Wilson Manufacturing, a Hampshire-based complex machining specialist that supplies parts to the aerospace, marine and oil and gas sectors, has completed a £310,000 investment. The manufacturer has installed a Quaser
MF400UH 5-Axis CNC machine.
Sourced by Engineering Technology Group (ETG), the equipment is going to allow Wilson Manufacturing to increase capacity. Moreover, due to a boost in the turnover by 25% over the past year, the company has created two jobs.
“Our customer base is spread across a number of demanding sectors and there is an increasing need for more complex components, a trend that we knew we had to meet head on with the purchase of a 5-Axis CNC machine,” said Andy Wilson, Director at Wilson Manufacturing.
“It has only been up and running for a few months and we have already been really impressed with the performance. The control, speed of the spindle and the ability to machine multiple faces of a complex part has been a game changer – in some instances, we have improved cycle time by 30%,” he added.
Wilson Manufacturing, which has been AS9100 aerospace and defence approved since 2013, works with its clients in a range of materials and offers first stage design support through to full production.
As part of the machine install, ETG identified the need for a full simultaneous 5-axis seat from Mastercam, which gives the company the best possible foundation for fast and efficient milling.
The 5-axis toolpath means every component it makes can be produced on the Quaser MF400UH, as well as opening up new opportunities for entry into new sectors.