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T.C.Keight Precision Tooling - Injection Mould Tools, Diecast Tools, & Machined Parts.
Address:   Trinity Way,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
UK.
Postcode:   B70 6NU
Country:   UK
Phone number:   0121 525-7838
Fax number:   0121 5256848
Website:   http://www.tckeight.co.uk
Contact name:   Nicholas Keight
Email address:   nickkeight@btconnect.com
WMCCM Rated:   yes
Profile:   Keight's also known as T.C. Keight, serve the UK and International plastic industry, specialising in the design and manufacture of high precision, fully hardened production injection moulding tools, and P20, aluminium prototype and semi-production tooling.

Our experience and pride on the products and services we offer have allowed us to grow and build strong relationship with every new customer.

Keight's focuses on tooling production, repairs and servicing, and nothing else; we seek to deliver the ultimate in terms of accuracy and quality, so that customers can be sure of getting maximum performance and efficiency out of the tooling that they obtain from us.

Plastic Injection Mould Tools
. Keight's manufacture Production, Prototype and Semi-production tools.
Pressure Die Cast Tools.
Precision Machined Parts.
. Keights nimble CNC capacity can produce prototypes and small volume machined parts.
Services
. Keight's can repair and modify existing moulds.

We work in all industry sectors including:
• Automotive
• Pharmaceutical
• Domestic Appliances
• Electrical and Electronic
• Toys

As well as aspiring to achieve production excellence, Keight's also aspire to reliability in terms of:
• Prompt turnaround of quotes-within 24 hours if required
• Fulfilment of delivery lead times
• Clear communication and resolution of any difficulties encountered
• Competitive prices
Ethos:   Family Tradition, Skills & Comittment
Founded by directors with extensive combined experience and technical knowledge, the company has been successfully trading for over 20 years.

The dynamic management team is able to pull on knowledge built on traditional skills and development, and knowledge built on the latest technology and approaches.

This combined expertise ensure that the company can tackle a diverse range of needs with confidence and competence. Whether it is plastic injection mould tools, pressure die cast tools, tool maintenance, tool repair, or precision machined parts, customers can rest assured that they will be getting the most appropriate result for their needs.

Committment to Quality
We are commited to achieving optimum quality through our programme of continual improvement and self assessment. This is demonstrated by our attainment of ISO9001/2000.

Central Location
We are located in the United Kingdom, in the West Midlands, 3 minutes from junction 1 of the M5 motorway, accesible to all clients who wish to carry their own supplier audits.

Latest Technology

With the latest CAD systems, our engineers are able to work from surface data or paper drawings to produce cutter paths for machining on CNC equipment.

Customers
Our clients, many of them blue chip companies, cover all aspects of the plastic industry including automotive, electronics, domestic, and toys.

GTMA Members
To support their commitment to their industry, Keight's are members of the Gauge & Tool Makers Association

RMZ 23/07/2004
Basic line of business:   Keight's manufacture Production, Prototype & Semi-production, Plastic Injection Mould Tools, Pressure Die Cast Tools, & Precision Machined Parts.
Products and services:   Plastic Injection Mould Tools, Pressure Die Cast Tools, & Precision Machined Parts.
Keight's can repair and modify existing moulds.
Repeaters:   5
Strangers:   95
Number of Employees:   12
Annual Turnover (£m):   not given
Annual Rate of Growth (%):   not given
Continuous improvements:   Keight's are commited to achieving optimum quality through our programme of continual improvement and self assessment. This is demonstrated by our attainment of ISO9001/2000.
Competence transfer:   Moving into two shot moulding.
Key processes:   Key Process:
CAD / CAM,Mechanical Design
Computer aided design, and computer aided manufacture using;
Delcam Power Shape / Power Mill including;
1 seat Delcam PowerMill
Power Shape - Draft
Power Shape - Mould Maker
Power Shape - Electrode

Translators for CATIA, IGES, Parasolids, Pro/ENGINEER, Solidworks, STEP, Unigraphics, VDA
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 4.00 years)

Key Process:
CNC Machining,CNC Milling,Tool Maintenance,Tool Making,Tool Manufacturing
Precision machined parts and injection mould tools using:
1 x BMC 4050 CNC Machining Centre, 1250 mm x 750 mm x 600 mm with
30 station tool changer, Ultimax 3 Control, DNC link
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 5.00 years)

