CTR Carbide Dies (Birmingham) Ltd

3 - West Midlands


CNC Machining & Tooling Specialists

CTR are preferred suppliers of carbide, Steel and ceramic tools to OEM and Tier 1 customers producing airframe fasteners and rivets, CTR additionally supply complete machine tool die sets, press tooling, injection moulding tooling, tube forming tools, spring and wire form tools and hot, warm and cold forging tooling. CTR customers operate across sectors including aerospace, defence, automotive, medical, construction and general engineering.

The CTR team offer you cost-effective solutions from tool design, with our in-house tooling design team minimising tool cost whilst ensuring component quality and tool longevity, through to production of carbide and ceramic tooling in volumes to meet your exact need. Please visit: www.ctr-uk.com For more information


Machining service:
CTR are preferred suppliers of tooling solutions to OEM and Tier 1 customers around the globe and are currently growing sales of precision engineered prototype parts and small to medium volume components to both existing and new customers.

CTR have pursued a relentless policy of investment in the latest state of the art CNC machine tools including milling, turning, grinding and spark and wire EDM facilities, which enables the business to provide cost effective machining solutions to a wide range of industry sectors.

CTR are often involved with 'design for manufacture' to achieve 'target Price' enabling our customers to be competitive in the market place.

To give our existing and new customers confidence in our business systems CTR of course have all the normal accreditations including: ISO 9001, and the aerospace standard AS 9100.

The range and quality of existing CTR customers speak volumes about the businesses tried and trusted ability to deliver a vast array of product quickly and efficiently. We are members of the A/D/S and MAA Aerospace associations.


Alcoa Group. Pcc Group .Nedschroef Group. Bosch Group.

All existing customers value the flexibility; technical knowledge and support provided by the CTR team and know that the solution will be price competitive delivered 100% right first time, on time in full.


C T R Carbide Dies Ltd

Machine Plant Listing

Turning Approx. Capacity
1- CNC Hitachi 3 Axis Turning Centre Diameter 450 X 630 mm
2- CNC Axis Turning Centre Diameter 300 X 1000 mm
2- CNC Axis Turning Centre Diameter 300 X 1500 mm
1- CNC Puma/Daewoo 240L Turning centre
1- CNC Puma/Daewoo 10HC Turning centre
1 - CNC Hyundai HiT 8S with bar feed Bar Diameter 42mm x 400mm
1 - CNC Kia SuperTurn 28 Diameter 305 mm x 1100mm
1 - Doosan Lynx 300 CNC Lathe (New Oct11) Bar Capacity 75mm x 1000
(All with Hard Diamond Turning capabilities)
2- Conventional Colchester Lathes Diameter 200 X 2000 mm

3- Bridgeport Turret Mills Diameter 500 X 250 X250
1- XYZ - CNC Milling machine
2- Mori Seiki DMU50 5 Axis CNC Milling m/c Diameter 600 X 400 X 400

Wire EDM
1- CNC Agie Wire Eroder / Model VP2- (New Nov 11)
1- CNC Agie Wire Eroder / Model Classic 2S
1-CNC Agie Wire Eroder / Model Classic V2

Spark EDM
1 - CNC Agie EDM Form 30 Spark Machine with Tool changer- 250 x 300 x 350mm
1- CNC Agie EDM Integral Spark Machine with Tool changer - 250 x 300 x 350mm

6- Delapena Speedhone Automatic Honing Machines

14- Surface Grinders (Mainly Jones + Shipman 540 / 1011 (50% with OptiMax Wheel dressing facilities)

External Diameter
5- Cylindrical External Grinders
10 - Universal Grinders (J&S 1300/1310/1311)

Internal Bore
8- Internal Grinding M/cs including
Churchill Spindle (12000 RPM),

8- Various Lapping / Polishing Machines.

Numerous other small M/C Tools (Off hand Grinders / Belt Linishers / 3 Schaublin Lathes)
4- Assembly / Hobbing Presses (Max cap. 600T )

Inspection Equipment (Calibrated to UKAS)

1 x Taylor Hobson Talysurf Plus 2 for Surface Finish and Profile
1 x Hardness Tester
2 x Mitutoyo PJ 3000 Profile Projectors
3 x Mitutoyo PJ 300 Profile Projectors
5 x Baty SM 350 Profile Projectors
CV Instruments WPP-300 Profile Projector
1 x Baty Shadowgraph
1 x USB Digital Microscope 200 x / video
Various hand held measuring equipment (Analogue/Digital)
Microscopes / Endescope etc

Materials Capability

Tungsten Carbide grades : G6 up to G30
Ceramics : grade D600 to Z900
Sintered steel powder metallurgy: all grades
High speed steel : all grades
Tool steel : all grades
Aluminium : all grades
Titanium : all grades
Inconel : all grades

Updated: June 2014


7 Port Hope Road
B11 1JS
United Kingdom
Number of employees
31 - 50



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