COVID-19 is continuing to wreak havoc across the globe with a shortage of healthcare products, in particular, a primary concern. Nothing is more pressing though than the current PPE shortage for frontline workers and ventilators to help coronavirus patients. We look at how some companies have diversified in a time of crisis as we continue to battle COVID-19.Continue reading
The aerospace sector wouldn’t exist today without outsourced, precision engineering services and components. While the majority of land vehicles are designed, constructed and tested in-house, the same does not apply to most aircraft.
Considering the number and diversity of aeroplane, spacecraft, satellite and helicopter components, aerospace engineering relies heavily on production chains and outsourced projects. It’s a complex process as each part or component must be designed and built to fit in with the overall plan.Continue reading
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?Continue reading
Successful engineering companies use a combination of expert knowledge, experience and continuous investment in machinery and staff. Custom fabrication services require all of these elements and more as quality and production costs are the top priority. Custom fabrication is a specialist process whether you’re machining steel or aluminium.
Metal fabrication, for example, involves a wide range of skills and disciplines from profiling, bending and forming, cropping, welding to assembly and finishing. While technology, machinery and computer-aided design software have led to advanced custom fabrication services, there is still no substitute for experience.Continue reading
Deep hole drilling, often referred to as gun-drilling, is a highly-specialised machining operation that only a select few engineering companies can perform. This method is used when high-precision round bores are vital to the operation. It produces holes that can be controlled within very tight tolerances, giving much greater accuracy compared to conventional drilling methods.Continue reading