Processes

 

 

All of the processes below are carried out on site.

 

Design and development

  • Technical advice and visits
  • Drawings / Solid Works CAD
  • Prototypes made and tested
  • Pre production samples
  • Testing – NDT and destructive
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Meeting your needs

  • Staff are available, several per department
  • A modern, fast, computer system from ‘enquiry to despatch’
  • Software also runs production scheduling, stock control etc
  • £1/2 m of forgings ready to machine
  • 1000’s of dies, tools & fixtures available
  • Test / material / NDT / break load / certification
  • Survey, repair work, as well as make new
  • Tensile testing on your free issue parts
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‘Hot work’ ability

  • ‘Hot work’ ability on site
  • Forging capacity and skills
  • Drop forging hammers - Massey
  • Air hammer - Zigmunt
  • Upset hammers - Covmac -13 mm to 67 mm
  • Clear space hammer work - Massey
  • Heat treatment
  • Flash butt welding to 80 mm dia - 2 fully automated (LROS & Rail approved)
  • Chain making, 2 plants, open link & stud chain to 62 mm at present
  • Linking, to 80 mm diameter
  • Blacksmithing
  • Hot swaging - Platt
  • Bending – up to 100mm dia
  • Profile cutting
  • Mig and Tig welding

 

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'Cold work'

  • Cutting and cropping
  • Grinding & linishing
  • Drilling
  • Lathe work
  • Milling
  • Auto bar feed
  • Horizontal CNC
  • Vertical CNC
  • Our own die sinking capability
  • Tapping to M155
  • Threading to M155
  • Tensile testing & certification (works or 3rd party) to 255 tonne
  • NDT, die penetrent, magnetic permiabilty, hardness
  • Assembly

 

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Size / material / finishes

  • Typically M 10 to M 155 thread
  • SWL‘s from 100 kgs to 200 tonne
  • Product size from pencil size to handling 4 ½ ton anchor
  • Batch size from 1 to 20,000
  • Carbon & alloy steels, stainless, bronze, and exotics.
  • Self colour, galvanised, plated, painted, blacked, bead blasted

 

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