NAA Member News: Fylde CNC expands into production of complex parts
Fylde CNC, a sub-contract precision CNC machining company, has recently made a major investment into a new division of its business which specialises in the manufacture of complex CNC parts…
In addition to manufacturing many products in millions of units, following recent significant investment Fylde CNC now also produces complex components in lower volumes.
The company is able to measure complex parts on the machine by using in-cycle Renishaw probing technology, and using a Faro Arm allows easy verification of product quality by performing 3D inspections, CAD comparison and dimensional analysis.
With the use of a Faro Arm, Fylde is able to generate missing CAD files, allowing rapid digitisation of parts which can then be reproduced.
Rapid prototyping capability allows Fylde to turn great ideas into successful products faster than ever before. With the ability to start producing one-offs, the risk of faults and usability issues can be identified earlier to avoid problems that might occur during the manufacturing process. Components that previously may have required three or four separate processes can now be manufactured by Fylde CNC in one process, resulting in significant cost savings.
The Fylde CNC factory features state-of-the-art advanced multi-tasking machining, delivering maximum versatility, high precision and throughput for medium to large complex parts. The company combines the capabilities of high-powered turning centres and full-function machining centres to produce parts in single set-ups. This machine configuration works to minimise fixtures, tools, handling and non-cut time.
Additionally, the machines bring dramatic reductions in lead-time and improve part accuracy through the elimination of multiple set-ups. With full 5-axis machining capability, the machines easily process fully prismatic parts from solid blocks or castings (chucked or bar fed), round parts, or highly contoured parts.
Find out more about Fylde CNC at www.fylde-cnc.co.uk