Smith Bullough was represented at a recent visit to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre which is one of the seven Catapult Centres that have been set up in the UK. The AMRC is in the network of world-leading research and innovation centres and the site in Rotherham is run by the University of Sheffield.
The programme commenced with an
overview presentation of the facilities
and was followed by tour of the 2050 Factory.
The 2050 factory specialises in digitally assisted assembly,
component manufacturing and machining technologies and is capable of
rapidly switching production between different high-value components and
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Smith Bullough currently have for sale an 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
Main line amps =180