Precision machining is a process of shaping large masses of material into smaller, more intricate parts. There are three principal machining processes; turning, drilling, and milling.
The precision machining process involves a cutting tool that removes material from the workpiece. In order for the cutting tool to do its job, it must be moved in directions specified to make the correct cut. This primary motion is called the ‘cutting speed’. The workpiece can also be moved, known as the secondary motion of ‘feed’. Together, these motions and the sharpness of the cutting tool allow the precision machine to operate.
GTMA’s Supplier Directory provides companies that offer a multitude of precision machining services from thread grinding and die sinking, to horizontal milling and optical profile grinding.
Welcome to Fenton Precision Engineering Ltd the UK market leaders for design, precision tool making and injection moulding services. Located centrally in the UK our headquarters are located in Northampton with a second satellite manufacturing site at Market Harborough. Founded in the early 1970’s we have over 45 years’ experience manufacturing precision injection mould tooling. […]
Excel Precision is part of the Excel Precision Group the UK’s leading group of EDM specialists. Established in 1978 the company has become one of the country leading providers of EDM services to the oil & gas, aerospace, defence, space, medical, motor sport, nuclear, valve, pump, renewables, chemical, petro-chemical and general engineering industries. The company […]
Award Winning, “Exemplary” Design and Toolmaking Faulkner Moulds Limited, a leading edge specialist in plastic injection mould toolmaking and product design, is proud to have won the award for the best UK Toolmaker, at the 2016 Plastic Industry Awards. We were champions in the category of ‘Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker’, which focuses on a Toolmaking […]
Superite Tools Ltd began designing and manufacturing injection moulds, die casting tooling and press tools in 1955. This experience has given the company knowledge of a wide range of tooling for numerous products and across various industrial sectors. The company no longer manufacture new tooling but offers a high quality, reliable and fast response modification […]
Thomas Keating has been involved in toolmaking for nearly 70 years and was proud to have received the Queens Award for Enterprise for International trade in 2012. The company is a mould tool manufacturer with a reputation for accuracy and attention to detail. We make single and multi cavity tools for complex and technical mouldings […]
GTMA FEATURED COMPANY ND Precision Products: A First Amongst Equals Based in Barnstaple, Devon, ND Precision Products is marking its 40th Anniversary with a number of positive actions. Having taken on three new staff from nearby TE Connectivity (formally Tyco Electronics) to cope with the demand for its precision engineering services, the company has also […]
Swiftool are the preferred supplier of safety critical, high integrity, precision machined components, integrated kits, and precision mechanical assemblies. Swiftool provide exceptional HSE, quality and delivery performance to their global customers, operating within the aerospace, marine, nuclear, rail and power markets. Benefiting from a £6.5m investment plan, […]
Waveney Precision Ltd is a specialist precision engineering company that combines comprehensive plant and expertise to provide both EDM wire-cutting, die-sinking and CNC machining capabilities. Sub-Contract Machining As a result of continuous investment our comprehensive modern shop is fully equipped with some of the most up to date CNC equipment. Our systems and processes, backed by our […]
Founded in 1993, Quantum has become an integral supplier to many tier 1 and tier 2 companies within multiple industries. Quantum specialise in the design and manufacture of many types of tooling and all associated fixtures required for checking, bonding, welding, trimming and assembling the parts produced […]
Shield Engineering was founded in 1985 specialising in the manufacture of Precision Engineered Components. The company has now established a wide spectrum of expertise. These areas integrate to form a high quality economical facility to manufacture for a wide spectrum of industries throughout the UK and Europe including: Product Handling Packaging, Recycling Oil & […]