What I Learnt About Manufacturing

2 and a half years ago, Oliver Gwynne started working for Bronte Precision and our sister are his reflections on leaving on my perception of the industry, the reality and the future.

Old Boys Club

I would say that going into

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Machining of Aluminium

Aluminium is a lightweight, recyclable material that is used in a wide variety of manufacturing applications. It is the third most abundant metal on the Earth’s crust and yet despite this, wide scale production of Aluminium did not start until 1888

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Machining Forgings and Castings

Casting and Forging are two production methods often found side by side in many foundries and yet quite different in their results. What are their strengths and weaknesses and why might they still need to be machined?

What are Castings?


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Our Most Overlooked Skill

When it comes to sub-contract manufacturing most companies will boast about their workforce and their machines. These are of course two critical elements with any successful machine shop, having the right tools to perform complex and intricate

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What We Work With

As a sub-contract manufacturer, Bronte Precision work with a very wide range of materials and grades to produce components to customer drawings. We can source and procure on behalf of our customers or work from free issued materials.


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How Do Centrifugal Pumps Work?

Centrifugal pumps are one of the most commonly used in everyday applications such as pumping water for building supply or in the pumping of sewage and slurries. Although there are a range of different designs and set ups, the basic principle of how

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Department of International Trade Visits Bronte Precision

Bronte Precision, a sub-contract engineering business in Bradford, West Yorkshire were delighted to receive Lydia Moi, International Trade Advisor for the Department of International Trade.

The Department of International is a relatively new

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Why Large Machining is Different

One of the most common stories we hear at Bronte is from customers who have sent out large machining to a jobbing machine shop who have struggled with the parts. What makes large machining so different and what factors come into

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What Is The Difference Between Splines and Gears?

Splines and Gears are very similar in their look and application. Both Splines and Gears are used to transmit torque from one shaft to other meshing components. Both have a teeth structure on their periphery. Yet these two parts cannot be used

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A Brief history of Lathes

A Lathe is a tool that rotates a workpiece to allow operations such as cutting, drilling, sanding, facing and turning to take place. We most commonly use a Computer Operated Lathe in our turning operations here at Bronte Precision but despite all

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3 New Machinist Vacancies

It is a very exciting time here at Bronte Precision, this year alone we have moved around our shop floor and invested heavily in a new larger machine, new inspection equipment and the creation of 2 new roles and an apprenticeship. Adding to this we

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How Do Trains Stay On the Tracks?

Britain’s Railways are more popular than ever with over 1.7bn journeys taking place every year and rising. Yet, for all our familiarity with Trains, have you ever considered how they actually stay on the track?

train tracks

Guided Tracks

Many people

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Could Passenger Upheaval Halt Investment?

The UK’s Rail network is straining under the weight of increased demand with over 1.7 billion passenger journeys in 2017. With a number of high profile investment projects underway such as HS2, a whole host of international rolling stock

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Bronte transition to new ISO

Bronte Precision are proud to announce that we have successfully transitioned  to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.


"Maintaining high standards is key for any precision engineer and so meeting these new standards is absolutely critical to our

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4 Main Types of Industrial Gearbox

An industrial gearbox is an enclosed system that transmits mechanical energy to an output device, for an example a motor. A gearbox can be used to modify the ratio of speed, torque and rate of rotation sent to the output device. Gearboxes have a

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Bronte Invest in New Faro Arm

As Bronte continue to celebrate our 15th year in business we are excited to announce further investment in our business with the acquisition of a new Faro Arm.

The Faro Arm is a portable Co-Ordinate Measuring Machine or CMM that will allow us to

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HS2 Heats Up With Joint Venture and New Bidder

Exciting news on the HS2 front as two of the world’s biggest rolling stock manufacturers have joint forces. Bombardier and Hitachi are putting forward a joint venture in the hopes of securing the lucrative contract to build Britain’s next generation

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How Does A Hydraulic Ram Pump Work?

When it comes to simple but effective engineering at its best, you need look no further than Hydraulic Ram Pumps. Using just two moving parts and no external source of power, they use momentum to pump water uphill.

A Ram Pump relies on a source

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Nuclear Industry Trends

Bronte Precision are looking to expand our reach in the Nuclear sector and so sent Oliver Gwynne down to Decom’s Supply Chain event to learn more about the trends and drives within the industry.

New Faces Wanted

Nuclear as a sector is niche in

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Bronte Precision at Nuclear Networking Event

Bronte Precision will be exhibiting at the Supply Chain Networking Event this Thursday, the event aims to put current and potential suppliers in touch with major Nuclear players such as Sellafield and Orano.

“The Nuclear industry is something we

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