Drilling

Drilling

If a casting requires a single or multiple drilling operation we have banks of Meddings drills that can be utilised as well as a selection of single spindle pillar drilling machines. All of our drills are used with dedicated fixtures to ensure that parts are held securely and accurately, or the parts are fixed with simple vices where possible to reduce tooling costs. We use the latest technology where possible…

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Pressing

These presses are used in conjunction with press tools that can be manufactured in house by R D Castings if required. Or we can, where needed, use any existing tooling that a customer may have. [clear] Find out more about our metal pressing services We are passionate about our products and our customers and we strive to offer exceptional customer service. With over 40 years of industry experience, we can…

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Second Operation Overview

These second operation processes include manual drilling, tapping, hydraulic press work, linishing, hand deburr work and shot blasting to name but a few. Whilst these processes may increase the labour content of certain jobs, it can sometimes still be a cheaper option than fully automating a process. This is due to potentially high set up costs involved in automation, which on low volume work would not be a viably option.…

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Tapping

These machines also allow us to set depth control via an NC control unit to specific depths down to plus and minus 0.10mm, ensuring complete control over tapped hole depths. We also have Slack and Parr multi spindle tapping machines, which can tap up to 8 holes in one operation. This combined with the latest tooling availability, including automatic fine mist lubrication of taps within cycle, ensure the fastest possible…

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