Precision Engineering Services

Our range of precision engineering UK based services are comprehensive, covering a number of state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing techniques. We specifically excel in engineering applications support, subcontract CAD/CAM services, the design and creation of workholding and fixturing, sourcing component production and and leveraging the benefits of 3D printing technology. Internally, our goal is to achieve ISO9001 certification, while our manufacturing partners already boast accreditations in ISO9001, AS9100, ISO14001, ISO45001, and certifications in Cyber Essentials Plus. These standards therefore highlight our unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest level of quality assurance.

Industry Expertise

Utilizing our wealth of industry knowledge and proficiency across diverse quality-critical sectors, we specialize in providing advanced precision engineering and manufacturing solutions within the UK. Our expertise spans various materials and stringent tolerance specifications. We have consequently successfully undertaken projects across the aerospace, automotive, defense, marine, medical, and nuclear sectors, demonstrating our versatility and capability. As showcased on our projects and services pages, we offer comprehensive UK based precision engineering support across the whole manufacturing supply chain. Ranging from engineering applications services, to workholding design and manufacture, to sourcing component production, our skilled team offers you valuable expertise. Above all this access to qualified engineers mitigates your internal capacity constraints, ensuring efficient and cost-effective solutions. In today’s industrial landscape, where both efficiency, innovation, and ingenuity are paramount, the demand for a reliable team that produces results is more critical than ever. Outsourcing different facets of a project’s resourcing needs can be instrumental in achieving this goal.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are regularly asked a number of questions about our capabilities and the work we do in general. This section is designed to answer those queries. If you do not see an answer to your enquiry then please complete the form above.
Yes, we are able to visit client premises to ensure delivery of UK based precision engineering solutions. We are quite flexible on this front, but there are some geographic constraints to consider for locations outside the UK. If you wish to work with us, you are best contacting us to open direct dialogue.
Yes, we are happy to sign Non Disclosure Agreements where necessary, and have worked with numerous clients on this basis.
CAD CAM integration offers users several benefits as part of an overall engineering applications provision.
  1. Streamlined Workflow. Integration of CAD and CAM enables seamless transfer of design data to manufacturing processes. Therefore eliminating the need for manual data entry consequently reducing errors.
  2. Faster Design Iterations. CAD CAM integration allows engineers to quickly translate design changes into manufacturing instructions. Speeding up the iteration process and reducing time to market for new products.
  3. Improved Accuracy. By using the same digital model for both design and manufacturing, CAD CAM integration ensures consistency and accuracy throughout the production process. Thereupon leading to higher-quality finished products.
  4. Enhanced Automation. Integration enables automation of repetitive tasks such as toolpath generation and machining simulation. Subsequently freeing up engineers to focus on more complex aspects of design and manufacturing.
  5. Cost Savings. CAD CAM integration can help minimize material waste, reduce rework, and optimize machining processes. Undeniably resulting in cost savings in both time and resources.
  6. Better Collaboration: With CAD CAM integration, design and manufacturing teams can collaborate more effectively, sharing data and feedback in real-time to improve product quality and efficiency.
  7. Flexibility. Integrated CAD CAM systems offer greater flexibility to adapt to changes in design or manufacturing requirements. Thus allowing for agile responses to evolving customer needs or market demands.
In conclusion, CAD CAM integration is a critical part of our engineering applications support provision. It enables us to deliver more efficient, accurate, and cost-effective product development and manufacturing processes. Whether that is as a stand alone offering, e.g. programming service, or as part of a turnkey “green button” solution. See our case studies.
Choosing the right workholding solution involves considering a number of factors. This includes the type and size of workpiece, the number of machining operations, the required precision, production volumes, and budget.
Basic workholding encompasses traditional methods widely used in precision engineering. It typically involves standard fixtures, clamps, chucks, and vises that securely hold the workpiece in place. 
Advanced workholding leverages innovative technologies. This includeds hydraulic and pneumatic clamping systems, magnetic workholding, vacuum chuck systems, modular and quick-change setups, robotic workholding, and custom-designed fixtures.
We recommended you contact us either by calling 01543 523750, by emailing [email protected], or via the Send An Enquiry form above. One of our workholding experts can assess your application requirements and provide suitable recommendations based on their knowledge and experience.
Depending on your needs, they may direct you to our associated company Hyde Tooling Ltd, who partner with FCS System to distribute their modular workholding system.
In summary, the main distinction between CNC milling and CNC turning lies in the orientation of the workpiece and the movement of the cutting tool. Milling is suitable for creating complex, multi-dimensional parts with features in various directions, while turning is ideal for producing cylindrical parts with features along the axis of rotation.
A mill-turn CNC machine, can perform both milling and turning operations on a workpiece without the need for repositioning or transferring it to another machine.
In all instances a multi-axis CNC machine moves the cutting tool along multiple axes simultaneously, allowing for complex and intricate machining operations. This may be along 3-axis: X, Y, and Z. Meaning the machine can perform operations on a flat surface, creating two-dimensional parts or features. Or 5-axis: X, Y, Z, as well as two additional rotary axes, usually called the A and B axes. Meaning the cutting tool can tilt and rotate, enabling it to reach different angles and positions, creating three-dimensional parts or features.
Despite not having a machining location, CNC machining is at the forefront of our advanced precision engineering and manufacturing solution provision. Our team are experienced mechanical engineers highly-skilled in the multi-axes machining of a vast array of materials. This knowledge coupled with a list of technically capable and accredited approved suppliers, enables us to supply complex components. See our case studies.  
Yes, 3D printing is suitable for producing functional end-use parts as well as prototypes.
While 3D printing was primarily used for rapid prototyping and concept validation. It has since evolved to offer a wide range of industrial end use materials. These include high-performance polymers, metals, ceramics, and composites. These materials have properties that make them suitable for end-use applications, meeting requirements for strength, durability, and other performance characteristics. See our materials list for more information
In industries like aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer goods, industrial 3D printing is now being used to create functional parts that are used in actual products and systems. See our case studies.
While traditional manufacturing methods like injection molding and CNC machining still dominate for mass production. Industrial 3D printing is increasingly becoming a valuable tool for custom and low-volume production. As well as for applications that require complex geometries and intricate designs that cannot be conventionally manufactured.