Dawn Fire Ltd, based in Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire offer CNC machining, milling and turning, services to the engineering, manufacturing and electronics industries specialising in fire protection & security to a UK market.
Our primary function is that of a machine shop but we also offer a number of other services as detailed below:
We offer CNC machining services to customer specification including CNC milling and CNC turning in most materials including steel, brass, aluminium and plastics for both large and small batches.
With 3 CNC lathes, two with bar feed, we are ideally suited to both small to medium volume production work typically of 20 to 500 off although we consider any volume up to 10,000 off. Our maximum chucking capacity is 255mmØ. Areas of expertise include brass turning for the fire industry as well as thread rolling for worms.
|Max Turning Length||800mm|
|rpm||45 to 6000rpm|
We offer CNC milling up to 800mm x 250mm x 250mm with expertise in pocketing and form milling in materials such as aluminium and brass. New for 2010 is our second Hurco VM1 which offers a 660x356x457 mm work envelope and a 40 taper, 8,000 rpm spindle, following on from our 2009 purchase of an identical machine. The VM1 is equipped with Hurco’s control system, bringing the flexibility and power Hurco's advanced programming environment to the core of our service.
Conventional machining is generally reserved in support of our primary CNC machining and fabrication services although for special contracts conventional machining can be offered as a service. Capacity includes milling up to 1200mm x 700mm x 400mm and turning upto 400mmØ and 2000mm between centres. Other services include presswork up to 20 tonnes, wireforming and tube threading.
As a complimentary service we offer inhouse assembly of machined components including pressurised nitrogen gas cylinder filling, valve manufacture and caster assemblies. Assembly can include both parts machined inhouse as well as outsourced components such as knobs, chains and standard spring clips.
We operate a well established in-house written production management system that allows for integrated job management, billing, materials, sub-contracting and parts management. This also allows us to provide clear job reports as required in a printable format.
A key strength which is integrated into our production management system is our estimating package that allows for quick estimates and quotations to be prepared, often within a few hours. These estimates are printable and can be faxed or e-mailed, and stay within the system for easy future reference.
Quality is important to us. We ensure that each and every machined part leaves the factory exactly to specification and operate a fully documented quality management system under the ISO quality management scheme accredited by QC Systems.
We offer a local delivery service in our company van for loads upto 750kg. For parcels upto 25kg that require urgent transport we use TNT and for larger pallets upto 1 ton we use a 1-3 day service from Road Knight.