Patterns, Moulds and Tooling

Patterns:

Talking through a project early in its programme can often save time and money further down the line. Correct plug manufacture will ensure a better mould and subsequent ease in releasing mouldings.

plug-and-mould-imageAdvancements in technology and movements away from hand built plugs saw the investment in our 5 axis CNC Machine and whilst this offers high tech solutions using state-of-the-art equipment, our team comes from traditional plug and pattern making backgrounds so we understand the needs of the mould maker is crucial in plug manufacture.

Mould Tools:

A high quality mould tool is imperative to producing accurate, successful and high quality composite components.

Our team will work with designers to ensure the optimum mould design is achieved before manufacture starts. We can advise on different moulding techniques and in the choice of mould materials such as Vinylester, Polyester and Epoxy.

Large moulds are generally supplied with a steel framework bonded to the underside. These are fully painted and use heavy duty castors to ease mobility.

Direct Tooling:

Increasingly, we are asked to provide directly machined moulds, suitable for development, pre-production or low-volume builds. This is now fully achievable with our MonsterCAM machining centre.