Aluminium Tooling

A limitless range of possible applications

If your component volumes don’t range into the millions, if you need on-demand production parts within days, and if you’re trying to prevent risky tooling investments until your part design is fully validated, low-volume injection moulding with an aluminium tool may be the best option. 

Aluminium tools are typically a lot quicker to produce and more cost effective when compared to steel tools. Therefore, Aluminium tools are often used to create a smaller quantity of the product – which can be for testing if the order is of low volume. Additionally, the range of possible applications for aluminium in injection moulded plastic devices is limitless.

Polycarbonate Injection Moulding
Why use aluminium tooling?

Aluminium tools are much more adaptable when it comes to modifications after the fact if the injection moulding process shows necessary changes. Adjustments may need to be made because of a design oversight, because the tool itself causes an injection moulding fault (such as irregular flow), or because product testing or market analysis shows some kind of shortcoming that needs to be corrected. This type of flexibility in manufacturing is invaluable.

Advantages of Using Aluminium Tooling

Aluminium is a softer material and easier to machine than steel
It can be polished more quickly for a gloss finish
It conducts heat better than steel.
Low manufacturing costs
Simplified mould designs decrease manufacturing time and cost
Thermoplastic and thermoset materials identical to that of high-volume production materials; 100’s of different materials to choose from including ABS, PC, PP, LCP, POM

Reasons to Choose Stephens Plastics:

ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance
Consistent high quality injection moulding
Reliable delivery dates
Exceptional customer service and communication
Extensive experience in our field

Contact us if you have a requirement for aluminium tooling, we have experienced specialist toolmakers right here in the UK, supporting both prototyping and production tooling needs.

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Please contact us if you would like to receive a quotation and/or to find our more about how we can provide the service you are looking for.

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