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Steel casting moulds for marine client

The highly experienced team at Axiom have machined a steel casting mould recently for a marine client.

The can-do attitude of the team meant that we could offer a well-thought out engineering solution which reduced the second op machining required. The quality and talent amongst the team means we offer reliable, on-time solutions for our customers.

steel casting mould from Axiom Product Development

Steel casting mould from Axiom Product Development

 

Plastic Injection moulding tools and parts from Axiom

Check our latest Design for Manufacture (DFM) capabilities; the team at Axiom have designed and manufactured insert tooling for our new Negri Bossi 90 tonne plastic injection moulding machine and are now manufacturing the plastic injection moulded plastic parts onsite for an aftermarket partner.

Axiom Product Development Plastic Injection Mould Tool

The highly experienced team at Axiom offer fast turnaround, high-quality manufactured products and by making the mould tools and plastic injected moulded parts all on the one site it becomes a much more efficient and stream-lined process.

Axiom Product Development produce plastic injection mould tools

Machine tooling in exotic materials

The team at Axiom Product Development have been trialing machining in exotic materials including titanium. Our One-Stop-Shop, broad engineering and design capabilities here at Axiom mean that our design team can offer manufacturing solutions as well as materials diagnostics for customers plus the highly experienced machining team who offer quick turnaround, highly accurate machining using our brand new DMG machines.

Great results and happy customers! We are working in a range of exotic materials for a number of clients at the moment including titanium and carbon.

Get in touch for a quote for your project: 01243 785050

titanium machining at Axiom Product Development

Busy month for team at Axiom Product Development

Its been a busy few weeks for the highly skilled team at Axiom Product Development with high quality engineering solutions going out the door daily.

The company has had a great 12 months beating their budget substantially, investing heavily in new machines and technologies and the company is on target for some busy months ahead.

3 large projects went out recently including 6 assembly fixtures, 2 vacuum forming tools, 2 advanced pressure forming tools and 4 trim fixtures!

Vacuum forming tool produced for innovative new helmet

An interesting vacuum forming tool created by the highly skilled team at Axiom Product Development recently for a very innovative helmet design.

This was a classic ‘build to print’ order where our skilled machinists used the client’s design to produce the precision tooling. Well done team!

Axiom Product Development vacuum tooling

Axiom Product Development take delivery of two brand new DMG 5 Axis Machines

Axiom Product Development, the Chichester based machining, tooling and plastic injection moulding business has taken delivery of two new DMG DMU 5 Axis machines to further increase the capacity of this multi-skilled engineering business.

The DMU 50 3rd Generation machines, with swivelling rotary tables, allow for full 5 axis simultaneous machining and can machine intricate components from solid materials enabling the company to produce complex jigs, fixtures and manufacturing aids for a wide breadth of customers from automotive, defence, aerospace, Formula 1, marine and general manufacturing.

The company has invested in the new machines in response to both the high demand from its customers for quality produced and engineered parts and the increasing number of business coming from new customers in new engineering sectors.

The team at Axiom has many decades of design and engineering experience and a proven history of assisting its customers to successfully develop and manufacture their products.  The company operates in markets that require fast turnaround and these new DMG machines offer the latest technology to ensure a fast engineering response time of the highest quality.

Commenting on the new investment, Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director said, “The purchase of these two new 5 Axis Machining Centres will offer high-tech machining capability with rapid response times for providing high-quality, engineered components across a broad range of sectors. Our highly experienced and skilled design and machining team are providing complex manufacturing solutions to a growing number of advanced manufacturing partners and the addition of these new machines will enable us to expand this service even further.”

Axiom deliver engineering design solution for top brand mountain bike

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.

Axiom Product Development design two piece MTB mudguard

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.

Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director added, “This is exactly the type of engineering challenge that our business excels at. Our highly experienced CAD design team are able to come up with design solutions that our machining specialists are quickly able to turn into reality and fine tune with the design engineers to produce quick and technically complex solutions. We have all the skills, experience and high-tech machines on site to be able to produce high quality, technically advanced engineered products such as this complex mud-guard.“

New Finishing Engineer appointed at Axiom Product Development as company expands into high-tech plastic injection moulding.

Bradley Baldwin has joined the growing team at Axiom Product Development Ltd as the company expands its capabilities into high-tech plastic injection moulding. Taking on the new position of Finishing Engineer, Bradley will be using his skills in the polishing and finishing of machined components including aluminium, steel, plastics and composite moulds. Bradley has particular expertise in the automotive sector. Part of Bradley’s new role includes  the inspection of finished parts to customer drawings and models.

New finisher polisher at Axiom Product Development

Axiom Product Development recently invested in two new plastic injection moulding machines in order to broaden the specialist engineering services it can offer its customers. New recruit Bradley will be responsible for hand polishing and finishing of the new high-tech plastic injection moulds with surface finishes from commercial polish to full gloss polish. He will also be working on the wide variety of machined metal tools and components that the company is well known for.

Axiom’s two new Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machines with capacity up to 180 tonnes are being used to prove out tools that are designed by the in-house CAD design team. The machines enable the business to manufacture complex plastic components for automotive and general industrial customers.

New Negri Bossi Plastic Injection Moulding machines arrive at Axiom Product Development

The first of our two new Negri Bossi Plastic Injection Moulding machines has arrived on-site.

The new machines will significantly broaden our specialist engineering services for both new and existing customers.

New Plastic Injection Moulding machine at Axiom Product Development

The two Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machines, one 180 tonne and the other 90 tonne, will be used to prove out tools which have been designed and made in-house by our highly skilled CAD design team at Axiom. The new, high-tech injection moulding machines will enable us to manufacture complex plastic components for its automotive and general industrial customers.  One of the machines will be dedicated to the production of clear plastics.

The investment of around £160,000 in the new machines is part of the long-term strategy of Axiom Product Development to grow both its existing tooling and machining business as well expand the capabilities of the company into high-tech plastic injection moulding.

Commenting on the new investment, Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director noted, “The investment in these new plastic injection moulding machines marks an extremely exciting time for the Axiom business. Following some key new staff appointments and double digit growth over the past six months, the time is right to expand our specialist engineering skills and capabilities. These new plastic injection moulding machines enable us to offer a comprehensive, in-house design, tooling and moulding service. The combination of our highly experienced team and these new machines mean we can offer a very broad range of specialist engineering services for our high tech customers.“

Latest pressure forming tool for Aerospace customer

We recently delivered a pressure forming tool for an aerospace customer. Just one example of some of our recent machining and tool making projects that demonstrates the capabilities of our in-house design, engineering and machining teams.

Axiom Product Development  pressure forming tool

We are working on an increasing number of projects from major manufacturers who are looking for high-quality, reliable partners for their engineering requirements.

The picture shows the the inside of a pressure forming tool for an aerospace customer