Tag: #engineeringexperience

Axiom upgrades facilities

The machine shop at Axiom has undergone a significant refurbishment to upgrade the facilities, improve efficiency and strengthen the in-house quality and Health & Safety requirements. The company has invested in a new quality inspection facility, improved the stacking and storage areas for packaging and raw materials as well as purchasing a new XYZ machine to strengthen business’s standards and facilities.

In addition a number of new highly experienced staff members have joined the team in the design office and management team and the company is in the process of recruiting a new machinist to reflect the strength of business and future growth.

Managing Director, Alan Rendle-Eames commented, ‘The investment in the refurbishment of the facilities at Axiom reflects our ambitions to offer our services to major tier 1 suppliers across a number of sectors. We now have the quality, facilities and highly experienced team to be able to work more efficiently and to a higher quality standard, not only with our current broad customer base but also with the very best of UK manufacturing businesses across a wide range of industries.’

Concept through to Point of Sale

#New Product Development

Axiom have been delighted to assist a keen local windsurfer in the development of an innovative, new ‘Board Protector’ which protects the nose of windsurf boards from scuffs and damage from mast and sail impact. 

Axiom were approached with a concept idea for the product which they assisted the customer in taking to an injection mouldable product, this was then 3D printed at various stages of the design to assess the part’s performance.

Once the design was approved, tooling design was finalised and the rapid aluminium tooling was produced on the in-house 5 axis DMU machines.

Axiom produced a short run production of the product on its in-house Negri Bossi 90t  machine in a recycled PC/ABS material and delivered it to the customer fully finalised in its POS (point of sale) packaging.

You can view and buy the product here.

Axiom specialise in assisting customers developing new products. All the in-house skills, machinery and experience of Axiom are ideally suited to converting concept sketches into fully tested and manufactured packaged items. Call the team now to discuss your concept products; 01243 785050.

Axiom welcomes Tom Bridle to the team

Tom Bridle has joined Axiom as a Design Engineer with over 10 experience working as a CAD Designer in the automotive, aerospace and medical industries. Tom is an enthusiastic engineer with a passion for Computer-Aided Design, modelling and technical drafting. He has specialist skills in the design of CMM inspection fixtures, machining fixtures and assembly fixtures for automated and manual processes as well as jig design, design for manufacture, metrology and GD&T.

Tom is experienced in the drafting of technical drawings and the application of geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) as well as the review and adaptation of customer applications. Tom has skills in CAD design for end of arm tooling and various pneumatic and automated machinery as well as the ability to design to account for production tooling and bespoke/low volume tooling.

Tom will greatly enhance the design capabilities at Axiom with his experience in Computer-Aided Design, 3D printing, metrology, GD&T and automation.

We are recruiting; 3 Axis CNC Programmer – Milling Operator Setter

2 DMGs machines

Axiom are looking for a 3 Axis CNC Programmer – Milling Operator Setter with experience of machining aluminium, steels, Modelboards and plastics to a high quality. Tasks will include programming, setting and operating on 3 axis machining centres.

You will ideally be apprentice trained or a time served machinist with a minimum of 2 years CNC machining experience.

You must have experience working primarily with Haas and / or Heidenheim controls and preferably programming using Visi. Any other Offline CAM programming experience would be beneficial. You must also be able to multitask across a number of machines and be proactive to ensure components meet quality requirements. You will need to be self driven, whilst still working well within our small team. Attention to detail and good time keeping is essential.

This position offers exciting opportunities for the right candidate to develop skills in many areas including training on 5 axis DMU 50 CNC machines.

The position is full-time, permanent with a good hourly rate dependent on experience. 40 hours per week plus overtime at 1.5 hourly rate. 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays. Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm.

Please send your CV to jane.turner@axiompd.co.uk

CMM inspection fixtures to aid accuracy of measured parts

The team at Axiom have recently delivered a suit of CMM Inspection Fixtures for an automotive customer which will enable them to accurately measure parts.

Coordinate Measuring Machines ( CMM ) are industrial inspection machines that measure the dimensional accuracy of manufactured goods which is an important step to monitoring production quality to ensure manufactured components meet design specifications.

Axiom were delighted to design and manufacture these inspection fixtures in house to a high standard within a quick turnaround time.

Contact the team with your CMM requirements.

Build to print manufacturing aids assist customer’s manufacturing process

#jigs&fixtures

A manufacturing aid is defined as a device, platform, tool, jig or fixture that is used to enhance, speed up, perfect or fix a manufacturing or assembly production.

Axiom specialise in both the assessment of the manufacturing problem combined with design and build of a suitable aid and also ‘build to pint’ manufacturing aids, where the client sends through the design.

In this case the team at Axiom were sent the drawings by the customer and built these manufacturing aids from the designs. The result is an improved manufacturing process for the customer.

Get in touch with the Axiom team now if you’d like us to assess your manufacturing process and design and build aids to improve your production line.

Call us now on 01243 785050 or complete the contact form.

Rapid injection mould tool aids manufacturing process

#rapidinjectionmouldtooling

These protective rubber ‘boots’ were designed and manufactured in-house at Axiom to aid a customer’s manufacturing process.

Axiom designed and manufactured rubber ‘boots’

The rapid aluminium injection mould tool for the parts was designed by the team and machined in-house.

The rapid injection mould tool was then used on the Negri Bossi V90 to quickly produce the rubber boots which have assisted in the customer’s quality control and resulted in financial savings for the customer.

Get in touch with our experienced team now to discuss your manufacturing challenges. Call 01243 785050 now and we’d be happy to assist you.

From concept to product via plastic injection

#chichesterplasticinjectionmoulding

The Axiom team were delighted to assist this British customer in the design, product development and manufacture of these colourful golf course markers.

The client approached them with an idea which the experienced design team at Axiom drew up into a working design. The tool for this product was then machined in-house into a plastic injection mould tool which was then used on the in-house Negri Bossi machine to manufacture the plastic injection parts in assorted colours. These parts were then over moulded onto the steel pins.

If you’ve got an idea for a new product then contact our team who can assist from the design stage right through to the manufacture of mould tools and production of initial plastic parts and components.

Axiom are highly experienced at working with start-up companies and can assist with your new product development, rapid-prototyping and short-run productions. Call us now on 01243 785050 and turn your ideas into reality.

Carbon Fibre Tooling

The in-house design team at Axiom recently designed and manufactured this precision carbon fibre tooling on the in-house Haas 9 CNC machine for an automotive customer.

Get in touch with our hugely experienced team to find out more about our in-house capabilities and facilities. Call 01243 785050 or email enquiries@axiompd.co.uk

Working with innovative companies

#plasticinjectionmouldedcomponents

Axiom PD are delighted to be working with a highly innovative company, RAD Propulsion, who are designing and manufacturing a range of next generation electric engines for the marine sector.

RAD Propulsion RAD 40 Electric Propulsion Engine

Axiom manufactured the plastic injection mould tool which was then used on the in-house Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machine to produce items which need to be extremely rugged for use in the harsh marine environment.

Plastic injection moulded items, mould tool and components produced in-house by Axiom PD

These products are complicated to design and manufacture due to the electronic/mechanical interface which needs to withstand water, salt and harsh sunlight.

The team at Axiom worked closely with the engineers at RAD Propulsion to prototype a number of designs and produce the finished products with quick turnarounds to enable testing and refinement.

Contact the team now at Axiom on 01243 785050 or enquiries@axiompd.co.uk or via the website to find out how they can assist in your company’s new product development, rapid prototyping and innovation.