Precision Engineering


In-House Toolmaking, Machining and Fabrication

  • Single one-off bespoke items to high volume production runs
  • Bespoke projects from concept through to delivery
  • Complete project management
  • Competitive pricing and short lead times
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Precision Engineering

Clifton Rubber’s precision engineering division maintains a comprehensive engineering capability providing in-house and sub-contract toolmaking, machining and fabrication services.

Our highly skilled engineering team have over 50 years’ experience in the machining of precision engineered components, from complex mould tools and single one-off bespoke items to high volume production runs of CNC machined parts. 

Whatever your requirements are for quality precision machined parts and mould tools Clifton Rubber can provide assistance.

Our Precision Engineering Capacity

Sustained investment in the latest advanced precision engineering equipment ensures our engineering services are maintained to an extremely high standard.  Our range of equipment allows us to undertake the following processes.

  • CNC Turning
  • CNC Milling including 4th axis
  • Manual Milling & Turning
  • CNC Automated Sawing
  • Drilling & Tapping
  • Spark Eroding
  • Welding & Fabrication
  • Inspection & Measuring

Design & Product Development

Using the latest in design software our in-house design engineers are able to produce a range of drawings, from initial feasibility and concept design sketches, to detailed rendered product drawings, and fully detailed manufacturing/production drawings.  This 3D design capability when linked to the CAM software enables us to manufacture extremely complex components to the most demanding of tolerances.

Sub-Contract Machining

We are passionate about engineering and aim to provide exceptional precision machined components to our customers which are both accurate to drawing and on time. Our highly trained and experienced engineering team have the experience and knowledge to meet our customers subcontract machining requirements from development of components through to manufacture and delivery.

Toolmaking & Mould Tools

We have an extensive knowledge of manufacturing both compression and transfer type mould tools for rubber moulding, and open cast and injection type mould tools for polyurethane moulding.  Not only do we manufacture mould tools for our Rubber and Polyurethane moulding divisions but we also supply many moulding customers in a range of industries. 

Industrial Rollers

Our precision engineering team are specialists when it comes to the manufacture of industrial rollers and roller drums.  Our roller drums are manufactured to customer requirements and can be supplied in various engineering materials or rubber covered by our Rubber Covering division.  We supply precision machined rollers for customers in various industries such as material handling, quarrying, power generation and agriculture.

Engineering Materials

Clifton Rubber’s engineering unit can machine a wide range of materials, including steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, plastics and elastomers. 

Quality, Inspection & Measurement

Quality is maintained throughout the manufacturing process ensuring the manufacture of defect free components accredited to ISO 9001 quality standards. Our machining and toolmaking services are trusted by leading manufacturers Worldwide.

Companies We've Worked With

Industries we Work With

We manufacture precision engineered components for use in various industries:


  • “Clifton make our complete rubber rollers including the engineered steel shafts. The rollers always meet our design specs and we have never had any quality issues.”

    Paul, Purchasing Director, Food Processing Equipment Manufacturer

  • “The Clifton Rubber Bowls Ditch Liners look and feel top quality. Thank you for all your help and advice when placing the order. We will definitely be recommending you.”

    Andrew, Bowls Club Secretary

  • "Since Clifton Rubber has taken over the re-covering of these gripper pads the customer has had no premature failures and the products have a much longer lifespan."

    Tom, Manufacturing Company

  • "There are a lot of rubber rollers in our food processing plant and Clifton Rubber have always provided a great refurbishment service when our rollers need repairing. We get our rollers back quickly and they are always great quality.”

    Brad, Maintenance Engineer, Food Processor

  • "Really pleased we found Clifton rubber, their technical team really helped us in the early stages of our project and now they produce our parts which we know will be top quality every time."

    Sophie, Purchasing Manager