At Glebe Engineering we use conventional machining for high precision component production. These classic technologies are used for rough machining, small batch work, fixture making and preliminary work. Ideal for the subtractive manufacturing of metals that are not particularly hard or brittle, such as aluminium or stainless steel, conventional machining has been a part of Glebe Engineering’s production range since the very beginning.
We operate a range of manual turning machines including Harrison 400 and 500 centre lathes and a Lacfer CRI lathe, all with Heidenhain digital read-outs. We can turn pieces up to 720mm in diameter and 200mm deep, as well as working with tolerances down to 0.05mm. For conventional milling we operate a Huron heavy duty milling machine with 600cm3 maximum dimensions, again with a digital read-out, as well as multiple Bridgeport variable speed manual mills with 500cm3 maximum dimensions. We also operate an XYZ ProtoTRAK CNC/manual machine with X1000 x Y300 x Z500 maximum dimensions.
These capabilities are matched by a dedicated and knowledgeable team of machinists. Our workforce have vast experience in conventional machining and pride themselves on producing high-quality, high-precision work. One of the many competencies that Glebe Engineering provide, conventional machining remains a small yet vital part of our manufacturing.