PRV Engineering has been operating since 1986 and has come a long way since manufacturing pressings for the food packaging industry. Over time, they have become a true one-stop-shop providing the highest quality precision engineering and custom fabrication services. Today, PRV provides a complex and diverse range of products and services across various sectors. This includes aerospace, defence, rail, oil and gas, mining and construction among many others.
Thanks to continued investment in highly trained and qualified staff, cutting edge technologies and facilities, they have the ability and expertise to meet and exceed customer requirements. Our products and services are qualified to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and BS EN 1090-EX3. They are also CIPS registered and Rated, and part of the SC21 Supply Chain Program.
PRV Engineering Services
PRV has been a provider of precision machining for quite some time offering out of the ordinary services, including deep hole drilling. They offer all-in-one machining solutions for various disciplines, including:
- CNC machining
- Sheet Metal Work
- Wet Spray Painting
- Powder Coating
- Specialist Resin Coatings
- Structural and Architectural Steelwork
- Site Installation and Maintenance
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Custom Fabrication Services At PRV Engineering
PRV has provided custom fabrication services for more than 20 years and is the ‘go-to’ source for many. This includes aluminium fabrication, stainless steel fabrication, structural steel fabrication and architectural steel fabrication among others.
They offer a complete ‘One-Stop’ service from the design and structural details to manufacturing, groundworks, amenities and electrical installations. All materials are manufactured and CE marked to BSEN 1090 – Ex3. PRV can work with materials from the very basic mild steels to the more exotic ones, such as Monel, Inconel, Hastelloy and Titanium.
They cater for one-off projects, large batch production and Rapid Prototyping while supplying a stocking service to some of our customers. This enables them to reduce their stock and request items as and when required in line with KanBan, VMI, Consignment and JIT philosophies.
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Deep Hole Drilling UK
PRV Engineering is one of a few skilled UK engineering companies with a deep hole drilling facility. They offer this service as part of an overall manufacturing project or a sub-contracted service. With massive customer demand for gun drilling services, PRV acquired TEN deep hole drilling machines.
The facility also includes all the necessary ancillary equipment to provide a thoroughly comprehensive service. They have some of the best tools on the market today which allows us to drill centres of up to 2200mm on non-cylindrical components and 6000mm on cylindrical components.
According to Simon Jones, MD at PRV, “We boast years of Deep Hole Drilling experience and have worked closely with a wide range of customers. Our staff are knowledgeable and possess the skills to deliver high levels of accuracy in terms of hole position, diametrical tolerance, surface finish and straightness.”
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CNC Machining At PRV Engineering
CNC machining is incredibly versatile and you’ll know how impressive they are once you see them first-hand. Today, many industries rely on CNC machining with some of the major players being in aerospace, automotive, medical manufacturing, construction and woodworking.
Other sectors have also invested in CNC machining and custom fabrication from window and door manufacturers to household appliances and electronics. This precision engineering method has several benefits as shown indicated below:
- CNC Machining Increases Productivity
- Saves Time And Money
- Eliminates Human Error
- Reduced Material Waste
- CNC Machines Are Safe And Easy To Use
- CNC Machining Prepares You For The Future
- Advanced Fabrication
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Specialist Coating And Finishing Services
Structural steel is used in all types of construction and has been for some time. In fact, it is one of the most popular choices for many builders, engineers, contractors and steel fabricators. During the fabrication process, applying the right finish is more than just aesthetics as it needs to prevent corrosion or improving conductivity.
In some cases, the right equipment can result in much faster surface preparation with waterjet cutting at the top of the list. Waterjet cutting machines provide better cutting widths, directions and the cold cutting ability means you don’t need secondary processing.
Surface preparation also involves a process called shot blasting which is coupled with specialist coatings for a professional finish. Aside from the construction sector, many other metalworking industries use shot blasting, including aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and rail. You can find a more in-depth explanation in this comprehensive article on Shot Blasting.
What Is Powder Coating And How Does It Work?
The powder coating process involves spraying an electrostatically charged powder onto a surface that needs coating. From there, the charged particles attach to the surface to form a smooth, durable and uniform coating. The result is a high-quality finish on the final product.
Many businesses, industries and consumers around the world prefer this process as it is one of the longest-lasting, colour durable, economical and high-quality finishes. Regardless of the colour or texture you need, powder coating can provide the right solution.
Interesting Engineering Facts
For those who don’t know, common applications of deep hole drilling include oil and gas exploration, aerospace, armaments and engines. The equipment required for deep hole drilling is portable enough to use on-site or in a laboratory. It can be used on a wide range of metallic and non-metallic materials.
CNC machines serve a multitude of industries with huge success, especially in aerospace engineering where they favour the five-axis option. This functionality means they can manage hard-to-cut materials like Inconel among others.