Welcome to Pattern Making Industry
The increasing complexity of patterns makes machining on 5 axis machines almost essential. But by employing a bespoke form tool quite complex features can be machined on 2 or 3 axis machines ensuring that scheduling around to machine shop is optimised.
A bespoke form tool can quickly and cost effectively machine a complex profile with high precision on a machine with limited capabilities.
Quickgrind holds extensive stocks of off-the-shelf tools but also offers a bespoke manufacturing service using the tool builder on this web site.