Injection Mould Tools

Design & Manufacture of Precision Injection Mould Tooling

With years of experience, the skilled in house team know exactly what is required to design and manufacture the perfect injection mould tools. Tooling always starts life in our research and development department, working to client specifications, limitations and specific requirements to ensure the tooling approach is correct for the solution.

 

Tooling can either be designed directly from your CAD data, or completely from scratch by our design and prototyping team. Using smarter prototyping methods such as moldflow allows us to quickly turn around tooling, while always identifying and correcting any issues that may occur before any production takes place.

Our injection mould tooling is often machined from aluminium or pre-hardened tooling steel. Sometimes beryllium copper alloy or magnetic stainless steel can also be used if required for the specific applications.

 

Complex geometrics can also be created using spark erosion methods to allow us to manufacture shapes that are difficult to produce using traditional CNC machining methods. The high speed machining process produces fully hardened and tempered cavity and die blocks and is a lights out process that, once set up, can be left unsupervised for the duration of the production, increasing efficiency and reducing labour costs. This reduces the need for additional heat treatment processes.

 

With any project, whether starting out just as an idea, or a fully realised solution requiring production, our team will always advise you on what would be best based on your bespoke requirements; to ensure you acquire the most cost effective and fit for purpose tooling available.

Using Injection Moulding
  • High & Low volume production
  • Integration of over-moulding and additional functionality
  • Consistent part-to-part repeatability
  • High precision to cost ratio
  • Interchangeable inserts allowing you to make several variations of the same part
  • Pilot runs & functional prototyping
Ideal Applications
  • Automotive components
  • Dashboard switches & knobs
  • Engine bay connectors
  • Mechanical parts (including gears)
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Syringes
  • Appliance components
  • Storage containers
Tooling Production Capabilities
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • A machining tolerance of +/- 0.05mm with an included resin tolerance in the region of +/- 0.02mm
  • P20 – a pre-toughened tool steel which gives you good longevity on most standard polymers.
  • H13 tool steel – a fully hardened material which can enhance production volumes.

Advanced Plastic Mould Tool Options

Additionally, we offer a service to develop more complex mould tools, to produce highly complex parts. One of which is the manufacture of mould tools used for ‘over-moulding’ applications. This is a process by which a component is produced in one mould before being moved into a second cavity where a second layer of plastic is then injected to create a far more complex final component. We can also ensure that any tools we design using this process can operate within one moulding cycle.

 

Another option for an injection mould tool would be moulds that can be made with a number of interchangeable parts. These are often used when a core component may be primarily the same, but have the requirement for a smaller adjustment during moulding cycles. Using this method can often reduce the requirement for multiple mould tools, lowering outgoing costs, yet retaining a reliable repeatable moulding process.

Ongoing support and invaluable services

As a highly customer service driven company, we strive to offer as many solutions in house as possible. Whether that is on-site repair or refurbishment of older tooling, right through to realisation of ideas and testing the viability of material options.

 

Ensuring quality is delivered across the board is critical to our customer retention, utilising the most modern and efficient methods of testing, prototyping and software allows us to produce repeatable and highly accurate components.

Caps and Closures

Pharmaceutical, household supplies, food, cosmetics and health and beauty markets are constantly reviewing their packaging to gain a competitive edge. Our injection moulding facility creates tooling for screw tops, crown caps, snap-on, friction fit, tamper evident, dispensing, spray bottles, child resistant and roll-on devices.

 

For customers wishing to bring to market an original design, prototype and mass production tooling our team are available to offer the best solution, guiding you every step of the way.

 

Our manufacturing processes offer the shortest cycle times, latest technology and production

START WORKING TOWARDS A Long Lasting Relationship WITH YOUR TOOL MANUFACTURER

We are confident in ensuring we deliver tooling that lives up to expectation & we strive to cement a successful and on-going relationship with all our clients.