R E Thompson & Co. (Vacuum) Ltd
RE Thompson offer Honing
What is Honing?
To improve the surface finish and to control the hole size of our "gun drilled" capabilities, we offer honing
Having drilled a 12mm hole, 436mm deep in aluminium alloy on one of our horizontal machining centres; all RE Thompson's machining centres have through spindle coolant at 70 bar pressure. The gun drilling was part of the machining cycle; i.e. not a separate, special process, thereby reducing lead-time and cost
The Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Defence and Medical industries require the production of bores in components to extreme tolerances, and in some case to sub-micro geometrical tolerances combined with specific surface finish requirements.
R E Thompson is now a leading provider of precision gundrilling, deep-hole drilling, honing, and related machining and support services to a broad range of industry markets, and a primary supplier of innovative manufacturing solutions through technology and people.
What are the Benefits?
- We can offer a full package of services under one roof; no need for outsourcing or sub-contracting
- Less expensive for us, therefore less expensive for customers
- We are able to provide a much quicker service from start to finish