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New Precision Drilling Capabilities – 0.8mm Hole in 3mm Pins

m3 bolt drilled

We are delighted that drilling expert Rod Dunning, formerly of Werneth Manufacturing, has agreed to join us.

Rod brings a wealth of experience and knowledge built up over a lifetime in the engineering industry and will be working with and training our employees.

These 3mm x 8mm A2 stainless steel pins have been drilled with a 0.8mm hole and are a great example of our new precision driling capabilities.

The Werneth Manufacturing turning and drilling machinery, including jigs and fixtures, have been moved to our factory in Hindley Green. You are most welcome to vistit us to see them and our traditional manufacturing operations including the bolt forging, machining and secondary operations.

Please contact our sales team and we look forward to receiving your enquiries and orders.

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Lean Awareness Training Workshops

Our workforce has commenced a series of Lean Awareness Training workshops, which are being provided by specialist consultant Ian Wilson of IW Process Solutions Ltd.

The workshops, over the coming months, will ensure that lean principles are adopted within our processes.

We are certain that this will provide significant benefits to both our customers and ourselves.

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Spectro Chemical Analysis

The chemical composition of the raw material that is used to produce a fastener is all important. We are one of the few fastener companies who have an in house capability to undertake material analysis.

Our Spectromax metal analyser has recently been serviced and calibrated to a wide range of materials, including carbon, alloy and stainless steels.

We were delighted to be informed that the results were very consistent and accurate, with our analyser passing with flying colours!

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Smith Bullough in May Issue of Fastener & Fixing Magazine

Smith Bullough was featured in the May 2018 issue of Fastener & Fixing Magazine.

The article details recent expansion of the product range, which led to a redesign of the floor plan to accommodate new machinery. This has allowed us to streamline the entire manufacturing process.

Barcode tracking has also been implemented, which has seen an increase in efficiency.

Read the article on Fastener & Fixing Magazine’s website here.

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CBM Centenary

cbm presentation

Tim Garton, Director, Smith Bullough, was invited by the CBM trade association to visit JCB to hear a presentation by Chris Bell, General Manager Group Purchasing, that was followed by a tour of the Backhoe production and assembly line.

cbm visit jcb

In the evening there was a meal at the nearby Boar’s Head Hotel which was enjoyed by more than fifty people including past Presidents and former and current Members. The CBM board was represented by the President, David Eales, Geraldine Boulton, chief executive, and Kirsi Lintula.

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Smith Bullough Fastener Manufacturing Video

Here is a brief video showcasing our fastener manufacturing capabilities.

Smith Bullough manufactures non-standard and special fasteners in metric and imperial (BSF, BSW, UNC, UNF). Materials include steel, stainless steel, super duplex, non-ferrous and exotics.

More than 750 tonnes of semi-finished blanks are held in stock for rapid delivery.

Our in-house quality department contains a full test laboratory, performing hardness & tensile testing, plating and surface coating thickness checks, ultrasound scans, microscopic investigation and metallurgical reporting.

For more information, please contact our technical sales team on 01942 520250 and we’ll be happy to help.

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SOLD – INDUCTELEC. 75 KV Induction Heater

Smith Bullough currently have for sale an INDUCTELEC. 75 KV Induction Heater.

INDUCTELEC. 75 KV Induction Heater

Ex Nottingham University. Very little used. Good condition. Suitable for production or spares. Reactors alone for this type of unit are in short supply and sell for about £1.500 each.
May be inspected on site. Sold as seen.

Type ISI 75/10/600
Serial:12341
415v
Main line amps =180
75KVA@ 10kHz.
Year: 1998

Click the link to view our eBay listing.

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