CNC Machining

Could a specialist trim fixture assist your manufacturing process

Axiom have recently assisted this aerospace customer with a specialist trim fixture and tool to assist in their manufacturing process.

The DMG DMU 50 CNC machine at Axiom produced this aluminium vacuum forming tool for the component part for the aerospace customer.

The team also manufactured the trim fixture from Ebaboard 600 which holds the component during the trimming process.

For quick turnaround, reliable CNC machining and jigs and fixture aids contact our team now on 01243 785050 or click here to find out more about our services.

Quick turnaround vacuum forming tools

This aftermarket supplier required a new vacuum forming tool to be manufactured in a tight time frame, which the Axiom team were happy to fulfill. This is what we do best!

The 3 vacuum forming tools were manufactured in-house and will produce parts for motorcycles.

Vacuum forming tools for motorcycle parts

Contact the team at Axiom now to discuss your CNC machining requirements; we’d love to be able to give your business a quote.

Axiom also has vast experience in producing Jigs & Fixtures for the Automotive sector which can greatly aid your manufacturing assembly line. Call us now and we’ll send our experienced staff into your manufacturing assembly line to assess your issues and come up with fast and effective solutions.

See more about our experience, facilities and team here or call us now on 01243 785050.

Carbon Fibre Tooling

The in-house design team at Axiom recently designed and manufactured this precision carbon fibre tooling on the in-house Haas 9 CNC machine for an automotive customer.

Get in touch with our hugely experienced team to find out more about our in-house capabilities and facilities. Call 01243 785050 or email enquiries@axiompd.co.uk

Working with innovative companies

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Axiom PD are delighted to be working with a highly innovative company, RAD Propulsion, who are designing and manufacturing a range of next generation electric engines for the marine sector.

RAD Propulsion RAD 40 Electric Propulsion Engine

Axiom manufactured the plastic injection mould tool which was then used on the in-house Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machine to produce items which need to be extremely rugged for use in the harsh marine environment.

Plastic injection moulded items, mould tool and components produced in-house by Axiom PD

These products are complicated to design and manufacture due to the electronic/mechanical interface which needs to withstand water, salt and harsh sunlight.

The team at Axiom worked closely with the engineers at RAD Propulsion to prototype a number of designs and produce the finished products with quick turnarounds to enable testing and refinement.

Contact the team now at Axiom on 01243 785050 or enquiries@axiompd.co.uk or via the website to find out how they can assist in your company’s new product development, rapid prototyping and innovation.

Plastic Injection Mouldings

Axiom Product Development have expertise not only the production of a wide variety of plastic injection moulded items for a wide variety of sectors, but also in the in-house design and manufacture of plastic injection mould tools.

Plastic Injection moulded items from Axiom Product Development

Examples of some of the mould tools and plastic injected products produced on the two Negri Bossi Plastic Injection Moulding machines which are on site near Chichester include golf markers in a variety of colours, motorcycle parts, propellor blades, and items for PPE equipment.

Axiom has the capability to use different spec plastics as well as being able to over-mould metal inserts.

Find out more about our Plastic Injection Moulding capabilities and our on-site facilities and call our team now to discuss your plastic injection mould tool and plastic product requirements on 01243 785050 or email enquiries@axiompd.co.uk .

Formula 1 excitement

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The team here at Axiom are excited to be working on tooling for next season’s Formula 1. The company’s DMG 5 Axis CNC machines have been busy working on quick turnaround requirements, some within as little as 4 hours.

Find out more about our expertise and facilities onsite and call us now on 01243 785050 to speak to our experienced team to discuss your CNC machining requirements.

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Axiom Product Development’s DMG machines

Reverse engineered plastic injection mould tool

When a recent client required a quick turnaround plastic injection mould tool for industrial use, the team at Axiom reverse engineered the existing part to machine the new plastic injection mould tool using P20 steel. Tooling for plastic injection moulding is just one of the many services that Axiom can provide for your business.

Reverse engineered Plastic Injection Mould Tool

The team at Axiom can also produce plastic injection moulded items using their in-house Negri Bossi machines. Check out our full range of services here.

