Axiom Product Development Ltd specialise in the design and manufacture of complex tooling and patterns for the automotive, defence, aerospace and marine industries. The focus of Axiom is to provide a quality assured, highly responsive, technically capable engineering service to its customers. In addition, the company designs and produces manufacturing aids and provides milling, turning and other finishing services. The company has a depth of experience in the machine engineering sector having bought FRH Technical Engineering Ltd in 2018, a successful machining, rapid prototyping and tooling business based in Chichester which was founded in 1952. Axiom made a number of key strategic appointments in 2018 to put in place a highly experienced management team in order to re-energise the business, grow sales and expand into new markets.
Complex tooling, CNC machining, fixtures and patterns to meet specific customer requirements.
Our services include:
- Components machined from solid materials
- Jigs, fixtures and manufacturing aids
- Tooling and moulds used to manufacture plastic components by injection moulding, RIM, vacuum and thermoforming
- Tooling, patterns and moulds to manufacture composite components
- Special purpose equipment
- Robot end arm tooling
We work with businesses that are typically fast-paced, innovative and design-led who operate within high-tech advanced manufacturing sectors including Automotive, Formula 1, Aerospace, Marine, Oil & Gas, Renewables and General Engineering.
We operate in markets that require a fast turnaround, we invest in having the facilities we need “in-house”. This allows us to have full control of what we do so that we ensure each activity in our service to our customers happens when required.
We operate from a purpose built 15,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility on the Hampshire/Sussex border and benefit from good rail and road access with both Gatwick and Heathrow being around 1 hour away. We invest in the latest technology to ensure that we provide the fastest on time in full response times and highest levels of service and quality 24/7, 365 days.
Our facilities are operated using the main principles of Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement.
Our plant list is as follows:
- 8 x CNC machining centres
- Bridgeport 3-Axis manual mills
- Manual lathe
- Faro 3D measuring arm
- Paint booth (5700 x 3300)
- Oven 180°C (2000 x 1500)
Unit 3-5, Manor Park
- Number of employees
- 10 - 30
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Axiom Product Development has appointed three new staff to expand the skills and broaden the capabilities of the Chichester-based specialist machining and tooling business. The new staff come after an extremely successful six months for the business, with double-digit growth, expansion into new markets and a doubling of new customers.
Axiom Product Development, the Chichester-based specialist machining and tooling business, has invested in the purchase of two new plastic injection moulding machines, which will significantly broaden the specialist engineering services that the company can offer both existing and new customers.
Axiom Product Development is a new business which purchased the assets and of FRH Technical Engineering, a machining, rapid-prototyping and tooling business based in Chichester in May 2018.