All of our CAD Engineers are time-served and have extensive experience of tooling design and manufacture.
We run multiple CAD seats utilising three different CAD systems:
With these CAD systems we can:
At the CAD modelling stage we work closely with our customers to ensure that our tooling is always to the correct specification for the intended application.
We undertake reverse engineering with our Faro Edge arm, which has an integrated laser scanning system. The point cloud data generated from the scanning process is used to create fully surfaced 3D CAD models of the original, from which any number of exact duplicates or geometric variants can be produced.
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