Our Total Engineering Capability

At Dawson Shanahan, we have a policy of continuous investment in the best precision engineering technology. This includes the latest state-of-the-art CNC, robotic and automation systems. It also includes established engineering tools and processes, where these can often deliver the best results for our customers, in terms of precision, quality and component cost.

 

The following sections detail many of our machine tools and production and engineering systems. Please contact us if you’d like to see a complete plant list.

CNC Turning

Our CNC Turning department capability includes single and multi-spindle high speed turning centres and lathes, with capacity up to 250mm, with manual and automatic loading options.

Machine Qty Capacity/Detail
Citizen GN-3200W 2 2 Spindles, Ø 40mm max. 8,000 RPM max spindle speed.
Dugard Eagle 200 2 10 station turret. 250mm max turning dia., 500mm max turning length. One with 1.9 meter bar feed with 50mm Ø max bar capacity, 4500 RPM.
Dugard Eagle 100 1 12 station turret, Ø 40mm max, with 1.5 Meter bar feed 6000RPM.
Emag VL3 3 Vertical turning centre with Ø150mm chuck. 290mm max swing. 12 station turret, 200mm max swing, 6,000 RPM 34kW spindle.
Emag VSC200 2 Vertical turning centre with Ø200mm chuck. 290mm max swing. 12 station turret, 6,000 RPM 34kW spindle. Two operation machining cell.
Kummer Robotic Cell 1 Consists of 1 K90, 1 K250, 1 ABB Robot & EWAB Loader System. Ø 60mm max, 6,000 Max RPM.
Nakamura-Tome WT-100 2 Twin spindle chucker, twin turret Mill-Turn centre, 150mm chuck, 4 Axis 6000 RPM.
Traub 32-9P 1 5-axis high speed CNC Fixed Head/Sliding Head lathe, auto loading. Stroke 300 x 140 8,000 RPM. 10 station turret.
Takamaz XD8 1 Twin spindle CNC Lathe, Auto loading. Stroke 380 x 200, 8000 RPM. Max turning Dia 50mm.
Takamaz X10i 2 Single spindle CNC Lathe, Auto loading. Stroke 230 x 120 6000 RPM. 8 Station Turret.
Takamaz X100i 1 Single spindle CNC Lathe, Auto loading. Stroke 230 x 120 6000 RPM. 8 Station Turret.
Takamaz XW 180 1 Twin Spindle CNC Lathe, Auto Loading Stroke 210 x 120 3500 RPM 8 Station Turret.
CNC Milling

We have an extensive CNC Milling capability, with up to 5-axis milling, with multi-spindle high speed machine tools, incorporating twin pallet and rotary table feeds.

Machine Qty Capacity/Detail
Anger HCS 1 11 spindle 36,000 RPM max, 4 axis machining centre. X=280mm, Y=1450mm, Z=100mm, A = ±180º.
Brother TC32BN 1 Twin pallet 5 axis vertical machining centre with 16,000 RPM spindle and 32 tool carousel. 60mtrs/min.
Dugard Eagle 1000 2 4 axis vertical machining centre with 8,000 RPM spindle. X=1,020mm, Y=510mm, Z=510mm. Max rapid speed = 30M/min, 20 tool magazine.
Dugard Eagle 660 2 Vertical machining centre 16,000 RPM max spindle speed. 4 Axis, X=600mm, Y=450mm, Z=450mm. 35M/min rapids, 25 tool magazine.
Heller Mci 16 1 Twin pallet 400x500mm cube, RPM 16,000 , 40 tool magazine, X=630mm, Y=630mm, Z=630mm, 360 degree rotary feed table 0.001º increments, Sinumeric 840D control. 60mtrs/min.
Mazak FH-4800 1 Twin Pallet, 25,000 RPM, 3 Axis + Indexer, X=560mm, Y=660mm, Z=560mm. Max rapid speed = 50M/min.
Triflex 2 Machining Centre/Rotary transfer M/c with working range X – 300/1260, Y – 400, Z – 220 mm CNC controlled with 5 simultaneous machining turrets. 10,500 RPM on spindle tooling heads.
XYZ mill – 710VMC 1 Single pallet vertical CNC machining centre with 8,000 RPM spindle. Max rapid speed 20 m/min. X=710mm Y=450mm Z=500mm.
XYZ OP2 1 Portable VMC, 6000rpm 8 tool stations with a working range X=355mm, Y=305mm, Z=455mm. Software ProtoTRAK control.
Pressing & Heading

Our Pressing and Heading and Cold Forming department includes advanced presses, with up to 600 tonnes high volume capacity, plus a range of multi-blow, multi-die heading machines.

