Machining in Essex
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Smiths is a precision Engineering Company based in Harlow, Essex. Our expertise lies in the machining of large complex components; including hard metals such as Titanium and Nickel based steels.
Smiths is a Tier 1 supplier to many OEM's, predominantly supplying the Aerospace and Defence sectors, and specializing in the manufacture, and assembly, of engine rotating rings and large complex prismatic components. Within our current capabilities we can turn up to 3m diameter and have numerous 5 axis milling options up to 2.7m.
Sitting alongside our production facility is our Fast Make capability, focused on excellence in engineering. This provides our customers with quality products with lead times in weeks rather than months.
We currently employ 65 people, and have a highly skilled diverse workforce. Smiths have made a huge investment in our apprentice scheme, providing us with a constant stream of ambitious young people with an unrivalled skill level.
Capabilities: AS 9100; Customer approved; Engineering; Machining; AS,EN9100; BS EN ISO 9001:2000; Metals; Speciality metals; ISO 9001; NADCAP; Engines
Formerly known as Farsound Engineering, Xcel Aerospace from Jan 1st 2016 has begun an exciting period of growth and diversification as the business aligns with the changing needs of its customers and its increased capabilities in machined components, fabrications and assembles within the aerospace industry. As a leading Supplier of value added services, specialising in manufacture, assembly, kitting and distribution of make to print products for the Aerospace Industry offering Prismatic, Turning, Fabrication, Presswork, Water Jet, Clips and Bond Leads supported by our NADCAP approved NDT facility
Xcel Aerospace is committed to delivering manufacturing excellence within the aerospace industry. Combining 25 years of engineering experience and knowledge with a modern approach to management and operations, customers’ supply chain performance is improved through reduced costs and shorter delivery times for high quality components. Put simply, we are integral to our customers’ success.