Precision Engineering Blog

5-Axis CNC Milling for Complex Marine Projects

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Marine Vessel

Manufacturing components for marine applications is a complex and demanding process. The harsh ocean environment requires materials that are highly resistant to corrosion and degradation, and the wrong material selection can have catastrophic consequences. Additionally, marine projects often require low-volume production of customised components with high precision and accuracy, making traditional manufacturing methods challenging. Continue reading

Forward Thinking with Reverse Engineering

Friday, April 12th, 2024

CAD file work scan for reverse engineering

In the world of manufacturing, reverse engineering plays a crucial role in restoring legacy parts and enhancing existing designs. Simply defined, reverse engineering refers to the systematic analysis of a product to comprehend its internal workings and create a duplicate version without having access to its original blueprints or specifications. Companies often turn to reverse engineering when they need to replicate obsolete components, restore vintage vehicles, refurbish industrial machines, or even optimise current designs for better efficiency and durability. Continue reading

The Importance of High-Precision CNC Machining in Electronics Production

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

High Performance Prototype Electronics Enclosure and Heatsink Combined

High-precision CNC machining is a computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing process that uses computer-controlled machines to remove material layers from a workpiece, creating highly accurate and precise parts. In the electronics industry, high-precision CNC machining plays a vital role in producing custom components that meet strict industry standards. Precise components are essential in electronics as they ensure proper fit, form, and function, ultimately affecting the overall performance and reliability of electronic devices. Continue reading

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