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Component Design

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We provide full engineering support at the product design stage of the forging process

Our skilled team of engineers and experienced technicians are here to assist you, ensuring that components are fully optimised for the drop forging process.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering will play a vital part in the future of forging production in the UK. Many components require fresh production tooling due to original supplier closure or improvement due to new regulations or failure in application. We have the ability to work with our customers and create new tooling, component drawings, and digital 3D models from original physical samples. Freshly created model files can be put through a forging simulation program, fully optimising the forging process before any costly tooling or materials are produced.

Forging Simulation

Forging simulation is a cost-effective way to evaluate the overall process before any major cost is incurred. Every component that is produced at W.H.Tildesley is 3D modeled and run through simulation software to develop part geometry and test tooling design. This helps identify forging defects such as cracking or under-fill.

Software Solutions

We are currently using the latest industry standard in CAD and CAM software. This includes 3 seats of CREO and Solidworks. We can work with DXF, DWG and PDF format, and 3D model files in STEP or IGS.

creo and solidworks used in forging

3D Printing

When required we are able to take our digital 3D models and produce them in a physical format using 3D printing. Typically in PLA or ABS plastic, these models are accurate to within 0.2mm and are ideal for test fitting in final applications.

  • Forging Simulation

    Forging Simulation

    Simulation software ensures we get it right the first time, every time. We have a disciplined approach to forging and die design. Every job is simulated before ...

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  • Drop Forging

    Drop Forging

    Drop forged components from 25 Grams up to 75kg net weight We are the closed die drop forging experts and one of the leading drop-forged component producer...

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  • Machining


    Extensive in-house machining capability for proof or finish machined forgings Our in-house machining gives us the capability to offer proof or finished machined...

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We use the latest in CAD and CAM software

Creo & Solidworks