
website @ www.rapitypes.com
Rapitypes is an ISO9001:2000 company.
Products and Services
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Mould and Die Manufacture
Rapid Prototyping Services
Rapid Prototyping Services
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REFLEX TECHNICAL
SERVICES
Valley View Churchill
Axminster
Devon
EX13 7LZ
Proprietor: Richard Denton
T 01297 34 627
W www.reflextechnicalservices.co.uk
Why choose Reflex Technical Services for
Moldex3D & Moldflow consultancy ?
We ofer more than just simulation results.
Having extensive, front-line experience in
highly demanding areas of the injection
mould making industry, we are able to ofer
realistic, practical advice as a complimentary
part of our service.
Products and Services
Miscellaneous
Toolmaking Consultancy
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Mould Flow Analysis
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REM SYSTEMS LTD
Unit D3
Churcham Business Park,
Churcham
Gloucestershire GL2 8AX
Contact: John Ryland
T 01452 750 581
W www.remsystems.co.uk
Running machining centres at night and
weekend should be a standard requirement
for modern production machine shops.
Unattended small batch, high mix,
production is a standard provision with
EROWA automation.
When machining a high mix of parts Erowa
can help with more unattended hours.
A standard pallet based handling system
is the key to achieving a substantially
unattended production facility. Standard
pallets can support a whole range of parts
with their own individual fixture. The
required mix of parts is then loaded into
the handling magazine ready to run.
At this point, the Erowa cell checks that
the NC program exists and the correct
cutting tools are available. Prioritising the
job order is the final task.
That’s it. The machining cell now carries
out your production requirements
unattended. Your parts are produced on
time and right first time.
Keeping the spindle turning requires the
machining centre be continually fed with a
succession of jobs. An Erowa handling device
is the pivot for such automated production.
Erowa handling units can load pallets of
varying sizes – now the pallet size can be
selected to suit the job, not the machine.
Consequently, pallet costs are kept low
and the overall floor space is kept to a
minimum. This has major implications
when justifying the investment.
Extending the automation to more than
one machine is the next step. Or, including
additional processes, such as a CMM, can
remove manual intervention for a truly
automated solution for precision parts.
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Automation Machine Tools
Pallet Loading Machine Tools
Tooling Spark Erosion
Zero Point Tooling Systems
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RENFREW GROUP
Renfrew Creative
Rocket Studios
Abbey Meadow
Leicestershire LE4 5DF
Managing Director: Bruce Renfrew
T 0116 253 1961
W www.rg3.com
A highly resourced new product
development company ofering multi-
disciplinary design and innovation.
We carryout market research, create initial
ideas and concepts, and provide NPD
support through computer aided design
and engineering, all the way to full
production data. Our client base of
national and international companies also
rely on us to provide proof-of-principle
models, prototypes and in some cases,
limited run manufacturing.
Products and Services
Miscellaneous
Product Design
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RENISHAW
New Mills
Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucestershire
GL12 8JR
T 01453 524 524
E uk@renishaw.com
W www.renishaw.com
Renishaw is a global company with core
skills in measurement, motion control,
spectroscopy and precision machining.
Renishaw now has over 70 locations in 32
countries, with 3,300 employees worldwide.
Our products
For machine tool users, probes for CNC
machine tools allow automated tool
setting, workpiece set-up, in-cycle
gauging and part inspection on CNC
milling machines, machining centres, CNC
lathes and mill-turn machines. Products
available include laser tool setters,
contact tool setters, tool breakage
detectors, touch probes and high
accuracy inspection probes. To check the
performance of a CNC machine tool, the
Renishaw QC20-W ballbar provides a
simple, rapid check of a machine’s
positioning performance to recognised
international standards.
Our innovative sensors for co-ordinate
measuring machines (CMMs) are an
industry standard, from basic touch-trigger
probes and manual probe heads, through
to automated stylus changers, automated
probe changers, motorised indexing probe
heads, and revolutionary five-axis
measurement systems. A full range of
probe styli/probe tips is also available.
In motion control Renishaw’s laser encoders,
optical linear encoders, optical angle
encoders, optical rotary encoders, magnetic
rotary encoders, magnetic chip encoders
and magnetic linear encoders are used for
position feedback applications in industries
as diverse as electronics, motorsports,
bomb disposal, semi-conductors, food
manufacturing and print production.
Latest developments include a true
absolute, fine-pitch optical encoder system.
To assess,
monitor and
improve the
static and
d y n a m i c
performance of
position-critical
motion systems,
including CMMs,
CNC machine tools,
PCB drilling and
pi ck- and- pl ace
machinery, our laser interferometer and
environmental compensation system
ofers a linear measurement accuracy of
±0.5 ppm, readings of up to 50 kHz and a
linear measurement speed of up to 4 m/s,
with a linear resolution of 1 nm.
Renishaw’s gauging product line features
the Equator™, a radical alternative to
traditional dedicated gauging, filling a gap
in the market never before addressed. The
patented low-cost design, unique in
construction and method of operation, is
capable of high-speed comparative
gauging for inspection of high-volume
manufactured parts.
Following the acquisition of R&R Sales LLC
in 2012, Renishaw has developed an
extensive new product range which ofers
modular fixturing designed specifically for
CMMs, vision systems and the Equator
gauging system. Using Renishaw fixtures
can improve the throughput, reproducibility
and accuracy of your inspection process
with quick and repeatable fixturing set-ups.
The company also designs, develops and
manufactures additive manufacturing and
rapid prototyping systems, including
selective laser melting, metal casting, and
vacuum casting machines and processes.
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Through the
acquisition of
LBC (Laser
Bearbeitungs
Center) GmbH,
Renishaw is now
able to ofer
a d d i t i o n a l
a d d i t i v e
manufacturing
services, including design and simulation, and
the contract manufacture of metal
prototypes and production parts.
Renishaw’s subsidiary company MDL
ofers large scale metrology products for
high-speed laser measurement and
surveying systems for use in extreme
environments such as marine positioning
and mine/quarry scanning.
Renishaw Advanced Materials Ltd, a
subsidiary company, employs three core
technologies around which it develops its
products: manufacturing advanced
Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coatings,
Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) products, and
materials demonstrating the Piezo efect.
Renishaw is also a recognised leader in
Raman spectroscopy, where its optical
spectroscopy products exploit the Raman
efect in a non-contact, non-destructive
manner, to identify and characterise the
chemistry and structure of materials.
Products include Raman microscopes,
compact Raman spectrometers for
process monitoring, Raman analysers for
scanning electron microscopes, cooled
CCD detectors and lasers for spectroscopy.
In the world of dentistry, Renishaw
produces 3D contact and optical dental
scanners and dental CAD software that
allows set-up of scanning routines and
enables laboratory staf to design
abutments and structures for crowns and
bridges, including strength calculations. As
part of its service to laboratories Renishaw
manufactures dental frameworks from
Zirconia and also from metal using an
additive manufacturing process.
In Neurosurgery Renishaw provides a
stereotactic robot, plus a range of options,
that provides a platform solution for a broad
range of functional neurosurgical procedures
including deep brain stimulation (DBS)
and neuro-endoscopy. It also provides
neurosurgical planning software that
allows advanced planning of targets and
trajectories for stereotactic neurosurgery.
Renishaw has also entered the field of
molecular diagnostics with automated
multiplex diagnostic and clinical research
systems, currently being developed by
Renishaw Diagnostics Limited.
UK Marketing Communications Manager: Malcolm Price
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RINGSPANN (U.K.) LTD.
3 Napier Road
Bedford MK41 0QS
Product Manager Power Transmission: John Yates Ofce Manager: Mark Luddington
Accreditations: ISO 14001:2004 and ISO9001:2008
T 01234 342 511
W www.ringspann.co.uk
Power Transmission solutions for
industrial and renewable energy systems
from RINGSPANN (U.K.) LTD.
RINGSPANN is at the forefront of
mechanical transmission technology and it
is this technology that is helping engineers
integrate mechanical transmission
freewheels, brakes and shaft couplings
into new designs for wind, wave, marine
and tidal systems.
Innovative achievements have made
RINGSPANN is one of the world’s leading
manufacturer of Power Transmission
Products to international markets with a
product portfolio consisting of freewheels,
brakes, shaft-hub connections, torque
limiters and couplings.
Freewheels – an indispensable design
element in the machine building industry
as well as in the aerospace industry. Many
designs are only economical if freewheels
are used.
The Freewheel as an automatic driving
element is preferred to conventional
solutions because it ofers the following
significant advantages: operating safety,
efciency and a higher degree of
automation. With a comprehensive range
of providing automatic protection against
reverse running therefore the complete
protection of gearboxes
Cone Clamp Elements and Shrink Discs.
Both frictional Shaft hub connections
providing compact and secure backlash
free solutions.
Easily aligned and ideal for reverse
rotation.
Brake Callipers, a full range of industrial
brakes tried and tested within aviation
and automotive industries and with
minimal installation dimensions for
maximum braking capacity makes the
range a very reliable and economic
solution for a wide range of duties.
With options of pneumatic and
hydraulically activated brakes for
stopping – control – holding duties.
Products and Services
Power Transmission
Power Transmission Solutions
Accreditations
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ROBINSON PATTERN
EQUIPMENT LTD
Rabone Lane
Smethwick
Warley
West Midlands B66 3JH
Manager: Mike Robinson
T 0121 558 4576
W www.robpatequip.demon.co.uk
Robinson Pattern Equipment Ltd was
established in 1968 to ofer a traditional
Pattern Making service to the foundry
industry. Over the years, this base has been
expanded to provide a service to many
industries and companies.
The Company now serves the following
market areas: Large international foundry
groups; Multinational Plastic Interior Trim
Companies. (supplying to Jaguar Land
Rover, Aston Martin, Bentley Toyota etc.);
General Purpose Moulded Products (e.g.
Edinburgh Sherif Court, Windsor Castle
etc.); Medical sector with bespoke tooling;
And Oil and Gas sector with pump bodies,
filters etc.
Products and Services
Jigs & Fixtures
Assembly Fixture
Pattern Making
Pattern making
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ROBOTAS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Broadlands House
Foxendown Lane
Meopham
Kent DA13 0AE
Commercial Manager: Nick Walters
T +44 (0) 1474 815 815
W www.robotas.com
Robotas Technologies has been
developing lean semi-automated hand
assembly systems to solve process issues
across multiple manufacturing markets
for almost 30 years, driving quality and
delivering greater productivity as we go.
Our systems simplify every hand assembly
process to improve quality, reduce rework,
eliminate set up costs, reduce training,
and boost your profitability.
Robotas systems are modular, versatile,
dependable and always afordable. For
most of our clients, payback is measured
in months. After that, productivity simply
equates to profitability.
SIGMA – The semi-automated lean way to
assemble almost anything by hand.
Sigma successfully automates and
streamlines virtually any hand assembly
process to boost productivity. Due to its
traceability functionality and its proven
ability to achieve improved quality, Sigma
is perfect for demanding, mission-critical
aerospace and defence applications.
Sigma ofers many features to help
eliminate errors and drive productivity:
Computerised work instructions, images
and videos are displayed to the operator
at every step of the assembly.
Motorised carousels automatically present
the correct material at every step.
LED indicators highlight the exact tool or
storage bin location.
Supporting documentation is easily
displayed when needed.
Record scrapped parts & pull material
onto the station directly from your stores.
Barcode verification helps validate critical
parts and aids traceability.
Harness the skill and experience of your
shop floor with the Redline facility, allowing
the operators to record suggestions on
how to improve production.
Optional Workflow software collects and
analyses time and other production data
from all Sigma stations to track throughput
against work schedules in real time.
It’s a straightforward process that makes
product hand assembly fast, consistent
and easy
Products and Services
PCB Manufacture
Assembly and Programming Software
Workstations
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ROEMHELD UK LIMITED
Rubery House
The Avenue, Rubery
Birmingham (City of)
West Midlands B45 9AL
Managing Director: Bill Neal
T 0121 453 1414
W www.roemheld.co.uk
Roemheld (UK) delivers workholding
solutions that increase throughput while
reducing handling times, material
wastage and cycle times. These include:
- Hydraulic swing clamps,
block cylinders, work supports
and accessories
- Zero point mounting technology
- Vice systems including
5-axis clamping
- Magnetic clamping for use in quick
die change and quick mould change
- Assembly equipment and
handling technology.
Roemheld ofers a complete range of
hydraulic clamps, work supports and
accessories for use in hydraulic workholding
fixtures. Through the application of high
pressure (up to 500 bar) smaller clamps
can be used to reduce costs and provide
more parts per fixture, thus improving
productivity. Roemheld clamps provide
high clamping forces and are designed for
leak-free operation which means that even
if the hydraulic supply is removed, the
clamps will still be efective.
Roemheld also ofers high technology,
innovative Stark Zero Point Mounting
Systems. These revolutionise setup times and
keep downtime to a minimum. They
combine high accuracy with ease of use
across a wide range of applications. The
compact construction of the elements
enables them to be used for fixtures and
cubes as well as attached directly to Vertical,
Horizontal and 5-Axis machine tables.
Hilma Roemheld products are designed to
ofer increased efciency, reduce
changeover times and provide savings in
downtime. This results in cost-efective,
quick, safe clamping across a wide variety
of diferent applications, whether
mechanical or hydraulic workholding
solutions are required and, in particular,
when 5-Axis machining.
Quick Die Change and Quick Mould
Change are areas that Roemheld excels in.
QDC systems are ofered hydraulically,
mechanically, electromechanically and
magnetically. These elements can be
retrofitted to existing press machines or
supplied as turnkey projects on new
machines. This technology ofers end
users the ability to improve changeover
times and drastically reduce downtime
when changing from one batch of
components to another.
M-TECS Magnetic Clamping techniques
for the plastics and rubber industries ofer
temperature resistant clamping up to
240°C and are suitable to retrofit on
machines already in production.
To optimise assembly processes and ofer
economic alternatives for automated
systems, Roemheld has developed special
high performance telescopic lifting units
for the automotive industry and similar
fields of application. These enable motor-
driven height adjustments of assembly
fixtures, supply systems and working
tables, as well as controlled lifting and
lowering of charges. With an admissible
lifting capacity of 7500N and an
admissible lifting speed of 300Nm, these
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units enable the absolute synchronisation
of columns, with no locking between
columns possible.
Roemheld can also ofer new workholding
innovations in the positioning and
clamping of components, designed to
provide substantial cost per part savings.
Roemheld products can help drive
competitiveness, by adding value to
the manufacturing of engine parts;
pressing of body parts and the assembly
of motor vehicles.
Roemheld’s new Rotor Locks for the wind
turbine industry ofer hydraulic, electro-
mechanical and modular design, that
meet and exceed the requirements of
ofshore wind power stations.
The new E-Tecs range of electro-mechanical
clamping systems is suitable for automatic
manufacturing systems, robotics, assembly
equipment, test systems, clean room areas,
and the food and packaging industries.
Roemheld ofers application solutions for
a wide range of industries including
automotive, aerospace, medical, plastics
and rubber, food and packaging.So
whether you are looking to purchase a
new or retro fit clamping system, call us
now. You will be surprised at the results
we can help you obtain.
Products and Services
Workholding, Cutting &
Ancillary Equipment
5-axis Vices
Plain Vice
Zero Point Mounting
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RUBERT & COMPANY LTD
Acru Works
Demmings Road
Cheadle
Cheshire SK8 2PG
Managing Director: Paul Rubert Sales Contact: P Henshaw
T 0161 428 6058
W www.rubert.co.uk
Rubert & Company Ltd specialise in the
design and manufacture of surface
roughness specimens of all types,
including both precision reference
standards for instrument calibration and
validation, and also workshop comparison
specimens to be used as visual or tactile
aids for inspection and quality control in
the widest range of applications – from
machine shops to marine propellers.
