Outsourced Tooling

To support our in-house Toolmaking we have a network of local suppliers that we can call upon to assist us through the tool manufacture process for specific specialist services or in exceptional circumstances.

Outsourced tooling 2These services would include:

  • Wire eroding
  • Complex cylindrical grinding and jig boring
  • Optical polishing
  • Laser welding
  • Vacuum hardening
  • Complex engraving

To enable us to take on larger suites of tools, where there may be constraints on lead time, we have a network of trusted tooling partners that can be utilised to assist us in the tool manufacture process. In these circumstances we would manage the supply chain.

On occasion we understand that a Far East tooling solution can be required. In this instance we can provide a managed service with tools designed and approved to our specification as an alternative to our UK mould tooling option. We have two suppliers that we have used for many years and trust to deliver a tooling solution on our behalf. All tools manufactured would be shipped back to the UK to be moulded in our on-site plastic injection moulding facility.