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A busy few months…

During the past Six months we have had some exciting events happening at Amdale, which we would like to share with you.

The whole team have been working extremely hard to prepare the company for the provisional Stage 1 AS9100 assessment which has involved an extensive overhaul of our existing quality procedure.  This audit was carried out on the 24 November 2014 and the feedback from the Assessor was very positive and has recommended us, without reservation to apply for Stage 2 in February 2015.  A positive start!

In keeping with Amdales policy in investing in youth we would like to welcome our new apprentice to the Amdale family.  Jack has joined us from the well respected PETA training scheme which in-conjunction with Amdale has successfully helped ten apprentices gain full qualifications and long term positions in various roles, within the company.  We have high hopes for this young man.

The past two months has seen Amdale produce some interesting new parts for an Anglo/French company, from the oil and gas sector that pushed some of our machining centre capabilities to the limits…and nearly beyond!  The rotor blade machined entirely from Titanium (which is a challenging material to machine at the best of times) has generated a lot of interest from both existing staff members and new visitors to the company.

We have given a fresh new look to our reception area it has a sleek and modern colour scheme, which we think, represents Amdale perfectly.  It also has some existing machined parts on display so if you’re passing feel free to come and check it out.

Lastly and this one we are most excited about!  We have a new arrival coming in the first quarter of 2015…………BUT that’s all you are getting on this for now.  For more updates on this and more follow us on Twitter @AmdaleLimited or check our blog.

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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