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Subcontractor Invests In High-Speed 5-Axis Machining Cell

Published on MTD CNC by NCMT Ltd on 18 Oct 2018

At the Gosport factory of Norjon Precision Engineering, a high-speed DA300 vertical machining centre from Makino, Japan, the first of its type in the UK, has been supplied as a turnkey package by sole agent NCMT complete with an Erowa storage and handling system for 24 pallets. It is the subcontractor's ninth trunnion-type, 5-axis machine and is intended primarily for highly productive milling and drilling of aluminium components, but is equally capable of machining stainless steel for long periods.

Valve Manufacturer Adopts Interpolation Turning On A Machining Centre

Published on MTD CNC by NCMT Ltd on 08 Jan 2018

Ted Fort OBE, who has recently become an octogenarian, started buying Okuma machining centres and lathes more than 40 years ago for his company, Fort Vale Engineering.

Aerospace gear specialist brings EDM in-house and gains Nadcap approval

Published on MTD CNC by NCMT Ltd on 29 Nov 2017

Aldershot-based FT Gearing (www.ftgearing.com) supplies the global defence and aerospace sectors with gears, miniature gearboxes and safety critical components for wing surface actuators, engine controls, instrumentation and fuel pumps. Many years ago, the manufacturer tried broaching the bore profiles in steel worm shafts to transmit the drive to thrust reversers, but the length-to-diameter ratios were too high and the tools broke frequently.

Mouldmaker Chooses Bridge-Type Machining Centre With Temperature Compensation

Published on MTD CNC by NCMT Ltd on 07 Jun 2017

Last autumn (2016), when precision mould manufacturer and injection moulding specialist BM Injection (www.bminjection.co.uk) was looking to replace an ageing, 3-axis, vertical-spindle machining centre of C-frame design, the company had three main requirements for the new machine.

Cost Of Manufacture Reduced By 30% With Multifunction Turning Centre

Published on MTD CNC by NCMT Ltd on 30 Nov 2016

Lathe purchased with in-cycle hobbing package. In June 2016, contract machining firm Norjon Precision Engineering upgraded its multi-tasking, turn-milling capacity with the addition of a Japanese-built Okuma Multus U3000 2SW from UK agent, NCMT. Equipped with a Y-axis on the column and a motorised B-axis tool carrier as well as a 12-station lower turret, the twin-spindle machine is capable of 3+2-axis machining, although fully interpolative 5-axis machining is an option.

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