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.
In November 2009 the Government launched the UK Composites Strategy. This highlights the importance of composites to the future of UK manufacturing and the Government’s plans for ensuring that the UK has the means to succeed in intensely competitive global markets. A key part of this strategy is the establishment of the National Composites Centre (NCC), […]
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 […]
Rotec Engineering specialises in complex 3, 4 and 5 Axis alongside the latest Sliding Head technology, with the capability to machine in a variety of exotic and conventional materials. Supplying various industries including Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Automotive including Formula . Rotec can provide its customers with a one stop shop offering CAD CAM design capabilities, Rapid Proto -typing, Welding, Brazing, […]
GTMA Featured Company Toolmaker of the Year – 2019, 2018 & 2016 Faulkner Moulds has over 35 years’ experience of high quality toolmaking and product and tool design. Awarded ‘Toolmaker of the Year’ at the 2019, 2018 and 2016 Plastics Industry Awards, we won in 2019 for our what our customer called “exceptional customer service” […]
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. […]
From concept to full-scale production, Broanmain has gained our 60+ year reputation by integrating our in-house expert resources with each customer’s vision to achieve the seemingly impossible. Many of our tier 1-4 customers, who supply international Blue Chip customers, have depended on Broanmain to flex to their component manufacturing strategies and minimise supply chain risks. […]
Based in Barnstaple, North Devon, ND Precision Products is a hands-on, family owned business which now has the third generation of the Squire family working under its roof. Managing Director, Nick Squire, recalls: “When my father David established the company in 1973, there were just 2 employees equipped with a milling machine and a Lathe, […]
Mould tool modification and repair services Superite Tools offer a dedicated service for the repair, modification and refurbishment of your Plastic Injection Mould and Die Casting tools up to 15 tonnes in weight. We also investigate any processing issues you may be experiencing and offer suggestions and solutions on how they can be resolved. Experience […]
Overview A R Winter Tooling is a modern design & engineering business based in Rochester, Kent. We design and manufacture both large and small tooling systems, checking & Assembly fixtures for the Automotive, Aerospace and Renewable Energy industries of which are a major aspect of our business. Capabilities and Skill Set We specialise in machining a […]