For prototype, one-off and specialist machining we offer a complete set of conventional machining services including milling and turning. Not every job is suited to CNC machining. Conventional machining offers more appropriate machining options for a wide range of jobs including large awkward items, heavy items, rework of components associated with repairs, modifications and alterations.
Our primary conventional machines are an Ajax 3 axis turret mill and two Colchester lathes.
Conventional milling is carried out on our Ajax 3 axis turret mill with digital readout and conversational shop floor programming control. Mill capacity is:
Conventional turning is carried out using either of two Colchester lathes:
Colchester Master 2500 Gap Bed Centre Lathe
Colchester Student Mk 2
As well as milling and turning we offer a full range of other conventional processes and bench work operations including: