In this blog we’ll take a look at a part manufactured with a segment gear including all operational steps it underwent. CNC Turning > Gear Cutting > Gear Grinding > Milling > Plating > Inspection Manufacturing the Gear Segment Part First of all, we turned the material to 426mm diameter.
Bespoke Rack and Pinion Gearsets Manufactured About the Blog The blog featured a large, recently manufactured Rack and Pinion Gearset. The large rack and pinion were required for a rotary actuator application. A rack and pinion actuator offers greater torque range and range of rotation than its rotary vane counterpart
Bronte Precision engineer bespoke shafts and step shafts for a wide range of demanding industrial applications. Our CNC Turning capabilities means we can produce large bespoke shafts and hollow bored shafts. Working from your drawing we are able to accommodate parts up to 3m in length and with a diameter
In this blog we’ll look at a recently machined Titanium Tube with a thin wall thickness. Titanium and its alloys are being increasingly used in aerospace and biomedical applications due to it’s unique range of properties. However, machining titanium also presents unique challenges for precision engineers but why is machining
An entire machine rendered inoperable due to one small broken shaft. Bronte offered a reverse engineering solution to help get the machine back up and running. As you can see from image that the shaft has been twisted inside the machine until it has snapped in two. Each side has
In this week’s blog we’ll take a look at a large junction box for a hydraulic application. The hydraulic junction box reports to a complex manifold, covering a control gear inside it. It’s 660mm x 285mm in size and has been CNC machined on two of our Hass machines. Our
Inconel 625 Inconel alloys are oxidation and corrosion resistant materials well suited for service in extreme environments subjected to high mechanical loads. Along with its resistance to chloride-ion stress corrosion cracking this material is an excellent choice for sea water applications. Inconel is also a popular choice for Aerospace applications
What is reverse engineering? Reverse engineering is the process of analysing and extracting design information from a part and engineering a new one. However, you often have limited knowledge about the engineering methods that went into creating the part or detailed design drawings to help. The challenge is to gain
In this weeks blog we’ll take a look at a large bespoke frame for a subsea application. It’s been CNC machined on our CME which has the largest size capacity of all our milling machines. CME FS3 Machining Center We have 12 CNC machines on site and have invested heavily
At Bronte Precision Engineering we manufacture a variety of gear types, from spur gears to helical gears and many other types. All gears are bespoke engineered to meet your exact requirements. One gear type we specialize in is custom pinion gears, which are often used in conjunction with racks to
CNC Milling to tight tolerances In this blog we’re going to look at adding a detailed groove to a Formed Aluminium Extrusion, on one of our new CNC machining centers. As experienced precision engineers, our customers trusted us to get the detail just right. The groove itself is only 2mm
Phosphor Bronze is one of the world’s oldest metal alloys, dating back almost 4,000 years. The material is well known for its strength, durability, low coefficient of friction and its fine grain. The Phosphorus acts as a de-oxidant, reduces viscosity and therefore improves fluidity, while increasing stiffness and wear resistance.
