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R E Thompson & Co. (Vacuum) Ltd


Honing on a Sunnen LLB-1660 at R E Thompson
More Honing at R E Thompson on an MBC 1805

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