Back in 2004 our extensive experience in the automotive industry and general engineering sectors led us to explore changing the way our tools were designed.
As a specialist company in a specialist industry, staying ahead of the competition has always been of paramount importance when it comes to offering our customers the very latest technology in tool design. With this in mind we took the decisions to specialise in a 3D modelling environment.
3D modelling is a more cost effective way of designing for the toolmaker; removing the need for the toolmaker to remodel conventional 2D designs for machining - a saving that can be passed on to our clients.
Once the designs have been completed in a solid model format, the information is then imported into the machining software. This also helps us to minimise the risk of occurring errors due to factors such as misinterpretation of 2D designs into a 3D machining surface data environment.
Due to the depth of experience in the MW Designs team nearly all sectors of press tool and jig and fixture design can be undertaken.
Our experience covers small Bruderer high speed tools pressing upto 200 spm. This in itself is a specialist sector where tight tolerancing is a high consideration.
Single op tooling is a staple of any design company and that is no different at MW Designs. All tooling design is undertaken from 50ton to 1000ton kits. Obviously process is key in this type of design so with MW Designs having the capability to use simulation in house this is guaranteed upfront.
Transfer tooling covers a wide array in the pressing industry. From AIDA lines to fully automated robot lines moving panels from press to press of varying tonnages. You also have the traditional beam lines of bi and tri axis. All this is covered at MW Designs, again as the team has grown this has added massively to the ability to take on all projects in this part of the industry.
Progression die design is what MW Design specialized in when Mark and Mat set up at the end of 2001 with both designers priding themselves in both their design and toolmaking experience in this field. This is no different today with design only being improved now they have moved from 2D to full 3D simulated design. Projects from 50ton to 1000ton are undertaken with a depth of experience in the team only adding to what the company started with.
Brightware tooling is a new field that MW Design has stepped into in the last couple of years. Again this is a highly specialized industry where surface finish is key. The investment in AUTOFORM was paramount for this step to happen. Brightware brings with it types of tool design that are aligned only to this industry which puts MW Designs in a key position for this specialty.