Working together with major instrument
manufacturers, national measurement
laboratories, and also as a partner in an EU-
funded project developing reference
specimens for nanotechnology, we have
unrivalled experience in the design and
manufacture of precision reference
standards for surface finish metrology. We
also provide measurement and calibration
services for surface roughness in our
Standards Laboratory.
Products and Services
Metrology - Services
Calibration Service
Metrology Equipment
Calibration Specimens
Mechanical Comparator
Precision Reference Specimens
Surface Roughness Standards
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RUD CHAINS LTD
Address T 01227 276 611
E katie.crane@rud.co.uk
W www.rud.co.uk/media-zone/
RUD Chains Ltd is one of the world’s
largest manufacturers and suppliers of
round steel chains, producing top quality
chain components and systems for a
wide variety of markets and applications.
Operating for over 140 years you can be
confident in the quality and expertise of
the RUD product portfolio.
RUD is ISO 9001 certified and is renowned
for its expertise in heat treatment
methods - delivering high performance
chain products to suit the most
demanding applications.
RUD Lifting & Lashing Applications
RUD are a leading manufacturer of lifting
and lashing applications that guarantee
ultimate safety when lifting and moving
heavy loads. Ofering over 270 diferent
tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210
of which are for bolting and 60 for welding.
RUD have standard and tailored applications
to meet your requirements. Working across
many industries from ofshore to the MOD,
their applications can be used in a wide
variety of working environments.
RUD RFID Technology
Being at the forefront of product
innovations is important at RUD which
they have done by embedding their
products with RFID chips. They were
recognised for their innovative flair last
year, by becoming finalists in the British
Construction Industry Awards for their
RFID technology.
RUD RFID technology has been
specifically desiged to track and manage
applications quickly and efortlessly,
making inspections and documentation of
products a reliable and easy process. RUD
components are embedded with a RFID
chip and given a unique
identification number which
is then tracked through a
RUD-ID-EASY-CHECK®
reader. The reader
captures the unique
identification number
and transfers it to the
RUD-ID-NET® application
on your PC so that you can easily manage
your documentation and administration of
your products.
RUD Chains Latest Innovations
One of RUD’S latest innovations is the
WBPG next generation hoist ring for
heavy duty lifting; it can be supplied
from 85-200 tonnes making it a great
product for a wide variety of working
environments such as heavy engineering,
ofshore and the construction industry to
name a few.
The VLBS-U-LT 2,5t welded load ring
ofers distinctive features operating to
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temperatures as low as - 45°C, making it
suitable for many ofshore, arctic ofshore,
specialised construction projects to
Military applications.
The RUD Tool-Mover is a manipulation
device for the safe handling of heavy plant
and injection moulding tools. The Tool-
Mover is able to turn injection moulding
tools with a weight starting from 6.3
tonnes, to 10t, 16t, 20t to our largest
32tonnes. The Tool-Mover ofers safety in
handling; helps to reduce costly damages
to tools and accidents that
can occur in the handling of
heavy tools.
As one of the world’s
largest manufacturers of
lifting and lashing
applications, combined
with their extensive
product portfolio, operating
across a wide range of industries and
sectors, you can rest assured top quality
innovative products.
For more information please
call 01227 276 611
Email: katie.crane@rud.co.uk
or visit us at www.rud.co.uk
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Ryetools Ltd, Enterprise Way, Thornton Road Business Park, Pickering
North Yorkshire YO18 7NA
T 01751 476 020 F 01751 477 220
E enquiries@ryetools.co.uk W www.ryetools.co.uk
Managing Director: Darren Hugill Design & Technical Sales: Iain Lyon
Premises
Our 21,000 square foot purpose built premises are light, spacious and thermally stable
and house a Toolroom and Moulding Department. They are equipped with the latest
machine technology and resourced by a highly skilled, dedicated and flexible team of
professionals with a strong business partner and quality focus.
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Ryetools are a premier UK toolmaker specialising in the design, manufacture and
validation of highly complex ultra-precision plastic injection mould tools of the very
highest quality. Moulding services are also available.
Product markets served include:
- Medical - Pharmaceutical - Surgical - Beverage
- Caps & closures - Packaging - Plumbing - Oil & Gas
- Aerospace - Defence - Automotive
Mould types supplied include:
- Auto unscrewing - Collapsing core
- High cavitation - In-mould closing
- Stack moulds and in-mould decoration - Thin wall container
- Twin shot (core back, index plate, full rotation) - Lens
- Pilot & Development - In mould assembly
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The team at Ryetools have the expertise, experience and passion
to design and build innovative, world class ultra-precision mould
tools, to the highest quality, on time, every time.
First Class Service
Choose us as your business partner and you can expect a
friendly, honest, personalised and first class professional service
from our team. Our dealings with our business partners are
characterised by trust, personal integrity, and mutual respect
and clear open two way communications.
Product and Mould Design Services
Where required, our experienced in-house designers will
critique your product design and advise you on design
improvements that will improve tooling and moulding, part
weight reduction, cycle time reduction, improve assembly
and material selection.
Our designers use the latest 3D solid modelling software to
design the mould as an assembly.
Mould Validation
Moulds can be validated on site, carrying out process
optimisation, ISIR reports, capability studies and material
trials. Production moulding is available from 50 to 350 tons.
Product and Mould Quality
Tools are produced to an impressive standard and are
supplied with a guarantee of workmanship. Complete
project support is provided from initial contact to the supply
of warranted and fully validated quality mould tools that are
highly efcient and durable, with optimum cycle times,
producing zero defect parts.
HIGH QUALITY SERVICE
AND MOULDS GUARANTEED
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RYETOOLS LTDCONT…
S&S PLASTICS
Julias Way Station Park
Lowmoor Road
Kirkby in Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
Business Development Manager: Louise Gregory
Accreditations: EN13485, ISO 13485:2003 for Medical Devices and ISO 9001: 2008
T 01623 555 501
W www.ssplastics.co.uk
S&S Plastics Ltd specialise in the
manufacture of high quality tooling and
precision injection moulding for a variety
of industries.
We ofer a complete manufacturing
service and have the facilities and
experience to take customers’ ideas from
design concept and rapid prototype to
complete finished product. We can ofer
specialist advice in material selection and
ofer a range of second operations which
includes printing, assembly, ultra sonic
welding, foiling, and a medical cleanroom.
S&S Plastics has moulding machines
ranging from a clamp force 6 to 200
tonnes with the ability to inject from
fractions of a gram to 700 grams
We are accredited to BSI standards ISO
9001:2008 and Medical ISO 13485:200.
Quality is of paramount importance to us
and we ensure the key area’s within the
company are controlled and monitored to
the strictest standards.
Products and Services
CNC Precision
Machining
5 Axis Milling
CNC Cylindrical
Grinding
CNC High Speed
Milling
CNC Machining
CNC Milling
CNC Solid Sink
CNC Turning
CNC Wire Erosion
Die Sinking
EDM Spark Erosion
Fast Hole Drilling
High Speed Hard
Metal Machining
Mould & Die -
Manufacture
2 Shot Mould
3D Machining
Bolsters Special
Machining
Gas Injection Mould
In-mould Decoration
Investment Die
Medical Tool
Micro Machining
Mould Maker
Mould Manufacture
Moldflow Analysis
Moulds with Hot
Runner Systems
Multi Cavity Mould
Multi Shot Mould
Over Moulding
Packaging Tool
Plastic Injection Mould
Production Moulding
Prototype Mould Tool
PVC Mould
Stack Moulds
Twin Shot Mould
Unscrewing Mould
Mould and Die -
Services:
Electrodes
Manufacture
Mould Design
Moulding Production
Tool Trials
Moulders Directory
Assembly
Multi-cavity
Over Moulding
Product Design
Prototypes
Thin Wall
Tight Tolerance
Specialist
Tool Trials
Toolmaking Facilities
Two Shot Capability
Precision Machining -
Conventional
Cylindrical Grinding
EDM Drilling
Fast Hole Drilling
Surface Grinding
Products and Services
Moulders Directory
Assembly
Clean Room Facility
Finishing Operations
Laser Marking
Low Volume / Low Cost
Specialist
Material Selection Advice
Modern Machines
Mould design
Printing
Product Design
Project Management
Prototypes
SPC
Storage and Distribution
Tool Trials
Toolmaking facilities
Welding (Ultrasonic)
Mould And Die - Services
Mould Design
Production Moulding
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SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH
UK LTD
33-33a Hainge Road
Tividale
Oldbury
West Midlands B69 2NY
Key Account Manager: Mark Hudson Commercial Manager: Steve Hadley
T 0121 544 1923
W www.schmolz-bickenbach.com
Major stockist of special steels for plastic
moulds, die casting dies, extrusion tools,
drop forging dies and tool steels. Supplying
steel produced at Schmolz + Bickenbach
production mills: A. Finkl and Sons, USA and
Deutsche Edelstahlwerke (DEW), Germany.
All manufacturing processes are carried
out by group companies from steelmaking;
through forging/rolling; to heat treatment,
machining and testing.
All material is processed through Vacuum
Arc Degassing (VAD), ensuring material of
consistently high quality that machines
evenly and cleanly every time. Premium
grades are futher refined by Vacuum Arc
Remelting (VAR) or Electroslag Remelting
(ESR).
In the UK we have a large sawing capacity,
heat treatment facility and machining
capabilities.
Warehouse stocks include: 1.2083, 1.2085,
1.2311, 1.2312, 1.2316, 1.2343, 1.2344, 1.2363,
1.2379, 1.2738, 1.2767, 1.2714, 1.2999 and
1.3343, with other exotic and bespoke
grades available on request.
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Tool Steels
Tooling Materials
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INTERPLEX SELECT MOULDS LTD
Managing Director: Simon Collins
Interplex Select Moulds is a totally
integrated supplier dedicated to meeting
customer requirements and, in particular,
working alongside plastics product
designers from concept to reality.
The company has benefited from being
located in three modern units in High
Wycombe, close to Exit 4 of the M40,
which for many years has been the centre
of moulding excellence in the Thames
Valley where many supporting tool and
mouldmaking service providers are also
to be found.
Many of Interplex Select Mould’s
customers have remained with the
firm since it was re-established in 1990 as
one of the most progressive mould
makers in the UK. Quality has always been
key to its operation and all moulds can
be tried and tested using the company’s
in-house state of the art Krauss Mafei
injection moulding presses, which
includes two-shot and gas injection.
Services include:
- Application design services.
- Contract design.
- Product development.
- Moldflow.
- Prototype tooling.
- Muilticavity tooling.
- Twin shot tooling.
- Gas injection.
- Sampling.
- Low volume production.
The company is committed to partnership
working with product designers and
moulders at all stages of the project, from
initial concept, through tool design,
manufacture, trials, and inspection and
into production.
Using these close relationships with
customers it uses early involvement in
component design, concurrent engineering
and modern manufacturing methods to
reduce the time into production for new
projects. Select Moulds continuous
investment policy, keeps it up to date with
modern technology, starting with
the CATIA 3D CAD software (3D surfaces
and solid modeling facilities) networked
to the DELCAM CAM package and
CNC production machines. The EDM
department has manual and CNC machines
all Charmilles Through to CNC milling
department with hardened machining.
It is strong across many industry sectors
including:
AUTOMOTIVE: it ofers its automotive
customers the most comprehensive set of
solutions for precision parts and assemblies
in the industry, and within the group can
produce components ranging from a
customer designed stamped part to an
engineered complex, proprietary product.
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Quality – from concept to reality
Merlin House
Lancaster Road
Cressex Buisiness Park
High Wycombe
Bucks HP12 3PY
T 01494 459 551
W www.selectmoulds.co.uk
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MEDICAL: Its service includes the
engineering and manufacture of precision
components for the Medical Device industry.
AEROSPACE: A range of services from
specialist precision products to product
assembly.
In all sectors it can ofer a totally integrated
approach as it is very conversant with
managing major international tool
programs. Responsible for program
management, design, manufacture, tool
trials, inspection through to production.
This mitigates programme risk through
concurrent ‘design and make’ via massive
wholly owned capacity within a group that
is financially strong and commercially
structured to deliver cost efective tooling.
INTERPLEX SELECT MOULDS has
confidence in the future of the UK plastics
industry and consequently plays its part
in encouraging lecturers, students and
local school children to appreciate the
value of the sustainability of well designed
plastic products. To this end the company
supports the firmly established Polymer
Study Tours, which are promoted and
organised by the Worshipful Company of
Horners. Interplex Select Moulds also has
well proven overseas tooling partners in
order to further serve today’s global
market place.
Products and Services
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Multi Shot Mould
Prototype Mould Tool
Surface Grinding:
6 x Jones & Shipman 540P and
1400L(one with Opti-dress)
1 x Jones & Shipman Cylindrical Grinder
Turning:
2 x Colchester (2000,1800)
Shutting Out Press: 1 x BV/25 Millutensil
CAD/CAM
CAD: CAtia 3D Design V4, Catia
3D Design V5 / Autocad R13
CAM: 2 x Delcam Powermill, Powershape
Data Exchange Standards: IGES, DXF
Machines/Equipment
CNC Machining Centres (All DNC Linked)
1 x Deckel DMU 60T
1 x Deckel DMU 80T
1 x deckel DMC 70V
1 x Deckel DMC 104V
1 x Bridgeport Interact 700
1 x Bridgeport VMC 600
1 x Hurco KMBI
Manual Milling:
5 Bridgeports, 2 Rambaudi
(1 Turet, 1 Universal)
EDM Machining:
1 x Charmilles 240 Wire eroder
2 x Charmilles Roboform 20 CNC
1 x Charmilles Roboform 40 CNC
1 x Charmilles Roboform 50 CNC
(Roboforms with Toolchangers)
2 x Charmilles Form 2 LC
1 x Charmilles Form 4LC
1 x Charmilles HD8 Hole Driller
Plant/Equipment
Capability Max. Size Handled
Surface Grinding Up To “x” 400mm
Milling Up To “x” 1400mm
Turning Up To “x” 200mm
Wire Erosion Up To “x” 800mm,
(spark erosion) “y” 400mm
Try Out Facilities Up To 300 Tonnes
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SECO TOOLS (UK) LTD
Adams Way
Springfield Business Park
Alcester
Warwickshire B49 6PU
Sales and Marketing Manager: Mike Fleming
Accreditations: ISO 9000
T 01789 764 341
W www.secotools.com/uk
We are a leading supplier of complete
machining solutions to the metal-cutting
industry.
Part of the Seco Group, a global
organisation headquartered in Sweden, we
have been operating in the UK for 50 years
providing high-quality, innovative and
reliable cutting tool solutions to UK and
Irish precision component manufacturers.
Although we are widely known and
respected for our milling, drilling and
turning tools, we are much more than a
cutting tool provider.
The experience and expertise of our
people combined with our world-class
products and services means we can
provide total manufacturing systems
solutions to our customers that
dramatically improve their productivity,
performance and competitiveness.
Our new, state-of-the-art, 40,000sq ft
Technology Centre in Alcester is home to
all of our UK operations, and includes:
- Our Custom Tool manufacturing
facility, where customised tools
are designed and manufactured
for customers;
- Our Component Engineering Team
(CET), a team of highly-skilled
engineers who work closely with
customers to deliver proven, reliable
and repeatable turnkey and process
improvement solutions;
- An extensive warehousing and
logistics operation, that ensures fast
and secure delivery of standard and
custom tools to customers.
The Centre also provides the ideal location
for the many manufacturing-issues
related, and machining best-practice
events and seminars we run annually.
