As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of injection-mould tooling, Formaplex is a preferred supplier for the delivery of tooling solutions to OEM’S and Tier 1 companies supporting both the high-end automotive and the prestigious low-volume automotive industries.
With extensive design and project management experience, we provide comprehensive integrated tooling solutions offering advice, design (including mould flow), logistics, project management, measurement and quality assurance, jigs & fixtures design and manufacture, and end-of-arm tooling, to a global customer base.
We maintain a proven strict quality control to ensure that every injection mould tooling project is carried out to the highest standards in line with the demands from our world class customers. All tools are produced to European specification from European supplied high-quality materials to ensure that the strict quality requirements of our industry leading customers are met.
Tooling is undertaken at our modern facilities in the UK, where we boast a unique capability to design and manufacture Injection-mould tools, ready for production. Operating 24/7, our production facilities house 44 CNC milling machines with the latest high-speed 5 and 3 axis technology.
We also work with trusted partners in the Far East with whom we have long-term relationships. Our team of resident British tool making experts work at our partners’ facilities, enabling us to oversee production and to be as competitive as possible in today’s market place. Out-sourced tools are first extensively trialled in the Far East using quality European polymers before being shipped either by air or sea to our moulding facilities in the UK for final validation.
Our high volume injection mould tooling service covers a comprehensive range of component part sizes and includes the supply of specialist tooling for low pressure, back-injection fabric covered mouldings. We have the capabilities to manufacture tools for any size of injection moulded component, from a small widget to a full car bumper system.
With up to 40 tonne lifting capacity and 16 in-house mould presses ranging from 3500t to 55t we are able to conduct and fully control tool trials and prove out new tools to the exacting requirements. Our facilities are often used by customers for off-line trial tools and development validation before taking them back to their production lines.