Ryeland Toolmakers Ltd


Ryeland Toolmakers was founded in 1974. The Company has enjoyed a steady growth throughout its history, establishing a reputation as first class engineers specialising in the manufacture of Press-tools, Jigs and Fixtures for a variety of industries. A broad range of experience has been gained in the production of press tools from straightforward Pierce & Blanks to complex Progression tools.

Ryeland has matched the vast experience built up over this period with the latest CNC machine tools and Computer Aided Design facilities.

Continuous investment in modern equipment has enabled the Company to make the transition from a craft based industry to a computer environment using the latest technology for computer aided design integrated with computer aided manufacturing. The twenty personnel operate from a modern factory of 7500 sq. ft. The tool-room is located in Milton Keynes, half way between London and Birmingham and 15 min. from junction 14 on the MI motorway. An extensive range of technical expertise is available in the form of advice and support.   "it is our aim to offer cost effective tooling solutions to all our customers, often advising on alternative methods to reduce costs and improve productivity"
- Dick Cannon: Operations Director.   As a member for many years of the Gauge and Toolmakers Association (GTMA) only best practice engineering standards are employed to give our customers complete piece of mind.

Jigs and Fixtures

  • CAD/CAM 
  • Autocad Inventor Series
  • Mechanical Desktop
  • Surface Modeling
  • IGES Translator 
  • Hypercam/Hyper Mill
  • AO Plotter 
Jigs and Fixtures

Tool Design

  • Hurco BMC 50/M, 22 Station Automatic Tool Changer
  • Hurco BMC 30/M, 22 Station Automatic Tool Changer, both with Ultimax 3/486 control with 3D contouring
Tool Design

Tool Refurbishment

The quality of work is initiated at the design stage. Tools are designed for ease of maintenance and built to withstand the production objectives of our customers. Detailed drawings or cad files are produced for all tooling, but design schemes are submitted for approval before dies are cut. Designs of customer's tools are archived for future reference, hence modifications can be progressed rapidly from these original files, to ensure a fast response.

Tryout: All tools are tried and tested on our own presses before they leave the factory, maximum capacity 500Tons with a maximum bed size of 108" x 60", fitted with twin cushions.

Timing: Making sure tools are delivered on time is given top priority; timing plans are produced for each tooling project with one copy given to the customer. A blend of conventional drawing techniques and Computer Aided Design are used in the design office. The CAD facilities speed up the design of complex progression tools.



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