News

CAD modeller vacancy

13 June 2017

We have a permanent full-time vacancy for an experienced 3D CAD modeller. Using Powershape by Autodesk your principal role will be to produce 3D tooling CAD models of foundry patterns & coreboxes, jigs & fixtures, composite tools and mould tools. The role offers varied work content and good earnings potential. Full training will be provided where required. For Read more

New 3 axis CNC installed

23 May 2017

Continuing our ongoing investment, we have  now commissioned our third Quaser MV184 3 axis CNC, with the latest Heidenhain TNC640 control.

New Faro inspection arm installed

1 November 2014

We have installed our third CMM, a Faro Edge inspection arm, to complement the recent acquisition of our latest 5 axis CNC machine. With a fully integrated laser scanning system, the Faro arm allows us to choose either contact or non contact inspection, as well as enabling us to reverse engineer any physical part.

New Mazak 5 axis CNC installed

20 September 2014

Our third Mazak 5 axis CNC, a Variaxis J600 5X, is now installed and fully operational. Ideal for our F1 work, and for the machining of jigs and fixtures, we are now even more well equipped for the machining of complex-geometry metallic moulds and tools, and ready for the  2015 build period that is rapidly Read more

VERICUT verification software capacity increased

13 August 2014

As part of our ongoing capital investment, we have acquired our second licence of VERICUT verification software. VERICUT simulates the CNC machines running our toolpaths before we commence machining. We are able to detect, and address, errors and potential collisions, which allows us to run the CNCs unmanned during lights out machining with full confidence. Read more

R-TEK LTD required a UK gauge maker to manufacture and repair gauges for checking automotive interior trim parts. Central Patternmaking have now been delivering gauges to R-TEK LTD since 2009.

Communication is good during the design and manufacturing stages. The gauges are manufactured to our specification and to a very good standard of workmanship. Central will suggest better ways to do things. Most importantly, when the gauge is delivered there has been no remedial work or corrections required. I would recommend Central Patternmaking to another company.

Bryan Simpson, Deputy General Manager, Quality Assurance, R-Tek Ltd