Precision Engineering: Quality vs Cost

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How do we solve the cost versus quality conundrum in precision engineering?

One thing to keep in mind is that quality isn’t always more expensive but, at the same time, cheap isn’t always the answer either. Where do you draw the line and how do they determine quality costs?

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Engineering, Innovation and Technology Highlights From 2019

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With 2020 just around the corner, we close off the year reflecting on some of the most interesting developments over the last 12 months. As a specialist engineering and fabrication company, we provide services to a wide range of sectors and across many areas. Our vast industry experience means we’ve worked on so many different projects which have enabled us to deliver interesting, relevant and informative articles.

We aim to keep everyone informed from engineering and manufacturing to new technologies, defence updates and future combat vehicles. For those who know PRV, we publish new content every week covering all sorts of topics. Our belief is that you can’t grow unless you learn something new every day. With Christmas behind us and the New Year approaching, here’s a look at some of the PRV Engineering blog highlights from 2019.

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UK Defence Update: Black Night Battle Tanks

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Image Credit: BAE Systems

Over the years advances in technology and engineering have accounted for many innovations within the defence sector. Last week we looked at naval vessels and today, we focus on the Challenger 2 MK2 Black Night Battle Tanks.

The original Challenger 2 served with distinction in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq and now, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended its service to 2035. BAE Systems have introduced the first working prototype of the Black Night upgrade to the UK’s main battle tank, Challenger 2. It features a state-of-the-art thermal imaging system and many improved defensive systems capable of challenging anything standing in its way.

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Naval Vessels Of The Future

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Concept of the US Navy FFG(X)
Image Credit: Austel

When we look at modern naval vessels, the larger and more glamorous ships generally take centre stage including the massive aircraft carriers and the ever-dangerous nuclear submarines. However, if it weren’t for frigates, these super ships would be unable to safely take on the open oceans.

Frigates are also called the “eyes of the fleet” and serve as multi-purposed warships. Their size is essentially in-between a smaller corvette and a larger destroyer where they act independently of the fleet and can free up larger ships in medium-threat areas.

While frigates weren’t suitable to fight with the rest of the fleet in normal battles, they were the perfect solution to long-range solo missions. This included exploration, patrols, escorts, blockades, anti-piracy and anti-slavery missions among others.

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Why Quality Fabrication Matters

Running a successful engineering company with high quality fabrication services requires knowledge, experience and continuous investment in the latest machinery. Investment in equipment and staff should be extremely high on anyone’s priority list. Quality and customer service excellence are two of the most important factors and in order to provide that, equipment and staff must be of the highest level.

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