Advantages of Aluminium tooling over other RP methods: Parts can be produced in production, specification material, Relatively easy and cost effective, modifications can be introduced, Invaluable data can be accumulated, for the production process, Tools can be used for initial production if required, Low component costs compared to RIM casting etc
Protool Manufacturing designs and manufactures a range of high and low Volume Tooling in aluminium and special pre-toughened steels, supplying the Automotive, Business Electronics and Consumer Products markets.
Production tooling :Protool Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of Rapid Injection Mould tools with an international reputation. We undertake all aspects of the product development process from design, stereolithography, prototyping through to mass production in the UK or in low cost regions.
Our current client base includes highly regarded companies in the automotive, medical, defence, consumer products and Formula 1 sectors.
We specialise in producing prototype parts in the fastest possible times and have when required, been able to provide our clients with next day parts. Our greatest strength is that we ensure we understand your needs and use our experience and expertise to create a workable and robust end product… fast!
Protool Manufacturing can produce complex 3D components, singly or in batches, and machined from all types of material including:
Our 3D Machining service is provided to various markets, including Automotive, Formula 1, Aerospace and Ministry of Defence.
High Speed prototypes in ABS and Rubber simulate manufactured using the Objet 350V Polyjet 3D printing machine.
Prototypes are manufactured in hours at layers of 16 microns giving an exceptional finish and highly accurate parts when compared with SLA.
Providing production material simulated parts in a matter of days rather than weeks from our soft tooling processes.
The simulation of most production thermoplastic materials is possible for both prototype and production applications, (ABS, PP, Engineering Materials and more). Our dispensing equipment allows us to produce parts that vary in size from small switches to full size automotive Bumper panels.
For larger more robust tooling we are able to supply tools via our 3D machining capability.
Protool Manufacturing also offers its customers a service in fixture manufacture. Customers can choose from the following services:
Fixtures are manufactured from various material including aluminium and tooling board resins.
Protool Manufacturing are able to offer design and manufacture of Production Tooling projects utilising suppliers from low cost economic regions.
By using three main suppliers situated in the Guang Dong Province of China with a work force in excess of 1,800 personnel, we can offer a low cost, low risk tooling solution with single point Programme Management support including personnel on the ground in China.