Turntec Engineering employs various techniques to ensure a high level of quality is maintained throughout the manufacturing process.
Our workshop houses a number of CNC machine tools that are able to produce consistent sizes throughout a long batch run. We make use of our conventional and tool room machines for small quantities and basic components that requires more manual input, allowing for the production of a variety of batch sizes. Consistent checking and quality control is key to providing accurately machined parts that meet our customers’ needs and expectations.
Mild Steel, Special Steel and Tool Steel
Components manufactured from mild steel seldom require further processing after machining other than passivating. Special steel may require surface treatment or case hardening and are generally tougher than mild steel.
Tool steel on the other hand requires many processes which normally include pre machining, stress relieving, final machining, heat treatment and final grinding to achieve exact tolerances.
Stainless steel is a notoriously difficult material to machine and requires tooling that is specially designed to withstand the demands of high speed production machining.
Non Ferrous Metals
Non-ferrous metals are any metals, including alloys that do not contain iron in appreciable amounts. These types of metals include aluminium, brass, copper, and phosphor bronze all requiring different processes.
There is a wide range of engineering plastics available and we at Turntec Engineering are specialists in the machining of them. They come in a wide range of stock shapes and sizes as well as in different grades.
- NYLON - The high wear and impact resistance of this material makes it suitable for bushes, gears, star wheels, rollers and components where metal is not appropriate.
- POLYETHYLENE – Available as HDPE or UHMWPE is commonly used in the food industry, some of its uses are rollers, guides, liners and bottle handing equipment.
- ACETYL – Has high dimensional stability and good machining properties, often used in wet environments as impellers, housings, bushing and gears.
- THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER – Widely used in abrasive and wet environments were lubrication is not possible. Other applications include bushes, rollers, wheels and bearings.
- PTFE – High heat resistance and a low coefficient of friction makes this material suitable for applications where other materials may fail, these include dough rollers, valve seats, and insulators.
Unlike computerised machines, conventional machining requires direct manual input from the machinist to machine the work piece. We make use of lathes, milling machines, surface grinders and various other equipment to produce quality components.