Machining

Offering comprehensive milling and turning services to produce high-precision components, we regularly work with +0.005 tolerances in our in-house CNC machining shop.

We are experts at working with special materials like duplex stainless steels, 316 stainless, 304 stainless, PB1 and PB2 phosphor bronze.

With our auto saw, two precision CNC lathes, two vertical machining centres and two Prototrak machines, we can produce precision components efficiently and at a very high standard. Using our rigorous quality assurance system, we can provide full traceability.

Short for Computer Numerical Control, CNC machining is a manufacturing process controlled by pre-programmed software that dictates the movement of the machinery and factory tools. It controls a range of machinery, such as lathes, grinders, mills and routers.

Many industries benefit from CNC machines, including aerospace and automotive, defence and government, the medical sector for manufacturing diagnostic and surgical instruments, the oil and energy industry and research and development.

Using CNC machining, cutting tasks are completed through a single set of prompts, rather than a live operator controlling the machining tools manually through buttons, levers and wheels.

The CNC system may look like an ordinary set of computer components, but the software and consoles required for the process distinguish it from regular computing.

Once the CNC system has been activated, the required cuts, already programmed into the software, are dictated to the corresponding machinery and tools, which will complete the tasks as specified, rather like a robot.

The GNG programme is retained in the computer’s memory, after being written and edited by programmers. This isn’t static, meaning newer prompts can be added to a pre-existing program through revised code, making it a flexible system.

The system is used to create highly-detailed cuts in metal pieces for industrial hardware products. Complicated cuts can be made within minutes.