Machining is a process in which metal is cut to a desired final shape and size by a controlled material-removal process. It is a technical and detail-oriented process which is used to create parts, tools, and instruments. Machining is typically used to shape metals, though it can also be used on a variety of other raw materials. We utilize equipment and tools like mills, lathes, and drill presses to cut material to extremely tight tolerances.
We specialise in machining mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium in multiple different grades. Our machining section perfectly complements our fabrication capabilities, allowing us to supply complete assemblies all from under one roof. This gives us great quality control and the most cost effective method of manufacturing.
Turning is a process that rotates the workpiece as the primary method of moving metal against the cutting tool. Lathes are the principal machine tool used in turning.
Milling uses a rotating cutting tool to bring cutting edges to bear against the workpiece. This is the most versatile tool and technique used in a machine shop.
Drilling creates a new hole or refines an existing hole using a rotating cutter. Drilling is most commonly done using drill presses, but sometimes drilling tools will be attached to compatible lathes or mills to create holes.
Boring is one of the most widely used techniques in machining, as it is one of the most reliable ways to finish and enlarge pre-existing holes. This technique provides accuracy and is easily replicated on a workpiece.
Reaming is a process that uses a rotary cutting tool to smooth an existing hole in a workpiece. This is a cutting process that removes material, and its primary purpose is to even out the walls of a hole.