Tooling is an essential part of the manufacturing process; the quality of your finished part all depends on the precision and characteristics of your finished tool.
Omega Plastics Group are experts in plastic injection tooling. To ensure the longevity of your parts, the speed and accuracy with which it can be produced, and the scalability of repeat production volumes, you must first place serious consideration in the type of tool you need for the job.
Our expert team of 14 toolmakers work across our tool room which is kitted out with both three and five-axis CNC machining centre capabilities. With full CNC EDM die sink and Fanuc CNC wire EDM, we offer both rapid injection mould tooling, pilot and bridge tooling, and full production tooling in a range of tool steels. We are continually investing in our machinery; you can view our plant lists here.
Our service offerings of production tooling, rapid tooling, and offshore tooling, along with fully supported Design for Manufacture and first class project management ensure we deliver quality driven solutions for our customers.
Our tooling is fully designed and manufactured in-house at Omega Plastics, our Gateshead facility, and includes DFM, machining, EDM, polishing and fitting. This ensures that we can manufacture your injection mould tool through efficient rapid tooling processes.
Our tool room capabilities acknowledge the diverse range of sectors we cater for. We understand that volume requirements can differ depending on your project requirements. Because of this, we can develop tooling in:
- Aluminium rapid tooling – using only the best injection mould grades available.
- P20 bridge to production tooling – a pre-toughened tool steel which gives you good longevity on most standard polymers.
- H13 and Stavax steel production tooling – fully hardened tool steels which enhance production volumes, Stavax is commonly used for Healthcare applications.
To ensure maximum quality and on-time delivery, our professional and experienced toolmakers take ownership of each tool from leaving design through its various tooling activities.