ACME ENGINEERING PRECISION & GENERAL ENGINEERING TOOLMAKERS Acme Engineering Our modern machine shop houses an outstanding line up of “state of the art” equipment and we would like to extend an invitation to representatives of industry to visit our facilities so the various facets of our machine shop, illustrated in this brochure, can be viewed first hand. At Acme Engineering you will find a stable, dedicated workforce capable of handling the most intricate job. Over the years Acme Engineering has produced components and tooling for the manufacturing, packaging, printing, mining, power generation and scientific industries. ������ Quality Assurance I AL QU 9001 OG RA M I ISO G MENTI N PLE M TY PR ASS URANCE In line with our own stringent quality assurance policy, inspection testing and manufacturing procedures are continuously monitored to ensure all components meet specification. Our slip gauges and hardness standards are traceable to national standard. Our profile projector with a maximum magnification x100, can project a component 10 times normal size to verify a taper and radius. An “A” Grade granite table offers a reference plane that is stable and serviceable for many years. Hardness testing is provided by both Avery and Vickers Rockwell Machines in house or by Emcotest portable hardness testing in Rockwell superficial. All machines are calibrated yearly to ensure any heat treated parts leave our premises within specification providing our customers with a guarantee of the best possible end product. Rambaudi Vertical Mill The Rambaudi has proved to be an excellent toolroom mill for our close tolerance machining tasks, equipped with a digital readout with an accuracy of .005mm. This fully universal milling machine makes an ideal complement to Acme Engineering’s CNC milling machining. Dean Smith & Grace Toolroom Centre Lathe This lathe is often described as the Rolls Royce of centre lathes. This machine combined with our Colchester and Holbrook toolroom lathes play a major part in helping us meet our customer needs. Specialised Hand Working Horizontal Universal Mill Our Hitachi Seiki milling machine is a large general purpose machine that helps us fill many gaps in our production capacity. Used for large boring and milling operations and spur and helical gear cutting. Slotting Our Yamage toolroom slotter, complete with automatic feeds on all axes including the large 600mm indexable rotary table allows us to cut internal keyways, splines and gears with unparalleled ease. Machines like our 3 dimensional pantograph, reciprocating hand filing machine, air turbine, flexible shaft grinding and polishing machines set us apart from the opposition by allowing us to tackle the most intricate and unusual tooling, die and component manufacture. Numerically Controlled Lathe Our up to date machine shop not only is equipped with a large range of versatile machines but has the skilled and stable labour force to man them - take this lathe which is capable of machining all types of materials with great accuracy. Our numerically controlled lathe is specially suited to turning jobs involving short to medium run production jobs. When it comes to work requiring steps, threads, tapers, or radii it is ideal, in fact it takes a multitude of tasks in its stride. Machining centre We are currently negotiating procurement of a small sized CNC milling machine to compliment our Mazak CNC lathe. The purpose being, to supply our customers with fully machined CNC components at a competitive price on large volumes where conventional machining would be too expensive. The unit compliments our Mazak lathe in size with vital statistics of; x550 y300 z400 Recent retrofitting of a popular late model controller makes for easy operation & programming. Electrical Discharge Machining. Our large and powerful Eurospark EDM machine gives us the advantage in being able to electrically machine by spark erosion. A varied combination of Ferrous & non Ferrous alloys including fully hardened tool steel. EDM is used in situations where conventional machining is impossible or not economical or where problems of distortion in pre heat-treated tool steels can be solved by post heat treatment machining. High accuracy & superfine finishes are possible resulting in surfaces requiring little or no post machining clean-up. Manufacture Acme Engineering’s experience in machine manufacture has allowed diversification in pneumatics, hydraulics and programmable logic control (PLC), giving us the edge in machine rebuilding or from the ground up design and manufacture i.e., our own designed and built video plate mounting machine for the flexographic printing industry. Heat Treatment Acme Engineering knows the heat treatment business well, we’ve been heat treating components for years. Our expertise has made us a leader in case-hardening, hardening of tool and alloy steels, annealing and tempering. We can handle a subject for treatment up to 20kg in volume. Our digitally controlled furnaces are maintained to the highest standards compatible with the demands of specialist component manufacture and toolroom work. Metal Spray Acme Engineering’s use of specialist metal spray, cast iron fusion powders and electrodes allow us to reclaim often extremely expensive parts at a lower cost for our customers, often reducing downtime and further expense. Fabrication and Sheetmetal Work As a logical extension to the well equipped machine shop we are capable of the manufacture of units in steel, aluminium and stainless steel either in welded and fabricated form or thinner sheet metal products; we can also undertake high quantity press runs (tooling manufactured by Acme) on our John Heine open back inclinable power press. Grinding Precision grinding is Acme Engineerings forte and with experience in tool and mould manufacture behind us its not surprising that grinding is one of our specialist activities. This is even more significant when it is considered that the grinding process comes at the end of the line of many of the earlier precision machining operations. Cylindrical Tool Cutter and Knife Grinding We undertake this grinding on a variety of machines and our expertise extends from internal work through to small diameter precision work and specialist cutters of various types and sizes. Including gillotine blades, doctor blades and various knives. Surface Grinding Measurement Acme Engineerings surface grinding operations are carried out by highly skilled specialist tradesmen. An on going programme of specialist grinding and finely toleranced flat surface finishing work ensure our workmanship is kept to the highest degree. At ACME Engineering we can undertake all forms of measurement from angles to diameters and distances. We preform these tasks on a range of equipment from specially calibrated micrometers starting at .001mm to survey type measuring equipment like our Leica theodolite- total station which can measure distances and angles up to 300M on site. We also have the capacity to machine accurate angles by optical rotary table.