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:
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