Hardmetal Engineering (Cornwall) Limited

5 - South West and South Wales


WES Hardmetal Engineering is a precision subcontract manufacturer specialising in complex parts and exotic materials.

From aluminium to tungsten carbide, we use a range of engineering processes to achieve regular tolerances of 4 microns for industries such as

Automotive, Motorsport, Oil and Gas, Canning, Tooling, medical, General and Special Purpose Engineering.

Whether it be 1-off prototypes to full productions runs,our team of highly skilled precision engineers and have over 30 years of experience and will ensure the design, development and manufacturing of components is tailored to your business requirements.

With a Modern machine shop, constantly being upgraded, we offer

3, 4 and 5 axis CNC Milling

CNC Turning with y axis live tooling

Wire EDM

Spark erosion

Lapping and polishing

Heat treatment and finishing

Inspection using CMN, VISON and conventional methods

Although we are specialists in machining of Tungsten carbide, Tantalum, Inconel, alloy steels and other exotics, we work with most common engineering materials from polymers to metallics.


Gun Arms

Gun Arms - Cast

Shunts and Busbars

Shanks / Adaptors

Electrode Caps


Guide Pins

Ancillary Equipment

Tip dressing

Weld guns and hanging assemblies

Punches and dies

Nozzles and Seaming Rollers

Injection Moulding Dies



General Tooling and Precision Wear Parts

Wire Drawing Dies and Floating Plugs

Oil and Gas Industry

Nuclear Fission and Fusion

Renewable Energy

Tungsten Carbide Components

Mechanical Seal Rings




Wire Erosion

AgieCharmilles Wire CUT 30P

X,Y,Z Travel 600 X 400 X 350mm

AgieCharmilles Wire CUT 20P

X,Y,Z Travel 350 X 250 X 250mm


Spark Erosion

AgieCharmilles Form 20 Spark Eroder

AgieCharmilles Form 200 Spark Eroder

With 30 Tool autochanger

Our range of Wire and Spark Eroders are all guaranteed +/- 0.003mm accuracy with 0.002mm repeatability and Fikus Visualcam support.



Haas VF4 Superspeed

Haas VF2 Superspeed

Haas VF0


Full 5 axis machining centre

XYZ Prototrak LPM

785mm x 470mm x 530mm travel

Haas Machining Centres 3 and 4 Axis CNC vertical machining centres.

Haas TM1 CNC tool room mill

XYZ DPM 4000 & 5000

ProtoTrak AGE 3 programming with Auto Geometry

Pro 3000

Various other CNC and manual milling machines



Robbi OMICRON CNC Universal Grinding machine

Including a C Axis with interpolation and a fully programmable rotating wheel and work head

Full range of Internal, External, Surface, Profile, and Universal Grinders

All grinders have Mitutoyo PM (0.001mm readout) and DRO’s fitted as standard.

Heald 355 Dia (14" x 600mm (24")

Long bore and CNC Horizontal automated sawing machine


2 X Mori Seiki CNC Twin Spindle Mill/Turn

Sub spindle machine with 5HP driven tooling. 80mm bar feed, 356mm turning dia. × 705mm long.

Colchester Tornado High Speed lathe

Sub spindle machine with driven tooling

XYZ Proturn SLX 555

Large capacity lathe

Haas ST10Y

CNC Lathe with C Axis driven tooling

Haas SL10

With multi bar feed.

Mustang 200

CNC lathe.

XYZ Proturn TRL41OVS

CNC Centre lathe. ProTrak LX2 Programming, Dickson S3QC tool post.

Colchester VS Triumph

With Heidenhain VRZ779 3 axis DRO.

Harrison M250

With Mitutoya DRO, ITS Erowa work-holder, 4 way quick change tool post and rear post.

Harrison Centre Lathe

Centre lathe with programmable Mitutoya DRO.

Herbert and Ward

Capstan lathes.

Lapping and Polishing

15" Lapping machine

2 x Rotary Polishing Heads


Part Marking

Laser Marking system

Programmable Indentation machine

Roll stamping

Hand stamping


Mitutoyo Euro-M 544

3 AXIS cmm. Accuracy within +/- 0.0015mm. Full range of insection equipment.

Vision Engineering Dual optical microscope 


Full inspection facilities and ISO 9001 Quality Approval


Some of our other general equipment...

50 and 100 ton vertical hydraulic press

Rotary gun arm bending machine

Shunt making cell with special CNC machine

Heat treatment and hardness testing facilities

Full range of support equipment
including: CNC sawing, welding, brazing,
bead-blasting, Wet blasting and assembly


Treleigh Industrial Estate
Jon Davey Drive
TR16 4AX
United Kingdom
Number of employees
31 - 50



    Mild Steel
    Other Exotics Materials Not Listed
    Hi Temp Exotic Alloys
    Tool Steel
    Stainless Steel
    Carbon steel


    ISO 9001


WES: Investment in the Future

28 Jan 2019 by Hardmetal Engineering (Cornwall) Limited

Launching into 2019 by financing a £200k machinery investment, in a period when the headlines are discussing challenging finances and a slowing of the UK’s economic growth, indicates WES’s success, as well as their commitment to their local workforce and UK manufacturing.