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How we manufacture Gear Segment Parts

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.

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What was our most popular engineering blog of 2021?

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

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Custom manufactured Stainless Steel Flanged Shaft

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

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Precision Engineered Thin-walled Titanium Tube

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

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Reverse Engineering a snapped Shaft and worn Gears

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

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Machining all sides of a Stainless Steel Junction Box

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

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Machining Inconel Superalloys

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

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UK based Reverse Engineering Services

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

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4th Axis CNC Milling of Large Subsea Frame

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

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Bespoke Rack and Pinion Gearsets Manufactured

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

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Phosphor Bronze Machining at Bronte Precision, Bradford

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.

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Bronte Precision Engineering attends Insider Made in Yorkshire Awards

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

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Bronte Precision are taking part in Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2021

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

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Gear Cutting Services Bradford, West Yorkshire

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

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Long CNC Turning and Lathe Capabilities

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

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Bronte Precision invest in new CNC machining centre with inspection probes

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.      

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Bespoke Double Helical Herringbone Gears by Bronte Precision

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?

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Bronte Precision Engineering offer a Complete Engineering Service

 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

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We’re Hiring! a CNC Turner / Programmer / Setter / Operator

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

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Welcome Frances to the Bronte Precision Engineering Team

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

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CNC vs Manual Machining

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

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Lathe Operations at Bronte – External

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

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Bronte invest in new CAD CAM software

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

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What I Learnt About Manufacturing

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

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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 and at one time Aluminium was more valuable than

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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? The basic Casting process involves heating up a metal until

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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 cutting and the staff who know how to operate them are key. Yet

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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. Machining from Solid Quite often we will machine a part from solid

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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 a centrifugal pump works is very simple.How

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Department of International Trade Visits Bronte Precision

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

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