Using PowerMILL by Autodesk we generate our highly efficient CNC machining strategies, quickly and easily.
We have a range of 3 and 5 axis CNC milling machines (click here for a full plant list), all with automated tool changing for continuous, round-the-clock production.
All cutter paths are simulated on-screen prior to machining using VERICUT verification software. We are able to detect, and address, errors and potential collisions which would otherwise compromise machining, allowing us to run the CNCs unmanned during lights-out machining with full confidence.
Using zero point fixturing systems and standardised high speed tooling we are able to machine the most complex geometries, from a wide range of materials, to extremely close tolerances, producing consistently high quality, high accuracy parts and tooling within very short timescales.
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