Axis Precision Engineering Components Blog

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

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 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 CNC machining - Quality is in our blood!

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

Axis provide top notch precision 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

Your Dream CNC Machine Shop

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 11/12/17 16:58

Ask any manufacturer across the world "what are the attributes you require from your precision engineering supplier?" and you'll get a range of answers.

But if you boil those responses down they can be summed up in three simple letters: QED – Quality, Expertise and Delivery on time.

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Topics: precision engineering, 5 axis milling, cnc machining

What 30 Years of Engineering Experience Means

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 24/11/17 09:12

Established in 1985, Axis Precision Engineering have over 30 years of engineering experience and expertise. Honed across the decades, this ensures we know what we're doing and we fulfil on the two most important things our clients demand. 

Components that are:

  • machined to the standard required; and
  • delivered on time!

Not every engineering company can manage these simple but critical outcomes again and again. Read on to see how engineering experience and expertise counts...

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Topics: precision engineering

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

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