About Us

A few words about Carbex

Carbex was formed in 2000 as a specialised tool & cutter manufacturing company with an 

aim to meet the increased tooling demands of the engineering industry throughout 

the UK.

We believe that in order to achieve the best possible performance from modern 

machine tools, the tooling setup in that particular machine, for the job being 

undertaken requires careful consideration.

The business has invested in state-of-the-art five axis CNC grinding equipment 

in order to supply the highest quality products at competitive prices. We have 

the capability to produce consistent, repeatable products and services for 

todays ever more demanding market. Our laser marking is to the highest 

standards and can be tailored to customer requirements.

Carbex Ltd is situated in the West Midlands and is ideally placed to service a 

wide range of manufacturing industries within the UK. Located on The Wallows 

Industrial Estate, Brierley Hill, in a modern industrial unit, we are able to keep 

overheads at a minimum and offer a very comprehensive and competitive 


If you require any further information please contact Nigel Houlston who is the 

founding member of the Carbex team.

First Schneeberger

Schneeberger Gemini 5 Axis CNC Tool Grinder - The First Investment by Carbex Ltd in 2000

Typical Tools1

Typical Special Tools to Customers Requirements

Specialist Tooling Manufacture & Supply

Large Carbide Form Tools
Special Application Tools
Carbide Broach
Carbide Flanging Roller
Special Carbide Tipped Brazed Tools
Special Carbide Thread Mill
3-Flute Radius Cutter
Small Form Tools

Plant & Equipment

Carbex Limited has invested in the best equipment available today. 

Our 5-axis CNC grinders can produce the highest quality tooling, which is consistent and repeatable, to satisfy the end users more demanding needs.

These machines will provide a CNC qualified tool which will perform better and last longer. 

This is our commitment to all of our customers.


Our Inspection Equipment is of the highest quality available. With the recent addition of a Zoller Smile 3d imaging machine the accuracy and quality of our tooling is consistent with our customer demands.

We are able to produce detailed inspection reports and 3D images of the tool being manufactured.

Our Wasino CNC optical profile grinder is capable of manufacturing / modifying carbide inserts, to customers drawings or requirements, to a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. We are able to maintain sizes and profiles for quantities from 10 to100 special inserts