Go Tools UK shop adds machining, scanning equipment

Editor: Eric Culp

Company offers new and replacement tooling.

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Andy Millard (r.), managing director of Go Tools, has increased the company’s machining capacity.
Andy Millard (r.), managing director of Go Tools, has increased the company’s machining capacity.
(Source: Go Tools)

A Rotherham, UK, company said it has invested £350,000 in technology to design and manufacture high quality performance tooling for a wide range of industries.

Go Tools, a sister company to the zinc diecasting firm PMS Diecasting, said it is equipped with the latest Mazak CNC 3-axis and Hurco 5-axis machines tools, worth £200,000, and the units can cut complex forms to accuracies of less than 10 µm.

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The firm was founded last year, and Managing Director Andy Millard talked about its goals. “The aim of the new company is to provide our customers with technical support and encouragement to help them achieve greater productivity and ultimate payback from their tooling investment with improved productivity, whether for new products or replacement tooling.”

Go Tools said it has also invested £85,000 in a Nikon 3D Laser Scanner capable of non-contact measuring covering every aspect of the part to 2.5 microns. This way, scanned tooling inserts can be checked as they are being manufactured and any deviations from the 3D CAD model rectified prior to assembling the tooling, which ensures it is correct before sending to the customer for sampling.

Richard Moore, operations director at PMS, said: “It’s like having the tools already sampled before putting them onto the press. You know they are going to work and produce accurate parts. That saves a huge amount of time re-working and re-sampling.”

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