Machine Qty Capacity/Detail
Komatsu 1 600 Tonne Vertical Mechanical Press with vibratory bowl feed.
HEC 1 500 Tonne hydraulic Press with vibratory bowl feed.
Feinstanz 2 250ton Hydraulic Press with Bottom and Top Ejection with vibratory bowl feed.
Ward HF 1 200 Tonne Hydraulic Press.
Rhodes 2 80ton Knuckle Mechanical Press with vibratory bowl feed.
Nakashimada Header MST – 508 1 Five Die, Five Blow, 10mm dia cut off coil fed Heading Machine.
Chun-Zu 1 3-blow parts Header. Up to 140 ppm and Ø16mm max wire size.
Essebi 1 5-die parts Header. 220 ppm max.
Production Grinding

Our Pressing and Heading and Cold Forming department includes advanced presses, with up to 600 tonnes high volume capacity, plus a range of multi-blow, multi-die heading machines.

Machine Qty Capacity/Detail
E-Tech GX2 Grinder 2 Special purpose centreless grinding system, including creed-feed grinder.
E-Tech SX2 Grinder 2 Special purpose centreless grinding system.
Cincinnati Milacron 1 Maximum grinding capacity: 4-3/4” diameter. Maximum grinding wheel size: 24” diameter x 8” width. Maximum regulating wheel size: 13” diameter x 8” width. Regulating wheel speed, variable: 11-300rpm.
CAD/CAM

We have advanced computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing facilities, running the latest industry-standard and specialised software.

Machine Qty Capacity/Detail
Alphacam 2 Alphacam Advanced Mill, Turn & Wire.
AutoCAD LT 2 2D CAD Drawing Package.
Deform 3D 1 Specialised forming simulation software.
Solidworks Professional 4 3D CAD Solid Modelling.
Tool Room

Our tool making facilities include precision spark eroders, CNC lathes and surface grinding equipment, supported by advanced prototyping systems.

Machine Qty Capacity/Detail
Agie Spark Eroder Model KOPF – 20 1 CNC Spark Eroder EDM.
Charmiles Wire Eroder Model EF330B 1 CNC Wire Erosion Machine EDM.
Jones & Shipman grinders 5 A range of universal and cylindrical grinders.
XYZ SLX 425 x1.25 Lathe 1 Tool Room CNC Lathe.
Quality Control & Inspection

Our QC and Inspection department is among the best equipped in the UK, with the latest systems for micron precision measurement of profile, surface finish and hardness.

Machine Qty Capacity/Detail
Keyancee 1 Image measurement system.
Mitutoyo AE112 CMM 1 Co-ordinate Measuring Machine with Mitutoyo Geopak software. X=500 Y=300 Z=300.
Mitutoyo Contracer CV-3100 2 Contour Measuring Machine.
Mitutoyo Crysta-Apex S CNC CMM 1 Co-ordinate Measuring Machine with Mitutoyo Geopak software. X=500, Y=700, Z=400 CNC.
Mitutoyo Laser Scan Micrometer 1 Laser micrometer.
Mitutoyo Surftest SV-3100 1 Surface Roughness Measuring Machine.
Mitutoyo Roundtest 1 Roundness tester.
Avery Rockwell Hardness Tester 2 Hardness Tester.
Vickers Hardness Tester 1 Hardness Tester.
Mitutoyo Micro Hardness Tester 1 Hardness Tester.
Pressure Tester 4 Pressure testing of castings.
Preparation & Finishing

Our systems for materials and component preparation and finishing include heat treatment, thread rolling, degreasing, laser marking, custom packaging and JIT despatch to locations around the world.

Machine Qty Capacity/Detail
Degreasers & wash systems 4 Modified alcohol and percoethylene degreasing systems, plus washing plant.
Flo Cropper 1 Custom designed auto bar feed cropper 40 dia max bar capacity.
Furnaces 3 8” and 6” continuous belt hydrogen furnaces with vibratory bowl feeders.
Karl Roll 1 Modified Alcohol Degreaser.
Rofin basel 1 Laser marker.
Rosler 1 Vibratory de-burring and polishing systems.
Ingramatic GR2 Thread Roller 1 Auto Rotary Thread Roller 3/8” Max Capacity with vibratory bowl feed.
8” BTU Furnace 1 8” Wide Continuous Belt Hydrogen Furnace.
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