What a fantastic celebration of Yorkshire Manufacturing at the Inside Made in Yorkshire Awards last night. Bronte’s nominated apprentice Jack and Technical Manager James attended the black-tie event along with other prominent industry leading manufacturers. Each business was recognised for their innovative and impressive work achieved over the past 12
Bronte Precisions latest investment is a VM-3 Hass machining centre. Watch our other machining centre investement from earlier this year here. This now take’s the total CNC Milling machines up to 12 and you can view Bronte’s full list of capabilities here. This is the second new machine Bronte has
Bronte Precision are excited to join other local manufacturers in celebrating Bradford Manufacturing Weeks. Launched by Bradford Chamber of Commerce and co-ordinated by career specialists Aspire iGen, Bradford Manufacturing Weeks brings manufacturers, schools & young people together through tours, work experience, seminars, exhibitions and learning events held at manufacturer premises
A core service that feeds into many different sectors, Gears are found in nearly every machine. This versatility means that standard sizes for Gears have never been established and as such most require bespoke gears. We produce a wide range of different gears and can also produce Planetary Gear Sets
Long Shaft Engineering Long thin shafts are often used for various drive shafts and mixer shafts. Bronte Precision Engineering have many years’ experience engineering complex shafts across different industries. Replacement parts are one of Bronte’s specialties so if a shaft wears or breaks in your machine then Bronte can work
Bronte Precision Engineering Apprentice Jack has been shortlisted for the Made in Yorkshire Apprentice of the Year Award
We’ve had to keep this secret for the past 3 months and we’re so excited to share with you all that… Bronte Precision Engineering apprentice Jack has been shortlisted for the Made in Yorkshire – Apprentice of the Year award! About Bronte Bronte Precision is a sub-contract manufacturer based in
The ’Edge’ by FaroArm® is an industry leading mobile smart measurement tool and has been branded ‘The World’s Most Innovative Measurement Arm’. What is a smart measurement arm? A smart measurement arm offers dimensional analysis and is used in the engineering industry to measure components manufactured on CNC machines. It can
Despite the continuous disruption and challenges faced due to covid, Kai Green has worked hard over the last 12 months to finish his qualification with impressive results. Kai has just finished his 2nd year of 4 Year apprenticeship with Appris. Due to finish on the 29th of July but has
Watch how we’ve enhanced our inspection process with machine probes on our new CNC machining center. This enables us to improve machining times and pass those savings onto our customers for competitive quotations. This Hass machining centre with Renishaw probes demonstrates Bronte’s comittment to investing in machinery and processes.
Bronte Precision talks Internal Gears in latest capabilities blog An Internal spur gear is a gear with its teeth cut in the internal surface of a cylinder and meshes with spur gears. Bronte Precision can also engineer Internal Helical Gears. Internal Spur Gear Internal Helical Gear Spur
Bronte Precision Engineering are able to produce Internal, External and Double Helical Gears. One of the specialist double helical gears that we manufacture are herringbone gears. Precision herringbone gears are more difficult to manufacture than equivalent spur or helical gears and are typically used in heavy machinery. What is a Herringbone Gear?
Offering a complete engineering service saves our customers time and money whilst ensuring high quality finished components. Bronte Precision are sub-contract manufacturers with a niche in the machining of large sized and complex components. Everything we produce is bespoke to our customers needs and we work to technical drawings, CAD
In this blog we’re going to take a look at a specialist food industry part that we recently machined. What plastic has been used to machine the components and investigate why you may choose to mill certain plastic parts instead of using a plastic injection moulding method with a die cast.
Here at Bronte Precision Engineering, we are looking for an experienced Programmer/Setter/Operator to join our team and run both Haas and Fanuc lathes. Could it be you? About us…. Bronte Precision Engineering Ltd is an ISO 9001:2015 certified precision engineering company based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Formed in 2003, we
Bronte’s Best – large, complex and interesting precision engineered components #brontesbest A new social media segment! If it’s your first time on the Bronte news page i’ll quickly tell you a bit about us. Bronte Precision Engineering is a sub-contract manufacturer with a niche in the machining of large-sized and
Frances joins us as Bronte’s new Marketing Manager. Bronte Precision Engineering is continuously investing in machines, staff and working procedures. The newest member to join the team is Frances who will be managing the marketing for the business. Frances MCIM has years of industry experience and is looking forward to
At Bronte Precision, CNC machining is at the heart of what we do as a company. In manufacturing terms however, these computer-controlled machines are a relatively recent development having only begun to replace their manual counterparts in the last 20-30 years. So, what are the differences and is there a place
Bronte Precision has been providing a host of precision engineering services to its customers for over 15 years. A large proportion of the work done at the company is achieved by using CNC (computer numerical control) lathes. Currently, Bronte has got 8 CNC lathes at its Bradford facility, and these
In the last month, Bronte Precision has continued with its commitment to invest in its capabilities by upgrading to OneCNC CAD CAM (computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing) software.The addition of OneCNC to Bronte’s portfolio of systems means that machining programmes for complex components can be created accurately and transferred to company CNC machines
2 and a half years ago, Oliver Gwynne started working for Bronte Precision and our sister companies…here 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 this job my perception of manufacturing was that it was
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 and at one time Aluminium was more valuable than
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? The basic Casting process involves heating up a metal until
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 cutting and the staff who know how to operate them are key. Yet
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. Machining from Solid Quite often we will machine a part from solid
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 a centrifugal pump works is very simple.How
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 branch of the UK government which is responsible for striking