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March 18, 2019
More machines and expansion for Ultra!
Our latest arrival this week is an Citizen L32 LFV. Our £150,000 investment is the latest technology in sliding head machining. The LFV stands for low frequency vibration. This means that the tool has a very high speed cycle of coming into contact with the work piece and moving off again as it machines. This allows the swarf to chip easily which allows for far more efficient machining and longer batch runs. This is added to by high pressure coolant and swarf removal by conveyor.
The machine is convertible up to 36mm diameter with a 3 metre magazine bar feed. It also features a B axis which allows for angled holes and milling. Although we have had this capability on larger diameter parts and five axis milling, this is the first time we have had this ability on smaller diameter parts.
This is on the back of the £1 million investment in two DMG mori machines and a 2 metre bed Mitutoyo Coordinate measuring machine. To house this we had to increase the size of our inspection office which resulted in new production offices being built above.
Some of our latest parts machined have included this copper component machined in one hit. The pockets are at a 5 degree angle which we achieved on our Doosan MX machine.
We also produced this large turned part on one of our CNC lathes. The part is 300mm diameter and features an angled hole.
November 8, 2018
Congratulations to Rosina for her winning entry to the IET photographic competition taken of some of our precision components. Her photo was taken in the style of renowned photographer Peter Keetman and showcases precision engineering at its best.
We hope you enjoy the prestigious awards ceremony Rosina and definitely think you have a future career in photography!
Check out her entry!
October 2, 2018
Exciting times ahead as our new DMG Mori CTX 2000 arrives!
After months of careful planning we took delivery of our new DMG Mori CTX 2000 on Friday. This will soon be up and running precision aerospace work.
Have a look at our facebook page for an action video of it arriving -
August 28, 2018
A modern read about the history of Precision Engineering
At Ultra Precision the components we make end up in a vast array of destinations. The complexity of the individual parts which go together to make up the end product is often staggering.
Simon Winchester explores this in depth in his book "Exactly". Subtitled 'How Precision Engineers created the Modern World', this really is a fascinating read for everyone, whether or not you are an engineer!
The synopsis of the book on Harper Collins reads as follows -
"Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world?"
Check out the book link for yourself here -