What’s involved in Large Scale CNC Machining?

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Large Scale CNC MachiningThe manufacture of large precision CNC machined pieces can present a particular challenge. Large scale CNC machining is our specialty though and our expertise, together with the right software and machinery, allows us to offer this very specialist service to our clients. Continue reading

What is Reverse Engineering?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

reverse engineered toothbrushReverse engineering is when a product manufactured by someone else is reproduced after examining its construction and composition – it is a process which involves disassembling or deconstructing the product, analysing its components and workings and then producing something similar or the same. It is also known as ‘back engineering’.

While this might at first sound like a process for ripping something off (and it can be, particularly for military purposes), it is in fact also a legally sanctioned method of copying a technology and it has some very useful applications. Continue reading

The Lowdown on CAD and Precision Engineering

Friday, August 18th, 2017

One of our team using CADCAD stands for Computer Aided Design and combined with CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) it allows designers to use computer systems to first design a product and then to control the manufacturing processes. In other words once an engineer has created a design using CAD, the design itself can then control the machines that construct the component. Continue reading

Quick Turnaround Precision Engineering Experts

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Quick service by Thompson PrecisionOne of the reasons customers use our precision engineering service is our ability to meet seemingly impossible deadlines. We thrive on solving problems and working on challenging projects, particularly when deadlines are tight.

When a client first comes to us, they may have a drawing or a component for us to reverse engineer, or they could have a problem that they need solving. Continue reading

The Importance of Precision Engineering in the Manufacturing Industry

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

CNC Machined turbineThe modern manufacturing industry would not be what it is today without precision engineering. Manual manufacturing is just not able to cope with the low tolerance to measurement deviations and need to consistently reproduce the exact same detail over and over again. Only precision engineering can handle the demands of technology for finer and finer detail and simultaneous requirement for more and more mass production. Continue reading

A History of UK Engineering

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

UK EngineeringEngineering is in many ways a field of endeavour which is broadly appreciated but perhaps a little overlooked. That, however, is entirely unfair as it is in many ways feats of engineering which represent some of the greatest achievements in UK history. With that in mind, therefore, let’s take a closer look at the history of engineering beginning with its earliest forms and the etymology of the word itself. Continue reading

What is CNC Machining?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

CNC MachiningThe name “CNC” actually stands for Computer Numerical Control. CNC Machining is a process which involves the use of computers to control machine tools.

The first NC machines (Numerical Control) were developed in the 1940s and modernised throughout the 1950s. These pioneering machines were based around existing tools which were modified with motors. Continue reading

Precision Engineering Facts and Goals

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

precision engineering machinesPrecision engineering does differ from other types of engineering like software engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering etc. in that it the precision engineer is more concerned with the design of fixtures, Continue reading