DESIGN / REVERSE ENGINEERING
At High Speed Engineering, we use the latest version of Solidworks for all of our drafting requirements - one of the most comprehensive drawing packages available today and ideally suited to mechanical engineering.
We are able to import practically any file format to then modify the part, or use a 3D model to create tool paths for CNC machining.
We can use our FARO Fusion CMM digitizing arm to take very accurate measurements of a 3 dimensional object (+/- 0.03mm over the reach of the arm) and using Dezignworks we transfer that information directly to the Solidworks interface for further design requirements.
The digitizing arm is semi-transportable, so if a customer has a part that cannot be transported for some reason, we are able to do on-site measurements.
We use specialised software to generate any kind of gear profile that can then be automatically created as a part and assembly directly in Solidworks. This software allows us a great range of adjustment in order to match almost any inner or outer gear profile to a particular part. When used in combination with our Faro arm, we can readily design and machine replacement gears, or test for wear.
Small objects can be laser scanned and imported into Solidworks with our NextEngine laser scanner. This is particularly useful with organic shapes and can allow us to scan an object and print it with our 3D printer.
Using our uPrint SE Plus 3D printer, we can now help customers develop their R&D projects much quicker and at a substantially reduced cost when compared to conventional machining processes.
Models can be supplied in any CAD format, and can be modified or simply sent to the printer in STL format. The printer can then build accurate, stable 3D models of your part in ABSplus plastic. These parts can be printed in a choice of 9 colours. The parts can then be easily drilled, screwed, tapped, glued, or painted once printed.
Some examples of work that can benefit from the 3D printing process are - Casting moulds, Rapid prototyping (try or feel that part before going to manufacture), Architectural or working mechanical models, promo material or assembly jigs.
Our aim is to be the best around and give our customers the quality and service that is expected in today’s market. We are equipped with some of the latest state-of-the-art machinery - multi-purpose machines and an adaptable workforce makes possible the flexibility and ability to respond quickly and efficiently to customer needs. A combination of high volume CNC and traditional manual machines give High Speed Engineering the ability to effectively handle any customer requirements.
We utilise the latest in 3D CAD/CAM software that enable us to design, draw and manufacture products to the highest quality, in just about any material available.
Our Machine inventory includes:
- Haas VF5 Extended Travel Machining Centre (1530 x 650 x 650)
- Haas VF5 Machining Centre (1280 x 650 x 650)
- Mitseiki Machining Centre (1100 x 650 x 650)
- 2x Daewoo Lynx CNC Lathe (Ø260 x 550)
- Daewoo Puma turning centre w/live tooling (Ø305 x 550)
- Daewoo Puma 400 Lathe (Ø500 x 1000)
- Victor Lathe (Ø630 x 500)
- Excetek V400 CNC EDM Wire Cutter (750 x 550 x 255)
- CHMER 50MP EDM Spark Eroder
- Bemato NC Surface Grinder (600 x 300 x 200)
- Manual Turret Mill with horizontal spindle
- Manual Lathe
Additional Work Holding Attachments for the mills:
- 12" 4th axis Rotary table
- 8" 4th axis Rotary table
- 12" 5-axis Trunnion table
We are not just a machining company... we also have the capability to fabricate your next project. We are geared up with MIG welding equipment (solid and flux core, aluminium and steels), AC/DC TIG welder and all other associated equipment normally found in a fabrication workshop, including a welding rotator to get those perfect welds on shafts etc.
This is a fast, cost effective method for resizing, rebuilding and resurfacing metal components. The process of selective brush plating can be used to plate, anodise and electropolish without using an immersion tank.
Over the past 30 years, this versatile process has been successfully used in thousands of repair and OEM applications over a wide range of industries.
The most common applications for the process are:
- Hydraulic ram repair - Electrical arc, collision and scoring damage can be repaired without complete disassembly of components. Repair is permanent and ready for immediate use, saving costly downtime.
- Resizing / Rebuilding - Components that are out of tolerance due to wear or corrosion can be restored to factory original dimensions. Components that are damaged (dents, gouges, grooves etc) or mismachined can be repaired and resized.
- Resurfacing - Our process can restore or improve surface properties such as electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, hardness and wear resistance.
The Selective Plating process is portable, so we can perform the service at your facility or at our service factory. Before you scrap or replace your metal component – or finalise the design of your OEM product – call us to discuss your application.