Welcome to AP Hollings & Sons Website
AP HollingsVacuum Forming Company and Fibreglass Manufacturers was founded as a pattern making company by Arthur Pollard Hollings, over 60 years on with changing markets and developing new technologies, in 2006 a sister company was established, APH3G. This identified the new facility with the third generation of the Hollings family continuing the business. In a second facility, a commitment to investment in new technology allowed the latest CNC machines and CMM Inspection to be housed. Further expansion within the facility is possible to ensure that APH is always at the forefront of technology, to offer a truly total in house capability, a genuine one stop shop.What we do
- CAD / CAM · CRAFTSMANSHIP ·
- GRP COMPOSITES ·
- VACUUM FORMING
- · JIGS & FIXTURES · CMM INSPECTION · RIM / PU MOULDING · CNC MACHINING / TOOLING · PATTERN / MODELMAKING FIBREGLASS MOULDS
AP Hollings & Sons Ltd : Tel: 01268 770681
A P Hollings are involved in short run to production quantities of many different products, we are able to form 1 off
prototypes through to 1000 off batches.
Fiberglass & Composites
A P Hollings are active in all aspects of
Fibreglass from producing our own
patterns and plugs in house, from
hand lay up of bespoke one off
prototype through to low volume
quantities of mouldings. Our patterns
are made in a variety of,
or combination of materials that
include MDF, Melamine, Ureol tooling
board and Epoxy tooling board.
RIM & PU Moulding
Process Overview :
CAD/CAM & Tooling
We are able to integrate client data either in a 2D or 3D format into tooling or fixtures required to suit the end use. We utilise the latest automotive standard design platforms along with: Delcam Powermill, Power Shape and Power inspect. Full CAD modeling and surface generation. Catia V4 & V5, IGES, DXF, DWG, VDA, JT, Delcams PS models & DGK, Pro Engineer, Unigraphics, STEP, STL, VRML, HPGL & MoreFTP data exchange CNC machining in all materials, metals, composites and plastics to support the manufacture of either parts, tooling and fixtures.
This system, able to capture 1.3 million points per scan allows us to digitally acquire just about any physical item, large or small. The 3D scanners are entirely portable and so can be taken to the subject if necessary.
Prototyping & Modelmaking
APH processes to produce prototypes and models offer a variety of applications from using traditional hand methods used by our skilled craftsmen, through to CNC machining from CAD masters, or the latest Rapid Prototyping techniques. These include SLS & SLA to build some or all of a model or prototype.
How best to reduce the assembly or manufacturing time of a product, is crucial to improving its quality and profitability. The correct design of special purpose jigs and fixtures is an integral part of the development cycle. With our 3D CAD modelling system we can design a virtual jig or fixture to suit a client's product. The image can be approved prior to manufacture ensuring the delivered product meets the client's expectations
AP Hollings have been providing a
Vacuum forming is something that AP Hollings have provided since opeing over forty years ago, with vauum formers providing a vacuum forming service, AP Hollings ca be proud of the vac forming engineers they have developed, if you need a vacuum forming company or vacuum forming manufacturer contact us
Craftsmanship & Design
Our craftsmanship knowledge allows us to combine traditional skills along with technology to create from customer media ie, clay models drawings and 3D data the following: