Addition Manufacturing Technologies Expands Tooling Capabilities in Preston, UK Operation

Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom February 4, 2018 – World-leading tube bending and end forming technology specialist Addition Manufacturing Technologies has expanded production capabilities by adding a manufacturing cell for consumable 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.

Nicolas Dunand, General Manager of European Sales and Service, states “It is important that we grow with the constantly evolving needs of our customers. They have requested local manufacturing and stocking of consumable tooling used in the bending process, and we have delivered on our commitment to meet their needs. By installing a tooling production cell in our Preston, UK location, we will reduce logistics costs and time in transit for our European customers. Expanding our manufacturing capabilities and local availability for tool stocking agreements within closer proximity to this valued customer base is a key part of our strategic plan for growth globally.”

Addition’s investment includes Haas and Mazak machines that are manufacturing these consumable tooling components, such as wiper inserts and mandrel balls and noses that are more rapidly consumed during the bending process than hard tools. This production cell is capable of machining parts of both common materials for these tools, aluminum bronze and tool steel with chrome.

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.

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 tubing diameters from 1/4″ to 10″ and single-stack or multi-stack multi-radius bend dies. In addition to the wiper and mandrel components now manufactured in the United Kingdom, we also offer bend dies, bend die insert and clamp dies, pressure dies, collets, mandrel assemblies (ball segment and cable style), wiper dies and wiper die holders  as individual components or complete sets from our tooling manufacture headquarters in Lebanon, Ohio.

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.

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

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