Precision engineering encompasses several sub-disciplines including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, electronics engineering and optical engineering. As anyone in the industry will tell you, the only way to get a job done as efficiently and accurately as possible is with modern machinery and PRV Engineering have done just that.

PRV Engineering has been in operation for more than 30 years and has come a long way since manufacturing pressings for the food packaging industry. Through continuous investment in state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled staff, PRV has become a real one-stop-shop offering a complex and diverse range of products and services across various sectors. This includes mining, oil and energy, defence, rail, construction, aviation, aerospace and automotive.

Precision Engineering And Fabrication Services At PRV

PRV has become the go-to source for precision engineering and fabrication services for many customers. This includes the following:

  • CNC machining
  • 5-Axis machining
  • Large-format machining
  • Hydro-abrasive waterjet cutting
  • Toolmaking
  • Busbars
  • Aluminium fabrication
  • Stainless steel fabrication
  • Structural steel fabrication
  • Architectural steel fabrication
  • Site work, installations and maintenance

PRV offers a complete engineering and fabrication service under one roof from initial designs and structural details to manufacturing, groundworks, amenities and electrical installations. All materials are manufactured and CE marked to BSEN 1090 – Ex3. PRV Engineering can comfortably work with materials from the basic mild steels to the more exotic Monel, Inconel, Hastelloy and Titanium.

Customers choose PRV as we cater for one-off projects, large batch production and rapid prototyping while also supplying a stocking service for some clients. This enables them to reduce their stock and request items when needed in line with KanBan, VMI, Consignment and JIT philosophies.

Deep Hole Drilling Services

Deep hole drilling is a complex process prominent in engineering materials and components across various sectors. PRV is one of a few skilled UK engineering companies with a deep hole drilling facility. We offer this service as part of an overall manufacturing project or a sub-contracted service. With growing customer demand, PRV acquired TEN deep hole drilling machines.

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.”

CNC Machining

CNC machining is incredibly versatile with many industries relying on this precision engineering service. It’s particularly popular among the major players in aerospace, automotive, medical manufacturing, construction and woodworking. However, other sectors have also started to invest more in CNC machining from window and door manufacturers to household appliances and electronics.

PRV Engineering has invested a considerable amount of time, effort and money into its well-equipped 54000 sq. ft. facility in Pontypool, South Wales. It includes a large, CNC department comprising of 30 machining centres with a wide-ranging capacity. The machining range of components is from 6mm up to 600mm in diameter and over 2500mm in length for turning and 3000 x 850 x 750 cube for milling.

Here are some benefits of CNC machining:

  • Increased productivity
  • Saves time and money
  • Eliminates human error
  • Reduced material waste
  • Safer and easier to use
  • CNC Machines are future-ready
  • Advanced fabrication projects

Shot Blasting, Powder Coating And Finishing Services

Surface preparation involves a process called shot blasting which is coupled with specialist coatings for a professional finish. Besides the construction sector relying on these methods for treating structural steel, many other metalworking industries also use shot blasting. This includes aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and rail. Here’s a more in-depth explanation of how shot blasting works with some of the applications and benefits.

In terms of powder coating, the process involves spraying an electrostatically charged powder onto a surface. From there, the charged particles attach to the surface to form a smooth, high quality, durable and uniform coating. Many businesses, industries and consumers around the world prefer this process as it provides one of the longest-lasting, most economical and highest-quality finishes. Regardless of the required colour or texture, powder coating can provide the right solution.

Precision Engineering, Structural Steel And Aluminium Fabrication

Structural steel fabrication is a specialised process requiring expert knowledge, skills and resources. It involves converting steel into structures or parts through a variety of fabrication processes. To meet customer specifications and stringent quality criteria, we use a variety of techniques, such as:

  • Machining
  • Forging
  • Casting
  • Stamping
  • Steel Extrusion

For more than 20 years, we have delivered superior structural steel fabrication services, site work and precision engineering across various sectors. Whether it’s an extension, a new building, building support or roofing steelwork, we have the necessary skills and experience to deliver the highest quality service. Here are some of the architectural and structural steel projects we’ve undertaken with resounding success.

Precision Engineering And Large Format Machining

Whilst we specialise in several industries, high voltage power switchgear is one of the biggest. However, we also make parts for the automotive industry, auto sports, aviation, aerospace as well as extensive projects for the defence industry. Another speciality service includes making busbars for energy storage systems and valve work.

“Our large format equipment allows us to machine large aluminium plates and structures as well as large steel components and structures. If somebody wants something made, we can make it and in any material from the most exotics to wood and plastic.” – Simon Jones

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