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Trepanning Vs Drilling: What Is The Difference?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 24, 2020 2:15:37 PM

Trepanning is a machining technique for drilling large diameter holes in materials, particularly where there is a requirement to retain the solid core or when tolerances are not particularly tied up.

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Topics: Precision Rollers, Deep Hole Drilling, Gundrilling, Trepanning

Subcontracting And Outsourcing: 3 Benefits Of Entrusting Your Project To A Team Of Experts

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 9, 2020 2:18:00 PM

Outsourcing – already a familiar concept in IT and payroll – became a popular option in manufacturing following the 2008/9 recession, and the trend has persisted since, with many engineering companies recognising that outsourcing can bridge the skills gap as well as keeping costs low, improving turnaround times and boosting profit margins.

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Topics: Deep Hole Boring, CNC Honing

Everything You Need To Know About Honing Hydraulic Cylinders

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 3, 2020 12:50:00 PM

Honing is the precision machining process in which a very fine surface on a workpiece is produced using an abrasive tool. High quality honing of hydraulic cylinders is essential, as the effective operation of the pistons depends on the cylinder having a very fine surface finish, which can also prevent premature wear of moving components. Honing also creates a secure seal around a hydraulic cylinder, providing extended life and preventing costly leaks.

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Topics: CNC Honing

A 2019 Highlight: Hone All Secures BAE Systems – Air Approval

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Feb 14, 2020 12:54:14 PM

Many of us take a mental inventory of the year just gone as we count down the minutes to the New Year, and at Hone All we are lucky to have had numerous favourite moments to choose from last year.

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Topics: News, Aerospace Industry

Join Us At The Make UK 2020 National Manufacturing Conference

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Feb 6, 2020 10:46:27 AM

We are very much looking forward to our first major event of 2020 – the Make UK National Manufacturing Conference on 25th February.

Make UK: The Manufacturer’s Organisation, is the country’s leading professional group for manufacturers and their supply chain partners. The National Conference brings together thought leaders, policymakers and industry representatives for a day of seminars, networking opportunities, talks and training events.
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Topics: Exhibitions

Hone All Wins Best Sub Contract Machining Award

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Feb 5, 2020 12:49:00 PM

Shortly before Christmas, we were delighted to be awarded the Best Sub Contract Machining Award, as part of SME News Magazine’s 2019 Energy & Power Awards.

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Topics: Deep Hole Boring, News, Aerospace Industry

Getting Ready For Our New Pinacho CNC Lathe

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jan 31, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Investing in new equipment is always an exciting and busy process. As part of our planned expansion and improvement plan in 2020, we are delighted to announce the arrival of our next Pinacho 3 metre CNC lathe, which is scheduled to arrive in our workshop within the next few weeks.

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Topics: Aerospace Industry, CNC Lathe

How To Ensure Quality For All Components In An Aerospace Project

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 28, 2019 9:14:49 AM

The aerospace market experiences scrutiny like few others. Financial accountability is coupled with moral accountability, and brands can be extinguished with minor errors. All parts of an aerospace project, therefore, require the highest levels of quality. Here’s how to ensure that every component can fly safely.

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Topics: Aerospace Industry, Precision Engineering

4 Metals Used In Aeroplane Manufacture And Why They Are Used

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 20, 2019 9:12:00 AM

In aerospace manufacturing, the choice of metal makes a big difference. This is because different metals behave differently when under stress, when heated, and when cooled. The characteristics of metals have a strong influence on manufacturing techniques, such as deep hole boring and gundrilling. Here’s a quick guide.

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Topics: Aerospace Industry, Precision Engineering

Why ‘Quality Over Cost’ Is So Important In Precision Engineering

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 10, 2019 9:08:00 AM

Cost or quality? Or both? Everyone grapples with this conundrum. However, dodgy parts are at the root of many engineering failures. From biomedical equipment to oil and gas components, there are multiple scenarios where precision matters. Today, we look at the enduring problem of cost versus risk.

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Topics: Precision Engineering

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