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Wilson Manufacturing Five-axis Quaser investment meets requirements, increases sales

| Editor: Briggette Jaya

UK-based Wilson Manufacturing has installed a Quaser MF400UH 5-axis CNC machine to complement an earlier addition this year of a new mill-turning centre.

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The 5-axis CNC machine is set to meet the demands of its broad customer base with an increasing need for more complex components.
The 5-axis CNC machine is set to meet the demands of its broad customer base with an increasing need for more complex components.
(Source: Wilson Manufacturing)

Supplier of precision parts to the aerospace, marine, medical and oil and gas sectors Wilson Manufacturing has installed a Quaser MF400UH 5-axis CNC machine. It marks a successful year for the company, which has seen it increase sales by 25%, putting it on course for a £1.35m turnover.

“We discussed our requirements with ETG and the machine tool supplier spent a lot of time learning to understand our processes and the parts we make. This was crucial in providing a complete picture of where we wanted to go and led to it suggesting the precision control and speed of the Quaser MF400UH,” explained Andy Wilson, Director of Wilson Manufacturing.

Wilson noted that the control and speed of the spindle and the ability to machine multiple faces of a complex part have been a game changer, sometimes improving cycle time by 30%, which will make the company much more competitive, and at a time when speed to market is crucial.

The company has been AS9100 aerospace and defence-approved since 2013. It works with its clients using a range of materials and offers first-stage design support through to full production. As part of the machine installation, ETG identified the need for a full simultaneous 5-axis seat from Mastercam, which gives the company a good foundation for fast and efficient milling. The 5-axis toolpath means every component it makes can be produced on the Quaser MF400UH, while also opening up new opportunities for entry into new sectors. The company noted that it was a big investment for its business but knew it had to be right. Moreover, it was impressed with ETG and its team.

Steve Brown, Sales Director for ETG, said: “Quaser machine technology is proving extremely popular with UK machinists and this latest installation for Wilson Manufacturing will play a key role in it achieving ambitious growth plans for 2019.” Also the Mastercam software would give the company complete control of the manufacturing process and would help it deliver complex components.

Engineering Technology Group (ETG) delivers highly productive turnkey solutions to customers involved in automotive, aerospace, domestic goods, high-value engineering, medical and oil and gas.

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