CTS Design Department

CTS have a dedicated design department that focus on new innovative solutions for our clients as well as aiding in continuous improvement. Our design department work directly with our clients to provide products with the highest accuracy and efficiency, ensuring we always achieve the clients desired needs.

We pride ourselves on always maintaining strong relationships with our clients through direct communication and we routinely perform onsite visits where necessary. We have thrived under our open door policy in which we set out a clear and concise design brief and action plan for every project.

Our design team provide bespoke design solutions both collaborative and independent for the Medical, Oral Health Care, Pharma and Automotive Industries.

Solid edge is our main CAD package and we can import DXF, Step files and all common CAD files, leaving no barriers between us and our clients. We also use Alpha Cam in conjunction with our wide range of CNC Wire Erodes and Milling Machines.

Contact Our Design Team

John Whelan (Design)


1982-1999 (Toolmaker)

1999-Present (Design)

Connor Brennan (Design)


2015-2019 (BS Mecanical Engineering)

2019-Present (Design)

CTS Safe Cut | Medical Device

Case Study

1. CTS were approached by a large multi-national medical device company who discovered problems during the cutting of medical tubing.

3. CTS proposed a new design to the on-site engineers of the large multinational medical device company. As a result, ‘Safe Cut’ was created for the client

2. Direct communication was established between the on-site engineers and CTS.

4. The ‘Safe Cut’ design allows for maximum safety, cost reduction, increased quality and productivity.

5. ‘Safe Cut’ is now an integral part of production for our client eliminating problems and significantly increasing the safety, efficiency and quality of the product.

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Established in 1994, Carlow Toolmaking Services have been providing top quality efficient tool making services to the Medical Devices, Oral Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Metrology and Automotive Industries for over two decades.

Carlow Toolmaking Services Ltd.

Pollerton Industrial Estate,

Carlow, R93 F8N9,


Opening Times

Monday to Thursday (08:00 to 17:00)

Friday (08:00 To 13:00)

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