Leading Precision Subcontractor Invests in Four New Doosan Machines

Luton-based precision subcontract specialist UPE (Ultra Precision Engineering Ltd) has recently invested in 4 x new Doosan machines supplied by Mills CNC.

The machines (2 x Puma 2600 new series lathes, and 2 x DNM milling machines), were installed at the company’s 17,600 sq ft facility in April 2011 and are being used to machine high-precision, complex components used in the aerospace, defence, medical, electronics and leisure sectors.

The new machines (specifically the new Puma 2600Y lathe with its bar feeder) are also being used to manufacture JAG high-performance, high-specification fishing tackle equipment. (JAG Products is a Trading Division of UPE and its fishing equipment is sold, via a network of distributors, worldwide).

Parts and components manufactured by UPE are varied – but are all characterised by their high precision and complexity.

The company has the know-how, technology and skilled people in place to manufacture everything from prototypes and one-offs through to much higher volumes (e.g. several thousand), and the diversity of its customer base means that UPE is adept at machining a variety of materials – Aluminium, Stainless, Titanium etc.

UPE manufactures parts and part features to high-accuracy (typically +/- 20 microns or better), and exacting surface finishes (e.g. Ra 0.4µm – Ra 1.6µm), and the company has built its reputation on providing high quality and quick turnaround times.

To maintain its market-leading position the company invests in reliable, cost-competitive and often multi-tasking machine tools. (One of the recently purchased Doosan Puma 2600 lathes has a Y-axis, and one of the Doosan DNM vertical machining centres was supplied with a 4th-axis).

Says Steve Wickens, Operations Director:

‘We operate 24/7 and work to stringent quality requirements and delivery timescales.

‘As a consequence we expect a lot from our machine tools and, from experience, believe that Doosan machines backed by Mills CNC’s after-sales support represent great value and are hard to beat.’

Since the company was first established in 2001 – UPE has invested in 10 new Doosan machines (from Mills CNC) and the latest arrivals have provided the company with much needed additional machining capacity and capabilities to meet the growing demand for its high quality manufacturing services.


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