As a key part to its ongoing commitment to grow its production capabilities and continue providing its customers with unmatched service, WDS Components has integrated a new 4-axis milling machine into its workshop.
The company says this isn’t just a step; it’s a leap towards ensuring the faster, more precise production of standard and bespoke components.
The new milling machine has already made a significant impact in the workshop at WDS Components. Its robust construction allows for the precision milling of materials such aluminium, steel, stainless steel and cast iron, in sizes up to 1100 mm by 610 mm and up to a weight of 1,500 kg. This ensures that each component is not only precise but also has a smooth finish, reducing the need for subsequent finishing processes.
Fully programmable via its industry standard CNC unit, the machine operates autonomously with unparalleled accuracy, eliminating the need for constant operator intervention. This has enabled WDS Components to optimise its workshop team’s tasks and further enhance production efficiency.
The ± 5 micron positional accuracy and ± 2 micron repeatability ensure that every part for every customer will be dimensionally accurate. In manufacturing, time is of the essence. The features of this new milling machine safeguards that WDS Components can produce parts at a pace that allows it to offer reduced lead times.