Oil And Gas: The Villains Become The Heroes?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Mar 8, 2022 2:38:16 PM

The price of gas and oil has always been a bone of contention, particularly when global fluctuations are reflected in everyday business costs, such as the soaring price at the pump or rising energy bills.

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Topics: oil and gas sector, Precision Engineering, Supply Chain UK, Engineering

How Will The Defence Sector Help The UK Economy Improve?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Jan 3, 2022 1:55:00 PM

 

The UK has a proud history of producing some of the best quality defence equipment in the world, from fighter aircraft to missiles and machine guns. As one of the most dynamic manufacturing industries, which, together with aerospace, accounts for over £12 billion in output, the defence sector is well-positioned to support the UK economy as it rebounds from the slump caused by the global pandemic.

 

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Topics: Precision Engineering, UK Manufacturing

Advantages and Disadvantages of Outsourcing your Manufacturing

Posted by The Hone-All Team on Dec 20, 2021 9:22:34 AM

Production demands can often be met in-house; however, in some circumstances, it makes sense to outsource manufacturing to an outside expert. Outsourcing is a viable option when specialist skills or processes are required but a business doesn’t possess the necessary tools, equipment, or expertise to deliver outstanding results, or it can be part of a long-term business strategy to cut costs and increase profits.

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Topics: Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, UK Manufacturing

In What Sectors Does Hone-All Operate?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Dec 6, 2021 12:14:27 PM

At Hone-All, we have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to tackle complex projects in a range of sectors. As a family-run business that prides itself on teamwork, collaboration, and communication, we’re not constrained by muted ambition; instead, we invest in our teams and technology to ensure the highest quality service for our customers in diverse areas of industry, from aerospace and pharmaceuticals to defence and motorsport.

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Topics: Precision Rollers, Deep Hole Boring, Aerospace Industry, Industrial Rollers, CNC Turning, Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, UK Manufacturing, Engineering, Hydraulic Systems

How Do Hone-All Contribute Towards Formula 1?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Nov 29, 2021 9:31:07 AM

In the 2020-2021 season, the global audience watching Formula 1 reached 433 million viewers, making it one of the world’s most popular sports. Yet few people realise that each F1 car is constructed from an astounding 80,000 separate components, making each vehicle a compressed 720kg package of hydraulic systems, mechanical devices, carbon, tyres, and fuel!

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Topics: Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, UK Manufacturing, Engineering, Hydraulic Systems

CNC Turning vs CNC Milling – Two Automated Machining Solutions For Precision Engineering

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Nov 12, 2021 4:53:00 PM

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology is at the forefront of the precision machining industry, yielding greater control, more accurate results, and a reduced need for manual intervention during the manufacturing process.

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

What Information Should I Provide When Ordering Precision Machining Services?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 28, 2021 11:30:00 AM

When you contract your precision machining project to a specialist, you’ll want the process to run as smoothly as possible. To eliminate the risk of problems and to maximise the likelihood that your deadline will be met, you should provide the precision engineer with some important information at the earliest opportunity. This will enable both parties to share a common vision for the project, with any potential issues identified and resolved before fabrication begins.

In this guide, we’ll outline the information you should provide to your CNC machining specialist and explain what to do if you don’t have it to hand.

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Topics: Precision Rollers, Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, Precision drilling, print press rollers

How Does Precision Engineering Contribute to Eco-Friendly Energy Sources?

Posted by Andrea Rodney on Oct 20, 2021 12:57:00 PM

Precision engineering methods have been at the heart of manufacturing for nearly 200 years, since the first mills were designed to offer a faster, more cost-effective way to create new products. This ‘Sustainable Revolution’ is witnessing a shift towards cleaner, renewable energy sources across the manufacturing sector, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal power.

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Topics: Precision Machining, Precision Engineering, Precision drilling

A New Pinacho ST285 CNC Lathe For Our Workshop

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

We are looking forward to welcoming a new Pinacho ST285 CNC lathe to our workshop here at 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

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