In the manufacturing space, tooling refers to the process of creating tools for machines that are used in production. The goal of tooling is to craft components that meet the specific requirements of the customer, while also enabling a quick and efficient production line.
When discussing ‘precision’ tooling, we’re referring to the process of creating tools to achieve very specific tolerances. Precision tools are essential for many industries, such as aerospace and medical device manufacturing, where parts must meet tight specifications in order to function as required.
In addition to being extremely refined, precision tooling must also be durable, in order to withstand the rigors of repeated use. As a result, precision tooling is often made from high-quality materials such as hardened steel or carbide.
As precision tooling is necessary to create products with a high degree of accuracy, it is often used in conjunction with computer-aided design (CAD).
CAD is a type of software that allows users to create and manipulate three-dimensional models. It’s extremely effective in helping designers to visualise their ideas and test different concepts, as well as simulating how a product will behave in the real world.
As the design work required for precision tooling is so skilled, it’s often one of the larger investments you’ll make in a component manufacturing project. However, if you work with the right partner, you’ll see some impressive ROI once the tools are in situ and your full project begins production.
Clamason are experts in the manufacture of precision tooling for pressed metal components.
All our tooling is designed by a specialist team, using the latest CAD tooling software in Clamason’s UK Design Centre.
The design team are committed to creating long-term value for customers. Their aim is to configure tooling that will stamp highly accurate parts, over a long period of time, with as little ongoing maintenance as possible.
The secret to creating competitively priced tooling is to work with only the best suppliers.
At Clamason, we want our customers to benefit from the most advantageous costs and lead times.
That’s why – once tooling is designed by our specialist team – it will be manufactured by one of our trusted community of suppliers. Thanks to the long-term, successful relationships in our network, we can secure exceptional prices that aren’t available to everyone – as well as a swift route to production.
Better yet, we have a geographically diverse shortlist of manufacturing options, so you can choose the solution that best suits your budget and location.
In-house tool shops at both our UK & Slovakian premises will take care of tooling maintenance requirements, without delay.
If your tooling requires maintenance or spare parts during the production cycle, you won’t want this to cause a costly disruption or downtime. That’s why Clamason ensure your tooling can be serviced on-site, exactly when required, without needing to liaise with third parties.
Furthermore, the Clamason tool shop can also provide modifications to tooling – even if it wasn’t designed by us. So, if you’re thinking of moving suppliers or even onshoring from overseas, you needn’t be held back by existing tooling that was custom-made for a specific press. The Clamason team can adapt the tooling to fit our own stamping machines, so production can continue as quickly as possible.
So, if you would like to benefit from tooling that is…
- Designed on state-of-the art CAD software
- Specified by an in-house team of value-focussed experts
- Competitively priced with advantageous lead times
- Manufactured by leading suppliers in the UK and overseas
- Made from quality materials
- Maintained by in-house tool shops at both UK and EU premises
… we’d love to speak to you.