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The Black Art Of Honing

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Dec 4, 2017 1:42:03 PM

Honing is one of those subcontract services which often suffers an unfairly bad reputation!

Covered in the apprenticeships of old, it's always the honing machines that bring either the wry smile or comical grimace when people visit as if they were lucky enough to go through a full apprenticeship it was either one of their favourites or the hated machine that just “had to be used to pass the exam”.

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Topics: Deep Hole Boring

AS9100 Rev D HELP!

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 31, 2017 4:00:00 PM

The new revision of AS9100 was published in 2016 but it has been reported that many businesses have delayed getting the transition progressed. Accreditation Bodies are reporting that as few as 40% of their client base have gone through the transition and many are planning an initial transition assessment in March 2018. The fear is that there will not be enough time to rectify NCRs raised before the September deadline. Many are reporting that the assessor resource will also be stretched beyond capacity, leaving many clients without any Quality Accreditation in October 2018.

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Topics: News

How To Achieve Wall Thickness Consistency When Gundrilling

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 24, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Gundrilling refers to a process of drilling deep, precise holes in many different materials, from super alloys to aluminium. The key elements to deep hole drilling methods are tight diameter control, good finish, and straightness. 

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Topics: Gundrilling

How To Avoid Drill Wander When Gundrilling Or Deep Hole Boring

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 17, 2017 11:29:53 AM

A deep hole is defined by the depth-to-diameter ratio and every hole larger than a ratio of 10:1 is considered deep. There are lots of applications for deep hole drilling across many industries, with the origins tracing back to gun barrels. Deep hole drilling is used in different materials and can help achieve a tight diameter, straightness, and a perfect surface finish.

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Topics: Deep Hole Boring, Gundrilling

Reflecting On SPE Offshore Europe 2017

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 5, 2017 4:00:00 PM

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the SPE Offshore Europe Exhibition in Aberdeen two weeks ago. It was great to renew old acquaintances and make some new contacts, and we have been busily following up leads and opportunities made at the exhibition. If you were at the exhibition but didn’t get a chance to chat, please accept our apologies. Do give us a call and it will be good to catch up in person either at our offices or at one of the trade exhibitions next year. The exhibition was a busy few days with some fantastic exhibitors and in most cases, an upbeat perspective on the future.

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Topics: Exhibitions

How To Save Money On Deep Hole Drilling, Boring & Honing: Download Our FREE Guide

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 5, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Tubular based components are used in tens of thousands of applications by manufacturers in a wide range of sectors. These components vary enormously in size, capacity and use, but the method by which each is made is broadly similar.

The precision engineering methods used to make industrial tubes and shafts include deep hole drilling, deep hole boring, gun drilling, CNC turning and CNC honing.

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Topics: Deep Hole Drilling, Deep Hole Boring

Join Us At The Offshore Europe Exhibition 2017 (Stand 2E125)

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Aug 29, 2017 4:30:00 PM

We are delighted to be attending this year’s SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition in Aberdeen between the 5th and 8th September. The exhibition is one of the year’s most exciting technology shows for the Oil & Gas sector, with exhibitors demonstrating a huge variety of innovative new technologies. Exhibitors include software developers, drone manufacturers, drilling consultants, precision engineers, asset managers, fire safety specialists and much more.

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Topics: Exhibitions

Quality Engineering Manager Vacancy

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Aug 24, 2017 3:48:08 PM

Salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience
Contract: Permanent

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and driven Quality Engineering Manager to join our progressive and dynamic team.

The company has an excellent reputation for honesty, flexibility, communication and continual investment and improvement in both skills and services. As an experienced Quality Engineering Manager from within a heavy industry company such as Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, you must have an in-depth Quality background and be able to lead, train and mentor other members within the organisation.

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Topics: Job Opportunities

Quick Quoting Vs Quoting For Overall Quality On Specialist Services

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 17, 2017 9:49:22 AM

In this article we would like to talk about quotes; specifically, why specialist CNC engineering companies charge what they do. There is a cost versus quality debate in every industry we can think of. The argument possibly goes that the lower the quote, the more corners must need to be cut at the suppliers’ side in order to achieve the price while still returning a reasonable profit. This usually leaves a fairly wide margin for flexibility, but it also means that a race to the bottom towards ever lower prices is rarely beneficial for either customers or suppliers in the long run.

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Topics: Precision Rollers, Packaging Roller

Why Are Dynamic Balancing Services An Important Procedure In Industrial Roller Manufacturing?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jun 14, 2017 7:10:00 PM

At Hone All Precision we provide a dynamic balancing service as part of the roller manufacturing services we offer our customers. Dynamic balancing is an important and frequently misunderstood part of the process, so we would like to spend this article briefly outlining what is involved and when you might need it.

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Topics: Precision Rollers

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