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.
Westin Engineering Limited
St Andrew's Road
West Yorkshire HD1 6NA
Phone: 01484 556288
Exceptional quality and service from an independent Yorkshire engineering company
Westin Engineering, registered in England and Wales. Number 11484226.
Registered office: Phoenix Mill, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6NG.
VAT registration number: 301 2748 43.