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The SidearmTM has won the Barclays One Small Step Initiative Competition!

If you follow our Blog, you will remember that UK Precision helped Frank Thorogood to help develop the SidearmTM - you can see the blog post here - which was then entered into the Barclays One Small Step Initiative. In July we got this back from Frank... Hello! Just to let you know we won our region of the Barclays One Small Step Initiative Competition, so thanks so much for your votes and canvassing! The £50k prize will make a massive difference to us, and we're going to start selling the product from the very beginning of August. Thanks again, Frank and Alice So as you can imagine, we are all very pleased for Frank, and would like to wish him the best of luck in the future!

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Press Release: South West precision engineering firm helps to bowl over competition in Barclays One Small Step Initiative

SidearmTM offers high quality batting practice, allowing one person to provide a batsman with quick, accurate, swinging and seaming deliveries with little effort. Replicating all the rhythms and trajectories of a real bowler, SidearmTM gives the most effective batting practice possible. World class cricketers Graham Gooch and Paul Grayson see the SidearmTM as "the most important improvement to batting practice in a generation". Pace, Bounce, swing and seam can easily be generated from the full length of the pitch and one person can throw to another for hours on end! A complex engineering process lies behind the success of SidearmTM and UK Precision was approached by Frank Thorogood to bring his ideas to life after prototypes from China failed to come up to scratch. Frank comments, "I

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UKP solves another one!!

[caption id="attachment_63" align="alignright" width="135" caption="Part of the Thor Heyerdahl Sphere"][/caption] Here at UK Precision, we are regularly asked to solve complex engineering problems for our clients. In this instance, we were approached by Joshua, one of the Project Managers responsible for the design and installation of a huge sphere called the "Thor Heyerdahl Sphere". With our wide range of expertise and knowledge, we were able to support and assist in the development of the design to ensure that it could be manufactured and, as testified by our client below, we got it right first time under very difficlult crcumstances.. [caption id="attachment_65" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="More detailed section of the Sphere"][/caption] "Watching the structure fit togeth

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Limbs & Things

UK Precision devised a tool that allows a leading supplier of synthetic body parts, Limbs & Things, to produce an authentic artificial arm that can be used by trainee doctors and nurses. Limbs & Things supplies medical training products, which include medical task trainers, medical simulation models and demonstration materials for healthcare professionals. Products incorporate synthetic soft tissue models as well as multimedia medical training systems. Andy Bastow, Operations Director, explains how UK Precision helped the Bristol company solve a challenging problem, "Limbs & Things designed the arm for advanced venepuncture training and had previously been using a combination of tools made from materials like silicon, resin and plastic. The tools were produced by hand and a g

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Body Parts galore at UK Precision!

UK Precision worked closely with their client to produce a design-for-manufacture mould tool used in the production of synthetic arm skins for medical aids. The project involved innovative design solutions and utilised 3D modelling techniques to ensure that the client requirements were fully met. The mould tool dramatically reduced scrap parts for the client as well as easing manual handling. As a result the client has placed orders for further body part mould tools.

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Continued investment in machinery for UK Precision

This multi-axis machining centre is capable of producing complex turned and milled components up to 32mm Diameter in one operation in a variety of materials. This addition to the the factory further extends UK Precision's ability to provide a one-stop shop service, ranging from design, prototyping and small batch through to high volume turned and milled components. We are also pleased to be one of the few Precision Engineers who can offer a polygon turning facility for muliti-sided parts.

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Qualtech Engineering Ltd and Yalesystems ltd are now UK Precision Ltd

Following the amalgamation of Qualtech Engineering Ltd and Yalesystems Ltd, the Directors are pleased to announce the new brand profile of UK PRECISION LTD for the combined companies. Following the merger in May 2007, the two companies have been going from strength to strength and this rebranding is the next logical step. The change is a part of our strategy to further develop the business and we look forward to continuing our relationship with our customers and suppliers for many years to come. We continue to build on the strengths and capabilities of the two sites and are in the process of adding new capacity in the form of extra shifts. We are also continuing to invest in new technologies and from May 2008 we will be able to offer Polygon Turning in addition to all our other high qualit

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MACH 2008

This week saw a number of our employees travelling up to Birmingham to go to Mach 2008 as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping informed about new technologies currently available. We were particularly interested in high speed turning centres and saw plenty there to stimulate some healthy discussions back in the factory about our next capital investment.

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