Tool room and Injection Mould Toolmaking
At OGM, we have an extensive in-house tool room, integrated within our total plastic injection moulding manufacturing at our sites in Oxford and South Wales.
Our in-house mould toolmaking capabilities
Equipped with the latest injection mould technology and staffed by experienced mould toolmakers, our tool-room ensures optimum tool availability, on-time production to plan and high service levels for every customer.
Our tool rooms are fully equipped with subtractive metal technologies – EDM, EDM wire cut, CNC milling, grinding and turning.
Expert Advice & Trusted Partnership
Whether it is soft or hard tooling, our toolmaking experts will advise you on the right choice for your plastic injection moulding project. We ensure your mould tools meet your exacting design specification and function as you intend them to.
We have comprehensive tool maintenance programmes including preventive maintenance techniques. To keep your tools in tip top condition while they are stored, our skilled mould setters make sure that, after each run, water is blown out of every tool to prevent any rust.
We are very particular at OGM, a report will be raised for any issues that do occur and these will be promptly fixed. We make sure your tools are in a good condition before and after each production run.
Service Plans for mould tools
Some tools may get dirty over time. We track the number of shots since the last service and will bring the tool into the tool room where it will be dismantled and cleaned.
Our premium plan is generally for medical components and products. After each run the tool is taken out of the press and cleaned before the next run regardless of how many shots have been completed.
Some of the tools for our medical device customers are completely stripped down, cleaned, and checked after a specific number of shots.
Ask our engineers for further information about our service plans
Tool Repairs & Modifications
In the event of tool breaks we carry out rapid repairs, simple repairs can generally be carried out in a few hours.
Tooling modifications, based on customer requests, or suggested improvements from our engineering teams, can also be implemented quickly and efficiently.
Every tool is tracked through its life on our tooling database. This enables data on modifications, repairs and tool work to be captured and interrogated, enabling us to identify areas for continuous improvement.
Hybrid metal additive and rapid production tool making
We have hybrid metal additive manufacturing and high-speed machining systems. This capability allows us to manufacture new tools faster and more efficiently. As a result, we can minimise lead-times and engineer features such as conformal cooling into cores and cavities.
Conformal cooling produces even higher quality parts, which are free from distortion and run correctly first time, enhancing compression of your time to market. Conformal cooling also means faster cycle times from tools and hence greater output at reduced cost.