Tool Making

Our in-house toolroom is located at our Dorking site, with a smaller satellite toolroom in Faygate.  

Plant includes :

  • Hurco VM10i CNC Mill
  • Semco LC 1 1/2 VS Manual Mill
  • Harrison VS330TR Lathe
  • Joemars 322 sinker EDM Spark Eroder
  • Jones and Shipman 540 P Surface Grinder

With two toolmakers on site, the toolroom is able to respond to mould shop requirements quickly, and is also able to offer the following services to customers:

  • 2D & 3D milling
  • Hard milling
  • CNC or manual milling
  • Turning
  • Engraving
  • Surface Grinding
  • Form grinding
  • Spark Eroding
  • Broken bolt removal
  • Fixture design and manufacture
  • Jig design and manufacture
  • Ultrasonic welding fixtures
  • Tool repairs & modifications
  • Insert moulds

New tooling is usually manufactured by one of our longstanding Chinese partner tool rooms.  Alternatively, where there is a specific requirement, a UK based tool room is used.   Tooling projects are managed by our Toolroom and Production Manager.    All of the tools are shipped back to the UK for the moulding work to be carried out in Dorking.

Software used to support the Toolroom is :

  • Solidworks 2019 + HSMworks
  • Fusion 360

A full tool maintenance system as part of our production planning operation ensures tools are well serviced. All new tools are identified by photograph and id plates.

Insurance of your tools whilst in our care can be provided, please contact us for details.