Axiom Product Development take delivery of two brand new DMG 5 Axis Machines

Axiom Product Development, the Chichester based machining, tooling and plastic injection moulding business has taken delivery of two new DMG DMU 5 Axis machines to further increase the capacity of this multi-skilled engineering business.

The DMU 50 3rd Generation machines, with swivelling rotary tables, allow for full 5 axis simultaneous machining and can machine intricate components from solid materials enabling the company to produce complex jigs, fixtures and manufacturing aids for a wide breadth of customers from automotive, defence, aerospace, Formula 1, marine and general manufacturing.

The company has invested in the new machines in response to both the high demand from its customers for quality produced and engineered parts and the increasing number of business coming from new customers in new engineering sectors.

The team at Axiom has many decades of design and engineering experience and a proven history of assisting its customers to successfully develop and manufacture their products.  The company operates in markets that require fast turnaround and these new DMG machines offer the latest technology to ensure a fast engineering response time of the highest quality.

Commenting on the new investment, Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director said, “The purchase of these two new 5 Axis Machining Centres will offer high-tech machining capability with rapid response times for providing high-quality, engineered components across a broad range of sectors. Our highly experienced and skilled design and machining team are providing complex manufacturing solutions to a growing number of advanced manufacturing partners and the addition of these new machines will enable us to expand this service even further.”

Axiom deliver engineering design solution for top brand mountain bike

It’s well known that water and electrics don’t mix which is why water, dirt and stones can cause undue problems to the electrics now commonly seen on the latest generation of mountain bikes. This problem led to the full range of skills and experience at Axiom Product Development being called upon to design and manufacture a workable solution for MTB accessories company SicoMTB Products for a particular bike model.

Traditional mudguards do not work with the changing geometry of the rear suspension, this means that they can only be mounted in one area so reducing the ability to deflect water, grit and stones! SicoMTB Products approached Axiom Product Development to take a fresh look at the problem and challenges and come up with a clever new mudguard design.

The highly experienced design, engineering and machining team at Axiom went back to basics to design a dual function mud guard which could both act as a traditional mudguard and in addition divert the water and muck specifically away from the electric motor housing. Throw in a few more complications like lack of space and a highly complex solution was required.

Axiom Product Development design two piece MTB mudguard

The in-house design team at Chichester based Axiom Product Development initially 3D scanned the bike to precisely replicate the geometry of the bike and enable them to simulate the suspension travel when riding on rough terrain. The design team then designed a shape to fit the space, with some clever design features which addressed the various problems. A 3d printed prototype was produced for thorough testing and final design adjustments before the highly skilled machining team at Axiom were brought in. They CNC machined the initial prototype tooling using epoxy blocks on one of the in-house 3 axis machines. The team then worked with a vacuum forming specialist to produce the final, 2 piece, innovative mudguard solution, the DualGuard.

Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director added, “This is exactly the type of engineering challenge that our business excels at. Our highly experienced CAD design team are able to come up with design solutions that our machining specialists are quickly able to turn into reality and fine tune with the design engineers to produce quick and technically complex solutions. We have all the skills, experience and high-tech machines on site to be able to produce high quality, technically advanced engineered products such as this complex mud-guard.“

Latest steel machined casting mould from Axiom Product Development

The highly experienced CAD design and manufacturing team at Axiom Product Development provide high quality manufacturing solutions for their customers including this steel machined casting mould that was fully designed and manufactured by the in-house team.

Axiom steel machined casting mould

All the skills of our CAD design office were used in the design and technical drawings for this steel machined casting mould. The job was then passed on to our highly experienced production team who machined the tool out of steel before passing it on to our newest recruit, a specialist polisher/finisher.

Call us to find out how our expert team and high quality services can assist your manufacturing business including machined components from solid materials, jigs, fixtures and manufacturing aids, design and manufacture of all types of tooling, moulds and patterns as well as high quality inspection and finishing.

New Finishing Engineer appointed at Axiom Product Development as company expands into high-tech plastic injection moulding.

Bradley Baldwin has joined the growing team at Axiom Product Development Ltd as the company expands its capabilities into high-tech plastic injection moulding. Taking on the new position of Finishing Engineer, Bradley will be using his skills in the polishing and finishing of machined components including aluminium, steel, plastics and composite moulds. Bradley has particular expertise in the automotive sector. Part of Bradley’s new role includes  the inspection of finished parts to customer drawings and models.

New finisher polisher at Axiom Product Development

Axiom Product Development recently invested in two new plastic injection moulding machines in order to broaden the specialist engineering services it can offer its customers. New recruit Bradley will be responsible for hand polishing and finishing of the new high-tech plastic injection moulds with surface finishes from commercial polish to full gloss polish. He will also be working on the wide variety of machined metal tools and components that the company is well known for.

Axiom’s two new Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machines with capacity up to 180 tonnes are being used to prove out tools that are designed by the in-house CAD design team. The machines enable the business to manufacture complex plastic components for automotive and general industrial customers.

New Negri Bossi Plastic Injection Moulding machines arrive at Axiom Product Development

The first of our two new Negri Bossi Plastic Injection Moulding machines has arrived on-site.

The new machines will significantly broaden our specialist engineering services for both new and existing customers.