If you’re a precision component
manufacturer operating in the aerospace,
defence, motorsport, automotive, oil and
gas, power generation, mould tool and
die, medical or general engineering
sectors – find out more how we can help
you improve your competitiveness by
calling us or visiting our website.
Products and Services
Workholding, Cutting &
Ancillary Equipment
Drilling Tool
Grooving Tool
Milling Tool
Reaming Tool
Thread Cutting Tool
Turning Tool
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SFJ MANUFACTURING
& SCHEDULING SYSTEMS
Andil House Court Street
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8BR
Managing Director: Stan Jonik
T 01225 775 103
W www.sfjsystems.co.uk
SFJ specialise in production control and
MRP for very large and small companies.
Our systems are web based meaning the
IT issues are handled at SFJ; we pride
ourselves with high level hands on
support for all our customers with entry
level systems for SMEs and ideal for tool
making and job shop engineering.
Products and Services
Software
MRP Software
Production Control Software
Scheduling Software
Shop Floor Data Capture Software
Time Recording Software
SGH (MOULDS)
Tonge Bridge Ind Est
Hypatia Street
Bolton
Lancashire BL2 6AA
Partner: Stephen G Howarth Sales Contact: Kevan Howarth
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series
T 01204 529 374
W www.sghmoulds.co.uk
SGH Moulds aims to supply a full design
to production service for the plastics
industry in all aspects of injection
moulding and tooling. Its design team
and highly-skilled engineers can take
your initial component drawings or CAD
files and produce the most intricate
moulds using up-to-date technology and
CNC engineering.
Its strong reputation, built up over more
than 30 years, has been underlined with
recent investment of $500,000 which has
created a Class A unit with modern
machinery, and which continues SGH’s
commitment to incorporate all available
technologies into its production units.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Precision Machining
EDM Spark Erosion
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Mould and Die
Mould and Die Manufacture
Mould Manufacture
Production Moulding
Prototype Mould Tool
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SGS CARBIDE TOOL (UK) LTD
10 Ashville Way
Wokingham
Berkshire RG41 2PL
Managing Director EU Operations: Alan Pearce
Accreditations: ISO9001:2008
T 01189 795 200
W www.sgstool.com
SGS manufacture a vast range of Rotary
Solid Carbide Tools. High Productivity
Milling Cutters are a key feature of the
portfolio, whether the requirement is the
rapid roughing of tough Stainless Steels or
the ultra fast finishing of soft Aluminium
Alloy, SGS has a Tool which will drastically
reduce production cycle times.
Revolutionise your machining today with
the patented variable geometries of SGS
cutting tools, maximising your metal
removal rates whilst minimising tool
deflection and harmful machine vibration.
Among the tools and solutions supplied
by SGS we can include the S-Carb APR /
APF and S-Carb Chip Breaker, both with
improved performance in Aluminium.
Other products include the new three
flutes Series 33 tool for Stainless Steels
and Titanium roughing applications and
the Multi-Carb range of high performance
/ high speed finishing tools.
Our range of High Performance
composite tools include the carbon
composite router 20MCCR, the CRP-8-
facet drill from the 120 Series, and the
Series 27 slow-helix cutter.
Last but not least our Z-CARB end mills
that maximises stock removal and
improves productivity in most milling
operations in difcult to machine materials.
We have recently released the Ti-NAMITE
X, our proprietary advanced coating using
HPPMS coating process for increased
adhesion resulting in a harder & tougher
coating. This next generation coating
further increases tool life and is ofered as
standard on Z-Carb (coating process
available in our UK facility).
SGS now have a new purpose built
manufacturing facility with over 10 latest
technology grinding and measuring
machines here in the UK. We also have
our own hard coating technology centre.
Any technical queries regarding our
established range of High Performance
cutting tools can be ably answered by our
technical sales engineers. With an
extensive knowledge of the full SGS
product range and today’s demanding
manufacturing environment, they are an
excellent source of production
engineering experience.
We look forward to working with you and
ofering “Value at the Spindle”with a wide
variety of tailored solutions to all your
difcult machining challenges.
Products and Services
Workholding, Cutting &
Ancillary Equipment
Drilling Tool
Milling Tool
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SHARNOLD LTD
67 Spencer Street
Burton Latimer, Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15 5SQ
Managing Director: Maurice Chapman
Accreditations: ISO 9001 and ISO 9001: 2008
T 01536 723 524
W www.sharnoldltd.co.uk
Toolmaking & Plastic Injection Moulding
Sharnold are based in Kettering and
supply plastic injection moulding services
Nationwide.
Other services include 3D Cad/Cam design,
plastic injection mould tool making and
rapid mould tool making . We are also happy
to undertake customers with low volume
plastic injection moulding demands in
addition to high volume requirements, all of
our customers no matter how large or small
received the same high quality service.
Products and Services
Mould & Die - Manufacture
CAD Design
Plastic Injection Mould
Moulders Directory
Plastic Injection Moulding
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SHIELD ENGINEERING
Bassington Drive
Bassington Ind Es
Cramlington
Newcastle upon Tyne
Northumberland
NE23 8AD
Partner: Tom Jones
T 01670 731 414
T 01670 735 353
W www.shield-eng.com
Accreditations:
ISO 9001: 2008
PRECISION ENGINEERING - DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT - PRODUCT HANDLING
Shield Engineering was founded in 1985
specialising in the manufacture of Precision
Engineered Components. The company
established four main areas of expertise.
These areas integrate to form a high quality
economical facility to manufacture for a
wide spectrum of industries throughout the
UK and Europe including:
- Oil and Gas
- Sub-Sea
- Renewable Energies
- Power Generation
- Petrochemical
- Pharmaceutical
- Packaging, Recycling
Products and Services
Jigs & Fixtures
Assembly Jig
Special Purpose Equipment
Automatic Assembly Machine
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Solid Sink
CNC Wire Erosion
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Injection Mould
Pressure Die
Prototype Mould Tool
Press Tools - Manufacture
Medium Progression Tool
Mould & Die - Services
Mould Design
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SOLARTRON METROLOGY LTD
Steyning Way
Bognor Regis
West Sussex PO22 9ST
UK Sales Manager: David Boerner
Accreditations: ISO 9001:2001
T 01243 833 300
W www.solartronmetrology.com
As mechanical components
become smaller and more
intricate, the accuracy of their
manufacture is an increasingly
complex task. But with the
inherent reliability and stability of
Solartron Metrology measurement
technologies, reducing the overall cost of
ownership is simple.
The integral simplicity and flexibility of the
company’s systems make them the perfect
platform for all new measuring devices and
technologies plus, of course, others in the
pipeline. Be assured that no matter what
you require, whether it be instrumentation
for the lab, the shop floor or the field,
Solartron Metrology are guaranteed to
have the technology, commitment and
resources to meet your requirements.
Originally established in 1946 as Faroll
Research, Solartron Metrology, now part
of the Ametek Corporation, is a world
leader in the innovation and manufacture
of high-quality precision digital and
analogue gauging probes, displacement
transducers, optical linear encoders and
all associated instrumentation.
In order to satisfy the ever changing
demands of its key manufacturing partners,
Solartron Metrology has introduced its new
range of Laser triangulation products.
Laser Triangulation units are fast becoming
recognised as one of the most efective
tools for linear measurements, bringing
many benefits to industry users including
high accuracy, resolution and speed, good
repeatability and linearity along with longer
measurement ranges.
Alongside the benefits of greater
accuracy and repeatability, the
capability to take measurements
with absolutely no contact can
speed up the manufacturing
process, creating time - and cost -
efciencies, whilst providing the assurance
of no damage to the target material.
Solartron Metrology provide end users
with full linear measurement solutions,
incorporating the ground-breaking
technology of the Orbit®3 Network to
enable interaction between lasers and
digital probes, and working alongside
partners and customers.
Headquartered in the UK, Solartron
Metrology distribute their products
globally with over 90% of production
being exported.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Digital Gauges
Displacement Transducers
Gauging Probes
Linear Measurement Systems
Measurement Equipment
Metrology Equipment
Non-Contact Sensors
Optical Linear Encoders
World leaders in linear measurement solutions…
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SPECTRUM METROLOGY LTD
8 Ireton Avenue
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE4 9EU
Marketing Director: Suzanne Orris
T 01162 766 262
W www.spectrum-metrology.co.uk
Spectrum Metrology was formed in 1998
and we are specialists in the field of
electro-optical metrology, surface
roughness, contact and non-contact
metrology applications. With many years
experience Spectrum Metrology will take
the time to find the best solution to your
measurement requirements.
Spectrum Metrology is the UK agent for:
Taylor Hobson workshop systems (surface
roughness, form and roundness): including
the handheld Surtronic roughness meters,
the Form Talysurf Intra for form and
contour measurement and the Surtronic R
high speed workshop roundness
measurement system.
Taylor Hobson Alignment, Angle & Level
products: Talyvel electronic level,
Autocollimators, Clinometers and Micro
Alignment Telescopes
Brunson Laser Tracker Accessories –
including target holders, stands and
tripodsd, drift nests and retroreflectors
(SMR/CCRs)
FARO Gage portable CMM – High
Precision, Portable 3D Coordinate
Measurement Systems.
Dr Schneider Messtechnik dimensional
measurement product range – including
shaft measurement, profile and
measurement projectors, workshop video
microscopes and multi-sensor CMMs
Optimet non-contact measurement range
– for high precision distance, 2D profile,
thickness and 3D measurements across
a wide range of materials and
features. Available as an OEM probe or
measurement station.
Solartron displacement and dimensional
transducers – including the latest Orbit
high speed networking system.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
3D Measurement Equipment
Angle Measuring Instruments
Clinometers
Dimensional Measuring Equipment
Levels
Multi-Sensor Measuring Machines
Non-contact Gauging
Profile Projector
Roundness Measuring Equipment
Surface Roughness Measurement Systems
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SPLINE GAUGES UK
Piccadilly
Tamworth
Stafordshire B78 2ER
Managing Director: Malcolm Ryman
Accreditations: ISO 14001:2004, ISO9001:2008 and UKAS
T +44 1827 872 771
W www.splinegauges.co.uk
Spline Gauges is the
world’s leading supplier
of spline gauges and
master gears with its
customers including
leading companies and
their suppliers in sectors including
automotive, motor sport, aerospace,
defence and energy, oil & gas.
Its products are used in gears and gear
boxes and by the companies who
manufacture them.
Spline Gauges is highly regarded globally
for its commitment, high quality
manufacturing, independent testing and
reliable supply of spline gauges and
master gears to the most demanding
customers worldwide since 1968. It is a
company you can trust.
It continues to invest heavily in
manufacturing equipment, processes and
people. On-going investment in new
equipment gives it the ability to respond to
the high specifications of its customers; and
lean manufacturing techniques eliminate
waste and reduce production times.
Its comprehensive gear and spline testing
facility is world class, and is autonomous,
being totally independent of the
manufacturing management. The
laboratory is the only British calibration
service unit recognised by the National
Physical Laboratory in the US. It not only
certifies its own gears and splines but
those of third parties. It can act as
independent arbitrators on behalf of
authorities and commercial users.
It is proud of its people who have decades
of relevant experience to enable them to
respond to the challenges of its customers.
In motor sport these are ever-increasing
and it is testament to Spline Gauges that
it has been a consistent supplier for nearly
two decades with customers including
Red Bull and Mercedes Benz.
At the same time it is embracing
opportunities within fledgling sectors
such as renewable energy with an
awareness that in the industrial world of
big equipment there is still the need for
the smaller parts and components to
function reliably. In wind turbines, gas
pipelines and chemical plants there are
engines on which the industry depends.
These engines are fitted with gears and
splines made directly by Spline Gauges or
by other engineering companies with
which Spline Gauges partners.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Concentricty Gauging
Master Gears
Ring Gauge
Spline Gauges
Spline Indicators
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SPRINT TOOL AND DIE LIMITED
Halesfield 7
Telford
Shropshire
TF7 4QL
Managing Director: Ian Amos
Accreditations: ISO 9001 and ISO 9001: 2008
T 01952 587 060
W www.sprinttoolanddie.co.uk
Founded in 1989, Sprint
Tool and Die has
established itself as a
well respected supplier
of high quality plastic
injection moulds and
pressure die cast tools for a variety of
applications including medical, automotive,
caps and closures, and consumer electronics.
- On-line Project Management
- Tool Trial Facilities
- Insert Moulding Tools
- Unscrewing Tools
- Prototype Tooling
- Hot Runner Tooling
- Mini Mould Tools
- Multi-Cavity Tooling
- Modifications/repairs
- ISO 9001:2008
- Quality and Delivery are
our prime objectives.
- Visit www.sprinttoolanddie.co.uk
for further information
Products and Services
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Injection Mould
Medical Tool
Mould and Die
Moulds with Hot Runner Systems
Over Moulding
Plastic Injection Mould
Prototype Mould Tool
Mould & Die - Services
Tool Trials
Machines/Equipment
Mitsubishi CNC Spark Eroder
CNC XYZ Lathe
Mikron VCE 1000 Machining Centre
Agie Mondo Star Spark Eroder
DMC 63V DMG High Speed Mill
Sodick Wire Erosion
3 Tonne Crane
J&S Surface Grinders
J&S Cylindrical Grinder
Various Manual Machines
CAD/CAM
Solidworks
Work NC
Rhino
EZ-Wire
Plant/Equipment
Capability Max. Size Handled
Die Sinking Up To “x” 630mm, “y” 400mm, “z” 165mm
Surface Grinding Up To “x”635mm, “y” 203mm, “z” 400mm
Cylindrical Grinding Up To “x” 450mm, “y” 250mm
Milling Up To “x” 1000mm, “y” 800mm, “z” 500mm
Turning Up To “x” 200mm, “y” 800mm
Wire Erosion Up To “x” 320mm, “y” 250mm, “z” 160mm
(spark erosion)
Try Out Facilities Up To 200 Tonnes
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SRS PRECISION
ENGINEERING LTD
Unit 9, Old Forge Trading Est, Dudley Road
Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 8EL
Director of Operations: Timothy Longville Finance Manager: Andrea O'Cleary
T 01384 896 633
W www.srsprecision.co.uk
SRS Precision Engineering is a leading
press tool specialist with the original
business having been established in the
Midlands since 1945.
The business has a large equipment range
benefiting from latest technology that
strives to deliver customers efcient
reliable lead times cost efectively.
Our facility combines advanced modern
machining techniques with a highly skilled
and hugely experienced team of press
toolmakers, designers and machinists.
We ofer a “One Stop Shop” solution for
all aspects of press tool making and sub-
contract machining.
The SRS approach
SRS is a well invested die shop focused on
providing a responsive service to the UK
stamping industry and sub-contract
machining sector on a controlled, efcient
and cost efective basis.
Over the years the business has invested
in new machinery to support its wire
erosion, spark erosion, CNC machining
and 3 axis water jet cutting. This has
enabled us to provide the quickest
response time available to stamping
companies within the UK.
We tool steel and mild steel in stock
enabling SRS to respond to critical tool
break downs quicker than any other tool
room in the UK.
We have full 3d
cad/cam facilities on
site and highly
experienced in house
design capability. This
enables SRS to advise
and recommend on the
best possible improvements and
modifications required to improve the life
and performance of existing tooling.
