"It's been a very busy year," said Fred Pain, General Manager. "The new machine has helped us to be more responsive when new opportunities have come along. During these unsettled times, manufacturers are looking at lower volumes orders with impossibly short lead times. This additional capacity has enabled us to respond quickly and has helped us win some important new customers and to grow that business."
Acro is also benefiting from an earlier decision to invest in a 3D Vertical Machining Centre that enables the rapid machining of complex parts directly from the digital files generated by engineering design software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Pro Engineer. Using this technology, Acro have produced parts for the automotive sector, the oil industry and for airport security systems.
"It is a fantastic piece of production technology," said Fred. "Parts that would have taken days to machine in the past, now only take minutes. On top of this, the machine is consistently accurate. It is controlled directly from the files generated by the designer, so there far less scope for errors or misunderstandings. Our most recent project has been a number of automotive engine casings that were both quite large and quite sophisticated in their design."
Using a range of equipment that includes 24 hour 11Axis Tornos Deco sliding head machines, multi-spindle machines and milling technologies, Acro provides precision engineering services to a wide range of industries. As well as high volume production of turned parts, Acro is a leader in the production of parts using exotic metals such as titanium, stainless 316 and monels,etc.
About Acro Precision Technology
With over 30 years' experience in the machining of precision engineering components, Acro represents one of Europe's leading suppliers to the engineering and technology sector. Acro offers specialist low volume prototype development as well as high volume manufacturing and is equipped with a broad range of modern CNC [Computer Numerically Controlled] machinery: -
· CNC lathes with live tooling and 24 hour unmanned production
· Swiss type sliding head automatics
· CNC milling /Vertical Machining Centre / SolidCAM
· Conventional turning/milling/finishing
Customer projects have included components for sports cars suspensions, bomb disposal robots, hospital beds, forecourt petrol pumps, the London Underground, equipment for off-shore oil exploration and production and components for the construction industry.
General Manager, Fred Pain
01692 583 444
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