October 1st 2009
To keep up with technological advances in CNC machine programming we have replaced our CADCAM software with the latest CADCAM software package. This enables us to program 3D surfaces and 4 axis components in much less time and with more efficiant tool paths. This improves tool life and reduces cycle times. The program automatically recognises features such as tapped holes and pockets ready for the programmer to apply the best tool and applicable path. The software reads ALL current 2D and 3D file formats the main one being Solidworks.
March 2nd 2009
Arrival of another HAAS Mini Mill with 4th axis Rotary Table. With an increasng order book and customers requiring parts with even shorter lead times we have purchased another HAAS Mini MIll. This machine with its 4th axis is dedicated to our day to day regular orders. This can cut on 4 or more sides in one loading both speeding up production and freeing up time on our other machines for new and more complicated prototype work.