Tool Making

World-beating quality from highly skilled toolmakers

We’re passionate about toolmaking and we’re proud to work locally, nationally and internationally, supplying customers with tooling solutions all over the world.

Quality toolmaking isn’t about seeking the cheapest solution or taking shortcuts. It’s about creating the exact part you need to futureproof your production line, first time.

With decades of toolmaking experience, our team can work closely with you to help you design and create the components you require. From the start, you can benefit from our consultation and expertise on your toolmaking designs, ensuring an accurate output first time. No headaches, no time wasted on validation, just acute attention to detail.  

Modern Tool Making Facilities

Based in Oxfordshire in the UK, our modern toolroom facilities make toolmaking efficient and highly accurate. In fact, international customers approach us for quality and expertise not available in their own countries. We uniquely solve and work our way around any tooling challenges you may have: we think outside the box to find the perfect solution for your toolmaking needs.

Our toolmaking techniques

We offer single operation, progression tooling, jigs fixtures and assembly tooling. We also embrace the future of toolmaking with modern technological tools such as CAD, CAM, CNC machining and wire erosion. Our wire machine allows us to operate 24 hours a day, improving order to off-tool sample time. Our 3D CAD/CAM system generates fully processed Numerical Control (NC) code for both our vertical machining centres and our wire-cutting machine, reducing errors.

Our robust tooling techniques can enable the production of 250,000 parts between regrinds when used with the protection equipment on our production facilities.

Single operation tooling
• Progression tooling
• Jigs fixtures and assembly tooling
• CNC machining
• Wire erosion

Modular philosophy

We design and manufacture tooling in a modular format, to produce tooling that is inherently manageable and serviceable. Our deep understanding of these processes comes from having both a toolmaking and production facility. All our toolmaking techniques are carried out electronically for unquestionable accuracy.

If you are seeking a team of skilled and enthusiastic toolmakers and innovative solutions to your toolmaking challenges, why not contact us today?

We have enjoyed working with Martin and the team at CTAP for many years. New tooling is extremely well designed taking into account our specific needs. We have been able to achieve maximum material recovery and reduce tool set up and run times because of well thought out solutions.

Maintenance and repairs are always carried out to a high standard, within agreed timescales and budgets.  Tool sampling is carried out where required ensuring that quality is proven ahead of tool delivery. It is always a pleasure to work with CTAP and I hope our companies will continue to do so for many more years to come.

Facilities & Production Engineering Manager – Secondary Power Distribution Specialists