SRS is committed to investing in the latest
technology and equipment. Significant
and ongoing investment over the next 3
years will be focused on developing SRS
into the UK’s leading cost efcient and
responsive die shop and sub contract
machining facility.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Precision Machining
Water Jet Cutting
Press Tools - Manufacture
Medium Blanking Tool
Medium Forming Tool
Medium Progression Tool
Press Tool Manufacture
Press Tool Modification
Rapid Prototyping Services
Rapid Prototyping Services
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SSAB LTD
Narrowboat Way
Hurst Business Park
Brierley Hill
West Midlands DY5 1UF
Regional Sales Manager, EMEA, UK & Ireland: Keith Nicholls
T +44 (0) 7500 834 433
W www.ssab.com
SSAB is a world leader in the specialist
area of abrasion resistant and high
strength steels which are marketed under
the well-known brand names of Docol,
Domex, Weldox, Hardox, Armox and
Toolox. These steels have acquired a
reputation for high and consistent quality,
and in spite of their hardness and
strength they are easy to bend, weld and
machine. In their heavy plate mill in
Oxelösund SSAB manufacture heavy
plate being quenched and tempered
upon delivery from the mill.
With respect to Toolox, engineering and
tool steel, SSAB are the only steel
producer in the world who manufacture
material in this totally unique way
compared to conventional tool and
engineering steels. Therefore, exceptional
properties are given to the steel using the
metallurgical processes in the production
line. Made from pure iron ore, vacuum
degassed and continuous cast (using a
special process developed in Sweden
called Controlled Soft Reduction) it is
then rolled, quenched and tempered to
meet the very exact specifications set by
SSAB. Due to the high metallurgical
purity, the cleanliness and very low
sulphur content achieved Toolox
corresponds to ESR quality material.
Every plate is uniquely produced, and
each plate is tested for hardness,
toughness and homogeneity.
Toolox shows very low residual stresses,
even after heavy machining of both grades
it is dimensionally stable and normally
requires no stress relieving. Which is
especially useful with long thin sections
such as gear racks etc. Even if machined
mainly from one side the material stays
extremely flat requiring no straightening
and no secondary machining.
Toolox can be fabricated into various
sections even tubes, it is very easy to weld
due to the low carbon content when
compared with traditional tool steels,
Toolox will also withstand temperatures
up to 590º C without any significant loss
of room temperature toughness or
strength. SSAB recommend a stress
relieving operation after flame cutting,
welding and spark erosion.
Toolox 33,300 HBW has an equal
hardness to P20 (1.2311) but will machine
~40-50% faster than 1.2311.It has a typical
toughness which is about 5 times higher
than 1.2311. Toolox 33 also has THREE
times the impact toughness of 42CrMo4
and due to the lower carbon content it is
much easier to weld.
Toolox44, 450 HBW (~45 HRC) , has been
developed from the company’s well
reputed steel Hardox, but due to it’s
unique production process it can be used
as a hot application wear part up to 600C.
It also has extremely high impact strength
but can be readily machined and is very
easy to weld. Toolox44 has up to 3 times
the toughness of H13 (1.2344) at 45 HRC
and up to 5 times tougher than D2
(1.2379) @ 60 HRC.
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Both grades can be optically polished,
nitride and PVD coated if required to
tailor-make surface properties .For
example a surface hardness between 60
to 65 HRC can be achieved after nitriding
for very high wear resistance applications,
or a coating suitable to counteract
corrosive attacks, whilst still retaining a
very tough core strength that is not prone
to cracking or chipping.
Toolox can be used for many applications
such as:
- Plastic Injection Moulding:
bolsters and mould cavities, die sets
- Hot Working i.e. diecasting,
wear parts in hot applications,
aluminium extrusion
- Cold Working i.e. press tooling
and forming, shear blades
- Recycling knives and blades
- Clamping and Holding
applications, cams
- Slides / Guide Rails / Gear Racks
- Machine Components,
bearing housings
- Highly Stressed Test Rigs / Jigs
and Fixtures
Just finish machine and use, no heat
treatment, no stress relieving or
straightening, no secondary machining.
A major cost saving in manufacturing and
a much quicker turn around into
production with full technical back up
anywhere in the world.
Carrs Toolsteel Technologies are our
agent in the UK, they stock Toolox 33 &
Toolox 44 and band saw to customer
specifications.
Malthouse Engineering Co Ltd also stock
Toolox 33 and can flame cut to customer
specifications.
If you require any further information
please contact:
Keith Nicholls
UK & Ireland Regional Sales Manager
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Engineering & Tool Steel
High Strength Steel
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STARRAG UK LIMITED
43-45 Phoenix Park
Avenue Close, Nechells
Birmingham
West Midlands B7 4NU
Managing Director: Jon MacDonald
T 0121 359 3637
W www.starrag.com
Starrag UK Ltd – your partner and
problem solver for complex machining
technology – enjoys a leading position in
the international machine tool market.
Starrag Group products are marketed in
the UK under the following strategic
brands: Berthiez, Bumotec, Dörries, Droop
& Rein, Heckert, Scharmann, SIP and
Starrag. The Starrag Group is a global
technology leader, manufacturing high-
precision machine tools for milling,
turning, boring and grinding of small,
medium-sized and large workpieces of
both metallic and composite materials.
Starrag’s wide range of ultra-modern
single and multi-spindle, four- and five
axis machines ofer economical and
accurate work piece machining: precision,
flexibility, productivity and reliability are
not merely slogans for Starrag Group
machines, which can be installed as stand-
alone units or can be integrated as
Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) to
help customers be more productive,
efcient, accurate and innovative.
We provide customised solutions for each
production requirement – in every case, a
perfect solution from a single supplier –
especially for users in the aerospace,
transport, industrial and energy industries
but also in mould and die manufacture,
production technology and other sectors
of mechanical engineering.
A company with years of technological
innovation and backed by an experienced
and highly trained team of UK engineers,
Starrag UK can help you set new
milestones in manufacturing.
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
4 - Axis Machines
5 - Axis Machines
Milling Machine
Workholding, Cutting & Ancillary
Equipment
Cutting Technology
Cutting Tools
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STARRETT PRECISION OPTICAL
A Division of the
L.S. Starrett Co Ltd
Oxnam Road
Jedburgh
Borders TD8 6LR
General Manager: Mike Childs
T 01835 863 501
W www.starrett-precision.co.uk
Starrett Precision Optical Profile
Projectors can now be supplied with the
Metlogix M2 or M3 touchscreen control.
Designed for multi touch software control.
Advanced crosshair probe toolbox.
Graphics based part view construction.
Industry leading support for additional
tolerance conventions.
Feature detail graphics.
Report generation.
Support for all current industry standard
software methodologies for Stage and
Optics calibration.
Industry leading operating system platform.
Additional Windows based functionality.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Profile Projector
Vision System
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THE L.S. STARRETT CO LTD
Oxnam Road
Jedburgh
Borders TD8 6LR
Group Sales Manager: Donald Miller
Accreditations: ISO 9000 and ISO9001:2008
T 01835 863 501
W www.starrett.co.uk
The precision tool range
from The L. S. Starrett
Company includes two
main product groups –
hand tools and non
contact measurement
solutions.
The hand tool range encompasses a huge
variety of analogue and digital tools and
accessories, some suitable for everyday
use and some engineered to suit very
specific individual applications.
The non contact measurement solutions
group encompasses optical profile
projectors and camera based vision systems.
Featuring robust design, superb
mechanics, and workstages of the highest
accuracy, supported by a range of powerful
and intuitive software options, our systems
can be configured to meet a vast array of
measurement requirements. All systems
are backed up by detailed pre and post
purchase support.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Angle Measuring Instruments
Bore Gauge
Ceramic Gauge Block
Contour Measuring Equipment
Depth Micrometer
Dial Height Gauge
Dial Indicating Calliper
Dial Indicating Depth Gauge
Dial Indicating Gauge
Digital Height Gauge
Digital Micrometer
Electronic Calliper
Electronic Gauging System
External Micrometer
Feeler Gauge
Gauge Block Accessories
Hardness Testers
Height Micrometer
Internal Micrometer
Levels
Measuring Instruments - Optical
Mechanical Calliper
Micrometer Height Gauge
Non-contact Gauging
Optical Comparator
Optical Flats
Optical Measuring Systems
Optical Profile Projectors
Profile Projector
Radius Gauge
Roundness Measuring Equipment
Ruler/Rules
Scales
Square
Steel Gauge Block
Stick Micrometer
Straight Edges and Parallels
Thread Screw Gauge
Tungsten Carbide Gauge Block
Vee Block
Vernier Calliper
Vernier Depth Gauge
Vernier Height Gauge
Vision System
Wire Gauge
Metrology - Services
Metrology Equipment Repair
Metrology Equipment Servicing
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STEINBICHLER UK LTD
Unit 9, Wildmoor Mill
Wildmoor
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire B61 0BX
Account Manager: Kay Boniface Sales Applications Engineer: Andy Chesterton
T 01527 837 283
W www.steinbichler.co.uk
3D Digitizing
We use the latest technology to create 3D
Digitizing of freeform surfaces. Our COMET
and T-SCAN CS systems are flexible and
mobile units which are perfect for a wide
range of industries. The all new COMET
616MP system is a one camera machine
which is fast, accurate and ideal for
demanding applications. Our COMET L3D
is a 3D digitizing system that uses one
camera and LED lighting to create excellent
quality data easily and quickly. If you need
a handheld device the T-SCAN CS is the
perfect laser scanner as it is compact, easy
to use but still creates high quality results.
We can also provide inspection software to
evaluate data collected. The INSPECTplus
can be used online or at a later time to suit
your requirements. In addition, we are users
and resellers of a number of reverse
engineering software packages.
Surface Inspection
If you are looking for excellent surface
quality, of for example a vehicle, then our
ABIS ll surface inspection system can
help. It has an advanced sensor system
that can quickly find 3D defects such as
dents, sink marks and cracks that may
normally go un-noticed. By using this
surface inspection tool at an early stage
you will save valuable time and money
during a manufacturing process.
Vibration and
Deformation Analysis
We have three products
to assist your vibration
and deformation analysis
systems work with our
FRAMESplus software to assist all optical
measuring techniques such as free
boundary, interferometry, holography and
projection fringes.
Shearography
Our Intact (tyre test) and ISIS (handheld
defect detection) shearography systems
ofer an inspection method to find areas
of damage or deformations on parts
under stress.
If you have and questions about
application of 3D digitizing, tyre testing,
material testing, automation or quality
assurance our experienced and friendly
team will be happy to help you.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
3D Laser Scanning Systems
3D Measurement Equipment
3D Measurement Systems
3D White Light Scanner
Laser Scanning
Metrology Equipment
White Light Scanner
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STIRLING
1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
West Midlands B1 1BD
Director: Roger Smith
T 0121 314 5575
W www.stirling-uk.com
Business Transfer Specialists and Brokers
Looking to buy or sell an Engineering or
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Stirling is a trusted broker ofering business
owners free information, help and advice
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meeting, please call us on 0121 314 5575
Products and Services
Miscellaneous
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STOCDON LIMITED
2 Manor Park
Mackenzie Way
Swindon Village
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 9TX
Managing Director: Richard Scally
T 01242 241 123
W www.stocdon.co.uk
JBO Thread Gauges
from Stocdon in
Cheltenham have over
30 years in specialist
tooling and are
committed to bringing
you the best.
JBO Thread Gauges are the ultimate
solution for precision thread measuring
across Europe and the UK. With additional
recent success in Asia, JBO’s 70+ year
track record in this programme is
unmistakable. With over 10,000 diferent
thread dimensions and tolerances,
covering threads from 0.5 – 250mm
diameter, enormous resistance to wear and
of the highest precision, the world’s largest
range of TiCN coated, calibrated HSS
Thread Plug Limit gauges are available
exclusively from Stocdon.
In addition to the wide range, the
development of MultiCheck dramatically
cuts the time taken in checking threads over
a specified depth by measurement with a
depth gauge. The MultiCheck has a depth
measuring sleeve which is screwed in and
the depth up to 4 x normal thread diameter
can be read easily of the sleeve.’ If this is
not sufcient, then there is a Vernier
MultiCheck with 0.1mm resolution, or a
digital readout MultiCheck with 0.01mm.
JBO’s commitment to quality, development
and technological advancements is well
known throughout Europe and each
product is manufactured in accordance
with DIN EN ISO 9001, conforming to
national and international standards. All
gauges are checked and certified, using a
highly sophisticated testing process which
takes place separately from production, in
climate-controlled conditions to ensure the
gauges are perfectly accurate.
Stocdon’s customers, from engineering
merchants and the valve industry to those
in motorsport to aerospace, all agree that
“Stocdon has the latest thread gauge
programme ever seen of standard
products, with quick delivery, too”, and
“the best prices in the UK, with Plug
Gauges and Ring Gauges with a big
advantage over the rest of the
marketplace”. These delighted customers
have also noted that the quality of the
tools exceed that of all UK competition,
and Stocdon states that the only way to
truly understand this enthusiasm is to try
these great, cost-efective, problem-free
thread gauges first-hand.
Products and Services
Workholding, Cutting &
Ancillary Equipment
Cutting Tools
Workholding Equipment
Metrology Equipment
Digital Thread Gauges
Thread Gauges
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SUPERITE TOOLS LTD
Vigo Place
Aldridge
Walsall
West Midlands WS9 8UG
Managing Director: Mike Collins Technical Manager: Steve Taylor
Accreditations: AS 9100, GTMA World Class and ISO 9001
T 01922 451 151
W www.superite.co.uk
Superite’s core business is the fast
response modification and repair service
of plastic mould tools up to 12 tonne and
machining of large bolster sets to the
toolmaking industry for moulders and
toolrooms from Scotland to Cornwall and
one of and small batch precision
machining for various engineering sectors.
We have experience in automotive lenses,
trim and underbonnet components, white
goods, crates and boxes moulded by either
hot runner, twin shot, and gas injection.
This emphasis on modifications and
repairs allows us to have short term
capacity available to be able to ofer a
fast turnaround without the capacity
constraints that simultaneous manufacture
of new tools creates.
A very small number of tools are designed
and manufactured and tend to be those
that cannot be made overseas due to the
high level of quality and long term
reliability required, or where the product
is of a confidential nature such as the
defence sector or where there is a fear of
patent infringement.
The company has its own team of designers,
utilising Delcam Powershape PRO E +
Autocad CAD/CAM on 6 seats, DNC linked
to the toolroom and able to accept data via
IDEAS/CATIA/PRO E 32/IGES.
We employ 28 personnel, on a shift basis,
allowing us to ofer and maintain short
delivery times for our tooling contracts.
Superite has ISO 9001:2000
accreditation, EN AS9100 and world class
toolmakers certification.
The toolroom is fully equipped with 10
CNC Machining Centres and 5 CNC Wire
+ Sink EDM Machines & CNC Lathe all
linked to the CAM System, EDMs, Copy
Millers, Jig Grinding, Surface and
Cylindrical Grinding Machines.
Our markets for moulds are within the
Automotive, Business Machines, Domestic
Appliance, Medical and Aerospace Sectors.
All our tools have a 12 month warranty.
