For over 80 years Central Patternmaking has been a leading supplier to the UK’s foundry industry.
We offer a bespoke service, with all tools designed and manufactured to each customer’s unique specification.
Our foundry tooling was once hand-made by craftsmen. Now we apply the latest CADCAM technology to produce tooling of the highest quality within ever-shorter lead times.
With our multiple CAD systems we accept 3D CAD models from our customers in any neutral or native format. From these we produce tooling CAD models which are submitted for customer review prior to manufacture. We work closely with our customers to ensure that we have the optimum tooling solution designed before CNC machining commences. All tooling is CMM inspected, and inspection reports can be supplied upon request.
Our tooling is produced from a range of materials, from the lowest density model board to hardened tool steel, for a variety of casting processes, and includes:
Central Patternmaking, the largest supplier of tooling to the Castings PLC Group, continues to raise its game with the highest standards, attention to detail and ever decreasing lead times that we demand.