Precision engineering Preston and Leyland

Posted by Johny Dean on March 4th, 2013

For enterprises, large or small, engaged in the business of designing mechanical, electronic or optical devices that are high in demand and require a considerable degree of attention to detail and sophistication, precision engineering Preston and Leyland can manufacture components within the range of 5 to 0, 5 micrometres, characteristic to the field of precision machining, thus enabling a fast and cost-efficient production of precision manufacturing parts.

In the mechanical field, the most commonly manufactured components are watch parts, hydraulic servo-valves, nozzles, machine tool bearings and gears, all indispensable for the working man’s daily routine appliances.
In the electronic field, the components produced are electrical relays, resistors, condensers, magnetic scales, thermal printer heads and CCD sensors, present in laptops and printers, household devices and holiday video cameras.
In the optical field, through precision engineering, a whole range of lenses, prisms, laser polygon mirrors, IC exposure masks, optical fibres and connectors find their use for all sorts of needs.

What makes all these things possible is the computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine, a state of the art equipment upgraded from the NC machine created in the ‘40s and ‘50s, that uses a code based on the EIA – 274 – D standard, called G code, for all its processes.
It can operate on a wide range of materials, from metal to foam, allowing for countless design possibilities and usually grouping more than just one operation into a single cell. A precision engineering Leyland CNC machine enables the automated handling of drills, EDMs, milling machines, grinders, wood routers and hot-wires cutters.

Because it works on a repetitive basis and within tolerances of microns, it’s easy to achieve a high quality, standardised production just by downloading a 3D design as complicated as you want into the CNC machine. Of course, a professional programmer and operator are essential for the procedure to work, since the initial machine set-up and the process development must be thoroughly planned, but after that, the interaction between man and machine is reduced to a minimum, an operator being able to supervise more than just one machine.

A CNC machine isn’t only software-controlled but motion controlled as well. With consideration to the machine type, it can provide a degree of precision in direct relationship to the number of axes it operates on, the higher their number, the more delicate the operations involved. There are CNC machine that can operate on up to 5 axes, getting you from print to part super-fast. A precision engineering Preston lathe machine operates on an X and Y axis, the milling machine can either operate on a Z axis or an X and Y axis, depending on the type of procedure. High precision milling and turning are by far the most used operations for which the CNC machine is employed.

Nowadays, as long as the manufacturing industry is concerned, whether you are in the aeronautical business or the automotive one, the owner of a watch making company or that of a dedicated furniture design company, a CNC machine is one of the things that get your business going. Taking your time to look for a precision engineering Leyland contractor must be of top priority if you want to speed-up your process and meet the deadlines.

To find out more information about the precision engineering Preston and precision engineering Leyland CNC machine, you should check the complete information that the Shaw precision engineering group provides.

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