Coordinate Measuring Machines Inspections
What are CMM inspections?
A CMM (coordinate measuring machine) inspection is where objects for products can be inspected for quality and measured. A Coordinate Measuring Machine is used to measure the dimensions and characteristics of an object. It can measure a single point in a 3D shape or the whole shape. CMM is made up of three axes X, Y and Z and each axis helps to measure the product as well as be able to position accurately in other precision machines.
Everything you need to know about CNC Machines
CNC Machining Explained
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Milling Machines are controlled by software allowing you to create designs easily and the machine to create the product, simple. However, digging deeper into the world of CNC it can get more complex. For example, a CNC machine can host a wide variety of different functions including routeing, milling, drilling and cutting which means they are incredibly versatile machines.
The Basics to Wire Erosion
EDM (Electro Discharge Machining) Wire Erosion is a precision engineering process where a work piece is cut through with a strand of wire, it creates electrical sparks between the wire and the work piece, and these electrical sparks cut the work piece. It’s a cost-effective method that has incredible accuracy on thicker component parts. Wire cutting machines can cut complex shapes even in tough materials.
Shot peening explained
What is Shot Peening?
As a leading precision engineering company in Coventry, we carry out various engineering services such as shot peening. Shot peening is a controlled process used to create a compressive residual pressure layer and modify the mechanical property of various metals. During the shot peening process, the material is shaped by bombarding ‘shots’ at the surface. These ‘shots’ are metallic balls or glass beads. The force at which they are shot is sufficient to create new shapes, each piece of shot acts as a mini peening hammer forming dimples, for this to happen the material must yield in tension.
Advantages of using Precision Engineering
Save time and money by using Precision Engineers
No Human Error Risks
When you use precision engineering to produce products you are eliminating a large amount of human error risk. The numerically controlled machines are advanced enough that there is little need for human monitoring and supervision. Having slight human controlled also makes it cheaper to use precision engineering and no need to correct any errors, which otherwise would have been costly.
What’s the real cost of the oil and gas slump?
You don’t have to look far to see that the current state of the oil and gas market is causing many businesses significant headaches. The most recent price fall in the cost of oil, which is down by around 60% since mid-2014, is, of course, having a huge impact on the sector, but it’s also having a knock-on effect on other sectors too.
Manufacturers urged to export, following Brexit surge
UK manufacturing business climbs up a gear with revolutionary prototype
A specialist UK precision engineering business has successfully produced the first of two prototypes that aim to revolutionise climbing safety gear all over the world.
Servitization helps precision engineering firm on road to market diversification
A family-run precision engineering business is passing on cost savings of up to 10% to all its customers, and has slashed lead times by 78%, after transitioning to a service based business model following work with the Aston Centre for Servitization Research and Practice (ACSRP). (Read More…)
Partnership on track to keep rail manufacturing in the UK
Two well established UK manufacturing businesses are giving the nation’s rail sector a much-needed boost by collaborating on a project for a new fleet of rail haulage locomotives.