We can help you optimise your machining processes to improve productivity and quality, and reduce cost, risk and lead time.
The large size of many nuclear components, together with strict precision and quality requirements and a high cost of raw materials, presents significant challenges for standard machining processes. Our machining engineers will work with you to identify areas for improvement, and apply a range of technologies to reduce costs and improve quality.
Machining optimisation can add value if:
- You want to increase the profitability of your machining process.
- You want to reduce the environmental impact of your machining operations.
- You want an independent assessment of the best machining technology for your specific needs.
- We review your current machining set-up, component drawings, challenging features and business drivers.
- We work with your team to understand the key criteria for optimisation. These could include cycle time, costs, environmental impact or surface integrity.
- We develop a trial plan and machining strategy to optimise your process for the agreed criteria, considering factors such as tool paths, fixturing, tooling, machine tool capability and coolant methods.
- We can conduct cutting trials to analyse your baseline machining data against alternative processes, using techniques such as dynamic analysis.
- We provide a detailed report with evidence and recommendations.
A machining process optimisation study can help you:
- Reduce the cost of your machining processes.
- Improve productivity.
- Better understand the capabilities of your machine tools.
Find out more
Download the machining process optimisation flyer (pdf, 100kb) for more detail on our services and capabilities.
For an informal discussion about your machining requirements, contact Andrew Wright, principal production engineer.