• Checking Fixtures: Why Buying Cheap May Actually Cost You More
    Quality, Cost, Delivery. The mantra for any purchasing professional. Increasingly it appears that cost is becoming the key driving force in the purchasing decision. learn more...
  • 5 Problems When Buying Tooling From a New Supplier
    You’ve been looking for a new tooling supplier, and you think you may have found the right company for you. You hope you won’t have any issues, but you won’t know for sure until you give them a try. Here are five problems you may face, and how you... learn more...
  • Visit Us - Via Video
    On- site visits have, understandably, been put on hold by some customers for the time being. So, we thought if you can't come to us then we'll come to you - by video. A potential customer for fixtures asked us to put together this video overview ,... learn more...
  • We Are COVID-19 Secure
    We've been busy implementing enhanced hygiene and cleaning procedures, reorganising offices, laying floor markings and installing partitions to achieve social distancing, and training our people in the new ways of working to keep them, and visitors,... learn more...
  • New 3 Axis CNC Installed
    Continuing our ongoing investment, we have now commissioned our largest 3 axis CNC vertical machining centre. Our Quaser MV214P has a stroke of 1524 x 700 x 510, and is equipped with the latest Heidenhain TNC640 control. learn more...
  • New 3 Axis CNC Installed
    Continuing our ongoing investment, we have now commissioned our third Quaser MV184 3 axis CNC, with the latest Heidenhain TNC640 control. learn more...
  • New Faro Inspection Arm Installed
    We have installed our third CMM, a Faro Edge inspection arm, to complement the recent acquisition of our latest 5 axis CNC machine.With a fully integrated laser scanning system, the Faro arm allows us to choose either contact or non contact... learn more...
  • New 5 Axis CNC Installed
    Our third Mazak 5 axis CNC, a Variaxis J600 5X, is now installed and fully operational.Ideal for our F1 work, and for the machining of jigs and fixtures, we are now even more well equipped for the machining of complex-geometry metallic moulds and... learn more...
  • VERICUT Verification Software Capacity Increased
    As part of our ongoing capital investment, we have acquired our second licence of VERICUT verification software.VERICUT simulates the CNC machines running our toolpaths before we commence machining.We are able to detect, and address, errors and... learn more...
  • New Website Launched
    The new Central Patternmaking website is now live. Updated to more clearly demonstrate our capabilities, the website fully communicates the services we can provide to our customers.Many thanks to website developers Kaweb for their assistance. learn more...