Addition Manufacturing Technologies Expands Bend Tool Production Capabilities in Preston, UK Operation

Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom October 22, 2018 – World-leading tube bending and end forming technology specialist Addition Manufacturing Technologies is expanding production capabilities by adding a manufacturing cell for precision bending tools.

Addition Manufacturing Technologies recognizes that the integrated world demands that companies operate seamlessly on a global scale, while delivering locally in customers’ markets. Addition’s European customers have requested local manufacturing of precision tooling used in the bending and end forming processes; Addition is delivering on our commitment to meet customer needs locally by adding a manufacturing cell for precision bending tools made from hard steel, which will be fully operational by January, 2019. This production expansion is in addition to the work cell added earlier in 2018 for consumable bending tools.

Nicolas Dunand, General Manager of European and Asian Sales, states “It is important that we grow with the constantly evolving needs of our customers. By installing another tooling production cell in our Preston, UK location, we will reduce logistics costs and time in transit for our European customers. Precision tooling is at the heart of every manufacturing process and, at Addition, we understand the critical role quality tooling performs in every bending process.”

Addition’s investment includes Hurco and Mazak machines that will manufacture bend tool components and are capable of producing single or multi-stack bend tool sets up to 80mm diameter.

Precision tooling is at the heart of every manufacturing process and, at Addition, we understand the critical role quality tooling performs in every bending and endforming process.

The Addition Advantage

Addition has the most experienced application engineering staff in the industry to evaluate and provide the best solutions for your needs. In addition to tooling that suits equipment in all Addition product lines, our knowledgeable design team provides innovative solutions for all equivalent competitor models.

We use only the highest quality materials and state of the art equipment to ensure the manufacture of quality parts while optimizing tool life. Addition also offers in house tool try-out capabilities and prototype and part development for special applications.

CNC Bending Machine Tooling

Addition offers a full range of CNC bending machine tooling solutions, for tube diameters from 6mm to 250mm and single-stack or multi-stack multi-radius bend dies. In addition to the wiper and mandrel components already manufactured in the United Kingdom, we also offer bend dies, bend die insert and clamp dies, pressure dies, collets, and mandrel assemblies (ball segment and cable style), as individual components or complete sets.

End Form Machine Tooling

Addition offers a comprehensive range of endform tooling solutions for tube manipulation operations including, but not limited to, expanding, reducing, sizing, beading, notching and slotting, parting and endtrimming, and flaring.

Muffler-Making Machine Tooling

Addition’s complete range of muffler tooling solutions include, but are not limited to, tooling for lockseamers, SRSW’s, ram and “FLO” style flangers, baffle stuffers, ridgelocking equipment, cap assembly and cap seaming machines.

Tool Stocking Agreements

Addition offers Tool Stocking Agreements in order to meet our customers’ demands for shorter lead times, reduced stock, and lower prices.

Under tool stocking agreements, high-usage consumable tools are manufactured in the most economical batch quantities and stocked at an Addition facility or at an Addition partner facility nearest to the customer point-of-use to ensure extremely competitive pricing and rapid response. Addition currently has multiple stocking facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

Addition Manufacturing Technologies is a global manufacturing technologies company specializing in machines and tooling for tube bending, end forming, measuring and silencer making. Among others, the company’s products serve the automotive, aerospace, HVAC, and energy market segments.

With manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and China, Addition currently employs approximately 250 associates. In time this additional production will increase the company’s workforce in the United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit or contact Jennifer Rankin, Global Marketing Manager: Tel: +1 513 228 7079 or Email:

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