Toolmaking covers the manufacture of tools used within processes such as presswork (press tools), injection moulding (mould tools) and casting (patterns).
Just under a quarter of our toolmaking projects come from the industrial machinery sector (23%), whilst the automotive industry represents 10% of such enquiries, making it the second largest purchaser of tools. The oil/chemical/energy sector comprises 7% of these results, closely followed by aerospace at 6%. Finally, consumer products and the medical/scientific industries each outsourced 5% of the total toolmaking projects generated for our members.
Below is a full list of the toolmaking processes we cover, with links to their description, suppliers and projects.
Tool making outsourced by industry
Below is list of the Tool Making processes we cover