Foundry Tooling

Airset pattern produced from tooling board

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:

  • Sand casting patterns and coreboxes. We specialise in Disamatic patterns and Laempe coreboxes.
  • Low pressure dies
  • Gravity dies
  • Investment casting dies
Central Patternmaking's quality tooling
One of Central Patternmaking's casting product
Foundry Tooling
One of Central Patternmaking's low pressue dies, made out of copper beryllium
To find out what we can do for you call 01902 605205 or fill in our enquiry form below.
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I have been using CPM for the last year and I have been pleased with the product.

CPM always involve you with regards to design, in line with your requirements. The quality of communication is good. Cost is dependent upon fixture complexity and is on par with the current market value. With regard to timings and delivery, they have met my requirements.

At present CPM are my preferred UK Supplier.

Craig Hodson, NMI Quality Engineer, Sertec Group Holdings Ltd