Oil and gas boost

05 Nov 2019

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Major growth in the oil and gas sector has seen Scottish manufacturing specialist Tayside Precision Tools Dundee make its largest ever investment.

The company which specialises in manufacturing complex parts in small volumes, has recently invested in a new Quaser MV184 with the latest Heidenhain control from the Engineering Technology Group.

“The components we are milling require a very precise finish and the Quaser gives us the ability to produce repeatable accuracy faster than ever before. We have already secured a contract in the oil and gas sector to go straight on the machine,” explained joint owner John Welsh.

“With the new controls, we can set-up jobs 30% quicker and this is giving us plenty more capacity to take on additional work.”

The recent Quaser MV184 installation is the largest investment the firm has ever made and is the first time the Engineering Technology Group has worked with Tayside Precision Tools Dundee.

John added: “ETG was great, from understanding our milling requirements and identifying the machine to helping us spec it out in the agreed timescale. I was also very impressed with the training, which meant we could quickly get the most out of the machine.”

Ross Milne, Regional Sales Manager (Scotland) for the Engineering Technology Group, concluded: “The MV184 is a great addition for specialist sub-contractors like Tayside Precision Tools Dundee, with the large table working area providing superior flexibility for work in progress.

“The space allows for varied workholding so you can set up different parts on the table at the same time, which helps reduce set-up times.”