Process: Press Tools


Press tools are used within a wide range of sheet metal processes and incorporate a number of operations such as blanking, bending and forming. Press tools can be used to achieve a range of complex shapes using thin material, through the application of pressure. Often, the cost of tooling is only justified by the production of high-volume batches and is not suitable for prototype work and low-volume production.

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Press Tools projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 1

    Tool Making-Press Tools

    This Qimtek member currently seeks a supplier who is able to produce the attached tools, which are designed to go into a press brake. The client lacks the in-house capability to produce these items themselves and therefore, a supplier is eagerly sought for their immediate production. Owing to the short timescale of this enquiry, suppliers able to offer a speedy response will be seen favourably.

  2. Drawings count: 1

    Tool Making-Press Tools

    This manufacturer of credit card machinery is interested in hearing from potential UK suppliers of the attached press tool. Outsourcing approximately £700,000 worth of machining each year, if the buyer is happy with the quotations and lead times they receive, there will be an immediate order to place for this enquiry, which is expected to be repeated going forward in line with customer requirements.

  3. Drawings count: 5

    Tool Making-Press Tools

    This company is looking to hear from tool making suppliers that can aid in the manufacture of the attached press tools. These items will be used within the industrial machinery sector and are new designs, for which there is no current supplier in place. Suppliers who are also able to offer pressing services along with the tooling will be seen favourably, although this is not essential.

  4. Drawings count: 2

    Tool Making-Press Tools

    This buyer urgently seeks a supplier to produce the attached two-piece press tool from mild steel. The client lacks the in-house capabilities to produce these components and therefore, a supplier is sought for their production. This is a new design for which there is an immediate order to place, with delivery required by 23/05/19 at the latest. This is a one-off requirement, although please be aware that it may lead to additional opportunities for the successful supplier moving forward.

  5. Drawings count: 1

    Tool Making-Press Tools

    This client is currently seeking a supplier who can manufacture tooling to be used in a press brake to form 1.6mm sheet mild steel into terminal guards. The drawing attached shows the finished component that the tooling will form. Please note that the parts within the red circles are the sections required to be formed - the punching shown in the drawing will already have been completed at this point. This tooling will be used to make 1000 to 2000 presses at a time, with quality and tolerance being extremely important. The forming is to be completed with one single operation; tooling with secondary operations will not be considered. An order is ready to place, with an opportunity to manufacture further tooling for the client going forward.

  6. Drawings count: 2

    Tool Making-Press Tools

    The attached top combs will be used within press tools, on behalf of a company that spends £10,000 a year on subcontract tool making and a further £250,000 on bespoke machined parts. They have an immediate order to place for these designs, which are legacy parts with no current supplier in place. 2 off of each design is required at this time and the client has advised that the work may be best suited to those with large CNC milling facilities.

  7. Drawings count: 5

    Tool Making-Press Tools

    A prototype supplier is sought for the production of press tools, on behalf of a company that operates within the industrial machinery sector. They seek the assistance of a vendor who can offer input surrounding the optimum manufacturing method and can also provide a quality, good-value end product. There is an immediate order to place for the work in question, as well as repeat orders to replace existing tooling when the need arises.

  8. Drawings count: 3

    Tool Making-Press Tools

    The manufacture of an embossing tool is required by an industrial machinery company. The tool in question is needed for in-house use, with quality an extremely important factor of this project. The client spends £250,000 a year in the subcontract machining market and may invite the chosen supplier to assist within additional projects and also with the production of spares moving forward.

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