Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services

1 - South East


Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services, provide extensive and modern milling, turning and grinding capabilities (both CNC and manual) and multiple additive manufacturing systems; all supported by state-of-the-art quality control facilities and expert teams of manufacturing staff in the UK and USA. 

  • A substantial tool room staffed with skilled toolmakers provides prototyping and short run/small batch parts.
  • An experienced team will evaluate your enquiries thoroughly and promptly, with accurate quoting facilitated with our CAD/CAM and E/MRP packages - when you are ready to act, so are we!
  • Competitively priced, quality workmanship is at the heart of everything we do; from enquiry to parts delivered to your site, our teams are here to work with you at every stage of the job.

Need a Quote?

Contact Chris Milborrow today on  (T) 01483 248300.

(E) chris.milborrow@visioneng.co.uk

Quality Assurance

  • ISO 9001, ISO 17025 approved, ISO 13485 due in 2020 
  • FDA & MHRA registered 
  • NHS Supplier approved
  • SAM.gov registered 
  • UK MOD approved supplier
  • US DOD approved supplier


State-of-the-art machine shop

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services’ UK  and USA machine shop houses an extensive, modern milling, turning and grinding capability (both CNC and manual), supported by state-of-the-art quality control facilities.

Additionally, a substantial tool room with skilled toolmakers provides prototyping and short run/small batch parts.

Manual machining

A full complement of lathes and mills including XYZ, ProtoTRAK software and Okamoto grinder, are ideal for producing one-off parts and reverse engineering.

Paint Shop

In the UK, a multi-purpose paint shop facility provides refinishing for a wide variety of materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals and a variety of plastics. Paint processes include wet spray systems and powder-coating of any desired coating and colour.

Preparation processes include sandblasting, deburring, fettling, aqueous and solvent degreasing, with masking solutions to suit all job requirements

Additive Manufacturing Capability

With recent advancements in 3D printing technology, rapid printing of bespoke fixtures and end-use parts are essential in modern manufacturing processes. Vision Engineering has several best-in-class 3D printers to offer a variety of capabilities in terms of throughput, part size and material. Bespoke tooling can be created for any process, usually within 24 hours of inception. Should there be any need to fine-tune or amend the design, iterative versions can be rapidly created and tested.

Maximum print volume:

  • 330mm x 240mm x 300mm

Available nozzle types:

  • 0.25mm
  • 0.4mm
  • 0.8mm
  • 0.6mm ruby


  • 1 x Stratasys
  • 3 x Ultimaker S5


  • Ultimaker Cura
  • CatalystEX



  • PLA
  • Tough PLA
  • Nylon
  • CPE / PETG
  • Flexible materials (e.g. TPU95A)
  • Glass-filled nylon (e.g. Flexstrand® GF-30 PA6)
  • Carbon fibre composite

Support materials:

  • PVA (dissolvable)
  • Ultimaker Breakaway
  • As-per print material


Vision Engineering Ltd is a global leading-edge manufacturer of unique optical and digital ergonomic stereo microscopes and non-contact measuring systems.

Since its formation in 1958, Vision Engineering has become one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic microscope manufacturers, with offices across Europe, Asia and North America, as well as a fully trained global distribution network.


Vision Engineering holds world patents for its unique eyepiece-less optical technologies, which remove the need for conventional binocular microscope eyepieces. Superior ergonomics offers unrivalled operator benefits, increasing productivity and reducing costs.

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Concept to Consumer… design to full production and distribution.

From design to full production and distribution Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services offer comprehensive contract manufacturing, design and commercialisation packages, giving you access to the latest technology, as well as a team of experienced designers and engineers.

With over 60 years of experience in the design, development and exploitation of hi-tech products and instrumentation, Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services has the capabilities to turn your ideas into reality.

A dedicated project management team will be assigned to you to coordinate all your requirements, from bespoke prototypes, through to mass production projects and all aspects of purchasing, shipping and subsequent marketing.

Some customers use only a single part of Vision Engineering’s capabilities, others take advantage of the full service package.

You can choose from a menu of services, including:

  • Concepts
  • Product design
  • Machining
  • Competitive manufacturing and assembly
  • Logistics and Shipping
  • Prototyping
  • Certification
  • Aggressive global purchasing
  • Marketing (online and offline)
  • Sales channel development
  • Distributor recruitment

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services has helped many customers develop and exploit the potential of their ideas - call 01483 248300 and ask for Chris Milborrow or email




Included in our UK facility, our latest acquisition: a Kitamura 4-axis, 50 tool, 2 pallet horizontal machining centre for fast and accurate milling of simple to complex parts. Complex parts produced in a single operation using multiple setups with multiple datum, enabling fast, accurate and consistent 5-axis parts manufacture.

Mazak Hyper Quadrex

Designed for high volume productivity, HYPER QUADREX machine configuration directly results in part-processing versatility, and reduced cycle times among various operations – ranging from chuck work to the machining of large diameter bar stock. Advanced automation options enable unattended, continuous operation, and the addition of a bespoke parts catcher supports lights out 24/7 operation for small component manufacture.

Citizen M20 & M30

These lathes are suitable for large batches of complex threaded parts and longer run operation.


Send Road
GU23 7ER
United Kingdom
Number of employees
101 - 200