Here is a sample from a batch of 25 LED housings and bezels made for a national lighting manufacturer from aluminium, which will be anodised.
The picture on the left shows the amount of live tooling required to manufacture these products without the need for a milling machine. The advantage to the customer of this method lies in the improved turnaround time.
The housings and bezels were made on one of our live tooling lathes and completed in two operations as opposed to four: two on a lathe and two on a milling machine.
Investment in new equipment to meet growing demand continues at Westin Engineering. Additional machines require extra space so an area of the ground floor of the former textile mill in which we operate is being configured.
The block walls of an office have been demolished to make room for the new machinery, which includes a live tooling lathe with bar feeder. We are pleased that customers will benefit from the increased capacity through shorter delivery times.
This small batch of bronze valve bodies arrived at Westin Engineering as raw castings supplied by the customer, a long-established national manufacturer. All three orifices were machined and threaded in a four-jaw chuck on a CNC lathe.
This batch of complex machined components, weighing 3kg each, was produced from SAE660 bronze by precision turning and four-axis milling.
Six of the diverter valve bodies are used on one big assembly at the Yorkshire headquarters of a national manufacturer of equipment for the water and other industries.
These parts can also be produced from stainless steel occasionally for certain applications.
Having recently ordered a five-axis milling machine, we hope to be able to produce these sort of components in fewer operations, providing benefits to the customer with price and lead times.
These two valve retaining rings are part of a large batch made in our workshops for an engineering company in West Yorkshire.
In previous years, the high tensile brass rings were manufactured using both a CNC lathe and a four-axis milling machine.
At Westin Engineering they are being batch produced to an exceptional standard with speed and efficiency on one machine, a live tooling turning centre.
A batch order from a customer in the automotive industry enabled our engineers to put the new XYZ turning centre through its paces for the first time.
The request was for a batch of zinc-plated flange couplers and – in the hands of our CNC specialists – the machine performed flawlessly.
Batch work is a speciality at Westin Engineering, so please watch this space for news of further investment in high quality machinery to serve our customers – and a growing order book.
Our engineers are so dedicated to their work that it took an effort – all of ten seconds – to persuade them to down tools and pose for the camera.
Some had learned how to shave specially for the event, while others had visited a hairdresser for the first time in years. Even their high-fashion workwear was new. Sadly their request to audition as male models was turned down – for obvious reasons.
Joking apart, here's a team of engineers to rank alongside the best. Professional, experienced, hard working and wholly focused on doing the best possible job for our customers.
So a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from, left to right: Josh Bowker, Chris Wain, Bob Grayson, Richard Pollard, David Adams, Liam Medley, Nathan King, Graham Sykes, Fraser Lynch, Ryan Ainley, Eric Kelly and Michael Scott.
A rotor from a vane compressor with a damaged seal position was sent for repair to Westin Engineering.
Repairs of this kind are carried out regularly in our Huddersfield workshops. Apprentice machinist Nathan King turned away the damage before building up the surface by metal spraying.
After further precision turning, the repaired seal position was ground to the required specification by our experienced engineers.
Welcome to Westin Engineering. Although we are new kids on the block, we are part of a proud tradition that stretches back almost 100 years.
Our recent history is simply told. Our sister company Westin Drives, specialists in the repair and rewind of industrial motors, had an increasing need for the skills of a precision engineer.
What began as a small, in-house machining operation four years ago has developed into a substantial stand-alone business, Westin Engineering with a workforce of 14.
Besides investing in people and training, we have invested heavily in the latest CNC machinery to complement the equipment we have in our workshop.
So we are now able to provide a full rounded engineering service, from milling and turning to gear cutting and batch work, to customers all over the country. And in these pages you can read news, views and comments from our workshop in Huddersfield.
The incorporation of two respected Huddersfield precision engineering firms, Kingsmith Engineering and Kenward Precision Engineering, has brought a breadth and depth to our offering which we believe will be appreciated by new and potential customers.
Westin Drives was founded in Huddersfield 1921, so while Westin Engineering may be a fresh-faced newcomer, our roots run deep.
Westin Engineering Limited
St Andrew's Road
West Yorkshire HD1 6NA
Phone: 01484 453399
Westin Engineering, registered in England and Wales. Number 11484226.
Registered office: Phoenix Mill, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6NG.
VAT registration number: 301 2748 43.