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Arrowsmith Engineering (Coventry) ltd
Precision Aerospace Engine Components
Arrowsmith Engineering specialises in machining fully certified and bonded components in titanium, nimonics, stainless steel, exotic metal and engineering plastics with the commitment to consistently manufacture and supply quality machined parts fully certified, on time, right first time.
Arrowsmith began as an aerospace machine workshop in 1967 and in 1970 received Rolls-Royce approval. Since then, Arrowsmith has been extensively involved in developing complex parts and has established itself as a strategic supplier within the aerospace supply chain. After being taken over in 1995 by the Aldridge family, the company has grown under the R-R Sabre 2 Model so that it now supplies to both the civil and defence aerospace industries. In 2017 the company was also incorporated into the ASG group; this has facilitated further growth and led to work such as converting development NPI parts into production parts for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000ten, RB3043, Pearl and Trent 7000 engines.
As a nominated key supplier, Arrowsmith is constantly introducing processes and lean techniques to improve our efficiency. These include SC21 and Customer led improvement projects and the installation of improved software systems including: IPI NPI, SPC, 8D, MRP System, Visual Fairs and CAD CAM Upgrades. On time in full delivery has risen to over 97% with a target of 99%. Quality to our customers is 99.8% with a target of 99.9%.
Capabilities include CNC Turning and Milling, Grinding, Thread Rolling and NDT services. Work is undertaken from the development stage through to production and after sales. The company can accommodate small and large production quantities, alien and stranger parts and fast reaction works. Arrowsmith also holds delegated FAIR authority and Classified status.
Through the combined use of specialist software, such as Visual IPI, and extensive knowledge and experience, Arrowsmith understands and can meet the demands of several industry sectors.
Arrowsmith holds accreditation from several bodies including SC21 Silver status and is proud to have been recognised as being committed to its workforce by being awarded the ‘Workplace Well Being National Charter Award’.
Products and Services
|Precision & General Machining||Aerospace - Civil and Defence|
|Inspection Equipments & Services including NDE & Surveillance||Aerospace - Civil and Defence|
High Precision CNC Turning 4 Axis: 1mm to 200mm diameter capacity
High Precision CNC Milling 5 Axis: Up to 500mm cube capacity
High Precision Conventional Turning
High Precision Conventional Milling
Centre-less Grinding: From 1.5mm to 150 mm diameter
Internal Grinding: Up to 450 mm diameter
External Grinding: From 1.5 mm to 250 mm diameter and up to 1000 mm long
Tub Grinding: Max surface area of 450 mm x 250 mm
Automatic honing, including match grinding
Thread Cut up Testing Laboratory: Rolls Royce approved
2x Sawing Prosaw MEGA
Air Pressure Testing
Hydraulic Pressure Testing: 3000psi up to 800mm cube capacity
Magnetic Particle NDT Testing: (NADCAP)
Dye-penetrant NDT Testing: (NADCAP) up to 450mm x 300mm x 300mm capacity
CMM covering Concentricity, True position and Flatness.
– Roundness measuring on Taylor Hobson machine.
– Optical Projectors
3D Design capability
Electrolytic Data Matrix Marking
Dot Peen Data Matrix Marking
Ink Jet Part Marking
1394m2 -Alongside 6000 sqft of office space; there is currently 3000 sqft of floor space awaiting machinery and room to build further units on site.
|3 Axis Milling(Maximum travel on axes) x-axis: 510mm y-axis: 410mm z-axis: 383mm||Min:||-||-||-||N/A|
|4 Axis Milling(Maximum travel on axes) x-axis: 800mm y-axis: 510mm z-axis: 337mm||Min:||-||-||-||N/A|
|5 Axis Milling (Maximum travel on axes) x-axis: 846mm y-axis: 635mm z-axis: 488mm||Min:||-||-||-||N/A|
|Horizontal Turning (CNC)||Min:||-||-||-||N/A|
Inspection / Testing
- CMM machines
- Non destructive testing - Magnetic Partical
- Pressure / Hydro Testing
- Temperature controlled facility for inspection
- CAD Design - 2D
- CAD Design - 3D
- CAM Design - 2D
- CAM Design - 3D
Arrowsmith currently has over 20 ongoing development projects with various companies including:
DRAMA Additive Manufacturing project with MTC and MAA
Innovation Project on AM with MTC
Innovation project with Coventry University on Automation
MTC projects with MTC on Digitalisation
3 automation projects with Mills CNC
Arrowsmith continue to worki on developing pre-production parts for Rolls-Royce engines, RB3043, Pearl, the Trent 1000ten and Trent 7000.
Other ongoing work includes manufacturing components for Meggitt braking systems, GKN US, ITP Spain and C-Class parts for Trent XWB engines.
work has grown considerably with Pattonair