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SUPERITE TOOLS LTDCONT…
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC High Speed Milling
CNC Horizontal Milling
CNC Turning
CNC Vertical Milling
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Compression Mould
Gas Injection Mould
Injection Mould
Moulds with Hot Runner Systems
Multi Cavity Mould
Multi Shot Mould
Pressure Die
Prototype Mould Tool
PVC Mould
Reaction Injection Mould
Rubber Mould
Structural Foam Mould
Precision Machining - Conventional
Horizontal Milling
Vertical Milling
Jigs & Fixtures
Jig Design
Machining Jig
Miscellaneous
Scanning and Digitising
Mould & Die - Services
Mould Design
Mould Polishing
Machines/Equipment
1 x Huron TX
1 x ONA 460
1 x Mikron 1200
1 x ONA 360
1 x DMG 103V
1 x ONA 2030
1 x DMG 80E
1 x ONA 2060
2 x Bridgeport VMC 1000
EDM Machines – Wire
High Speed M/C Centres
1 x ONA 400E
1 x Anayak 1800 M/C Centre
1 x Bridgeport Interact Miller
CNC Turning: 1 x Alpha 550
Inspection: Mitutoyo 706CMM
EDM Machines – Sink:
Surface Finish Microscope
Baty Profile Projector
Plant/Equipment
Capability Max. Size Handled
Die Sinking Up To “x” 2200mm, “y” 1100mm, “z” 1000mm
Surface Grinding Up To “x” 1800mm, “y” 610mm, “z” 500mm
Milling Up To “x” 2200mm, “y” 1100mm, “z” 1000mm
Turning Up To “x” 800mm, “y”100mm
Wire Erosion Up To “x” 1200mm, “y” 800mm, “z” 440mm
(spark erosion)
Try Out Facilities Up To “x” 850mm, “y” 850mm, “z”1200mm
CAD/CAM
Hardware Includes 7 Pentium III Workstations
Software Includes Delcam Powershape, Autocad 2000
Duct Draft, Powermill and Pro-E
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SURFACE GENERATION
7 Brackenbury Court
Lyndon Barns
Edith Weston Road
Lyndon, Oakham
Rutland LE15 8TW
Contact: Ben Halford
T 0870 0131 235
W www.surface-generation.com
Surface Generation is a world leader in the
design and manufacture of fiber reinforced
composite processing solutions.
The company’s patented conventional and
reconfigurable tooling platforms combined
with multi-zone ‘real-time’ control
gives users the ability to guarantee
Production to Functional Specifications
(PtFS), eliminating post moulding quality
assurance (QA) operations.
PtFS technology is applicable across a
range of sectors including low volume
Aerospace (primary, secondary & tertiary
structures) and high volume Automotive
components.
Products and Services
Press Tools - Manufacture
Pin Tooling Technology
Subtractive Pin tooling
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SYSTEM 3R UK
Paradise Way
Walsgrave Triangle
Coventry
West Midlands CV2 2ST
Head of UK Operations: Peter Lampitt
T 02476 538 653
W www.system3r.com
System 3R are one of the world’s leading
tooling, workholding and automation
specialists, providing productivity, accuracy,
efciency and flexibility solutions for
precision engineering and EDM processes.
The key to our success is our neutral ‘open
architecture’, ensuring our systems are
compatible with every type of machine tool
and process. We have also placed
extremely strong emphasis on developing
software that enables machines of all types
to communicate with each other to provide
seam-free production. Ultimately, this
rewards our customers with cost-efective
productivity-enhancing solutions, increased
profitability and the ability to remain
competitive in the global marketplace.
Standardising on one tooling system has
very clear advantages. Primarily it allows
toolmakers to transfer workpieces or
electrodes from one process to another –
from EDM to high-speed multi-axis
machining, for example – without any loss
of positioning or accuracy. With high
technology industries such as aerospace,
motorsport, medical devices and
telecommunications demanding very
strict tolerances, it is vital to select a
tooling system that guarantees repeatable
accuracy down to around 2 microns. By
allowing System 3R to become your ‘One
System Partner’, these benefits will soon
become a reality.
System 3R will help you work smarter
by delivering greater manufacturing
efciencies, reducing costs and improving
productivity. This achievable improvement
to the bottom line will enable you to not
only survive, but grow – and to vitally
secure the future jobs of your workforce.
The challenge to improve machine
productivity and utilisation – from existing
machines – by reducing set-up times and
capitalising on ‘lights-out’ production is
one that System 3R is meeting
successfully all over the world.
Products and Services
Workholding, Cutting &
Ancillary Equipment
Dividing Head
Electronic Dividing Head
Special Purpose Chuck
Vices, Pallet Loading FMS
Workholding Equipment
Miscellaneous
EDM Consumables
Handling Robotics
Jigs & Fixtures
Machining Fixture
Machining Jig
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TALBOT TOOL CO LTD
Grip Works
Crowhurst Road,
Brighton
Sussex BN1 8AT
Sales Contact: R Grifths
T 01273 508 881
W www.talbot-tool.co.uk
The company has specialised in the
manufacture of drill and reamer Jig
Bushes under the trade name of GRIP for
over 60 years, being closely involved in
compiling British Standard 1098 and ISO
Standard 4248 for Jig Bushes.
A large range of Special Purpose Bushes
as well as associated jig and tooling parts
are manufactured and stocked in addition
to the BSS1098 Imperial and Metric ranges.
This extensive stock allows us to dispatch
over 90% of orders for overnight delivery.
Products and Services
Workholding, Cutting & Ancillary
Equipment
Jig Bush
Press Tool - Standard Parts /
Components
Pillars and Bushes
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TATA TECHNOLOGIES
Enterprise Centre
Coventry University
Technology Park
Puma Way, Coventry
West Midlands CV1 2TT
Territory Account Manager: Paul Dainty
T 02476 158 766
W www.tatatechnologies.co.uk
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Products and Services
Software
CAD/CAM Computer Software
Tooling Technologies & Materials
CAD/CAM Systems
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TAYLOR HOBSON
2 New Star Road
Leicester
Leicestershire LE4 9JD
UK Sales Manager: Graeme Foulds
T 0116 276 3771
W www.taylor-hobson.com
“Global Excellence in Metrology”
Taylor Hobson is an ultra-precision
technology company operating at the
highest levels of accuracy within the field of
surface and form metrology. We provide
contact and non-contact measurement
solutions to the most demanding
applications on a global basis, with a
worldwide infrastructure to support our
clients, wherever they may be.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Roundness Measuring Equipment
Surface Roughness Measurement
Systems
TAYLOR SPECIAL STEELS LTD
Pearsall Drive
Oldbury
West Midlands B69 2RA
Managing Director: Howard Mitchell
Accreditations: ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO9001:2008
T 0121 552 2741
W www.taylorspecialsteels.co.uk
Taylor Special Steels Ltd is an independent
Stockholder and Distributor of High Speed
Steels and Tool Steels.
We are approved to BS EN ISO 9001:2008
which underlines our commitment to
Quality and Service.
As the exclusive independent stockholder
and distributor of High Speed Steel
produced by Erasteel, the world’s largest
manufacturer of High Speed Steel, we
have an unrivalled range of top quality
grades and sizes.
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Tool Steels
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TECHNI-MODUL
ENGINEERING
Z.A. De Perache
63114 Coudes
France
Business Development Manager: Chantal Wierckx
T +33 (0) 4 73 54 53 46
W www.techni-modul-engineering.eu
Founded in 1986, the Ordimoule Company
has rapidly being oriented to the
processing technologies of composite
materials. Our determination and know-
how in the last 25 years have enabled us to
provide our customers innovative solutions,
efcient, approved and reliable worldwide.
Techni Modul Engineering, borne from the
merger of our companies Ordimoule and
Techni Modul, is now a benchmark and
integrator of the development of
composite processes and of the turn-key
solutions for the design and realization of
production equipment.
The composite industry started its
development, thanks to the impulse of
significant innovations like the first glasses
fiber and the first carbon fiber. Today, new
major innovations lead the market growth,
favoring technical, economic and qualitative
improvements all along the chain. Techni-
modul Engineering positionned itself on this
growing market, thanks to its capacity to
innovate to fit with the needs of a market
more and more exigent concerning the ratio
costs/quality/sustainability.
The diversity of our expertise enables us
to complete your projects through
the realization of your equipment
for development, prototyping or serial
production according to your needs. We
assist our clients in their decision making
regarding the manufacturing process in
order to optimize their production. In our
business, the turn-key solutions are revealed
to be what our customers are looking for.
Our products, toolings and special machines,
meet the overall need of the customer.
Techni-modul Engineering can manage
various manufacturing technologies for
the production of composite parts,
allowing you to optimize your production
by minimizing the costs of your projects.
We are mainly experienced in the
following processing methods :
RTM: Resin Transfer Moulding
Infusion
Thermoformage
Prepregs
FPTM: Final Pressure Transfer Moulding
Products and Services
Composites
Aerospace Components
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TECH-NI-PLANT LTD
Unit 4 Holt Court North
Heneage Street West
Aston Science Park
Birmingham
West Midlands B7 4AX
Managing Director: Gary Cooper Sales Contact: Shirley Hamilton
T 0121 359 8545
Tech-ni-Plant Ltd has been established
at Aston Science Park in Birmingham for
20 years.
The company supplies a full range of
surface treatment processes from its
service centre, to moulders, mould-
makers, toolmakers and in-house
processors. These include:
Ion Implantation – a clean, environmentally
friendly, no risk, low temperature
impregnation of nitrogen, which improves
wear resistance and micro hardness.
Cr-i-onising – an ion implantated
chromium layer giving wear, low friction
and chemical resistance.
Hard Chromium and Electroless Nickel
Plating – corrosion resistant metal
platings, able to ofer both wear and
corrosion resistance, over a thickness
range of 5 microns to 75 microns for
protection of new tooling or adding size
to damaged or worn parts.
Eas-i-glide – a PTFE/Nickel composite,
ofering a non-stick/easy-release surface.
The sub micron particles of PTFE
make the coating self-lubricating and is
applied to complex forms and items with
little draught.
Titanium, Titanium Aluminium, Titanium
Carbo and Chromium Nitride; and FGN
are all thin 3 to 5 microns gold, silver-grey,
or pink coatings ofering very high
hardness and efective metal-to-metal
friction reduction.
New processes now available include
diamond like coating, nickel silicon boride,
and copper plating.
Other services available include mould
polishing, materials evaluation and
testing, and failure analysis. The company
has a strong involvement with
Universities, Institutes and other
commercial supply houses, in order to be
aware of all new processes and materials
becoming available in the market place.
Please contact us for further information.
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Abrasion Resistant Surface Treatment
Anti-Corrosion Surface Treatment
Electroless Nickel Plating
Hard Chrome Plating
Ion Implantation
Low Friction Surface Treatment
Special Process Surface Treatment
Surface Coatings
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TESA TECHNOLOGY UK LTD
Metrology House
Halesfield 13
Telford
Shropshire TF7 4PL
Contact: Sales Desk
T 01952 681 349
W www.tesabs.co.uk
TESA Technology UK Ltd ofer one of the
world’s largest ranges of metrology
equipment with the aim to provide the
‘Complete Metrology Solution’.
The TESA brand of products,
manufactured in Switzerland, has over
4,000 items in its range. This includes
products for the shop-floor, inspection
room, and calibration laboratory.
The TESA brand name is well respected
and synonymous with quality and reliability.
Other well-respected brand names are
Mercer, Etalon, Roch and Interapid.
The UK organisation, with its head ofce
situated in Telford, is well equipped to
support the sales and service of all
products. On-site facilities include sales,
demonstration showroom, and product
support/repair centre.
Some of the leading products include:
- Precision hand tools -
micrometers, calipers, bore gauges,
dial gauges, etc.
- Surface roughness instruments
- Gauging components -
electronic display units, probes
- Digital Height Gauges
- Manual Co-ordinate
Measuring Machines
- Vision Systems
- Profile Round Part
Measuring Machines
- High Accuracy Calibration
Equipment
Recently introduced products include the
new TESA Micro-Hite 3D Dual A unique 2
in 1 Manual and CNC CMM.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Bore Gauge
CMM
Digital Calliper
Digital Depth Gauge
Digital Height Gauge
Digital Micrometer
Electronic Gauging System
External Micrometer
Optical Measuring Systems
Profile Projector
Vision System
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THIRD DIMENSION
3 Brabazon Ofce Park
Golf Course Lane
Filton, Bristol
Avon BS34 7PZ
Head of Operations: John Kane
T 03333 44 3000
W www.third.com
Third Dimension is a leading developer and
manufacturer of non contact, precision
profile measurement solutions.
GapGun technology is designed for shop
floor use to measure not just gaps, but
forms and features incredibly accurately.
Adopted extensively across the globe, our
optical measurement systems are used by
the largest names in aerospace, automotive
and energy sectors worldwide.
Products and Services
Metrology - Services
Metrology Services
Metrology Equipment
Metrology Equipment
Non-contact Laser Gauging
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC
Unit 4/8 Sufolk Drive
Fairwood Industrial Park
Ashford
Kent TN23 4FD
Director of Plastics & R&D: Jef Coulling
T +44 (0)1233 648 240
W www.thermo.com/abgene
Thermo Scientific Molecular Biology
Solutions from Abgene includes PCR and
qPCR reagents and a wide variety of
plastic consumables such as tubes, strips,
plates, Armadillo plates and storage plates.
Products and Services
Moulders Directory
Clean Room Facility
Toolmaking facilities
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THOMAS KEATING LTD
Station Mills Daux Road
Billingshurst
West Sussex
RH14 9SH
Managing Director: Richard Wylde Works Director: Michael Clack
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series
T 01403 782 045
W www.terahertz.co.uk
Thomas Keating Ltd 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 in the electronic and
medical fields such including medical
parts, hearing aids, aerosols, spray
dispensers and rigid packaging.
Scientific ground and satellite instruments
are also produced for our sister company
on the same site using the toolmaking skills
of our highly skilled staf - for example TK
developed 67 pairs of radiometric targets
to calibrate ALMA, the European Southern
Observatory (ESO)’s flagship ground-
based telescope based in Chile.
Recent investment has been made in the
field of electroforming wave-guide
component technology. Our electroforming
capabilities covers both copper and nickel
supported by our gold plating processing.
Recent production machinery investments
have added to our machinery base include
a Huron VMC and a Doosan Puma mill turn
machining centre.
We have a fully integrated CAD/CAM
capability built around Pro/Engineer
Wildfire and EdgeCAM CAM software,
with direct Ethernet links to all of our
numerous CNC machines.
We have expanded our Jig Grinding
capabilities to now include 3 CNC and 3
Manual Moore machines in a temperature
controlled room where we process vital
parts for AgustaWestland helicopters to
high accuracy with quick turn round. This
also allows TK to also ofer a subcontract
service for the grinding of forms, holes,
punches and dies etc. Tolerances of 4
microns are the norm!
We have recently had our 400 Moore jig
grinder rebuilt bringing the machine to
better than original build tolerances with
the added option of 3D micro milling by
CNC control of the Z axis.
Therefore, if you have a technical plastic
component which requires an accurate
mould tool from 1 to 96 cavities - please
call us and find out more about our
company - we have the experience and
the skills to support your project.
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Products and Services
Jigs And Fixtures
Assembly Jig
Gauging Jig
CNC Precision Machining
CNC High Speed Milling
CNC Horizontal Milling
CNC Solid Sink
CNC Turning
CNC Vertical Milling
CNC Wire Erosion
Precision Machining - Conventional
Cylindrical Grinding
Die Sinking
Form Grinding
Horizontal Milling
Jig Boring
Jig Grinding
Optical Profile Grinding
Profile Grinding
Surface Grinding
Turning
Vertical Milling
Mould And Die - Manufacture
Die for Plastic
Injection Mould
Moulds with Hot Runner Systems
Multi Shot Mould
Prototype Mould Tool
Press Tools - Manufacture
Fine Blanking Tool
Lamination Tool
Press Tool Modification
Press Tool Repair
Press Tool Servicing
Punch Press Tool
Small Progression Tool
Small Tungsten Carbide Progression Tool
Tungsten Carbide Lamination Tool
Mould And Die - Services
Mould Design
Mould Polishing
Tool Trials
Press Tools - Services
Press Tool Design
Plant/Equipment - Thomas Keating plant list:
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
2 x Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5
on Dell Workstations
1 x HP Printjet A0 Plotter
1 x Dell 3110CN Colour Laser Printer
1 x HP 4P 600dpi Laser Printer
1 HP OfceJet K7100 A3 Colour Printer
Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM)
3 x Dell Workstations PC’s running
EdgeCAM and Excalibar CAM for
Wire Erosion, Turning and Milling
with links to CAD.
Wire Erosion
1 x Agie DEM250 Wire erosion machine.
