The business founded as Fenwood Bowen Limited in 1949 remains in family ownership. Over the years we have continued to grow with customers in many different industries with a wide product knowledge and a creative and flexible approach to manufacturing challenges. We continue to embrace new technology and invest in our future. This culminated recently in our acquisition of Avak Mpp to form FB-AVAK.
We have been specialising in vacuum forming for over 40 years. Our latest PLC controlled machines give us a moulding capacity of up to 2m x 1.2m with a depth of draw of 500mm and in material up to 10mm thick. At the other end of the scale our small machines allow us to produce much smaller mouldings often used in multi impression tooling, and here we can start to challenge the viability of alternative volume production processes.
Whether you have an application for an electronics potting shell or PCB enclosure or a wheel arch for a commercial vehicle the vacuum forming process gives you a great deal of flexibility. Depending upon production volumes we can produce multiple tooling in a number of different formats. Unlike other moulding systems we can always add more tools at a later stage should demand for your products increase. This means we can keep the start up costs to a minimum and still be competitive as volumes rise.
This enhanced flexibility means our customer base includes large blue chip organisations as well as small family run businesses. Whatever size or application you have in mind we can provide a cost effective solution. We are happy to be involved at the concept stage in your development and by involving us early on in the design process we can ensure that the parts can be manufactured in an efficient and cost effective way. You’ll find the management team at FB-AVAK enthusiastic to deal with and we always ensure that customer service is our number one priority.
FB-AVAK’s capability comprises of the following processes and procedures:
- Small to large volume production runs
- Product development and design
- Vacuum forming from .25 to 9mm thickness
Our complete in-house tooling facility can offer
- Foundry pattern making
- 5 Axis CNC machining
- Resin casting
- CAD / CAM facilities allow prototyping from customers own IGES files which enable tooling to be machined in either PU or epoxy board
- Aluminium tooling
- Rim casting silicone tooling
- Die cutting tools
We use a wide range of well maintained specialist machines, including
- 14 multi-size vacuum forming machines up to 2000 x 1200mm
- 4, five axis CNC machining centres 1500 x1000 x 6002 mm
- A three axis CNC machining centre 2000 x 900 x 4002 mm
- Die cutting 600 x 600mm
- Precision saws
- Band saws
- Milling centre 3 axis 1200 x 600 mm
- Turning lathe 1200mm
Our wide range of processes include
- Vacuum forming
- Carbon fibre infusion
- Hot foil stamping
- Hot wire bending
- A specialist trimming centre for awkward jobs
- Gluing Mechanical assembly
- CNC trimming
- Ultrasonic Welding
Moulding in all thermo forming materials
Woolmer Way Industrial Estate
- Number of employees
- 1 - 4
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