Axiom expert design team deliver mountain bike mudguard solution

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Axiom designed mudguard solution

It’s well known that water and electrics don’t mix which is why water, dirt and stones can cause undue problems to the electrics now commonly seen on the latest generation of mountain bikes. This problem led to the full range of skills and experience at Axiom Product Development being called upon to design and manufacture a workable solution for MTB accessories company SicoMTB Products for a particular bike model.

Traditional mudguards do not work with the changing geometry of the rear suspension, this means that they can only be mounted in one area so reducing the ability to deflect water, grit and stones! SicoMTB Products approached Axiom Product Development to take a fresh look at the problem and challenges and come up with a clever new mudguard design.

The highly experienced design, engineering and machining team at Axiom went back to basics to design a dual function mud guard which could both act as a traditional mudguard and in addition divert the water and muck specifically away from the electric motor housing. Throw in a few more complications like lack of space and a highly complex solution was required.

The in-house design team at Chichester based Axiom Product Development initially 3D scanned the bike to precisely replicate the geometry of the bike and enable them to simulate the suspension travel when riding on rough terrain. The design team then designed a shape to fit the space, with some clever design features which addressed the various problems. A 3d printed prototype was produced for thorough testing and final design adjustments before the highly skilled machining team at Axiom were brought in. They CNC machined the initial prototype tooling using epoxy blocks on one of the in-house 3 axis machines. The team then worked with a vacuum forming specialist to produce the final, 2 piece, innovative mudguard solution, the DualGuard.

Find out more about our design services, rapid prototyping capabilities and CNC machining and tooling expertise.

Axiom FD swims Channel to raise funds for Marine Conservation Society

axiom swims channel to raise funds for marine conservation society

Congratulations are in order for our Finance Director, Jane Turner, who recently took part in a team swim relay across the English Channel. Jane was part of a group of 4 women, ranging from their 20s to 50s, who trained together for two years in order to acclimatise themselves to the sea water temperatures in the Channel by swimming over two winter seasons.

Setting off at 1.00am from Dover, the women swam in one hour legs through the night and arrived in Wissant in France 13 hours and 31 minutes later having endured jelly fish and sea sickness on top of the cold water and darkness; fortunately the seas conditions were relatively calm. Each member of the team swam in relay for 3 or 4 hours in total in just swimming costumes; no wetsuits or neoprene are allowed!

The team, named the Channel Relay Sole Mates, love to train hard and push their bodies to the limit and built both physical and mental strength during their punishing two year training programme which consisted of early alarms, cold winter waters, achy shoulders, wind, waves and more. The team chose to raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society to highlight the threat that the oceans are under from over-fishing, pollution and climate change.

Having completed the swim, Jane Turner, FD of Axiom Product Development commented, “Although its been tough with Covid, I’ve really enjoyed all our training sessions and the bond that we’ve developed as a team. As we all love swimming so much the idea of a team relay swim of the English Channel really appealed to us all and enabled us to fund raise for the really important work that the Marine Conservation Society do. It was challenging but exhilarating at the same time and we’re all delighted to have succeeded in this tough challenge and have raised over £2000 for the Marine Conservation Society; a charity that does such important work for our oceans. “

To help the team to raise additional money for this good cause please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/channelrelaysolemates

Due to the strong tides in the English Channel the actual route of the crossing takes on this unusual loop shape.

Grant Keates appointed Operations Manager

Grant Keates appointed as operations manager

Axiom Product Development are delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Keates as Operations Manager.

With over 35 years of engineering experience, Grant is a qualified CAD (Computer Aided Design) designer with expertise in many of the leading design programs. Grant has many years of experience in mechanical manufacturing and is highly skilled at designing manual, semi-automated and fully automated jigs & fixtures.

Grant has worked extensively in the Formula 1, aerospace, automotive, defence and marine sectors.

This new role will see Grant compliment the highly skilled workforce at Axiom which includes a busy machine shop that has fast and accurate turnaround of jobs.

Grant will look to further expand the reputation that Axiom Product Development already has for manufacturing precision tools, jigs & fixtures and associated engineering products.

Find out about the full range of Axiom’s extensive services here.