All Batten and Allen tooling is made ‘in-house’
We are able to offer high accuracy modular design for high volume and SMED activities, as well as, bespoke ‘standard’ tooling for high accuracy mid volume.
Investing in an expensive progression tool without component proving and testing is a daunting prospect for our customers so at Batten & Allen we offer a prototyping service to ease these worries.
We can offer a complete service which includes:
- Wire eroded prototypes
- Etched blanks
- Tool room hand formed parts
- Single impression pressed parts from modular tooling
All of the above offer the customer a low cost fast delivery option of samples for testing before a full production tool is required.
If a more representative sample of the finished part is required we can utilise single impression modular tooling or single cavity mould tools.
At this stage our experienced engineers can offer design and material selection ideas to develop a component that is functional and cost effective.
State-of-the-art Wire Erosion Facility
We have a state of the art wire erosion facility, which helps keep the press tooling and manufacture of precision stamped parts under one roof for our customers. We have 5 machines including 3 CUT 1000 machines working to an accuracy of less than 1 micron with the capability to run all machines 24 hours 7 days per week under lights out conditions. Having our own dedicated wire erosion facility also helps us to turn around volume metal pressings faster for our customers, with the added benefits of cost saving.
By utilising the benefits of CAD design, allied to wire erosion technology, we achieve an efficient progression between stages of production in the design and development of our tool-making. Working closely with clients in the design and development of their components is part of that process. This helps us to minimise waste in strip design and select the most effective materials.
Tooling lead times have also been significantly reduced due to the ability to select ‘on screen’ only the relevant data for a specific tooling task from a complex design. This data is then transferred directly to each wire eroder, eliminating time-consuming re-drawing.
Furthermore, by standardising our modular design of tooling, through the use of stock item parts, we are able to reduce our lead times even further and increase our production efficiency. With these increased efficiencies we are also able to implement waste reduction practices and reduce costs.