New Plastic Injection Moulding machine at Axiom Product Development

The two Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machines, one 180 tonne and the other 90 tonne, will be used to prove out tools which have been designed and made in-house by our highly skilled CAD design team at Axiom. The new, high-tech injection moulding machines will enable us to manufacture complex plastic components for its automotive and general industrial customers.  One of the machines will be dedicated to the production of clear plastics.

The investment of around £160,000 in the new machines is part of the long-term strategy of Axiom Product Development to grow both its existing tooling and machining business as well expand the capabilities of the company into high-tech plastic injection moulding.

Commenting on the new investment, Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director noted, “The investment in these new plastic injection moulding machines marks an extremely exciting time for the Axiom business. Following some key new staff appointments and double digit growth over the past six months, the time is right to expand our specialist engineering skills and capabilities. These new plastic injection moulding machines enable us to offer a comprehensive, in-house design, tooling and moulding service. The combination of our highly experienced team and these new machines mean we can offer a very broad range of specialist engineering services for our high tech customers.“

Latest pressure forming tool for Aerospace customer

We recently delivered a pressure forming tool for an aerospace customer. Just one example of some of our recent machining and tool making projects that demonstrates the capabilities of our in-house design, engineering and machining teams.

Axiom Product Development  pressure forming tool

We are working on an increasing number of projects from major manufacturers who are looking for high-quality, reliable partners for their engineering requirements.

The picture shows the the inside of a pressure forming tool for an aerospace customer

5 Axis machinist/programmer vacancy

Due to the expansion of our 5 axis machining capacity with the acquisition of 2 new DMG DMU50 machining centres, Axiom Product Development Ltd are looking for a skilled 5 Axis machinist/programmer to join our expanding Chichester based business.

5 axis machinist/programmer Axiom Product Development

Experience with Heidenhain control would be preferable but experience with other controls will be considered. The role involves off line programming with RTM or Visi Machining,  other CAM system users could be acceptable. A good level of experience in machining small batch and one-offs, mould tools and F1 parts would be an advantage.

Axiom Product Development is an ambitious company with a high quality reputation that is ambitiously growing and expanding its capabilities and services. The position includes company pension, Perkbox employee benefit scheme and generous holiday allocation. If you feel you have the skills and experience to join this exciting company please send your CV to [email protected]

New appointments strengthen team and broaden capabilities

Axiom Product Development has appointed three new staff to expand the skills and broaden the capabilities of  the Chichester based specialist machining and tooling business. The new staff come after an extremely successful six months for the business, with double digit growth, expansion into new markets and a doubling of new customers.

Martin Gilbert has been appointed to the new position of Production Supervisor which has been created in response to the increased workload of the business. Martin is responsible for the specialist machines and team of skilled machinists and finishing experts.  Martin is a highly experienced engineer with over 25 years’ experience in mould making, CNC machining and programming, tool making, jigs and fixtures and CAD design.

Daryl Bennett has been appointed Technical Engineer, another new position created in response to the increased orders and new customers.  Daryl has specialist skills in machining and comes with over 7 years’ experience in precision engineering in particular with Formula 1 clients. Daryl will be playing a key role in production and his skills will improve the efficiency of the Axiom business as well as reducing the materials wastage.

Andy Hitchcock is a qualified engineer and mechanic with over 10 years’ experience in the automotive and engineering sectors. Andy has been appointed to the role of Finishing Engineer, another new position created in response to the increase in specialist business for the company. Andy is responsible for the hand-finishing of the tooling parts and complex assembly fixtures.

Commenting on the new appointments, Alan Rendle-Eames, Managing Director said, “We’ve had an extremely busy six months when we’ve significantly grown the business both with existing customers and new clients. I’m delighted to announce these new staff appointments which will enable us to improve our efficiencies, broaden our skills and maximise the output and capabilities of our business.  The new additions to the team are all highly experienced and bring first class skills and capabilities to the team. This is a very exciting time for Axiom with further investment in machinery, skills and people coming in 2019.“

Investment in new moulding machines

Axiom Product Development has invested in the purchase of two new plastic injection moulding machines which will significantly broaden the specialist engineering services that the company can offer both existing and new customers.

The two Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machines, one 180 tonne and the other 90 tonne, will be used to prove out tools which have been designed and made in-house by the highly skilled CAD design team at Axiom. The new, high-tech injection moulding machines will enable the company to manufacture complex plastic components for its automotive and general industrial customers.  One of the machines will be dedicated to the production of clear plastics.

A number of key new appointments over the past six months have strengthened the skills and experience of the engineering and design team at Axiom Product Development and the addition of these new machines will broaden the range of specialist services that the company can offer its world class engineering customers

Successful upgrade of ISO9001 Quality Standard Accreditation

Axiom Product Development are pleased to announce the successful upgrade of their ISO9001 quality standard accreditation from the 2008 to the 2015 version. The quality management standard covers the design, CNC machining, manufacture and assembly of tooling, jigs and fixtures and patterns for the automotive and other industries.

Managing Director, Alan Rendle-Eames commented, “I’m delighted we have successfully upgraded our ISO9001 accreditation to the latest version. This demonstrates the company’s ability to consistently provide our clients with products and services to a high-quality standard. This is an excellent reflection on the whole team at Axiom who have many decades of design and engineering experience and a proven history of going above and beyond for our high-tech, design-led manufacturing customers.”