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UK Based Precision Engineering

Monday, January 10th, 2022

UK Precision Engineering

Manufacturing in the UK began with the Industrial Revolution, leading to a rapid increase in innovative engineering technologies such as precision engineering. This article will discuss what it means and why you should work with a UK precision engineering firm. Continue reading

What Does An Engineering Consultant Do?

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Engineering Consultants at Work

Probably the singular most asked question that every engineering consultant gets asked is precisely that; so, what does an engineering consultant actually do? It would appear this role is taken on by a wide range of specialist engineers acting only in advisory or overseeing capacities, but while that covers some of what we do – it’s not the whole story. Continue reading

Machining with Plastics

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

plastic machining panels

Using a combination of technology, equipment, knowledge, skills and experience Thompson Precision are able to machine all types of plastics. From simple high volume components to complicated shapes, both are produced quickly and accurately.

Working with our network of materials suppliers we are able to machine all types of plastics, including: Continue reading

Precision Engineering and Production Lines

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

mass production line precision engineered

Making the journey from initial idea to mass production can be time-consuming and laborious. Whether you are new to manufacturing or have a background in the industry, it’s important to ensure any concept idea is thoroughly tested, revised and modified until it is fit for purpose.

Technology can help in the process by offering accurate and efficient methods to produce prototypes. These prototypes can easily be adjusted and honed into the perfect end result. Much cheaper and faster for any business. Prototypes can be virtual or real life, made with differing materials, a range of sizes and as complex or simple as required. Continue reading

Precision Engineering and Mass Production Projects

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

mass producing parts

Thompson Precision is the go-to engineering company when it comes to the mass-production of precise components or parts.

For example, imagine producing thousands of widgets to find out that due to a tiny error, they aren’t fit for purpose. Or that the holes created for a specific purpose are too far apart. You could be left with a large number of completely useless lumps of metal and a massive cost to be explained. It could mean the difference between a project making a profit or not. Continue reading

Precision Engineering for Different industries

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

metal industry

Thompson Precision, which in the early 1920s was in operation and employing more than 200 people has expanded and evolved over the years to offer quality, dependable and timely service while keeping up with the technology advances in the industry. Its services include: Continue reading

Bringing Business Back to the UK

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

UK skyline

In the year 2021 and beyond, it might be high time to bring lots of business back to the UK. In this day and age, we’ve outsourced all kinds of different jobs to countries from all over the world. The reasoning differs from company to company, but the fact remains that British work hasn’t been as active as perhaps it once was. This is especially significant in the manufacturing and engineering world. For a multitude of reasons that are probably obvious to you at this point, receiving work from outside of the UK might be a little more trouble and perhaps it won’t be as valuable an option as it once was. Let us quickly go into a little more detail as to why this is, and why bringing business back to the UK should be the way to go for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

What is Precision CNC Machining for?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

precision CNC machining

Precision CNC Machining involves the removal of excess raw materials with immense accuracy with the aim of creating a finished product. It’s shaping something into a specific end result, it could be a component part, a finished product, prototype or piece of art. It’s something that impacts all of us, most without even realising.

It sounds simple right? Well, it’s really not as straightforward as it sounds, the process can involve a number of steps including initial drawings, milling, turning, cutting a variety of different materials. Usually aided by computers that are able to make incredibly precise movements. Continue reading

Helping Clients with Engineering Consultancy Services

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Engineering Consulancy Project

If you’re looking for a consultant to take on your engineering project then you’re definitely in the right place. At Thomson Precision, we’re dedicated to offering you best the possible service from start to finish.

Who Are Thomson Precision?

Here at Thompson Precision, we offer a world-class precision engineering service that encompasses mechanical prototyping, CNC milling and turning, rapid prototyping, product development, design and our well-known engineering consultancy. Continue reading

The History of CNC Machining

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

History CNC Machining

Computer numerical control – or CNC – is quite a modern concept in the production and manufacturing industries. It is a manufacturing process that involves pre-programmed computer software that dictates the machinery and the movement of factory tools. While it’s a relatively new concept, it’s one that goes back to the idea of numerical control.

Numerical control began when concepts of programmable logic were incorporated with machine tool automation. Numerical control machines were initially built in the 1940s, but by the 1950s, machines that held a slight advantage were then produced. Continue reading