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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

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

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

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

Hone-All - Not Your Average Gun Drilling or Boring Machine Shop

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 7, 2021 11:10:58 AM

You may think that they all say that, and they probably do.

Therefore, it’s worth taking two or three minutes to understand our justification for claiming that you will not find better – or at least understand our approach and the way we do business. It’s the only way for us, and it has delighted thousands of customers throughout the years. We believe we have the winning formula of professionalism, advanced technology and industry expertise and it’s all at your disposal.

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Topics: Deep Hole Drilling, Deep Hole Boring, CNC Honing, Gundrilling

5 Questions About CNC Honing Answered

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jun 28, 2021 9:04:00 AM

CNC honing is a specialised manufacturing procedure used to finish a wide range of industrial and machine components. Here are answers to five of the most frequently asked queries that we receive about CNC honing:

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Topics: CNC Honing, Precision Machining, manufacturing

5 Key Benefits Of Supply Chain Management

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jun 7, 2021 1:24:19 PM

Manufacturing products and shipping them to customers doesn’t just happen overnight by magic. Instead, the design and creation of products relies on a complex supply and resource management system that often extends beyond international borders, from the sourcing of raw materials to the eventual delivery of the completed product to the end user.

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Topics: CNC Honing, Precision Engineering, CNC Machining

Why Should You Outsource Your Honing Work To Hone All?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jun 3, 2021 11:29:00 AM

It's common for companies to use third party accountants, solicitors, and IT providers when they don't have teams of experts in-house. However, in recent years, manufacturing companies have realised that they can also benefit from working closely with precision engineering firms to handle parts of their manufacturing process. What advantages could your business gain from using Hone-All's subcontract machining services?

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Topics: CNC Honing, Precision Engineering, manufacturing, CNC Machining Quotes

How Much Should Deep Hole Drilling, Boring And Honing Cost?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Nov 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Have you ever paid over the odds for drilling, boring or honing? If so, you’re certainly not alone. 

Drilling, honing and boring costs are notorious for being something of an arcane secret for people who aren’t ‘in the know’ about the process involved. We have attempted to shed some light on the world of pricing in our latest downloadable e-book: The Guide To Deep Hole Drilling, Boring & Honing Costs. You can download a copy by clicking here.

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Topics: Deep Hole Boring, CNC Honing, Gundrilling

Honing The Supply Chain: How You Can Say No To Costly Delays!

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Nov 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

At Hone-All we are committed to the belief that simpler is better when it comes to supply chains. Most people know Hone All for our practical services in advanced honing, boring, and CNC machining. However, we’re also dedicated to trouble shooting, project management, and ironing out supply chain creases.

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Topics: Deep Hole Drilling, Deep Hole Boring, CNC Honing

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