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A proud day for Portsmouth

We are pleased to be a long term part of the Portsmouth engineering community and are proud to welcome HMS Queen Elizabeth ,the newest and largest ship in the Royal Navy, to our city.
We are looking forward to supporting her as she joins the fleet over the next few decades.

Exciting new projects at Amdale

The busy Formula One season draws to a close for us; we are now spending our Sundays watching all the parts we have made during this winter spinning around the circuits of the world with great pride and pleasure.

The rest of the company have been busy too, one particular project of note has been supplying a collection of large 5 axis CNC machined parts for a test rig for composite structures. These were both CNC 5- Axis Milled and CNC turned. These parts were all produced from CAD Data, at no point were designs formally drawn up, massively reducing the time spent on each project, lowering the cost and turnaround time for both us and our customers.


Some of these parts weighed more than the guys machining them, but even with this extreme weight, we were able to finish the product with a fine tolerance, quality surface finish to the same exacting standard as any other project that passes through the doors here in Portsmouth.

At the other end of the scale, manufacture of bearing blocks in high end, oil loaded plastic remains something our team keep working on.     This Ertalyte – TX material is a pleasure to machine and proved to have a consistently excellent surface finish while holding tight tolerances, including threaded sections. These parts were dimensionally matched to fine tolerance Aluminium parts, often complex shaped, elements of the same system. Customer was delighted and the timescales achieved amazed us all.




We aim to keep the blog updated with all of our activities and it is a great place to find a solution to your Wire eroding, CNC turning and milling projects. Make sure you check back regularly to keep up to date with one of the South’s premier machining companies.

If you would like more information on any of the projects described in this article or anywhere else on the blog, or would like to discuss your requirements, drop us an email on and we would love to hear from you.







Delcam software helps Amdale to be supplier of choice

Using Delcam’s CAD, CAM and inspection software helps precision engineering company, Amdale Limited, to combine rapid lead times, high quality and competitive value with engineering excellence in order to be its customers’ supplier of choice.

Amdale purchased its first Delcam software fifteen years ago and now operates two seats of PowerSHAPE, two of PowerMILL and one of PowerINSPECT to support its range of five-axis machines.

Nathan Cheung, Programming Manager at Amdale commented “After evaluating numerous CADCAM packages we opted for Delcam because of the quality of the finish produced on our sample components.  We were also impressed with the pre/after-sales care, the fact the product is tested in a real-life environment in Delcam’s own machine shop and the re-investment into development that ensures the software is at leading edge of the CADCAM sector.”

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New Amdale Website is Launched

Amdale, a leading supplier to the motorsport, medical and aerospace industries have launched a new and improved website at The new look website is sleek and stylish and is full of new features, new imagery and refreshed copy to make the site more user-friendly and encourage user interaction.

Managing Director, Martin Koerner commented “This is us moving forward with our plan to transform Amdale from a traditional English engineering firm to a leading international engineering brand. Amdale is synonymous with quality, reliability and customer service and this move enables us to extend the reach of our brand to additional new markets.”

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2012, What a year for Amdale!

2012 has been a tremendous year for Amdale as we have seen significant changes that have really boosted Amdale’s capabilities within the ever changing environment of precision engineering.

Managing Director, Martin Koerner puts much of Amdale’s success this year down to our commitment to technology and quality inspection. Amdale have invested in two new additional 5 axis milling machines which joined our all ready well equipped 5 axis machining cell. This additional capacity has meant that we have been able to keep up with the high demands from our customers and improve upon lead times, which is extremely important to the market sectors that we cater for. Continue reading