1 x Agiecut Classic 2S Wire erosion machine.
CNC Erosion
1 x Agie Integral 2 Spark Erosion Machine
1 x Agietron 1U Spark Erosion Machine
1 x Agietron Compact 1 spark
Erosion machine
Fast hole drilling
1 x Sodick EDM fast hole drill
Manual Erosion
2 x Charmille D.10 Spark Erosion
Machines
CNC Turning
1 x Hardinge Super Precision Turning
Centre with Fagor controller
1 x Yang SML 30 turning Centre with
Fanuc controller.
1 x DMG Gildermeister CTX 400 CNC
Lathe with live tooling, Fanuc controller.
1 x Doosan Puma 2600Y CNC lathe,
Y axis control with Fanuc controller
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Manual Turning
1 x Dean Smith & Grace Lathe
2 x Hardinge High Speed Precision Lathe
2 x Harrison Lathe M300 complete
with readout
CNC Milling
1 x DMG 50V Vertical
High Speed Machining
1 x Bostomatic 32 GS CNC
High Speed milling machine
1 x Matsuura MC-550VG
Machining centre
1 x Huron Working envelope X1000mm
Y800mm Z500mm. Renishaw touch
probe and Hiendenhain tool setter.
20 pocket tool changer.
Manual Milling
1 x Dufour Milling Machine complete
with digital readout and all
ancilliary equipment
1 x Bridgeport BR2J Milling Machine
with digital readouts and all
ancilliary equipment
Jig Boring
1 x SIP Jig Borer 2
1 x SIP Jig Borer 1H
Drilling
1 x Aciera Co-ordinate Drilling Machine
complete with digital readout
1 x Radial Drilling Machine
1 x Pedestal Drill
CNC Jig Grinding
1 x Moore CNC CP 8400 Jig Grinder
1 x Moore CNC CP Fanuc control
1 x Moore CNC CP4 axis 1050 with
new drives and Fanuc controller
Jig Grinding
3 x Moore/Catmur Jig Grinders
Profile Grinding
1 x Wickman Optical Profile Grinder
Surface Grinding
11 x Jones & Shipman 540
Surface Grinders
1 x Jones & Shipmman 1540
Surface Grinder
7 x Optidress attachments
2 x Scopes
1 x Jacobsen 1832 Surface Grinder
complete with hydraulic wheel dresser
Universal Grinding
1 x 1212 Jones & Shipman
Cylindrical grinder
1 x 1311 Jones & Shipman
universal grinder
Sawing
1 x Doall Bandsaw
Others
1 x Delapena hone
1 x Taylor Hobson Engraving Machine
Usual Toolroom Inspection equipment
including Rockwell Hardness Tester,
Parnum Electronic Gauge, Nikon
Toolmakers’ Microscope, Mitutoyo
Toolmakers’ Microscope, Tesa Internal
Micrometers, Hommel Height Gauges, etc.
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TINIUS OLSEN LTD
6 Perrywood Business Park
Honeycrock Lane
Salfords (near Redhill)
Surrey RH1 5DZ
Sales Manager: Steve Taylor
T +44 1737 765 001
W www.tiniusolsen.com
Tinius Olsen is one of the world’s
foremost specialist manufacturers and
supplier of testing machinery for almost
all industry sectors. Our machines are
designed for use in Research and Quality
Control departments to Measure, Prove,
and Check the strength and performance
of materials, be they metals, composites,
polymers, rubbers, adhesives, etc., and
finished components.
We manufacture a diverse range of
equipment for a whole series of physical
tests including measurement of tensile
strength, shear strength, compression
strength, flexural (or bending) strength ,
puncture / burst resistance, tear strength,
peel strength, melt flow, impact resistance
in both Charpy and Izod configurations,
friction resistance, stifness, heat
distortion (or DTUL) / Vicat penetration,
and torsional strength.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Most of our equipment can be connected
to, and run from, our Horizon software
which also provides comprehensive test
data analysis and subsequent SPC
analyses on acquired test data.
All such tests are designed and
implemented by Tinius Olsen in
accordance with key international testing
standards including ISO, EN, ASTM, DIN,
BS, JIS and other industrial standards.
Tinius Olsen has been manufacturing,
calibrating, and servicing physical testing
equipment of the highest quality for
decades. We have established an
unsurpassed record of reliability, by building
high quality machines, by encouraging
customer programs of proper preventive
maintenance, and by maintaining a trained
field staf committed to maximising
equipment performance and longevity. Our
calibration equipment and software has
been developed for the exclusive use of our
calibration and service personnel, and it
demonstrates our continuing commitment
to your quality assurance and support
needs. The software assures our customers
of our strict compliance with the
requirements of the applicable ISO
Tinius Olsen’s calibration service is
accredited in accordance with the
International Standard ISO/IEC
17025:2005 by UKAS (United Kingdom
Accreditation Service) for a variety of
calibration standards.
UKAS are signatories to the ILAC
(International Laboratory Accreditation
Cooperation) Mutual Recognition
Arrangement, whose aim is to develop
international cooperation for facilitating
trade by promoting the acceptance of
accredited tests and calibration results
from accredited laboratories by industry,
as well as government, including results
from laboratories in other countries.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Materials Testing Machines
Tension/Compression Machines
CS / TIMBER / ALLOYS / FASTENERS
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TOKAI CARBON EUROPE
Roway Lane
Oldbury
Warley
West Midlands B69 3EJ
Sales Manager: Carl Daughters Sales Contact: Jo Cheung
T +44 (0) 121 552 5577
W www.tokaicarboneurope.com
Tokai Carbon Europe is a stockist of
premium grade graphites for EDM
electrode, high temperature and
mechanical applications. TCE are one of the
largest suppliers of EDM products to the
mould making industry. With our range of
premium grade graphites for EDM
electrodes, our technical support staf and
a range of pre-prepared EDM blanks we can
ofer the complete package. Our HK range
is now recognised as one of the leading
grades of EDM graphites in the world. We
also ofer free machining copper (TELCO),
HDHC copper (section, bar and tube), fully
synthetic Di -electric oil, (Steelfluid).
The company is also a machinist of
graphite electrodes, capable of 3D and
ground shapes, with high speed machining
and full CAD/CAM facilities – Various files
(IGES, DXF, DWG, STEP, etc.), 3D
modelling from 2D flat drawings, Grades
HK1, HK2, HK75 – Rolls Royce approved.
Products and Services
Miscellaneous
EDM Consumables
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Graphite Electrode Block
Tool Design
Precision Machining - Conventional
Horizontal Milling
Turning
Vertical Milling
Jigs And Fixtures
Machining Jig
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series and ISO 9001
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TOOLRITE LTD
Media House
27-29 Tallon Road
Hutton, Brentwood
Essex CM13 1TE
Managing Director: Paul Speirs Manager: Steven Barron
T 01277 200 552
W www.toolrite.co.uk
The company has been established for
over 50 years as Toolmakers and Precision
Engineers. Over this time a lot of
experience has been gained in tooling for
the Electrical and Pharmaceutical Industry.
Our toolroom is situated in Brentwood,
Essex close to the M25 motorway.
PRESS TOOLS:
All types of Press Tools are designed and
manufactured, including multi-stage,
multi-line Progression Tools.
BLISTER PACK TOOLS:
We design and manufacture tablet
packaging tooling for the Pharmaceutical
Industry to suit most types of machines.
CNC MACHINING:
We are able to ofer CNC Machine
capacity, including wire erosion.
For further information on the service
we can ofer, contact Paul Speirs or
Steve Barron.
Products and Services
Special Purpose Equipment
Pharmaceutical Line Tooling
Press Tools - Manufacture
Small Blanking Tool
Small Piercing Tool
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TOTAL METAL
PRODUCTS LIMITED
Unit 3
Mayhill Industrial Estate
Monmouth NP25 3LX
Contact: Steve Richards
T 07785 352 744
W www.totalmetalproducts.com
TMP has in-house expertise in roll
forming, stretch bending and piercing,
and punching of various components.
With over 50 years experience in the
automotive industry it is in the business
of providing solutions from the basic and
simple through to the more innovative
high end production issues.
Through its associated engineering
services team it can also assess feasibility
of customer produced component designs,
both speeding up product development
and also reducing tooling costs.
Its product/service range includes:
Roll Forming Solutions – TMP supplies, at
attractive prices, roll forming solutions
which can range from manufacture of
duplicate raft solutions through to
complete packages, including inline seam
welding and punching operations. Savings
in tooling budgets can be as high as 50%.
Stretch Bending Solutions - TMP has
more than 35 years stretch bending
experience and ofers a variety of
standard machine designs to suit market
needs. These include electrical servo
driven machines which suit components
with low tensile strength, through to
hydraulic driven stretch benders, that can
be controlled via conventional controls
and utilising cams for 3D and stretch.
For more complex projects it can use
proportional control which carries the
benefit of servo type CNC control; and for
high output projects auto loading systems
can be directly linked to the roll form lines.
It also ofers automatic unload systems
which, when combined with automatic
loading, can reduce manning
requirements dramatically.
Pierce and Punching Solutions - TMP
designs and manufactures punching and
piercing rigs to suit both the application and
budget. As these are bespoke machines
there is no limit to the size or complexity.
TMP uses Faro 3D measurement
technology which ensures the machine is
set to CAD data and thus guarantees
accuracy at an early stage of the project.
Products and Services
Jigs & Fixtures
Piercing Jig
Special Purpose Equipment
Punching Equipment
Roll Forming Equipment
Stretch Bending Equipment
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Roll Forming
Stretch Bending
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TREMIC TOOLS LIMITED
37 Hermitage Way
Hermitage Lane Ind Est
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire NG18 5ES
Managing Director: Trevor Webb
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series and ISO 9001
T 01623 656 405
W www.tremic-tools.co.uk
Established in 1985, Tremic Tools Limited
is a small/medium sized company, with a
multi-skilled workforce, ofering a fast,
efcient service to the plastic injection
mould tool industry.
Our main core business is caps and
closures although all types of tooling
enquiry are accepted.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Turning
CNC Vertical Milling
CNC Wire Erosion
Precision Machining - Conventional
Cylindrical Grinding
Die Sinking
Jig Boring
Surface Grinding
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Injection Mould
Moulds with Hot Runner Systems
Prototype Mould Tool
Mould & Die - Services
Tool Trials
Tooling Repairs
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needs in the supply chain.
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TRESCAL
Saxony Way
Blackbushe Business Park
Yateley
Surrey GU46 6GT
Sales Manager: James Sherlock
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series
T 01252 533 300
W www.trescal.com
Trescal, the international specialist
in calibration, provides a broad
range of services for the test and
measuring equipment market.
Trescal is present in 16 countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark,
France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands,
United Kingdom, United States, Romania
and Tunisia.
Supplementing the standard technical
services (verification, calibration and repair
of T&M instruments), Trescal ofers its
expertise for the implementation and
acquisition of measurement
systems, customised equipment
pool management software
solutions, metrology and technical
support, and training.
Trescal operates in 65 calibration
laboratories and employs over 1,600 people
globally. Trescal service 25,000 customers
in various sectors such as Defence,
Aerospace, Aeronautics, Automotive,
Power Generation & Utilities, Electronics
Manufacturing, Communications and
Medical & Chemistry.
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Laboratory Contact Details
Trescal Limited, Sanders Building
Gunnels Wood Road
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AU
Tel: +44 (0) 1438 772 003
Fax: +44 (0) 1438 772 203
Trescal Ltd
Park Gate Close,
Bredbury Park Way,
Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2SL
Tel: +44 (0) 161 406 7878
Fax: +44 (0) 161 406 7979
Trescal Ltd
71B Whitecraigs Road,
Glenrothes
Fife KY6 2RX
Tel: +44 (0) 1592 773 008
Fax: +44 (0) 1592 772 877
Trescal Ltd
Greenfold Way, Orford Court,
Leigh Commerce Park,
Leigh WN7 3XJ
Tel: +44 (0) 161 406 7878
Fax: +44 (0) 161 406 7979
Trescal (EMS)
Greenfold Way, Orford Court,
Leigh Commerce Park,
Leigh WN7 3XJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 533 334
Fax: +44 (0) 1942 604 627
Trescal Ltd
Fulwood Road South
Sutton-in-Ashfield,
Nottingham NG17 2JZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1623 555 110
Fax: +44 (0) 1623 555 022
Trescal Ltd
Ramsay Building, Muirton Way
Donbristle Industrial Park
Dalgety Bay, Fife K11 9FZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1383 646 500
(A member of the Trescal group)
MD Calibration Services
Cunlife Drive Industrial Estate,
Cunlife Drive, Kettering NN16 8LD
Tel: +44 (0) 1536 515 633
Fax: +44 (0) 1536 515 632
(A member of the Trescal group)
Antech Calibration Services
Hewett Road,
Gapton Hall Industrial Estate
Great Yarmouth NR31 0NN
Tel: +44 (0) 1493 440 600
Fax: +44 (0) 1493 440 606
Products and Services
Metrology - Services
Calibration Service
Contract Measurement
Metrology Equipment Reconditioning
Metrology Equipment Repair
Metrology Equipment Servicing
UKAS Laboratory
WHERE WE ARE
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TRIUNE PRECISION
ENGINEERING LTD
Spring Lane
Malvern Link
Malvern, Worcestershire
WR14 1AJ
Managing Director: Mick Carter
T 01684 573 331
W www.triuneprecision.co.uk
Serving the Automotive, Aerospace and
Domestic Industries
The Malvern-based company design and
manufacture a variety of tooling including
high pressure die cast tools, forging dies,
clip and trim tools, rubber moulds, plastic
injection moulds, extrusion tooling and
gravity moulds, weighing from a few kilos
up to 9 tonnes.
Triune also repair, refurbish and rebuild
existing tooling and can also machine
castings, precision components and
complex 3D components.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Grinding
CNC High Speed Machining
CNC Spark Erosion
Mould And Die - Manufacture
Forging Dies
Gravity Dies- Foundry
High/Low Pressure Dies
Lost Wax Dies
Mould and Die Manufacture
Plastic Injection Mould
Pressure Die
Rubber Mould
UDDEHOLM LTD
European Business Park
Taylors Lane
Oldbury
West Midlands B69 2BN
Contact:
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series
T 0121 552 5511
W www.uddeholm.co.uk
Uddeholm supply high quality tool steels,
premium grade die steels, powder
metallurgy tool and high speed steels
through their worldwide sales organisation.
Comprehensive stocks in Oldbury, West
Midlands consist of Mould, Die and Bolster
steels for all types of tooling applications
including Plastics Moulding, Press Work,
Cold Forming, Diecasting, Forging and
Extrusion. In addition, Uddeholm are the
sole agents for the Brush Wellman range
of Beryllium Copper alloys ‘MOLDMAX’
and ‘PROTHERM’.
Most of the steel is stocked in the pre-
machined condition and can be supplied
fine-machined or ground, as required by
the customer. We are also able to ofer
machined plates and machined bolsters.
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Tool Steels
Tooling Materials
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UNIJIG LTD
Bowling Back Lane
Bradford
West Yorkshire BD4 8UF
Director: Andre Dewhirst Director: Gavin Dewhirst
Accreditations: ISO 9001: 2000
T 01274 656 750
W www.unijig.co.uk
Our mission as a leading supplier of
precision machining is to deliver total
satisfaction to our customers with every
order we fulfil.
We Specialise in the manufacture of Die &
Mould Bases for Plastic Moulding Tools,
Pressure Die-casting Tools, Press Tools,
for Medical, Pharmaceutical and other
industries. In addition we ofer a Precision
Machining service for Automotive, Medical,
Pharmaceutical and other Precision
Components. We understand your need for
assured quality, reliability of delivery and
competitive, value-for-money prices.
