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Quality Control Checks for Quality Components

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 10/11/17 17:01

Precision engineering, by definition, requires the completed part to match the design drawings precisely. If the part is out it won't work properly in the final product. That means re-working and delays!

At Axis, our full time Quality Manager, John Walters is on hand to ensure sufficient quality control throughout a project. We pride ourselves on a quality service from start to finish. Without quality control checks performed during manufacture the finished parts are unlikely to be of the requisite standard.

We don't like that... because we know you won't like it.

This blog post outlines an example of how well-planned quality control saved a recent project.

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Topics: precision engineering

The trouble with machining aluminium..?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 03/11/17 16:32

We received a website enquiry and RFQ from a business having problems with their current supplier. In this case, the supplier was having trouble machining a complex aluminium part.

Of course, at Axis PEC Ltd. aluminium machining complex parts is a straight forward, everyday task. However, there are a number of pitfalls a less experienced engineering company could have trouble with.

This post highlights three ways your current supplier could be struggling and a quick way to decide what you should do about it! Read on to find out.

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Topics: precision engineering

Hassle free projects? All CNC services in one shop

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 27/10/17 16:48

All CNC Services to an exceptional standard under one roof... because quality is in our blood!

Imagine how convenient it would be to hand over your entire project, so you don't have to worry about anything.

Imagine if you had all the CNC services you need at your disposal. And all of the logistics of those services were taken care of for you. How handy would it be to have the CNC milling, turning and inspection in the same workshop.

So the complete job is taken care of for you. All you need to do is talk to one project manager to get the delivery date. Then, send your files over and let the magic happen...

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Topics: precision engineering

Find a quality precision engineering partner - your dream CNC workshop

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 20/10/17 12:41

When tolerances are tight, your complex components must be engineered exactly to the drawing specifications.

But when the parts you receive aren't made to the quality or spec required, costs, inevitably, go up. Rejects and reworking incur a significant time and financial cost to fix, meaning production may even be halted.

And that is frustrating for everyone…

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Topics: precision engineering

Precision Engineering Projects - Without The Frustration, Rejects & Reworking!

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 28/09/17 09:55

Hands up if your eagerly anticipated batch of parts has ever arrived late. So late that delays further down the line have resulted in penalties. Not a good way for a CNC machining project to pan out!

Ok, now keep those hands up if you've had to rework parts in-house to render them fit for purpose. Or, you've had to return reject components to your supplier?

We know you're bursting with FRUSTRATION on the inside...

If your precision engineering projects always end in a headache, it might be time to change supplier.

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Topics: precision engineering, projects

[VIDEO] CNC machining in a single operation

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 25/09/17 09:03

The video shows CNC machining of an aircraft seat arm, with pockets and thin wall sections. This component was milled from billet to completion in a single operation!

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Topics: precision engineering, 5 axis milling

Working from drawings or 3D CAD Model?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 11/09/17 09:27

In a perfect world, everything goes precisely to plan. Your drawings are spot on. The precision engineering company manufacture the parts at a competitive rate. Assembly ensues, the product ships, and it sells.

Wins all round and everybody rejoices! But...

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Topics: precision engineering

CNC machines, software and investing for better services

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 06/09/17 14:19

Precision Engineering has always required investment in the latest technology. The first affordable CNC machines evolved through the 70s, 80s and 90s. Small dedicated computers with paper tape readers morphed into sophisticated 5 axis machines. Technology advanced, spindle speeds increased and the software driving machine accuracy and performance improved.

Nowadays, impossible machining is commonplace and the contribution of sophisticated software is critical for the most efficient methods of manufacture on today's high-end CNC machines. If your supplier isn't investing what are you missing out on?

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Topics: precision engineering

Does your precision parts engineering supplier cut the mustard?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 01/09/17 11:48

On this Axis blog, we often bang on about the importance of quality - in fact it's point four in our top tips to look for in your chosen supplier.

That's because quality is part and parcel of precision parts engineering. It is something that is woven into the fabric of the way we do business - we insist on engineering your components to the quality required first time! 

Your parts will absolutely, categorically NOT require re-working...

So, when we hear tales of businesses putting up with second best, we find it surprising and rather irritating. It just doesn't make any sense. Does it?

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Topics: precision engineering

Why a 3 Axis Mindset for 5 Axis Machining?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 24/08/17 17:05

Sadly, all too often 5 axis machining is being done with a 3 axis mindset. It's one thing having modern 5 axis machines in the workshop but quite another to get the most from them.

This blog post explains why this conundrum is happening in many a workshop up and down the country and what to do about it.

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Topics: precision engineering

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