MAJOR INVESTMENT BOOSTS CAPABILITIES
Columbia Precision will be exhibiting in Hall 1, 1330, at Farnborough this year for the fifth time to promote its enhanced capabilities following investment of over several million dollars in modern plant and human resources.
The Birmingham-based firm has recently added two new Matsuura 5-axis prismatic CNC machines, a Studer twin-spindle CNC grinder and this year will also be developing three new processes: gear skiving and laser welding, as well as adding 3D printing to its portfolio in support of new products and services for our customers and all of which add to Columbia’s unmanned state-of-the-art manufacturing capability.
Columbia has been supplying complete precision engineering solutions to demanding markets including aerospace and defence for over 40 years.
Operations director Ted Yarnall said the firm “is committed to ongoing investment into NPI, new technologies and training to meet engineering and customer requirements. This enables us to cater for existing and new clients’ requirements while still competing with low cost economies.”
The company’s specialist skills include the development and production of complex prismatic parts that can be supplied in kit form and as complete tested sub-assemblies. Columbia’s capabilities encompass a wide range of machining and manufacturing operations, covering outsized components and engine parts. Its automated plants can run unmanned for more than 600 hours a week.