Machining is any of various processes in which a piece of raw material is cut into a desired final shape and size by a controlled material-removal process.
The HVM Catapult is home to a vast range of equipment and capability to support the development of machining processes that can enable significant reductions in cutting time while maintaining the highest material standards. The AMRC develop techniques to deliver significant improvements in machining performance, including: process monitoring and control; machining dynamics; and machinability for aerospace, automotive and medical sectors. Unconventional machining techniques such as cryogenic machining and ultrasonic milling and drilling are also explored at AMRC. The NAMRC focuses on large and complex components for the nuclear industry helping industry to optimise their production and compete on quality, cost and lead time. New approaches to industry’s most challenging machining problems, such as extreme deep hole drilling, or working on very large assemblies without the need for expensive gantry systems are explored at the NAMRC.