Presswork & Tooling Services
We have 50 years’ experience and expertise of providing economic presswork solutions and metal stamping to major names within the electrical switchgear, electronic, power generation, medical, marine and automotive industries, so you can rely on us to provide you with a prompt, efficient service.
Many customers find it beneficial to consult us at the start of their presswork manufacturing projects, enabling us to optimise tooling and production processes using advanced quality planning, PPAP, FMEA and other value chain management techniques.
We have the skills and resources to cope with short lead times, high volumes and can provide a full project management service if required.
Value Added Service
Our dedicated press shops, covering over 13,000 sq ft, currently house 35 machines, including Bruderer, Seyi, Ching Fong presses with capacities of 5 to 200 tonnes.
- Modern pressing’s metal stamping manufacturing techniques
- Advanced capacity planning
- Product & tool design/value engineering/opportunities for cost reduction through international partnerships
- Global sourcing through international partners
- In-house electroplating facility: silver, tin and zinc
- Major OEMs/multinationals
- ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 approved. FMEA / SPC
- Customer service & supply chain – Kanban /Eban/VMI
- Fully integrated ICT network
At HV Wooding, we have our own well-equipped in-house tool-making department. This facility, coupled with our team’s technical expertise, enables us to design and produce a wide range of different types of tools to extremely high standards and specifications.
Tool design can be carried out using advanced SolidWorks 3D CAD software. Tool manufacturing options include the use of our established partners in the UK or overseas.
Science & Research - CERN
A twin-aperture, 10 m long, prototype magnet was designed by CERN to gain experience in the construction of full scale twin-aperture Dipole Magnets. HV Wooding were given the task to produce the Twin-aperture Dipole magnet Laminations. Click to read a Case study demonstrating our ongoing work with CERN on the Large Hadron Collider - and the positive impact from our input.
Ventilator Challenge UK
British engineering firms were called on to switch to making medical ventilators as concern grew about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This follows an appeal by Boris Johnson, who held an emergency conference appealing for an urgent effort to address the national shortage.
Next generation of Tidal Turbines
A Global manufacture in the “Renewables Sector” are developing the next generation of Tidal Turbines. In order to optimise engineering performance they needed a partner to help facilitate both the design and manufacturing solution of “Laminate Sections” for the Permanent Magnet Generator.
High Volume of Metal Stampings and Busbars
A leading Global manufacturer of Electrical Automation and Control Solutions have a high volume of Metal Stampings and Busbars used within their product groups. These include regular repeat items and also spot ordered parts that are delivered to multiple locations.
“Hybrid Drivetrain” for Motorsport and Transportation applications
A Global manufacturer of “Hybrid Drivetrain” for Motorsport and Transportation applications. A key market for flywheel energy storage technology is the public transport sector. This technology can save fuel and reduce green house gas emissions by up to 30% in a city bus for example.
Strategic outsourcing partner
A leading international manufacturer of electrical accessories were producing all components in house. In order to focus on core activities and increase profitability, they needed a strategic outsourcing partner that they could trust. After a detailed evaluation, they decided to outsource all presswork components to HV Wooding.
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We have a very busy exhibitions and conference calendar for 2024, meeting existing clients and introducing ourselves to new ones and learning more about the industries we serve. Click to find out where you can catch up with our team. Upcoming Exhibitions include: Battery Tech Show, The Battery Show, Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo, Cenex LCV, SMMT Electrified, Future Propulsion Show & Advanced Engineering Show.
PAST EVENT: The International Nuclear Manufacturing Summit 2022
Hosted by the Nuclear AMRC, the International Nuclear Manufacturing Summit 2022 will showcase opportunities in the major programmes and explore how suppliers can win work now and over the next 30 years. Our list of customers in this field include CERN, CEA, Elytt and Brookhaven internationally with UKAEA divisions Cullum, Harwell, Rutherford and Diamond Light in the U.K. We are also providing Switchgear suppliers such as Schneider Electric, GE Energy and Alstom with Busbars for products used with the sector.
PAST EVENT: Coiltech Italia 2022
Coiltech is the most qualified electromechanical Meeting-Point in its sector. The range of products offered by companies that exhibit at Coiltech covers all the production steps of electric motors, generators, electric pumps, transformers, and windings in general. Following a fantastic show in Germany (April 2022) – we will be back at Coiltech Italia, 28-29th September in Podenone, Italy. We will be showcasing our Core Packs and Busbars for electric motor applications.
Investing in Quality
To assist the constantly evolving challenges that face our highly experienced quality team at H V Wooding, we have recently invested in the super accurate Trimos height gauge and the Vision inspection system ‘InspecVision Planer’ for fast and accurate measurement of multiple parts.
High speed Bruderer press investment delivers major reshoring contract
Investment in a refurbished precision high-speed press is helping H V Wooding deliver a significant aerospace contract that has been re-shored from Spain. We have invested over £120,000 into new tooling and the installation of a Bruderer BSTA 25H to produce more than 28 million precision parts every year.
Electric Vehicle boost for HVW
Having been given a glimpse of a potential future should we make the switch to Electric Vehicles - with less air pollution and improved air quality being documented during the COVID-19 lockdown - more buyers are realising the benefits of moving away from petrol and diesel cars.