Category Archives: 5 Axis Machining

Precision Engineering And The Evolution Of The Automotive Sector

The future of the automotive industry is based on quality research and development, optimised with innovative and cutting-edge precision engineering. Precision engineering has played a vital role in the growth of the global automotive industry. Vehicle manufacturers look to the precision engineering sector for innovative, modern and low-weight components in order to develop more advanced and fuel-efficient products.

1913 saw the development of the moving assembly line by Henry Ford, car production increased from one every 12 hours to one every one and a half hours. It was this revolutionary step in production techniques that started the mass production of vehicles and led to the automotive industry fast becoming one of the most important leading global economies.

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Making Complex, Simple!

Amdale Limited based in Portsmouth are specialists in precision engineering and have over 25 years experience. Bespoke, complex projects are Amdale’s area of expertise and we thrive upon the challenges of producing intricate components for a diverse range of market sectors. We are renowned amongst our prestigious customers for the ability to deal with intricate machining, which is down to the investment in new precision engineering technology, experienced employees and our quality inspection department.

5 Axis Machining

Complex components or innovative designs require more sophisticated machining technology which is why we have invested in the latest machining equipment in order to fulfil demand from our customers. 5-Axis Machining, renowned for its accuracy and flexibility, has become Amdale’s main area of expertise. We have invested heavily in this department, with seven modern 5-Axis Machining centres, of which the latest two are enhanced with dynamic accuracy packs on the linear drives, 60-tool carousels, Renishaw probes and laser tool setting.

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25 Years of Excellence in Precision Engineering

August 8th 2013 will mark a landmark anniversary for Amdale, the celebration of 25 years in business, or as we like to call it 25 years of engineering excellence. Amdale has been at the forefront of precision engineering and have gained an enviable reputation within the industry over the last quarter of a century.

Amdale Limited was established in 1988 as a family business, providing an EDM Wire Erosion facility to the precision engineering market. Amdale’s reputation for quality, reliability and budget control in precision engineering underpinned the company’s expansion into new areas. As the company developed, new machining processes were introduced in line with the requirements of the ever-changing engineering industry. By 1996 the company had grown so significantly that it needed additional premises to house the new CNC Turning and the expanding CNC Milling departments.

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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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Precision Engineering and the Aerospace Sector

Amdale Limited based in Portsmouth, provides bespoke complex precision engineering solutions to a range of market sectors. Here at Amdale we want to place our future focus on the aerospace industry and we are now undertaking AS9100 in order to fully serve this dynamic sector.

The UK have a strong competitive advantage in the aerospace market, companies wanting economical components where quality is not of great importance, can find these abroad where prices are kept to a minimum. The aerospace industry is turning to UK suppliers in order to gain the quality and reliability that is required for this dynamic sector.

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