Design Capability is the key

to successful press toolmaking


Design capability is the key to successful press toolmaking. At Portway we’ve invested in both people and technology to ensure our designs come up to your highest expectations, with years of experience in press toolmaking.

Our design department is staffed by people who have training and experience on a practical level as well as top class design skills. They have hands-on knowledge of the manufacturing process.

Every piece of design is done using our CAD/CAM facilities which include full 3D design and machining capabilities. To ensure that we acheive the high levels of accuracy and quality required in precision toolmaking we have invested in world-class machinery including :-

  • Mikron and Deckel Maho CNC milling machines
  • Digital co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM)
  • Charmilies wire erosion machines


One of the smoothest operations you’ll encounter anywhere


Automation together with CAD/CAM links to our CNC facilities means our factory floor is one of the smoothest operations you’ll encounter anywhere.

Because we adopt a customer-led approach, we place a significant emphasis on both the briefing and design phases of a project. From the start of a project we have extremely tight control over timescales and delivery dates and aim to keep our customers fully informed through the issue of a timing plan together with weekly progress reports. When we fix a date it is progressed from design to manufacture with every step monitored to maintain completion on time.

Once manufacturing is complete you’ll receive off tooling components and an inspection report for approval before we despatch tools. Also as part of our commitment to customer care we provide a comprehensive Tooling Manual with each tool supplied.

Our investment in world-class technology together with our highly skilled and motivated staff means that we can acheive the kind of quality, speed and cost-effectiveness that todays competitive manufacturing industry demands. To acieve this, Portway has established and maintains an effective quality system.