More turning capacity at DPC


Dawson Precision Components (DPC) has invested in two new sliding head turning centres following an unprecedented level of order intake and open order book value.

The new machines are a Citizen M32 Type VIII with Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) chip breaking technology and a Star SR20R IV Type B with SCP.

The Greater Manchester, family owned company says that it chose the Citizen machine based on it past experience and the Star machine as its layout is in the opposite hand to the Citizen, which allowed it to fit in a space in the workshop. It was also available on a much shorter delivery time.

The Star machine will be used on a lot of Kanban contract parts, whereas the Citizen will generally be used for more complex parts because of the greater number of tools available.

A contributing factor to the unprecedented levels of demand for DPC was a large influx of new work from an existing customer in the defence sector. The company had lost one of its suppliers last year and needed to re-source the work.

DPC provides a wide-ranging subcontract and precision engineering services to clients in the UK, Europe and beyond. Sectors served include aerospace, aviation, defence, energy, environmental, marine, medical, motorsport and rail transport.

The company, which was founded in 1965, has a programme of continuous investment in the latest machine tools. Together with the latest production control software and inspection facilities this ensures it can offer a premium service to its customers.

Its production facility houses CNC turning and milling machining tools, inspection facilities and bespoke finishing and packaging services. Approved subcontractors provide heat treatment and plating services to complement these in-house services.

DPC is a member of the BTMA, accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and can supply FAIR Certification in accordance with AS9102.