PTSM Ltd of Newton Aycliffe has invested in a High Precision CNC CMM that will streamline quality processes and allow it to take on new work.
The company says the purchase from Status Metrology of a Mitutoyo 7-10-6 will allow quicker and more accurate reporting than its existing manual CMMs, speeding the inspection process and allowing it to respond to customers more quickly.
It will also help the company win contracts involving more complex components and higher levels of accuracy. Director, Steve Metcalfe says:
"We have come across several opportunities in the past year where we have had the machines and the skills to make the parts, but not the inspection capabilities to prove we can do it. This investment will allow us to go after these contracts."
The machine is highly programmable utilising the latest Pc-Dmis CMM software allowing for several set ups for repeated jobs, saving set up times and delivering a much faster result on large batches of repeat jobs.
The high performance CMM combines high speed and high acceleration and reduces measuring time significantly.
Steve emphasised "It's quite unusual for a company of our size, to make such a big investment in a CNC CMM. We recognise that it is impossible for UK businesses to compete with other countries on price, so we have always sold on quality, response time and service. Our policy is to continually invest in providing higher levels of quality because that's what our customers need. This investment will help us provide a broader and more efficient service, which many of our competitors can't offer."