Conventional Machining



Conventional Machining

Are you looking for industry experts in conventional machining? If so, look no further than our specialists at BEC Engineering. We provide conventional machining as well as CNC machining, so we are ready and able to carry out all machining work that you require. We have over four decades of experience in this industry, so you can have the peace of mind that you only get when dealing with craftsmen who understand the methods and tools that they are using and have the extensive experience to back this up.
Conventional machining has a long history in the United Kingdom. In fact, in some ways it could be said that Britain’s history of the last 250 years is tied closely to conventional machining. This is because machining refers to the creation of components or parts by cutting away at a material to leave the desired shape and size. Machining includes a variety of skills, including turning, milling, cutting, drilling, sawing, shaping, planning and tapping, just to mention a few methods that are included. Craftsmen who are skilled at conventional machining need to be able to use a variety of tools and techniques to achieve the required results.
Originally, machining referred mainly to wood working. This was because many of the parts in the early industrial revolution which were machined, such as cogs, were made of wood. Over time, the production of metal became faster and more affordable, so increasingly parts were machined out of metal using conventional machining techniques. Through the Industrial Revolution, there were famous inventers like James Watt, Richard Arkwright, James Hargreaves and George Stephenson, whose individual genius was crucial in the creation of new technologies. But it was the hard work of many craftsmen who learned conventional machining techniques that meant that these inventions became widespread.
In the twentieth century, conventional machining became even more important. The continual growth of industry, aided by the developments made during both World Wars, meant that conventional machining remained essential in maintaining modern factories and workshops. By the later twentieth century, some tasks of conventional machining had been replaced by CNC, or computer numerical controlled, machining methods. However, even in the twenty-first century, conventional machining remains essential, and these fundamental skills are essential for creating a variety of different parts and components for all types of industries.
At BEC Engineering, we are proud to offer the conventional machining skills that you need. We have extensive experience in working with all types of machinery, including band saws, lathes and machining centres, as well as calibrated tools for a precision finish.
If you are looking for a company that can carry out the conventional machining techniques or CNC machining techniques to make your bespoke components, our team is ready. We offer professional and experience, as well as excellent customer service. Better still, because we know how tight budgets can be in many industries, we have a highly competitive and affordable pricing plan. For all enquiries or a free, no obligation quote, contact our team using the details on the website.