Key Process:
CNC Machining,CNC Milling,Tool Maintenance,Tool Making,Tool Manufacturing
Precision machined parts and injection mould tools using:
1 x BMC 40 CNC Machining Centre, 1000 mm x 750 mm x 600 mm with
20 station tool changer, Ultimax 2 Control, DNC link
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 3.00 years)

Key Process:
CNC Machining,CNC Milling,Tool Maintenance,Tool Making,Tool Manufacturing
Precision machined parts and injection mould tools using:
2 x Hardinge 600 CNC Machining Centres, 600 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm with
20 station tool changer, 810 D Siemens Control, Ethernet link
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 2.00 years)

Key Process:
CNC Machining,CNC Milling,Tool Maintenance,Tool Making,Tool Manufacturing
Precision machined parts and injection mould tools using:
1 x XYZ 400 CNC Machining Centre, 1000 mm x 500 mm with
Prototrack Control
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 5.00 years)

Key Process:
CNC Eroding,Eroding (EDM),Spark Erosion
Precision machined parts and injection mould tools using:
1 x ACTSpark SP3 CNC EDM with
1250 mm x 700mm tank and 100 Ampere Generator
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 3.00 years)

Key Process:
Eroding (EDM),Spark Erosion
Precision machined parts and injection mould tools using:
1 x Charmille 420 EDM with
900mm x 500mm tank and 100 Ampere Generator
1 x Charmille Form 20 EDM with
600mm x 450mm tank and 50 Ampere Generator
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 5.00 years)

Key Process:
Grinding
Preciaion machined parts and injection mould tools using:
1 x 1101 Jones & Shipman Surface Grinder
2 x 540 Jones & Shipman Surface Grinders
1 x 1300 Jones & Shipman Universal Grinder
1 x 1400L Jones & Shipman Surface Grinder DRO / Optidress

(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 5.00 years)

Key Process:
Milling
Conventional milling using;
3 x Bridgeport Knee Mills DRO, Digital Read Out
1 x Cincinatti Vertical Miller
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 5.00 years)

Key Process:
Drilling
Conventional drilling,turning and crainage using:
1 x Colchester 600 Lathe,
1 x AJAX 36 inch radial driller
5 foot radial drill
Lifting tackle and over head crainage in excess of 2 tonne
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 5.00 years)

Key Process:
Measuring
Shadow Graph optical comparitor
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 1.00 year)

Key Process:
Rapid Prototyping
Rapid Prototyping in various metals, resins, etc.,
Using CAD/CAM &
CNC Milling Machines to 1250 mm x 750 mm x 600 mm
See above for range.
(Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 4.00 years)
Key skills:   Role: Director
Sales & Marketing,Tool maintenance,Tool Making
Time served apprenticed engineer, ONC. Experienced tool room engineer.
(Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 25.00 years)

Role: Managing director.
Precision Engineering,Tool maintenance,Tool Making
A GEC apprentice with a career's experience in plastic mould tools. Has been running his own business for 35 years.
(Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 50.00 years)

Role: Director
CAD/CAM,CNC Machining,Tool Making
Time served design engineer. Specialises in CAD/CAM and CNC programming for mould tools.
(Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 25.00 years)

Role: Director
Administration
Administration and SAGE accounts package.
(Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 15.00 years)

Role: Technical sales engineer.
Mechanical Problem Diagnosis,Quotation & Estimating,Tool Making
Time served engineer from a tool room background.
(Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 35.00 years)

Role: Leading toolmaker
CNC Machining,Spark Erosion,Tool maintenance,Tool Making
Time served engineer with extensive experience in toolmaking and CNC machining.
(Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 30.00 years)
Locations:   Birmingham, England, UK, West Bromwich, West Midlands
Markets:   Automotive, Domestic Appliances, Electrical, Electronics, Health/Medical, Marine, Pharmaceutical, Precision Engineering, Rubber & Plastics, Toys and Games
Standards:   GTMA Member, ISO 9001:2000 - QMS Requirements
User Name ↑Email
NICHOLAS KEIGHT 
0121 525 7838
nickkeight@btconnect.com
Peter Glover 
0121 5257838
tckeight@btconnect.com
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Last Updated: 13/11/2006 14:02:03