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A New Pinacho ST285 CNC Lathe For Our Workshop

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 15, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Hone-All, after accepting a quote from C Dugard Ltd, of East Sussex.

This is an exciting investment for us because it is the first CNC lathe we’ve purchased with a C-axis. The additional axis gives us the capacity to drill and tap on PCDs and machine keyways/slots in-house, increasing the range of services we can offer. Previously we had to either subcontract this aspect of our work to a trusted supplier (with customer permission of course), or request the customer to arrange it themselves after machining – something we were always uncomfortable with because it meant we couldn’t offer an end-to-end service.

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Topics: CNC Honing, CNC Turning, Precision Engineering, CNC Lathe, CNC Machining Quotes, CNC Machining

5 Advantages of Using Bespoke CNC Machined Parts

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 4, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Bespoke CNC machine parts have wide applicability in manufacturing and bring a range of important benefits, which we’ll discuss in this article. Modern precision engineering uses computer-aided design (CAD) software and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining equipment to create high quality components to demanding specifications, with accurate repeatability over any volume.

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Topics: CNC Machining Quotes, CNC Machining

What Materials Are Used In Manufacturing & Why?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 29, 2021 1:07:00 PM

A wide range of materials are used in CNC machining, making it one of the most versatile methods in modern precision manufacturing. Most metals are compatible with CNC machining, alongside several plastics and polymers, and even certain foams. Your choice of material hinges on the purpose of the component, the environment in which it will be used, it’s stress load, and your production budget.

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Topics: CNC Honing, CNC Turning, Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, CNC Machining

How is Precision Engineering Hidden In The World Around You?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 27, 2021 11:14:30 AM


Precision engineering is now one of the most widely used techniques in manufacturing, responsible for manufacturing the majority of everyday items, alongside specialist and precision components used in engines, pumps, and machinery.

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Topics: CNC Turning, Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, UK Manufacturing

Will Shorter Supply Chains Be The Norm Post-Covid?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Few people foresaw the Covid-19 pandemic and, in a world in which global supply chains had become the norm for many businesses, disruption was unsurprisingly high. With many countries implementing lockdowns at different times, manufacturing hubs subjected to short-notice closure, and international shipping routes restricted, supply chains have suffered. Furthermore, unstable political climates have forced many businesses to evaluate their dependence on international suppliers and markets.

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Topics: CNC Honing, Aerospace Industry, Tube Manufacturing, UK Manufacturing, Supply Chain UK

4 Problems Caused By Low Quality Rollers

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 9, 2021 5:01:46 PM

Think packaging is easy? Think again! There are multiple hurdles to navigate, and one of these is quality. At any stage of a project, quality matters. Sometimes it only matters slightly, and sometimes it matters a lot. A 0.001 mm difference in a deep hole volume might mean nothing on a pushbike but might result in catastrophe for a plane.

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Topics: Precision Rollers, Printing Rollers, print press rollers

What’s The Difference Between The Honing And Lapping Process? 

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Sep 6, 2021 9:27:37 AM

Honing and lapping are often mentioned in the same breath as if they were interchangeable terms, and the two processes do share some similarities. 

However, honing and lapping are, in fact, two distinct processes with fundamental differences. In this article, we discuss what each process refers to in the world of precision machining, and the pros and cons of each:

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Topics: CNC Honing, Lapping

How To Choose The Right UK Based CNC Machining Service

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Aug 27, 2021 9:21:48 AM

Selecting a good UK based CNC machining/precision engineering partner has important implications for the success of your project. If you make the right choice, then you will benefit from increased productivity, shorter project turnaround time, and lower production costs. Get it wrong, and you could be faced with delays, hidden costs, errors, and unforeseen complications.

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Topics: CNC Machining

SME Manufacturers Survey Reports Fastest Growing Levels Of Optimism In Seven Years!

Posted by The Hone-All Team on Aug 20, 2021 11:21:00 AM

After a storm comes the sunshine, and that is certainly the picture emerging from the UK manufacturing sector as businesses step blinking into the sunlight after a very tough 18 months. It’s not going to be an easy task to rebuild to the position we were in in late 2019 but, despite all the dark murmurings about recessions last year, the Covid recovery has been fast and strong, with many people expecting the country to regain its pre-pandemic position by the end of 2021. 

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Sixth Annual ‘Collaborate To Innovate’ Awards Open For Entries 

Posted by The Hone-All Team on Aug 11, 2021 11:32:44 AM

The 2021 annual Collaborate To Innovate (C2I) awards, organised by The Engineer magazine, are now open for submissions until 3rd September 2021. The award scheme, now in its sixth year, seeks to identify and promote the most innovative collaborative engineering projects in the UK manufacturing and civil engineering sector.

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