Fitting & Assembly (Toolmaking)Fitting & Assembly (Toolmaking)

Services > Grinding & Assembly (Toolmaking)

As our core business since 1969 we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience as press tool makers. Our highly skilled toolmakers complete all the remaining stages of the assembly process and once started on a tool will see it through to completion, including press trials, component inspection, tool sign-off and on site support.

After gathering all the machined parts assembly can begin. Steels are finished ground and shut heights are calculated ensuring cutting clearances and form gaps are set perfectly. Working to fully detailed and dimensioned drawings the toolmaker will complete the tool build ready for the first press trial.

Using our in-house try-out presses, we can build and trial tools up to 400 tonne with a maximum die set size of 2.75m x 1.5m. We also utilise a Stanko 160 ton press with a bed size of 1.25 x 1.7m.

After the toolmaker has set the tool in the press he obtains the correct material allocated for the particular tool and produces initial parts from the tool. The parts are then taken to the inspection department.

The parts are checked and verified to the component drawing. If these first-off parts require further work in order to obtain tolerances, the toolmaker will make the required adjustments to the tool in order to achieve this. Once satisfied that the tool is producing an acceptable part, the tool is then removed from the press and returned to the fitting area for completion.