We offer a range of conventional machining and metalwork services primarily for secondary operations on our main CNC based production. Conventional machining services are as detailed below.
Conventional milling can be carried out on the Bridgeport which offers a 1200mm x 700mm machining bed and a z axis of 400mm.
Conventional turning can be carried on a Colchester lathe with a chucking capacity of 400mmØ and 2000mm between centres.
We operate a small 20 ton press suited to pressing mild steel upto 3mm thick. We maintain a small library of press tools and are capable of machining new tools for specific applications. We are also happy to take on board clients existing tooling, however, all presswork is in support of primary machining services and not a dedicated service in its own right.
Wire forming, including bar bending and tube manipulation can be carried out on the press. We undertake wire work on bar and tube up to 8mmØ.
We also have a dedicated pipe/tube thread cutting machine for 12mm to 100mm diameter threads.
General metalwork services offered include sawing, drilling, tapping, linishing, grinding and deburring.