Faulkner Moulds has recently taken delivery of a new Hurco TM8i 2 axis CNC turning centre (lathe) and Mitutoyo Crysta-Apex S Co-ordinate Measuring machine. The new machines are welcome additions to the Yorkshire-based toolmakers ever-growing suite of state-of-the-art machinery.
The CMM machine responds to the increased demand for ever tighter tolerances in toolmaking, allowing highly accurate 3D measurements at high speed. Dedicated software algorithms guarantee high accuracy by eliminating even miniscule geometrical imperfections in the guideways.
The versatile turning centre has in-built features to ease programming, enhance machine speed and ensure outstanding accuracy and surface finish. Thus, it is ideally suited to the fast-paced demands of milling, drilling, tapping and turning in modern toolmaking. Faulkner Moulds’ recent experience in high precision turning includes projects for the medical, packaging and industrial sectors.
Three-times UK ‘Toolmaker of the Year’, Faulkner Moulds continually invests in machinery and training to stay ahead of the game and improve services for its customers. Other recent investments include a new wire erosion machine and a new CNC sparker that runs to a guaranteed 3 microns accuracy all day.
The two newest machines are already in daily use, helping Faulkner Moulds respond to increased demand for both high precision circular toolmaking and extreme measurement accuracy.
With other machinery investments at Faulkner Moulds in the pipeline, watch this space!