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What Does 5 Axis CNC Milling Actually Look Like? [VIDEO]

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 19/03/18 09:08

If you've ever wondered how we create your components, the following video is absolutely for you. It's 5 axis CNC milling poetry in motion!

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Topics: 5 axis milling

The Importance of Delivery on Time in Engineering

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 03/03/18 09:52

 The slightest mistake during a precision engineering project can delay the delivery date severely. If certain processes are not followed, the whole system collapses.

Waiting for a delivery of components that has passed the agreed delivery date can feel like being on an organ donation list, being booked in for a surgery and then being told you need to wait another week, month or longer! Frustrating!

Bad suppliers who don't respect your lead time might brush a late delivery off as a minor inconvenience... but we know that consistently late deliveries can mean the difference between life and death for smaller businesses.

So, to put the importance of delivery on time into perspective, let's compare each stage of our precision engineering process to an organ donation!

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Topics: Fast Delivery

Visit Us At Southern Manufacturing 2018

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 06/02/18 14:44

It's been a full year since we were last at Southern Manufacturing in 2017 and it's exciting to be back again!

Don't miss us in 2018!

It's your chance to meet members of the Axis PEC team and discuss your precision engineering and CNC machining requirements.

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Topics: Events

Reworking - The Frustrating Part Of Precision Parts Engineering

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 05/02/18 09:03

If you're making a sieve and the only function it has is to sieve, it doesn't matter if the holes are a bit too big or a bit too small, as long as it sieves. You can pick a supplier on price all day.

But if you’re manufacturing complex components for a Space Shuttle you need precision parts engineering from an experienced company you trust. It is the same for any complex component in any industry. You need the part to work as designed. When lives depend on a component standing up under stress it must be manufactured to spec and precisely as per the drawing!

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Topics: precision engineering, precision machining

Why Don't My Complex Components Match The CAD Drawings?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 01/02/18 17:15

How irritating is it when your components arrive from the engineering company and they don't match the CAD drawings?

You know they have been manufactured incorrectly and the inevitable reworking causes delays that inevitably work their way downstream.

It could even cause trigger penalties if you miss your deadline!

So why is it that your finished  complex components don't match those CAD drawings? What's happening with your precision engineers?

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Topics: Right First Time

5 ways the engineering of complex components relies on QUALITY

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 25/01/18 11:59

Quality has several meanings in precision engineering. For the 5 axis machining of complex components, the quality of the finished parts is critical. Inconsistencies in finish or failure to match CAD data are a big no-no.

This blog post covers five ways quality counts in precision engineering, how Axis measure up and a quick way to find out how well your current supplier is doing...

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Topics: precision engineering

Precision Engineered Parts, Quality Control And Your Mum!

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 22/01/18 13:18

It sounds daft, but the role of Quality Control can be thought of as similar to that of a busy Mum to teenage kids...

As a teenager, your dirty washing miraculously became clean, neatly folded and ready to wear. The tidy house you came home to from school always had a meal, cooked and ready to eat at the same time every day.

But, oh, how easy it was to take Mum's hard work for granted... 

Our Quality Control Inspector could argue he gets the same treatment. Let me explain...

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Topics: precision engineering, Right First Time

Precision Engineering of Aircraft Parts

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 09/01/18 09:17

For obvious reasons aircraft parts need to meet the strictest quality standards. It’s easy to understand why engine parts or mountings must hold up – you’d certainly be in for a white-knuckle ride if the airplane engine worked its way loose!

But that’s only the half of it.

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Topics: precision engineering

Precision 5 Axis machining services - Quality is in our blood!

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 08/01/18 09:21

Axis provide top notch precision 5 axis CNC machining services with tolerances accurate to 2 microns. This cutting edge capability is only available because we have a passion for quality. 

But this quality stretches beyond our workshop and top of the range DMG 5 axis machining centres: it's in our blood!

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Topics: precision engineering

[INFOGRAPHIC] Increase Your Margin With The Right Precision Engineering Supplier

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 15/12/17 14:28

Axis Precision Engineering Components always offer a fair price for a job well done.

We’re not the cheapest but there’s one simple reason for that... your parts will be exactly what you’ve asked for in the drawing. No rejects, no frustration... and no reworking!

As a result, Axis save you money and increase your profit margin because we can promise you won't be surprised with additional costs from reworking in-house.

Can your current precision engineering supplier promise that?

This infographic shows the 7 ways we increase your margin. How many of these have you even thought about?

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Topics: precision engineering, changing supplier

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