DKW Engineering

April 6, 2016

Portsmouth subcontractor DKW Engineering prides itself on an ability to value-engineer complex components and invest in new equipment to fulfil production economically. A good example is the re-engineering of a family of 316 stainless steel parts that go into flow meters used in the medical industry.

Continue reading

G W Martin

November 5, 2015

Family-owned subcontract machining and assembly specialist, GW Martin, has invested over £1 million in new machine tools since 2012, including three Index CNC lathes from Geo Kingsbury, installed in April this year. It is part of an ongoing upgrading of the company’s manufacturing facility, which occupies 25,000 sq ft on a 13-acre freehold site in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Continue reading

Auto Turned Products

October 9, 2015

In 2012, turned parts subcontractor Auto Turned Products (ATP), a long-time user of cam-type multi-spindle autos and CNC single-spindle lathes, decided to evaluate CNC multi-spindle turn-milling. A German-built Index MS 32 six-spindle CNC auto of 32 mm bar capacity and with an opposed spindle for endworking was duly bought from UK agent, Geo Kingsbury.

Continue reading

Unicut Precision

August 15, 2014

Hertfordshire turned parts subcontractor, Unicut Precision, won a contract from Eaton Hydraulics, potentially worth £5 million, that quadrupled the number of valve cartridge bodies to be manufactured over four years starting September 2014.

Continue reading

Auto Turned Products

January 24, 2012

Auto Turned Products (ATP) specialises in manufacturing turned parts, presswork and assemblies for blue chip customers in the motor industry. It is a preferred supplier to Jaguar Land Rover and also numbers Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Aston Martin among its customers.

Continue reading

MJB Precision Engineering

January 23, 2012

Founded in 1994 by Mark Bevan, MJB Precision Engineering relocated a decade later to its current premises at Sturminster Newton. It allowed the 15-employee subcontractor to offer a modern manufacturing facility for prototyping and short batch work through to mass production of complex parts.

Continue reading

Blatchford

January 23, 2012

In the mid 1990s, Chas A Blatchford & Sons bought an INDEX G200 turn-mill centre, having decided it was the best machine for manufacturing metal components used in prosthetics for lower limbs. A recent reappraisal of machines on the market showed that the German machine tool builder’s technology is still the best production solution, 15 years on.

Continue reading

Biomet

January 23, 2012

At the Bridgend factory of orthopaedic implant manufacturer, Biomet, acetabular shells for replacement hips are turn-milled from titanium bar in a quarter of the time it used to take a decade ago. It is because they are now produced on a twin-turret B-axis lathe from INDEX, Germany, supplied by UK agent, Geo Kingsbury, whereas previously they were machined on conventional CNC lathes.

Continue reading

css.php