Working with tooling for over a decade, we saw how sometimes the smallest parts could be the biggest headache for manufacturers if they did not perform. Offering coating solutions was sometimes not enough as incorrect tool steels and sometimes poor surface finishes hampered coating performance. Hence we started to take on delivery of complete manufactured solutions for wear parts.
Our focus is primarily on small precise, finely ground tooling made from high hardness tools steels and tungsten carbides. We currently service well over 100 South African companies with small, precision components, both coated and uncoated. We make from 1 off (which is quite unique) to 1000's off with out issue. We have partnered with specific international manufacturers to maximise service and quality delivery at the most economical price to our customers. We also have access to a wide variety of steels, powder metallurgical steels, carbides and other exotic materials.
In addition to our standard parts such as the Fang range of punches and dies, the TD Coating Centre can also manufactures custom made parts. These can either be modifications to existing standard parts or completely custom as per your required specification. All that is required is to provide us with a drawing and a description of the operation and/or problems experienced.
Custom Tooling Manufacture
We will engineer the part where necessary in order to offer you a cost effective solution. Email us a drawing and we will be glad to assist.
Small form tooling
Pilot Punches & Locating Pins
Burring & Extrusion Punches
Ejector pins/Knockout Pins
Core Pins for Die Casting and plastic moulding
- Special machine knives and blades
Plain Pillar and Bush Sets
In the world of both war and peace keeping, every shot counts. The ammunition used has to be precise and repeatable for the highest accuracy and reliability. All this comes from the precision and accuracy of the tools and machines used in the manufacture process. Ammunition tooling is very tight tolerance work and the production volumes are extremely high. Specialising in tight tolerance small tooling has given us a competitive advantage in servicing this market.
Also with the ability to supply both PM HSS and finished tungsten carbide tools, as well as coating where required, means we can satisfy the highest tooling demands.
Similar in precision and accuracy, detonators used in the explosives industry also require the highest degree of accuracy and reliability. TD Coating Centre manufactures tools for all detonator manufactures in SA out of tool steel and tungsten carbide.
Our manufacturers utilise only the best Japanese and European made tool steels for our tool steel components. Alternatively we also use sintered tungsten carbide for certain applications. Here all cobalt and nickel bound grades with a large variety of grain sizes are available. For Tungsten carbide we supply mostly finished ground tooling is very short lead times, but we can also supply as sintered pre-formed components as well for customers who wish to finish grind in-house. Please see our tungsten carbide page for more info Click Here
The TD Coating Centre manufactures a wide variety of standard, high performance parts including:
• Piercing punches and dies
• Pilot Punches
• Ejector Pins
Parts are engineered with the correct base metal, heat treatment and surface coating to provide exceptional performance. Custom made parts such as draw punches, extrusion and burring punches,
knockout pins, core pins and locating pins are also supplied. Please supply us with a drawing and details.
Parts can be manufactured from conventional tools steels and high speed steels, powder metallurgical steels and even "carbide" (Co-tungsten carbide).
For more information, Please see our FANG Punches & Dies page