Our headline story for the month - March 2001
'Hard Metal' Machining - We Have The Technology!
Shorter lead times, lower costs, better quality... pick any two of the three is normally a good rule of thumb, but as cutting tool and machining technology improve the ideal situation moves ever closer. The development of better, more accurate Machine Tools and the huge leaps and bounds made by Cutting Tool manufacturers are beginning to revolutionize the way people approach Mould Tool production.
The largest cost in engineering has always been, and probably
always will be, time. This is where real cost savings can be made with the
introduction of genuine 'High Speed' machining. There is, of course, always a
These factors have brought us work from all sectors of
manufacturing, but large amounts from Consumer Plastics companies,
manufacturing fully-harderned tooling up to 2000Kg in weight, with individual
harderned plates weighing in excess of 800Kg. We hold the unofficial record for
the heaviest individual piece of steel ever harderned by our local heat
treatment facility, Wallworks (Bury) Heat Treatment Ltd!
With the economic conditions not being perfect at the moment (as
many of you will have noticed!), a £100K plus investment would be a
mistake. Our long-term aim, however, is to have a first-class production
facility to rival any in Europe.
If you think this may be of benefit to your company, get in touch with us and give us a chance to quote - what have you got to lose?
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