Precision Engineering Blog

What is Plastic CNC Machining Used for?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

CNC machining plastic

Plastic CNC machining is a process that uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to create 3D objects from plastic material.

This plastic machining process can be used for a variety of purposes, including prototyping, product development, and manufacturing. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits and different applications of plastic CNC machining. Continue reading

What is Mechanical Precision Engineering?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

high precision engineering mechanical parts

Precision engineering is the process of designing and manufacturing machines and components that meet precise specifications. This field requires a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, as even small errors can have major consequences.

Mechanical engineering is the oldest form of engineering there is as it involves the design, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical systems. Continue reading

The Process of High Precision CNC Machining

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

CNC being precision engineered

Precision CNC Machining is a process that involves removing excess raw materials with extreme accuracy in order to create a finished product. The goal of this process is to shape something into a specific outcome, whether it be a component, a finished product, a prototype, or even a piece of art. Precision CNC Machining is something that impacts all of us, most without even realizing it. Continue reading

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