Pattern Making


CFL's pattern shop and tooling Director, he has been with us for nearly 40 years.

CFL in-house team of highly skilled patternmakers produce a wide range of tooling for the foundry industry, using metal, wood, model board and resin.

Our company policy has always been to produce the best quality products delivered to our customers precise requirements.

We assist our customers through the whole process from concept, design and sample stage to the finished production tooling.

Patterns can be easily modified, adapted and repaired on the site therefore giving the customer a fast and reliable service.

The patternshop can manufacture traditional patterns from 2D drawings through to a full design service using 3D modelling and CAD-CAM machining.

3D CAD-CAM Patternmaking

A customer can supply a 3D model, which can be converted to a working pattern model by a fully trained computer operator using Rhino software.

Additionally we can convert 2D drawings to 3D images to enable tooling to be cut directly by CNC machine

Traditional Patternmaking

Conventional patterns can be produced manually from 2D drawings in the well equipped workshop by experienced patternmakers.

The finshed item, made in cast iron weighed over 1.3 tonnes

Projects Undertaken

  • Third Rail Shoe Gear for London Underground
  • Gear Boxesand Casings
  • Wind Turbines
  • Expanded Polystyrene Tooling

Architectural Work completed for the following clients

  • Waldorf Hotel, London
  • St Pancreas Station and York Railway Station
  • Various Victorian Palmhouses throughout England and Scotland