Precision Engineering Blog

The Benefits of CNC Machining in Aerospace Manufacturing

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

Aerospace test gauge

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining has revolutionised the manufacturing process in various industries, and aerospace is no exception. CNC machining allows for the precise and efficient production of complex parts, making it an essential technology in aerospace manufacturing. The aerospace industry requires high precision, accuracy, and reliability in its products, and CNC machining helps meet these demands. This article will delve into the various applications of CNC machining in aerospace manufacturing, highlighting its significance and recent advancements in the field. Continue reading

From Idea to Reality: The Comprehensive Services of Thompson Precision

Friday, January 5th, 2024

Inspecting a High Precision Aluminium Vacuum Chamber

Thompson Precision Engineering is a leading provider of high-precision CNC machining services, specialising in rapid prototyping, product development, and full-scale production. Finding a reliable machining partner is crucial for ensuring timely delivery and exceptional results. Thompson Precision Engineering stands out from the competition with the extensive range of services, including precise engineering, fast turnaround times, large milling capabilities, mechanical design expertise, reverse engineering and more. Continue reading

The Advantages of 5 Axis CNC Machining

Thursday, November 16th, 2023


5 Axis CNC Machining is a computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining process that uses five axes to remove material from a workpiece. The five axes include three linear axes (x, y, and z) and two rotary axes (a and b), which allow the cutting tool to move freely in a 3D space. This versatile process enables the creation of complex shapes and designs with unparalleled precision and efficiency. By leveraging this technology, businesses can produce high-quality products quickly and cost-effectively, giving them a competitive edge in today’s fast-paced marketplace. Continue reading

Precision Engineering: Crafting Medical Innovation

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

doctor observing scan results

In the intricate realm where science, technology, and healthcare converge, a silent revolution is underway. Precision engineering, with its artful fusion of meticulous design, cutting-edge technology, and unwavering accuracy, is emerging as the driving force behind a new era of medical innovation. From the delicate instruments that enable life-saving surgeries to the advanced imaging systems that reveal the innermost secrets of the human body, precision engineering’s impact on the medical field is nothing short of transformative. Continue reading

The Promising Future of Engineering Shaped by AI

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

Engineering and AI

The emergence and rise of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is causing a seismic shift across various sectors, and the field of engineering is no exception. AI, with its enormous potential to process and analyse vast amounts of data, offers transformative solutions that can overhaul the way engineers approach their work. We delve into the exciting future of the engineering industry, shaped and streamlined by the profound impact of AI. Continue reading

The Economics of Precision Engineering

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

high precision engineered components

How It Improves Efficiency and Profitability

Precision engineering is a specialised field that involves the manufacturing of components with extremely high levels of accuracy, consistency, and reliability. While the benefits of precision engineering are well-known in many industries, including aerospace, medical devices, and electronics, its impact on the overall efficiency and profitability of manufacturing operations is often overlooked.

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Precision Engineering and Aerospace Technologies

Friday, February 17th, 2023

precision engineering aerospace

Precision engineering is an essential component of the aerospace and defence industry. Aerospace and defence technologies require incredibly precise and reliable components to ensure safe and efficient operations. Precision engineering techniques and technologies have enabled advancements in aviation, space exploration, and defence systems, enhancing our capabilities and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Continue reading

CNC Machining and Laser Cutting

Friday, December 9th, 2022

CNC machined in acrylic

As technology advances, so does the capabilities of machines. This has led to new ways of thinking when it comes to machining processes. Two popular methods are laser cutting and CNC machining. We will take a look at how they compare and how each process is best suited for certain applications. So, whether you’re a manufacturer looking to update your process or simply curious about the latest and greatest in machine technology, read on! Continue reading

CNC Machining for Research and Development Engineers

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

RnD Engineering Team

CNC machining is a type of manufacturing process that uses computer-controlled machine tools to create parts with high precision. This technology has been around for decades and has been used extensively in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, and medical.

In recent years, however, CNC machining has become increasingly popular in the field of research and development due to its many benefits. Let’s take a closer look at what CNC machining is and how it can be beneficial for research and development engineers. Continue reading

Why is Machining Still an Important Technology?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

CNC machining technology is still important

Machining is a technology that has been around for a while now. Numerical Control Machines, which were the predecessors to CNC (Computer Numerical Control), were around in the 1940s.

Then in the 1970s CNC automation was added to this technology, enabling manufacturers to further improve on existing technologies and raise the bar regarding their manufacturing process. This allowed computer precision and design to be assimilated into workshops and the factory floor to create higher quality goods at a lower cost. Continue reading