5 Axis Milling

What is 5 Axis Milling?

Milling machines that are able to keep the cutter normal to the surface it is machining by the integration of multiple axes in various configurations.

What machines do you have for 5 Axis Milling?

Hermle C20

What are the main applications fo a 5 Axis Milling?

Complex machined and surfaced parts with fewer setups.

Do you have 3 & 4 Axis Milling Machines as well?

Yes, a wide range of both (please see capacity list for details)

CNC Turning

What CNC Turning capabilities do you have?

We have four mazak machines (2 off QT15, 1 off QT18 and 1 off Nexus200) some with bar feed.

EDM

What is EDM?

The machining of metal by an electrical discharge machine using an electrode or continuous thin wire feed to erode the material.

What machines do you have for EDM?

We have x 3 Hurco machines – the 425E Spark Eroder + 900 M Spark Eroderand x 3 Mitsubishi machines – the EA8 CNC Eroder + FA 10 CNC 4 Axis Wire Eroder.

Fixtures

What is meant by Fixtures?

Devices and assemblies to locate and hold production parts for machining or assembly. Fixtures can be bespokely made for an exact task in small runs if required.

Grinding

What types of Grinding can you achieve?

CNC, Universal, Surface and Jig Grinding

What machines do you have for Grinding?

Please see our Capacity List for the full range of machines.

What materials can you Grind?

Hardened steels, Stainless Steels, Titanium and other difficult materials.

Injection Tool Manufacture

What is Injection Tool Manufacture?

Complete multi component tools can be manufactured and assembled to food and hygiene standards up to a maximum weight of 2 tonnes.

What machines do you have for Injection Tool Manufacture?

CNC multi axis: mills, lathes, E.D.M. and grinding machines.

Can you achieve Mould Tryout?

Yes, we have a Meiki M200B-DM Injection Moulding Machine (200 tonnes)

Jig Boring

What is Jig Boring?

Precision positioning of small holes and larger bores on any number of predetermined positions.

What machines do you have for Jig Boring?

We have x 2 Newell Type 1520 and x 1 Newell Type 2030 with tilting rotary table.

Jig Grinding

What is Jig Grinding?

Precision grinding and positioning of small holes and larger bores, usually in hardened materials; also corner quadrants and tapers.

What machines do you have for Jig Grinding?

x1 Hauser Type 3SM

Jigs

What is Jig Grinding?

Precision grinding and positioning of small holes and larger bores, usually in hardened materials; also corner quadrants and tapers.

What is meant by Jigs?

Devices and assemblies to locate and hold production parts for machining or assembly.

Mill Turning

What is Mill Turning?

A combination machine based on a lathe format with multi axes driven tooling to enable turned parts to be milled/drilled to completion.

What machines do you have for Mill/Turning?

1 off Mazak Integrex 300Y with bar feed.

Milling

What types of Milling can you achieve?

We can achieve Vertical Milling with 3, 4 & 5 axis capabilities.

What machines do you have for Milling?

EDS has x 3 Bridgeport Series 1 machines for manual vertical milling
CNC Milling is covered by x 1 Hermle C20 5 Axis M/C Centre with 17 other machines ranging from the Bridgeport series 2 Interact 4 through the Bridgeport machining centre range of: 560, 600, 720, 760/20, 800 and 1000/20 and 2 Mazak Nexus 510C’s several machines have a 4th Axis Rotary Table.

What materials can you Mill?

Tool Steels, Stainless steels, Aerospace alloys, plastics, Copper, Brass, Wood, MDF, and most exotic materials.

Tool Making

What capacity do you have for Tool Making?

We have six toolmakers on site with a dedicated area fitted with an overhead craning facility.