• Sliding-Head Turning…With A Difference

    Sliders also operate without the guide bush for fixed-head turning Business is booming at Vire Engineering, Totnes, which produces high-quality hose and pipe fittings for plumbing race cars, from Clubman up to Formula One, to ensure that brake fluid, fuel, oil and coolant all flow reliably. Subcontract work is also carried out, notably for the…

  • MJB Precision Engineering

    Founded in 1994 by Mark Bevan, MJB Precision Engineering relocated a decade later to its current premises at Sturminster Newton. It allowed the 15-employee subcontractor to offer a modern manufacturing facility for prototyping and short batch work through to mass production of complex parts.

  • VTL Group

    With headquarters in Huddersfield, VTL Group is an international provider of precision components and assemblies for turbochargers, transmissions, engines and braking systems. It employs nearly 500 people worldwide and has revenues totalling more than £70m.

  • Auto Turned Products

    In 2012, turned parts subcontractor Auto Turned Products (ATP), a long-time user of cam-type multi-spindle autos and CNC single-spindle lathes, decided to evaluate CNC multi-spindle turn-milling. A German-built Index MS 32 six-spindle CNC auto of 32 mm bar capacity and with an opposed spindle for endworking was duly bought from UK agent, Geo Kingsbury.

  • Alcon Components

    Alcon Components, Tamworth, is one of the world’s foremost companies in the design and manufacture of high performance brake and clutch systems. A second automated production cell has been installed at the Tamworth factory of Alcon Components to cope with worldwide demand for its monobloc brake calipers.

  • F1 subcontractor expands 5-axis machining

    In 2015 Ray Harris set up his own subcontracting company, Driven Precision Engineering, to specialise in F1 manufacturing. A second-hand, 3-axis machining centre was his first purchase, followed by a 5-axis model from the same supplier a year later. Such has been the success of Driven Precision Engineering, he has purchased another 5-axis machining centre, this time a Hermle C 400 supplied by Geo Kingsbury, to increase the size of work that can be undertaken.

  • Vire Engineering

    Business is booming at Vire Engineering, Totnes, which produces high quality hose and pipe fittings for race cars, from Clubman up to Formula One, ensuring that brake fluid, fuel, oil and coolant all flow reliably.

  • Dalau

    Discipline: Milling Machine Type: 5-axis Manufacturer/Model: Hermle C 250 Materials: Plastics Client Type: Subcontractor Sector: Automotive & Medical Ideal machine for milling and drilling plastics Within the range of services a typical subcontractor provides, production of plastic parts is frequently offered but normally accounts for only a small fraction of throughput compared with metallic components. Few…