Tool Manufacture

The Thermoforming industry is a diverse industry with a wide range of machine types and variants of the Thermoforming process.

At TDX we have extensive experience and expertise, not only in manufacturing tooling for various machines and processes, but working with the machines and processes themselves. With this understanding TDX has developed a culture of manufacturing tooling with operational performance in mind.

TDX design and manufacture tooling for all major machine types including Kiefel, Illig, TFT, Gabler and GN.

For various machines and processes, but working with the machines and processes themselves. With this understanding TDX has developed a culture of manufacturing tooling with operational performance in mind.TDX design and manufacture tooling for all major machine types including Kiefel, Illig, TFT, Gabler and GN.

In 2006 TDX relocated its tool manufacturing facility to a dedicated 20,000 sq. ft. manufacturing unit adjacent to the existing TDX building. This expansion provided the space for further investment in two high speed 3-axis CNC machining centres to complement the existing 3 and 5-axis CNC machines and specialist equipment. In 2012 further investment in TDX’s tooling business resulted in increased 5-axis CNC machining capacity and software capability.For further information please call Mark Prinn on

+44 191 440 7000 or 


Case Studies

Case Study 1

Illig RDKP72k
12 Impression form, cut, stack tool.
ABC stacking
350mu PET
47.9 cycles per minute

Case Study 2

Illig RD53d
4 Impression form, cut, stack tool.
250mu PET
50 cycles per minute