A selection of our dynamic pressed metal and forming machines can be strip, individually blank or coil fed. Through coil feeding with a regression tool, mass production and cost reduction can be achieved.

Built within these machines are our form and die press tools, which are made to perform single hits, or multiple hit stages. We consider the Poka Yoke methodology when it comes to the designing of our tools, where they are dependant on the part to be formed and therefore, created uniquely from CAD design software.

More complex pressed metal and metal forming designs can be achieved to the highest specification. Those may require deep drawn or side action tooling to ensure the final product attains our recognised quality.

​By virtue of this process, a finished pressed metal form is produced in one cycle, and the part can then go on to assembly, where badges can be inserted or fixed into colour-matched painted mouldings.

Our Machines

  • Mechanical
  • Hydraulic
  • Press break

With our capabilities and software...

We are able to achieve impressive, pressed metal forms from smooth curvatures to acute corners. We are able to adjust designs so that your form can be achieved through eliminating the risk of splitting. Ash and Lacy Automotive are specialist in the art of metal forming.


Providing our clients with full service solutions that encompass our wide range of process capabilities and specialist manufacturing techniques.

Our CNC operated punch presses use a tool and die containing punches to stamp out a series of holes, producing your required perforated pattern.

Our dedicated, purpose-built expanded metal machines simultaneously slit and stretch longitudinally.

A selection of our dynamic machines can be strip, individually blank or coil fed.

Having our very own tooling manufacturer and using machines such as CNC milling, drilling and wire eroding apparatuses, we enjoy total control over the design and production it brings us.

Our in-house metal photochemical etching line can realise intricate designs faster and more efficiently than ever.

Our extensive in-house capabilities allow us to offer bespoke prototype solutions.

We are perfectly equipped for efficient high-volume production speeds up timescales, reducing piece price and also waste.

From efficiency and cost effective, to unique premium and branded options, we offer a wide range of coatings and processes to best fit the application, vision, and style.