We know you also want a supplier who
can communicate with you efectively on
technical matters and ofer speedy
solutions to specific problems – and since
the company was founded in 1976 we
have worked consistently to achieve this.
We are ISO 9001: 2000 accredited (Cert
No FM691) and have a policy of
continuous improvement – our approach
is to ensure our workforce is well-trained,
using state-of-the-art equipment to
produce world class products.
Our people determine our reputation –
and they are committed to upholding our
reputation as leading manufacturers of
precision engineering parts and special
die mould bases.
Their skills and motivation determine
the quality of Unijig’s reputation and
attitudes of ‘right first time’ are
encouraged at all times.
Our capabilities include:
- CNC Machining – up to 2.5m x 1.5m
- 3D Machining up to
1,230mm x 2,200mm x 800mm
- Large Surface Grinding – 1m x 2.4m
- Wire Erosion –
600mm x 400mm x 350mm
- Gundrilling –
20mm Dia x 1m Blind. 2m Thru
- CNC Co-ordinate measuring machine
- Dxf, Step and IGES compatibility
- Weight up to 4 tonnes per Plate
Products and Services
Mould And Die - Manufacture
3D Machining
Bolsters Special Machining
Die Sets Special Machining
Mould And Die - Services
3D Machining
Bolsters Special Machining
Die Sets Special Machining
Gun Drilling
Long Bed Grinding
Surface Grinding
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Horizontal Milling
CNC Vertical Milling
Gun Drilling
Wire Erosion
Press Tool - Standard Parts /
Components
Custom Die Set
Grinding Long Bed
Grinding Surface
Precision Machining - Conventional
Gun Drilling
Long Bed Grinding
Surface Grinding
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UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON,
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING
School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton
Telford Campus, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9NT
T 01902 321 402 W www.wlv.ac.uk
Senior Consultant: Jon Rackley Reader in Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Dr Mark Stanford
Faculty of Science and Engineering
In order to maintain our role in the
economy, the regeneration of the Black
Country and to meet national and global
demand the University is committed to
growing its base in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This is of paramount importance for the
rebuilding of the economy. The Black
Country is the home of much of the
manufacturing base and it needs a strong
vocational university to support it.
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Materials Research
Rapid Prototyping Services
Rapid Prototyping Services
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UTILVIGO
Parque Tecnológico y
Logístico (PTL, Calle C
s/n, 36314 - Vigo
Pontevedra, Spain
Business Development Manager: Blai Villadrich International Department: Cristina Agra
Accreditations: ISO 9001 and ISO 9001: 2008
T +34 986 211 961
W www.utilvigo.es
After more than 20 years
experience, UTILVIGO is
the leader of the national
and international market in
the machining of high precision and high
responsibility parts.
UTILVIGO manufactures parts from special
materials such as CuA10NiFe4, S355K2G3
for submarines and the shipbuilding
sector, and 2000 series Aluminium control
prototypes for the automobile sector.
We are homologated suppliers of parts
for submarines, ships, hydraulic power
plants, the automobile sector…
Our company is equipped with state of
the art technology in 5-axle machinery, 3-
D CAD-CAM programmes and with the
know-how of our personnel with ample
experience in the field of precision tools.
Moving to our current facilities in 2006
has represented a major leap in the
quality of our processes and products, by
enabling us to invest in the necessary
manufacturing and control equipment.
As founding members of the CEAGA
(Cluster de Empresas de la Automoción
de Galicia - Galicia Automotive Cluster
Firms, established in 1997), we have
always supported all those initiatives
devoted to the promotion of the sector’s
activities and the creation of synergies,
which are basic in such a competitive and
globalised environment as this one.
The Design department has the capacity
necessary for the design and development
of products. The use of cutting edge CAD-
CAM tools allows us to manufacture any
prototype or piece from its 3-D design,
based either on our own designs, or on
those provided by our clients.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
5-Axis Machining
5-Axis Milling
Boring - Deep Hole (CNC)
VALE DESIGN
18 Vale Court
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire
HG5 9NF
Owner: Tim Godolphin
T 01423 864 161
Products and Services
Jigs And Fixtures Jig Design
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VERISURF UK LTD
46 Cowleigh Road
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 1QD
Contact: James Barnes
T 01684 891 372
W www.verisurf.com
Verisurf Software, is a dimensional
metrology software development company
committed to delivering advanced
computer-aided inspection, reverse
engineering and laser projection solutions.
Verisurf software helps manufacturers
produce higher quality products in less
time and at a lower cost with automated
Model-Based processes that drive all
measurement devices.
Computer Aided Inspection
Verisurf automates manufacturing with lean
inspection techniques including portable
metrology, laser scanning and model based
definition. Portable metrology enables
manufacturers to bringing inspection to the
parts rather than routing all parts to
inspection. Laser scanning enables
noncontact surface capture for profile
inspection. Model Based Definition uses the
CAD model for rapid real time inspection
with 2D drawings. Verisurf also provides a full
spectrum of documentation and reporting
capabilities for enhanced efciency
throughout the entire product lifecycle.
3D CAD Platform
Verisurf’s powerful 3D CAD Platform
enables the user to create 2D or 3D CAD
models or start by importing any 2D or 3D
CAD model in standard formats such as;
DXF, IGES, STEP, Parasolid, ACIS or native
CAD formats including; Autodesk
AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Dassault
SolidWorks, Siemens SolidEdge, Kubotek
KeyCreator, Mastercam, Rhino, SpaceClaim
or optional Dassault Catia V4/V5, Siemens
UG, NX and PTC Pro/E, CREO.
Metrology Device Support
Verisurf is a common platform for all
major measurement systems so you can
choose the right projection technology to
meet your specific requirements while
reducing training and support costs.
Supported measurement systems include;
Hexagon, Romer, Lieca, Faro, Nikon, NDI,
Creaform and more.
For more information, visit the Verisurf
website at www.verisurf.com.
Computer monitor shows Verisurf Software
controlling the Laser Tracker portable CMM
used to inspect the SpaceX Dragon capsule.
The software displays the in large green
in-tolerance deviation between the
capsule and it’s respective CAD model in
real time to quickly determine if the
capsule is assembled with specifications.
Coast Composites uses Verisurf Software
and Laser Trackers to automate the
building of Airbus composite wing tools
within specified tolerances.
The software helps the tool builder quickly
determine tool surfaces that are within
specification or require additional benching.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
3D Measurement Equipment
Metrology Software
Software
CAD/CAM Computer Software
Metrology Software
Production Control Software
Metrology - Services
CMM Inspection
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VERUS PRECISION LTD
Aughamore Far
Industrial Park
Sligo, Ireland
Sales Director: Des Forde
Accreditations: ISO 2001:2008, ISO 9001 and UKAS
T +353 (0)71 9310323
T +353 (0)71 9310324
W www.verus.ie
Verus is a product and manufacturing
consultancy based in Sligo, Ireland.
Our focus is to give support to national
and international customers in the fields
of product design, metrology and FEA
analysis techniques. In addition to this, we
are also providers of rapid manufacturing
and prototyping solutions through our
prototyping bureau.
Products and Services
Metrology - Services
Calibration Service
Contract Measurement
Measuring System Design
Metrology Services
Jigs & Fixtures
Gauging Fixture
Inspection Fixture
Mould & Die - Manufacture
Moldflow
Moldflow Analysis
Moulders Directory
Product Design
Project Management
Turnkey Solutions
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Project Management
Reverse Engineering
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VISION ENGINEERING LTD
Monument House
Monument Way West
Woking
Surrey GU21 5EN
General Manager - UK & Ireland: Peter Williams Marketing Manager: Chris Browne
T 01483 248 300
W www.visioneng.com
Vision Engineering has been manufacturing
quality optical systems since 1958.
Engineers and scientists use these systems
worldwide for inspection and measurement
or as production tools, with more than
500,000 units shipped to date.
Our systems use a number of diferent
patented principles. They expand the exit
pupil of the subject and ofer the operator
freedom of head and body position,
improving comfort and increasing efciency.
The stereo product range is ideal
for inspection tasks. Patented low
fatigue viewing is combined with first
class optics and resolution. These include:
The award-winning Mantis ‘Eyepieceless’
low magnification stereo viewer and the
Lynx ‘Eyepieceless’ stereo microscope.
Vision Engineering’s measurement range
ofers patented, high accuracy metrology
with a wide range of capacity and
capability options.
Kestrel Elite is an entry level,
‘Eyepieceless’ measuring microscope. The
high accuracy, simple to use system
enhances both measurement and
inspection capabilities make it ideal for
shop-floor production use.
Falcon is a 3-axis video measuring system.
With high repeatability and reproducibility
the Falcon is reliable, making it a valuable
addition to any quality control department.
Swift-Duo is a video measuring system
with an incorporated ergonomic
measuring microscope. This allows
samples to be measured and inspected
within the same routine.
The Hawk family is a range of highly
capable measuring microscopes with a
variety of measurement and data capture
options, including fully automatic
movement, autofocus and Video Edge
Detection (VED).
Vision Engineering is a British company
with ofces and distribution worldwide.
For further details, visit our website:
www.visioneng.com
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Dimensional Measuring Equipment
Measuring Microscope
Non-contact Gauging
Optical Measuring Systems
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WH SMITH & SONS (TOOLS) LTD
Water Orton Lane
Minworth
West Midlands B76 9BG
Managing Director: Colin Sarson
Accreditations: GTMA World Class, ISO 9000 and TS 16949
T 0121 748 7777
W www.whs-tools.com
WH Smith & Sons (Tools)
Ltd is one of the largest
independent injection
mould toolmakers in the
UK and has been making
tools in the West Midlands
for over 75 years.
From its purpose built facility WHS
provides product design support, tool
design, tool manufacture, sample
development, through to the supply of
injection mouldings and assemblies.
WHS as part of its overall tooling strategy
package also sources and manages tools
from approved Far Eastern toolmakers.
TOOLMAKING
The tooling facility actively employs over
20 highly skilled people. Here traditional
skills rub shoulders with the most advanced
CAD/CAM and robotics. Our high speed
CNC Driven machining centres, automated
CNC spark erosdion and employment of
program management techniques ensures
our customers’ targets are met.
CAD
- Pro Eng
- Catia
- Unigraphics
- Solidworks
TOOLING
- Injection Mould Tool
- Hot Runner
- Multicavity
- Far East Partner
MACHINES
- UK Mould Facility
- Egypt Mould Facility
- 20-1700 ton
- Automation
PROCESSES
- Painting Plant
- Gas Injection
- Leather Covering
- In- mould
Capabilities:
Up to 100 tonnes (50)
101-300 tonnes (25)
301-500 tonnes (12)
500 tonnes (5)
1,000 – 1,700 tonnes (6)
Products and Services
Mould And Die - Manufacture
Automotive Tool
In-mould Decoration
Injection Mould
Moulds with Hot Runner Systems
Prototype Mould Tool
White Goods Tool
Miscellaneous
Leather Fabrication
Mould And Die - Services
Mould Design
Tool Trials
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WAVENEY PRECISION LTD
Unit 10
Willows Business Park
St John's Road, Bungay
Sufolk NR35 1DP
Managing Director: Alan Smith
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series, ISO 9001 and ISO 9001: 2008
T 01986 894 447
W www.waveneyprecision.co.uk
Waveney Precision Ltd are an established
East Anglian company specialising in
wire and sink EDM for the tool /
mouldmaking, general engineering and
manufacturing industries.
Our innovative flexible workforce ensures
prompt quotation through to finished
product, at competitive prices and the
highest quality. Our plant comprises a
range of wire and sink CNC machinery
together with profile grinding, CNC
milling and turning to provide a full
service for our customers.
Waveney Precision ofers a personal
service, dealing with any problems at the
relevant point quickly and efciently.
Contact us at the above and our team of
highly trained professional staf will be
pleased to help you with your enquiries.
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Milling
CNC Sink
CNC Turning
CNC Wire Erosion
Precision Machining - Conventional
Form Grinding
Surface Grinding
Press Tools - Manufacture
Press Tool Modification
Press Tool Repair
Press Tool Servicing
Spares - Press Tools
Machines/Equipment
1x Doosan Machining Centre
1 x FA20s Mitsubishi Wire EDM
1 x Ingersoll Centre 400
1 x Ingersoll Gantry 500
1 x Cincinatti Milacron 750
1 x Doosan 2 Axis Lathe
2 x BA24 Mitsubishi Wire EDM
1 x BA8 Mitsubishi Wire EDM
CAD/CAM
OneCNC
Autocad
Esprit
Solidworks
Bob Cad Cam
Plant/Equipment
Capability Max. Size Handled
Die Sinking Up To “x” 460mm, “y”, 460mm, “z” 520mm
Surface grinding Up To “x” 450mm, “y” 200mm, “z”200mm
Milling Up To “x” 700mm, “y” 500mm, “z”500mm
Turning Up To “x” 300mm, “y” 1000mm
Wire Erosion Up To “x” 600mm, “y” 400mm, “z” 420mm
(spark erosion)
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Products and Services
Jigs And Fixtures
Aerospace Jigs and Fixtures
Assembly Fixture
Assembly Jig
Fixture Design
Inspection Fixture
Jig Design
Jigs and Fixtures
Jigs and Fixturing
Machinery Fixturing
Machining Fixture
Machining Jig
Welding Fixture
Welding Jig
Special Purpose Equipment
Analysis and Design Services
Special Purpose Equipment
Miscellaneous
Analysis and Design Services
Pharmaceutical Packaging
Machine Spares
Product Design
Tooling Aids
Workholding, Cutting And
Ancillary Equipment
Ancillary Equipment
Broaches
Broaching Tools
Dowel Pins
Jig Bush
Rotating Centre
Vices, Pallet Loading FMS
Workholding Equipment
Metrology Equipment
Screw Thread Gap Gauge
Straight Edges and Parallels
Vee Block
Mould And Die - Standard
Parts / Components
Standard Die Set
Standard Hydraulic Cylinders
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WENZEL UK LIMITED
29 Brunel Court
Stephensons Drive
Waterwells Business Park
Gloucester
Gloucestershire GL2 2AL
Managing Director: Martin Hawkins
T 01452 728 298
W www.wenzel-cmm.co.uk
Wenzel UK Ltd is part of the German
family owned Wenzel Group that has
been established for over 40 years.
Wenzel is synonymous with machines
manufactured from dark impala granite
still the material of choice for many of our
Metrology systems and for delivering
customer focussed technical solutions
and high levels of customer support.
Our range of products includes the new
Generation LH CMM an extensive range of
Gear Measuring Machines, Computed
Tomography systems and high speed
non-contact scanning solutions for the
aerospace and medical industries.
Wenzel UK is also able to supply all the
current and new probing systems from
Renishaw including the new Touch Trigger
Probe PH20 and the 5 axis scanning
system REVO.
Our aftermarket business is industry
leading with Wenzel UK also able to
supply a range of fully refurbished Pre
Owned CMM’s together with upgrades
and retrofits to all manufactures CMM’s.
CMM enclosures is a new addition to our
range, these are custom made by our own
team of engineers.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
3D Laser Scanning Systems
3D Measurement Equipment
3D Optical Surface Metrology Systems
3D White Light Scanner
CMM
CMM Probe
Coordinate Measuring Machine
CT Scanning Systems
Horizontal Arm CMM
Laser Scanning
Measurement Equipment
Metrology Equipment
Metrology Software
Multi-Sensor Measuring Machines
Non-contact Laser Gauging
Optical Measuring Systems
X-Ray Tomography System
Metrology - Services
Calibration Service
CMM Calibration
CMM Inspection
CNC Inspection
Contract Inspection
Contract Measurement
CT Scanning Services
Dimensional Measurement Equipment
Measurement Services
X-Ray Tomography Services
Software
Metrology Software
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WERTH METROLOGY LTD
Unit 42, Sir Frank Whittle Business Centre
Great Central Way, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3XH
T 07799 068 239 W www.werth.de
Director: Paul Nash
Quality, precision
and innovation are
the basis of success
at Werth Metrology,
part of Werth
Messtechnik GmbH
With over 60 years serving industry the
company has built an admired tradition in
fine mechanics and optics.
