Claridge offer a full inhouse tool making service undertaking the manufacture
of dies for blanking, punching, bending & deep drawing including
& multiple operation dies, as well as single station & progressive
dies. We can manufacture tools to customer drawings as well as reverse
Stage Press Tools
For large components up to 500mm long we offer an inhouse tool making service.
Multiple tools can be manufactured as a set for a series of pick and place operations
as well as specialist tooling for pressing wire and bar.
Progressive and compound tooling can be manufactured inhouse for use with coil
fed automatic presses. Infeed coil widths catered for go up to 300mm wide and
& Punching Dies
Blanking and punching dies can be made for the pressing of flat shapes such as
brackets or base plates with or without holes. a compound die can be made to
carry out multiple operations in a single stage such as the production of a washer.
Claridge One-Stop offer blanking and punching upto 6mm.
Bending dies are available in U, V and universal configurations as well as
special designs for complex designs such as closing profile, curling, hinge
and tube forming dies. The design and manufacture of complex tools is usually
a service we provide through well established local companies with whom we
have close working relations.
Drawing & Other Dies
We have the capacity for deep drawing upto 120mm. Deep drawing dies which involve
the deformation of wall thickness can be single operation, multi-operation
or progressive. Shapes can be flat bottomed, spherical or parabolic. Claridge
One-Stop have considerable experience with the design of large surface area
deep drawing up to 400mm long and 300mm wide (typically 10mm deep). Other die
types that can be built include nosing, expanding, bulging and flanging dies.
Claridge One-Stop offer a range of services to suit your requirements and budgets
ranging from the manufacture of Class A dies suited for high volume production
made of the best materials for long life and high precision through
C and temporary dies suited to low volume and prototype work.
Modifications can be made to existing tools as required
to cater for both design alterations as well as recycling
older obsolete press tools. Modifications can also include
the addition of stripper plates and/or guide posts to improve
product quality as well as the upgrading of temporary or
low production tools, for example, the replacement of lower
cost materials such as carbide with steel.
We undertake tool repairs and refurbishments including the replacement all technological
components such as
die blocks, guide rails, strippers, guide plates and pilots where there are direct
issues with the quality of the finished pressing such as excess shear or out
Structural components such as the punch holder, die shoe, shank, guideposts,
can also be replaced where damaged or worn, or as part of a program of preemptive