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Our experienced English toolmakers, engineers, and designers work alongside our team at our wholly owned plastic injection mould toolroom in Shenzhen. This gives us complete control over the entire manufacturing process and helps ensure we follow a Western approach to toolmaking standards.
Alongside our UK headquarters, we have English-speaking sales and technical support teams strategically placed across the globe in areas such as Mexico, Europe, Canada, and North America to ensure you’re always kept up to date.
Highly skilled technical design team
To ensure your 3D data has passed full tooling feasibility analysis and everything is totally ready when the tool design stage begins, our highly skilled technical design team gets involved early on.
Our highly effective vertical integration strategy enables seamless progression from tool design to manufacture through to mould trial activities, maturation loops, and full sign-off.
In-house facilities & capabilities
Our UK-managed 54,000 sq. ft. factory in Shenzhen, China offers clients a winning mix of British standards and management alongside Chinese precision and cost efficiency.
Depending on the project and customer preference, we use high-speed CNC machining centres, EDM and WEDM machinery, and German, Swedish, and Japanese steels. All our work is certified to ISO 9001:2015.
Our comprehensive tool manufacturing offering includes:
We can get involved from the start of your product design process and translate your ideas into finished products that are ready for market. Our practical tool design and manufacturing experience can help you to resolve a variety of functional, aesthetic, and cost challenges before they become problematic and expensive.
We understand it’s essential to protect your intellectual property and our culture ensures all members of staff are committed to upholding the highest security standards.
Your design data and product specifications are stored on our secure server and are only accessible by allocated members of our team working on your project. We’ll return all IP data at the end of a project and delete it from our server if required.
Our dedicated team of skilled engineers offers a full injection mould tool design service with considerable experience including single cavity, multi-cavity, hot runner, over-mould, and 2k tooling.
We advise on part tool design and suitability for injection moulding using MoldFlow. This software allows us to provide detailed information on flow, cooling, and component distortion. Our design team works with you to optimise part design to improve product appearance and minimise moulding cost by reducing weight and cycle time. We use industry-leading Siemens NX for all tool design and 3D modelling activities.
Our technical teams based in the UK, Europe, Mexico, North America, Canada, and China provide full support including factory visits, collection, and delivery as well as a full tool modification and refurbishment service.
Mould tool validation
Our moulding shop is fully equipped to carry out comprehensive pre-production tool trials including de-humidifying dryers, chillers, water heaters, hot runner controllers, and robot de-moulding.
Mouldings are measured and evaluated in our metrology department and a full ISIR report is submitted with tool trails arranged according to your chosen maturation strategy. Agreed volumes of samples are sent to you for approval. PPAP (Product Part Approval Process) submission documentation can be supplied. All subject to your programme strategy and as agreed at the quotation stage.
Pre-production & validation
Following tool completion and approval we can manufacture initial production batches before the moulds are crated and shipped to you. These parts are often shipped by air to allow the OEM to evaluate prototypes or carry out pre-production assembly before the tools arrive by sea.
Additional services we offer include
Threaded insert installation
Electro-mechanical assembly to assist in the customer’s product development and approval process
Discover our proven track record of long-term relationships with major global brands
Achieving excellence and quality is our top priority – all work is certified to ISO 9001:2015