UK Mould Tool manufacture

april-22-2014-the-image-cella-58Pentagon Plastics is one of the few plastic injection moulders that also provides a full on-site Toolroom. Run by our Toolroom Manager, John Horspool our refurbished Toolroom with experienced engineers provides a comprehensive tooling service. The scope of work ranges from routine maintenance of existing mould tools through to the construction of complex production mould tooling.

Our tooling facility offers a range of machines, including CNC machine centres, conventional Mills and Lathes, Spark Erosion, Wire Erosion and Surface Grinders. There is also a dedicated build area for the assembly of the final tooling. Our tools are constructed utilising a combination of bought in die set items and engineered materials to produce the finished mould tool.

Our toolmakers work from fully detailed drawings to manufacture the mould tooling to a high specification that will deliver the production volumes required. Supported by our Solidworks, Mastercam and 2D drafting packages, the team manufacture mould tool solutions from high quality materials sourced in northern Europe.

The bespoke tooling options provided by Pentagon are:

  • Modular Insert Tooling, costing in the region of £1,200 – £4,000
  • Basic Production Tooling, costing in the region of £3,000 – £5,000
  • Quality Production Tooling, costing in the region of £5,000 – £40,000

Toolmaking has always been at the heart of the business and is seen as an essential element to support the injection moulding services. Our many years of experience enable us to advise our customers on the most suitable tooling option for the intended application of a component. The mould tool selection is a crucial phase of any plastic injection moulding project – the configuration, material and design can determine the overall success of a product in relation to both cost and functionality.

Whether at the development or production stage of a project, giving early consideration to the type of mould tool that will be required can influence the overall success of a project.

If you have a requirement for plastic injection moulding we would welcome the opportunity to assist at an early stage and support you through the manufacturing process.

Please call us on 01403 264397 or email websales@pentagonplastics.co.uk for further assistance.