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Machining Services from Spindle Services

Spindle Services is a precision engineering company offering sub-contract CNC milling, turning, jig grinding and cylindrical grinding machining services to customers across the whole engineering spectrum, specialising in spindle components.

Spindle Services Subcontract Maching Services

Jig Grinding is the process of grinding holes and slots using small diameter, speed wheels, which reciprocate up and down the component.

Spindle Services offer this service on our pair of Moore Special Tool Jig Grinding Machines. These exceptionally rigid machines offer accurate, repeatable jig grinding with digital read out and Glass Scale positioning. The air driven, high speed spindles run at up to 60,000 RPM ensuring an optimum surface finish to any product.

  • We can Grind holes from 1.5mm (1/16") diameter up to 200mm (8") diameter
  • Maximum bore depth which can be accommodated is 75mm
  • Maximum component height is 560mm (22")
  • Maximum component weight is approximately 150 Kgs
  • With our special Radius Grinding Fixtures, we can grind up to 600mm (24") diameter

Turning Services

Spindle Services, offers sub contract turning capacity where skilled, time-served craftsmen provide a fast, efficient and cost effective turning service using their considerable experience to meet the exacting demands of customers.

Spindle Services are continuing to expand their in-house machining facilities, with our latest investment; a band new, XYZ 425 Gap Bed CNC/Manual vari-speed lathe with ProtoTRAK SCX control. This state of the art machine features a 480mm swing (780mm in the gap), 1250mm between centres and a 80mm spindle bore.

In 2014 a brand new Colchester Mastiff VS1800 centre lathe was added. This large capacity machine allows us to offer spindle and component turning up to 554mm in diameter and up to 2000mm between centres. The Gap bed allows a full swing of 830mm.

Colchester LatheWith highly skilled and motivated operators, we can produce our Tool room quality components in the best times possible, ensuring a competitive product in a timely fashion.

Continued investment in plant and lifting equipment also allows us to handle shafts up to 500 kg in weight. This adds to the existing turning capacity (A Dean Smith and Grace 13" x 30" centre lathe)

Milling Services

SMX3000In October 2013 Spindle Services invested in a brand new 2-Axis CNC Milling machine from XYZ Machine Tools. The SMX2 3000 machine offers a 1371mm x 305mm table with a 780mm x 410mm travel. The 3.75Kw, 3600 RPM, 40 taper spindle offers a powerful Milling Spindle enabling rapid material removal rates. The easy to use PROTOTRAK CNC control ensures maximum productivity. The additional 150mm riser block in the 'Z' Axis allows the maximum size component to be machined.

This highly productive milling machine adds to our existing KRV2000 machine to cover the full requirements of our spindle component manufacturing cell.

Shaft Manufacturing

Spindle Services Ltd offer competitively priced precision spindle shaft manufacture, from procurement of Raw Material, through Rough Turning, Stress Relieving, Finish Turning, Milling, Hardening, External Grinding, Internal Grinding, Jig Grinding, Surface Grinding, Precision Balancing and Final Inspection. For more technical information on our sub contract turning services and prices, please contact us.

Grinding Services

Spindle Services Ltd provides a complete sub-contract precision grinding service. This includes surface grinding, cylindrical, internal and rotary grinding.

Machines include:

  • Jones & Shipman 1305 cylindrical universal grinder
  • Churchill 12" tub grinder
  • Parker Majestic 8" rotary grinder
  • 4-off Parker Majestic 6x18 surface grinders.

Jig GrindingThe grinding of spindle components is an exacting process and our highly skilled, time-served grinders are experts at achieving micron tolerances on hardened steel.

With our engineering capabilities we maintain our machines to a high level, ensuring accurate repeatability.

We are experts in the grinding of hard chrome plating, metal spray, molybdenum and ceramic coated materials.

The team at Spindle Services Ltd can specifically manufacture a precision grinding machine to your individual requirements. You will work closely with one of our engineers and discuss with you what your specifications are, before we provide our precision, sub-contracted grinding services.

Find out more about Spindle Services that make us the UK's leading Precision Machine Tool spindle company, offering both the design and manufacture of machine tool spindles and a full refurbishment service, tailored to OEM and VAR clients:

For precision grinding, milling or turning services and surface finishing, look no further than Spindle Services Ltd - Britain's leading precision engineering company.