Evolve Group's manufacturing division, Marco Engineering’s toolmaking facilities include CNC machining centers; CNC lathes, CNC EDM, welding and wire cut facilities as well as a range of general toolmaking equipment. The extensive facilities and experienced skilled tradesmen, enable manufacture of quality injection moulds, press tools and blow moulds. Tool design and tool steel selection is considered in the framework of the tooling and product application to ensure optimum tool performance and life.
Tooling manufacture is efficient and precise with CAD files being downloaded to CNC machine programmers. From there, sophisticated CAM software is used to generate tool-cutting paths. CAM programs are fed directly to CNC machining centers and lathes.
Job flow in the toolroom is directed and monitored to ensure tool manufacture is undertaken according to design, and within committed delivery lead-times.
Marco Engineering’s toolroom is located in the same premises as, but physically separated from, its plastic injection moulding operation. This provides the advantage of allowing quick and efficient mould modifications, and refurbishment, minimizing any unnecessary moulding production down time. An injection mould toolmaker is permanently assigned to the injection moulding department, in order to ensure the best standard in maintenance of customer moulds.
Marco Engineering’s inhouse design department ensures our customers have the highest standard of component design to minimize component issues.
Our team of experienced designers can guide customers through the concept of a product, development of component design, selection of the most suitable material, and finally tool design. Economic assessments can be made during this process from tooling and moulded component cost estimates.
Whether you need a short run cost effective temporary solution or a long life robust 500,000 shot plus tool we can find a cost effective option to meet your project requirement.