June 21, 2018 / Press Release

Ensinger UK invests in machining 

Pushing the Boundaries of Automation

Over the last few decades, machining has seen a dramatic shift in the way it’s conducted by engineers. The rise of digital technology in the engineering sector has paved the way for a new revolution in component manufacturing, stepping out of manual engineering into automation. Although automation has been used for numerous years now, it is constantly changing and advancing at a rapid rate, exceeding the limits and pushing new boundaries.

Ensinger knows the importance of keeping up with industry advancements, and anticipating new demands, and strives to ensure its machine shops are equipped with the latest technology in order to sustain and strengthen future success. 

The latest investment in Ensinger’s machine shop is the Mazak i200s, one of the most advanced multi-tasking machining tools on the market today. This innovative machine is packed with a range of new features that add distinct advantages to production capabilities.

Firstly, the i200s has an increased bore through the front spindle compared to previous machines, allowing parts to be machined from larger diameter plastic rods. The space between both spindles has also been increased to accommodate larger machining lengths up to 1500mm, enabling Ensinger to produce larger finished parts for customers.

One of the most important capabilities of the i200s is its simultaneous 5-axis machining which has the ability to process five sides of a part in a single setup, requires less preparation, resulting in shorter lead times, better accuracy and eliminating the need to move workpieces across multiple workstations.

Undoubtedly the biggest benefit of the i200s is that it raises the limits on the types of part geometries that can be machined, easily processing round parts with secondary operations, fully prismatic parts from solid blocks or castings, or highly contoured sculptured parts. As a result, more complex parts can be machined, offering new business potential for customers that require sophisticated geometry such as automotive, aerospace and medical customers. 

Through continuous research and development of their machining capabilities, Ensinger ensures that industry demands are always met. This recent investment in automation and highly innovative machinery enables application specific accuracy, along with shorter lead times, giving customers a more productive and efficient experience.  

Director, Terry Maggs, says that pushing boundaries through investing in state of the art innovative machining technologies will ensure Ensinger remains the UK’s market leader in high performance and engineering plastic machining. “The i200s is the UK machining group’s latest technology investment sited within Ensinger Precision Engineering, and we now look forward to identifying and investing in a state of the art innovative technology solution to further strengthen Trig Engineering.”

About Ensinger

The Ensinger group is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of compounds, semi-finished materials, profiles and technical parts made of engineering and high performance plastics through extrusion, machining and injection moulding. With a total of 2,400 employees at 33 locations, the family-owned enterprise is represented worldwide in all major industrial regions with manufacturing facilities or sales offices.

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