CAD and Rapid Prototyping
Having designed and manufactured tooling at Focal Plastics for over 35 years, we have now expanded the tool room into a new larger site. All CAD work, rapid prototyping and production tooling manufacture is now based in Bridgwater at our new 'Technical Support Centre' for tool design and manufacturing.
The new facility streamlines the complete process offering a seamless, fast and efficient 'End to End' solution for customers, from an initial customer enquiry right through to the complete production tool manufacture.
From your enquiry, we take the design brief and produce our 2D and 3D CAD design.
Once the CAD is agreed, prototype samples are formed from a resin sample tool, to check product fit or functionality of the forming prior to manufacture of the production tool.
We are the 'Trelleborg' stockist and distributor for 'Syntac' and other materials. These advanced materials for use in the vacuum forming tooling industry offer significant advantages over current materials and are held in our stock for fast tooling turnaround.
Once the prototype has been approved we can move quickly to manufacture the complete tooling set. All tooling components are manufactured on site
including; forming tool, water cooled bolster, plug, 'hardox' cutting plate grinding, cutting die, pick off and stacker.