Depending on the volume and expected product life, KE produce sheet metal products by NCT Production or Power Press Stamping using hard tooling. We can design and manufacture our own tooling.
Typical quantities to warrant hard tooling:
- Batch quantities 500 units
- Annual unit volume approximately 1800 – 2000+
For high volume products KE offer Plastic Injection Moulded components to reduce product costs, and we design tooling in-house with our specialist manufacturing partners.
Batch quantities required are 2000 shots / pieces, and typical product volumes in excess of 6000 units per annum are sought to recover initial tooling costs.
Vacuum forming is used for medium product volumes, with lower cost tooling. Products are non-rigid and so we incorporate metal for strength where required.