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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.

New Appointment

Amdale is pleased to appoint its new Sales and Estimating engineer, James Francis, BSc (Hons).

Working alongside John Cook, James will be instrumental in developing Amdale’s Aerospace machining department. James has engineering in his blood, having worked for his father’s company since he was old enough to wind the handles on an old Bridgeport mill. After funding his degree by getting his hands dirty on the shop floor, James then spent two years in a quality department working to upgrade the company to AS9100 Rev C.

He is very excited about the challenges that his new job in the sales department at Amdale will bring and is looking forward to putting the company on the Aerospace map!

EDM Capacity Available Immediately

Amdale has over 25 years experience in EDM Wire Erosion and we have continuously invested in the latest technology in this area. We currently have immediate available capacity in our EDM department.

How does Wire EDM work?

EDM stands for “Electrical Discharge Machine” whereby an electrical charge is applied to an electrode, a brass wire, copper, sterling, or graphite. The electrode then makes an electrical connection with the steel. A spark jumps from the electrode to the work piece and disintegrates the steel with a controlled electrical charge. This process happens thousands of times per second. The mirror image of the electrode is formed in the work piece.

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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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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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