It has installed over 10,000 measuring
machines in many industrial fields.
Application examples include: aerospace
engineering, automotive manufacturing,
electronics, jewellery making, toolmaking,
plastic injection moulding, medical
technology, turbine manufacturing, and
aluminium or plastic extrusions.
It is a leader in coordinate measuring
technology with optical sensors,
multisensors and X-ray tomography, as well
as in the measurement of micro features.
It’s product range extends from classic
profile and measurement projectors with
standard reso;ution for optical 2D and 3D
coordinate measurement technology, to
highly advanced coordinate measurement
equipment with multiple sensors such as
optics, laser and touch probes.
The company’s goal is to attain a high
degree of customer satisfaction through
world class technical solutions and
unlimited user-orientation
A quailified team including application
engineers and service technicians are at
your service. Ongoing training and
retraining activities of it’s sales people and
technical staf are an integral part of
company philosophy. This means it can
provide skilled advice, training and back
up well beyond the delivery and warranty
period.
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Coordinate Measuring Machine
Metrology Equipment
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WESTFIELD PATTERNS
UK LTD
Unit 7, Astore Park, Padholme Road East
Eastern Ind Est, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 5XL
T 01733 555 512 W www.westfieldpatterns.co.uk
Managing Director: Simon Cooke
Westfield Patterns is a Peterborough
based Master Pattern Makers, founded
in 1988, that is providing high
quality Patternmaking to a wide range
of industries to local, national and
international clients.
Employing time served pattern makers as
well as investing in the latest cnc machining
technology we provide an all round
package to suit our customers needs.
Product Services
- Pattern Making
- Foundry Patterns
- Pattern Making
- 2D & 3D CNC Machining
- Castings supplied
- Cast Resins
- Reverse Engineering
Products and Services
Pattern Making
Foundry Patterns
Pattern making
Pattern prototypes
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WHITELAND ENGINEERING LTD
Torrington Lane
Bideford
Devon EX39 4BH
Managing Director: Neil Whiteland Technical/Works Manager: Alan Gerken
Accreditations: ISO 9001
T 01237 472 203
W www.whitelandengineering.co.uk
Whiteland Engineering Ltd is a sub-
contract precision engineering company
based in the South West specialising in
the supply of high quality machined
components in a variety of materials,
using the latest CNC technology. We have
experience in many industries and we are
proud to work closely with our customers
in order to enhance their products.
We are adaptable enough to cater for
one-of prototypes through to production
in volume. Our dedicated “Planning and
Estimating Team” can evaluate and price
all your requirements in a timely fashion.
The main industries we support include
Aerospace, Defence (MOD), Oil and Gas,
Printing & Packaging, Marine & Tobacco.
Our services include:
- Precision machining in large
and small batches
- Specialised mechanical
assemblies including hydraulic
and pneumatic units
- Special Purpose Machine
Tool Components
- Complete assemblies of jigs,
tools and fixtures of all types
including gauges
- Workshop plant repairs
- Spares for various types
of machinery
- Reverse engineering and
manufacture complete to
customer specification
- Component inspection and
supporting documentation
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Milling
CNC Turning
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Whiteland Engineering Ltd
For All Your Precision Machining Needs!
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ON THE GTMA WEBSITE
GTMA
FEATURED COMPANY
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WINES GROUP
The Old Dairy
Eggpie Lane Weald
Sevenoaks
Kent TN14 6NP
Operations Manager: Nik Tipler
Accreditations: GTMA World Class and ISO 9001
T 01732 744 490
W www.winesweb.com
The ‘Wines Philosophy’ of early
involvement as a development partner, has
for over 26 years, consistently delivered
results to our loyal customer base. Involved
at the start, our expertise will ensure:
optimum product design, economic
manufacture and ensure the best possible
time to market for new product releases.
With a team of highly skilled engineers and
comprehensive machine capacity, we have
been solving manufacturing supply
problem into major OEM’s across all sectors.
Please also see our other website:
www.winesmedical.com
Products and Services
CNC Precision Machining
CNC Precision Machining
Micro Machining
Miscellaneous
Medical Device Design
Medical Device Manufacture
Rapid Prototyping Services
Product Development
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the 21st Century Supply Chain Plan.
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WNT (UK) LTD
Shefeld Airport Business
Park Europa Link
Shefeld
South Yorkshire S9 1XU
Managing Director: Tony Pennington
T 0800 073 2073
W www.wnt.de/en-en/
WNT continues to grow its share of the
UK cutting tool market with 2013 seeing
Shefeld-based WNT (UK) exceeding
£20 million turnover for the first time in
its history. This growth is from a broad
range of engineering sectors, but
continues to be founded on WNT’s
industry leading technical support and
extensive range of precision cutting tools.
WNT continues to innovate with new
cutting tool technologies that meet the
needs of its customers. Among these are
Mastermill 2520 indexable milling cutters
for titanium, HFC 06 cutters small
diameter indexable insert milling, and
HCN 2125 turning grade for stainless steel.
Mastermill 2520 delivers high performance
milling of titanium, superalloys and
stainless steel components. Cutting data
of up to 0,6 mm per tooth feed rates, and
3 mm depth of cut (theoretical 5.5 mm) is
possible due to the design of the cutter
bodies and inserts that provide eight
cutting edges per insert. This combination
generates increased performance,
productivity, and security when machining
these difcult to machine materials.
HCN2125 targets increased productivity
when turning stainless steel, with tool life
improvements of up to 50 per cent not
uncommon.HCN 2125 is delivering
genuine benefits in: higher cutting data;
greatlyimproved tool life; increased
productivity; enhanced surface quality;
application reliability and improved
machine utilisation.
HFC 06 fills the gap between solid carbide
end milling and the larger diameter
indexable insert cutters. By using a 6 mm
edge length insert it is possible to achieve
high performance milling with indexable
insert cutters as small as 16 mm diameter.
Having a market leading range of high
quality, competitively priced, cutting tools
is only part of WNT’s success, with its
customers, who are mainly small to
medium sized businesses, benefitting from
class leading expertise, logistics and
customer service. This support has a major
impact on the day-to-day business of its
customers as they benefit directly from
the knowledge of its team of technical
sales engineers, who are all highly skilled
machinists, with first-hand knowledge of
the issues that their customers are facing.
This mix of high quality
products and technical
expertise and service has
combined to create the WNT
brand of TOTAL TOOLING =
QUALITY x SERVICE2. This
provides each individual
customer with exactly the
support it needs, by providing
the right tool at the right time with the
application knowledge to make the
machining process more efective.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ON THE GTMA WEBSITE
GTMA
FEATURED COMPANY
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Products and services:
- Indexable insert cutting tools
- Solid carbide cutting tools
- Workholding
- For online demonstrations of
our products, please visit the
WNT youtube page.
Products and Services
Workholding, Cutting And Ancillary
Equipment
Combination Cutting Tool
Drilling Tool
Grooving Tool
Milling Tool
Plain Vice
Reaming Tool
Thread Cutting Tool
Turning Tool
Special Purpose Equipment
Metal Cutting Equipment
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WOGAARD/JTS
823 Salisbury House
29 Finsbury Circus
London EC2M 5QQ
Contact: Jason Hutt
T 07557 107 892
W www.wogaard.com
We deliver products focusing on cost-cutting
and optimization for the machining industry.
Our primary customers are CNC machine
shops of all sizes, that are constantly looking
to gain a competitive edge and reduce the
impact on the environment from the day-to
day manufacturing processes.
Save up to 50% on cutting fluid
The Wogaard Coolant Saver collects
cutting fluid from the chip container and
returns it to the machine tool’s main
reservoir for reuse.
You will not believe the savings that can
be achieved! If you have machine tools
equipped with automatic chip-conveyors,
chances are that you could be saving a lot
of money by installing the Wogaard
Coolant Saver on these machines.
The unit is compact and easy to install,
with no periodic maintenance required.
Powered by the machine tool’s existing
on-board coolant pump, no external
energy source is needed.
Products and Services
Workholding, Cutting And Ancillary
Equipment
Ancillary Equipment
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Coolant Systems
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WS2 COATINGS LTD
Unit 1D
Holme on Spalding
Moor Industrial Estate
Holme on Spalding Moor
York YO43 4BB
Director: Alan Davies Director: David Clark
T 01430 861 222
W www.ws2.co.uk
WS2 – Problem Solver for the Plastics Industry
WS2 is a problem solver for the Plastics Industry!
Many plastic injection moulders and
toolmakers are finding WS2 low-friction
surface treatment the answer to their
release, flow and pick-up problems.
Indeed, the number of tools where
production was either difcult or
impossible being transformed by WS2 to
a working condition continues to increase.
Many moulders are specifying WS2 on
new tools as a means of cutting the time
spent on ‘getting the tool working’ while
reducing production ‘down time’ and
cycle-times to a minimum.
WS2 is used on plastic injection moulds as
a permanent release agent and ‘coated-
on’ lubricant. WS2 is finding particular
usage with unscrewing cores, injection
mould cavities and cores, inserts, knife
blades for film cutting, blow moulding,
head tooling, clean room moulding
operations, hot runner valve gear and
enhancement of flow-in moulds with filing
problems. When used on stainless steels
it can eliminate pickup and galling on
metal-on-metal sliding parts.
A Midlands Electrical Switch Box moulder
had a problem mould with parts regularly
sticking. WS2 was applied to both halves
of the mould. After three months the
company reported 140 hours saving in
down-time and 1/4 tonne saving in
material. The total job cost less than 200!
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Low Friction Surface Treatment
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YAMAZAKI MAZAK U.K. LTD
Badgeworth Drive
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR4 9NF
Managing Director UK and Ireland Sales Division: Richard Smith
Accreditations: ISO 14000 and ISO 9000 Series
T 01905 755 755
W www.mazak.eu
Yamazaki Mazak is the world’s largest
manufacturer of CNC machine tools
and manufacturing systems, with over
200 products. These include:
- CNC lathes
- Turning centres
- Multi-tasking machines
- Vertical and horizontal
machining centres
- 5-axis machining centres
- Flexible manufacturing systems
- Laser sheet-metal cutting machines
The company has 9 production plants
across the world, in addition to 77
technology centres across 21 countries.
European Manufacturing Plant
The European manufacturing plant in
Worcester is the most advanced in Europe,
handling all key operations in-house, from
raw material to finished product.
Service and Support
The European manufacturing plant in
Worcester also houses the European
Technology Centre and gives customers
direct access to support from the UK’s
largest and most expert team of
engineers, with vast experience in
machine tool applications for almost
every industry sector.
Industries
Mazak supply machines to a wide range
of customers across a diverse range of
industries. These industries include
aerospace, automotive, semiconductor,
energy, medical, transportation, general
machinery and consumer electronics.
Mazak are proud to be an ofcial supplier
to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, with
a wide range of parts for their formula
one racing cars being manufactured on
Mazak machines.
Products and Services
Tooling Technologies & Materials
Drilling Machine
Milling Machine
Turning Machine
Special Purpose Equipment
Metal Cutting Equipment
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YORKSHIRE PRECISION
GAUGES LIMITED
Hatfield, Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN7 6QF
Managing Director: Anthony Edwards Sales Contact: Miriam Seed
T 01302 840 303
W www.ypg.co.uk
Yorkshire Precision Gauges is
a family owned company
founded in Doncaster in 1951.
An internationally renowned
company in the manufacture
and calibration of Go/Nogo
gauges we are proud to serve customers
and distributors throughout the world.
The company’s ethos of QUALITY, SERVICE,
PRICE is implemented throughout the
company from sales through to inspection
and forms the basis of the excellent
reputation of Yorkshire Precision Gauges
known around the world.
YPG’s unique EXPRESS manufacture
service available on plain plug gauges
guarantees a 2 day despatch for
Reversible Wire Type Plug Gauges and 4
days for the Trilock and Taperlock style.
Our onsite UKAS accredited laboratory
(Approval Number 0068) provides a
relevant calibration service and YPG has
maintained ISO 9001 quality approval
since 1990 (BSI Certificate of Registration
Q10496).
To complement our range of extensive
metrology equipment YPG is the
soleUKdistributor for Oskar Schwenk and
the European agent for B2 Gap and Step
digital gauges. Schwenk bore gauges
covering internal diameters up to 800mm
are available with mechanical, digital
or electronic output. B2 step gauges
are ergonomically designed to enable
fast and accurate checking of gap and
flush applications.
These products as well as those
manufactured at YPG are used
in some of the worlds’ leading
manufacturing and engineering
companies.
Yorkshire Precision Gauges is
proud of the integral role it occupies in
the British Manufacturing industry and is
continually striving to improve its service
and products to ensure we are able to
provide the best experience to our
customers.
Visit us at: www.ypg.co.uk
Products and Services
Metrology Equipment
Adjustable Gap Gauge
Bore Gauge
Dial Gap Gauge
Dial Indicating Gauge
Fixed Gap Gauge
Plug Gauge
Ring Gauge
Screw Plug Gauge
Screw Ring Gauge
Thread Screw Gauge
Tungsten Carbide Gauge Block
Metrology - Services
UKAS Laboratory
Accreditations: ISO 9000 Series and UKAS 0068
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ZEEKO LTD
Unit 4 Vulcan Court
Vulcan Way
Hermitage Ind Est
Coalville, Leicestershire
LE67 3FW
Marketing Manager: Avni Sondagar
T 01530 815 832
W www.zeeko.co.uk
Zeeko is an innovative, established and
dynamic technology based business with
globally protected intellectual Property.
Zeeko specialise in the manufacturing and
commercialisation of Ultra Precision
Polishing Machines famously known as
the Intelligent Robotic Polishers (IRP)
Zeeko Ltd manufactures corrective
polishing machines for fabricating high
precision optics, orthopaedic joints,
semiconductor applications and precision
moulds in a number of diferent materials.
The machines are supplied with software
and processes suitable for the production
of the most complex freeform artefacts.
Covering a range of sizes from 1.5mm to
6mm they utilisepatented processes
including the mchanical “ZeekoClassic”
technology and the “ZeekoJet” solution.
These cost efective solutions are
deterministic and scalable from the smallest
cell-phone requirements to the largest
astronomy applications and are suitable for
polishing most materials from traditional
optics materials, stainless steel etc to both
tungsten carbide and silicon carbide
Along with Dr David Walker, Richard
founded Zeeko Ltd, the innovative
manufacturer of polishing solutions for
ultra-precision surfaces. As Managing
Director he has lead the company
throughout the development of its current
range of equipment.
As a part of its business, Zeeko includes
the supply of such technologies to the
manufacturers of optics for the astronomy
community. His company has, in just nine
years, progressed from start-up status to
become one ofthe recipients of a contract
to develop manufacturing technologies
for the fabrication of the primary mirror
segments for the European Extremely
Large Telescope.
Both in its polishing technology and in its
measurement techniques, Zeeko has
been a key innovator in the development
of processes that in the coming years
will be relied upon by at least a part of
the astronomical community. Richard
will describe these innovations and
discuss some of the challenges faced by
Zeeko in meeting the aspirations of the
scientific community.
Products and Services
Special Purpose Equipment
CNC Precision Polishing Machines
Metrology Equipment
Metrology Equipment
Miscellaneous
Process Development Research
Mould And Die - Services
Mould Polishing
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