Portway Tool & Gauge Ltd together with TRT Manufacturing Ltd, Rubber Tooling (UK) Ltd and The University of Birmingham have started on a two year programme focussing on High Speed Machining (HSM). The programme will enable the toolmaking industry to become more competitive through the introduction of HSM techniques.
The Teaching Company Scheme programme is also being supported by the Gauge and Toolmakers Association (GTMA) which will disseminate the results to the industry, Bridgeport Machines Ltd who have provided a VMC1000 HSM Centre and Sandvik Coromant UK Ltd who will provide cutting tools for machinability studies to be conducted over the two year programme.
Portway Tool and Gauge was formed in 1976
and is renowned today, throughout the industry, for technical
excellence in press toolmaking. We always play to our strengths,
concentrating on press toolmaking including: blanking, piercing,
compound tools, multistage progression tooling as well as special
Portway Tool and Gauge are customer-led in
philosophy and we can respond to virtually any requirement. Our
investment in technology means that we can offer what the industry
demands today - absolute precision combined with some of the
shortest lead times in the business.
Our commitment to on time deliveries, an
after sales service that's second to none and a belief in on-going
investment means Portway are the people to do business with, now and
for the future.