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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

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

Specialist Honing Services – A Major Contributor To The Manufacturing Sector

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jul 19, 2021 10:10:34 AM

Manufacturing enterprises within the engineering footprint remain the largest economic contributor of the engineering-based industries, generating £156.1 billion GVA (or 9.3% of the GVA for all industries) in 2015. Indeed, in 2016 almost half of the engineering footprint turnover came from manufacturing (46.5%).

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

4 Common CNC Turning Problems And Their Solutions

Posted by Andrea Rodney on May 20, 2021 4:57:00 PM

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) turning is a practical and efficient way of manufacturing custom components. However, while CNC lathes are capable of producing consistent results in a speedy and cost-effective manner, there are things that can go wrong with the process. Let's look at four of the most commonly experienced CNC turning problems and examine what can be done to resolve them:

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Topics: CNC Turning, CNC Lathe, CNC Machining Quotes

What Is CNC Turning And How Is It Used?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Dec 3, 2020 9:40:38 AM

CNC turning has become an important manufacturing process for a wide variety of applications, utilising modern technology to create more precise components and parts. When precision, reliability, and accuracy matters, this process can make a big difference.

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Topics: CNC Turning

How Long Will My Project Take?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Nov 26, 2020 4:40:00 PM

There are several reasons why you may choose to outsource your drilling and boring work to a specialist company such as Hone-All. It may be that your business doesn’t possess the specialist equipment necessary to complete tasks precisely or quickly enough to meet expected lead times. Alternatively, you may be swamped with orders and don’t have the capacity to fulfil all competing demands at one time. Or, perhaps, you recognise the benefits of trusting a team of drilling and boring specialists to deliver the high standards within your timescale, to help to cement your business’s positive reputation with your customers.

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Topics: Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Turning

Why Using A Local CNC Turning Company Will Improve Productivity

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Are you looking for ways to improve your productivity? Your choice of CNC Turning and machining specialist may have more of an influence than you realise. In a world of choice, here are some of the reasons that going local can make a difference.

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Topics: CNC Turning

A Day In The Life Of A CNC Turner

Posted by Gary on Aug 24, 2020 1:30:45 PM

Hi, I'm Gary and I’m a highly skilled CNC Turner and the longest serving machinist here at Hone-All.

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Topics: CNC Turning

56 Days Later: Hone All During Lockdown

Posted by Andrea Rodney on May 18, 2020 3:06:55 PM

Like most people in the UK, we breathed a sigh of relief last week. Although most restrictions are still in place, the atmosphere has changed. Businesses are becoming more optimistic and forward-looking, and are springing into action again across the country. It’s great to see. 

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Topics: CNC Turning, Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, covid19

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