Faulkner Moulds is First UK Company to Operate a Quantum 4 CMM

By: Faulkner Moulds  03/02/2016
Keywords: Product Design, New product development, toolmaking

Faulkner Moulds, an ISO9001 certified Toolmaker, based in Yorkshire, has become the first company in the UK to own and operate a QCT Quantum 4 Coordinate Measuring Machine, which incorporates the latest advancements in measuring technology and uses the latest stress analysis software. As Duncan Faulkner, Managing Director of Faulkner Moulds, explains, “We are committed to providing our customers with plastic injection mould tooling that meets the very highest of specifications and the tightest of tolerances. We invest in the best machinery and equipment available to achieve this. For example, our top of the range CNC Spark Eroder can machine to an accuracy of half a micron. Faulkner Moulds recently added the QCT (Quality Control Technology) Quantum 4 Coordinate Measuring Machine to their suite of technology, and are the first UK company to do so. The CMM machine allows the Toolmaker to check the quality of their work to an accuracy of a micron, forming part of Faulkner Moulds’ commitment to their customers and to maintaining their ISO9001 certification. The Quantum 4 takes into account state-of-the-art advancements in measuring technology, using the latest stress analysis software to ensure a rigid, yet light, design. This allows for greater variation in model sizes whilst maintaining accuracy.

Keywords: CNC Spark Erosion, Design For Manufacture, mould tools, New product development, Plastic Injection Mould Toolmaking, Product Design, rapid tooling, tool maintenance, Tool Modifications, tool repairs, toolmaker, toolmaking

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