We're an innovative and reliable Staffordshire precision engineering, CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication company. We excel in precision machining and fabrication of high-quality machined components from one-off prototypes and small batch turned parts to large volume machining and milling in a variety of materials.
KMF Group's 5 Axis CNC machining and precision engineering services are delivered from a purpose-built 43,000 sq ft production facility in Staffordshire, UK. KMF Precision Engineering is a CNC specialist that carries out entire projects under one roof to provide a fast, comprehensive and cost-effective precision CNC machining and assembly service.
Our impressive array of equipment – including simultaneous and fixed 5-axis technology, sliding head, multi-axial milling and turning machines, precision tapping centres and a highly equipped metrology department – serves a single purpose: ensuring the highest precision and quality of the production of precision CNC machined components and high volume precision turned parts.
In addition, our automated Mazak Palletech systems have the flexibility required for creating shorter cycle times, reducing in-process inventory and simultaneously producing multiple parts over a single shift. We can work on complex production processes and cut investment and tooling costs, allowing clients to focus on core competencies and receive a greater return on their outsourcing investment.
Using the latest 5 Axis technology, both simultaneous and fixed, we can produce complex, multi-axial components in a variety of materials.
Our 3,4 & 5 Axis machining centres allow us to machine a wide variety of complex parts, from small, precision-machined components of 5-10mm up to 300-500mm, with a machining envelope of 3000 x 800 x 700.
Multi-tasking sliding head machining centres allow for both turning and multi-axial milling in the main and sub spindle. All operations of small, complex, high precision turned parts can be completed from raw material to finished part, in one cycle. KMF can produce components from 2mm to 32mm through 3m bar feeds.
KMF is one of the leading suppliers of multi-pallet machined components. With a Mazak HCN 5000-111, in-house tooling and fixturing directly linked to the scheduling system, we can synchronise the running of 12 pallets allowing a suite of parts to be run off in one visit. With a fully programmable automation line, our machines run day and night with the benefit of a 120-tool carousel and probe checking capabilities.
With our wide range of 3 & 4 Axis milling machines, high speed tapping centres to conventional heavy cutting machines, KMF operate two styles of vertical milling. Our Brother machining centres produce high volumes of nonferrous components on both flat and trunnion styled beds. Bridgeport & Quaser heavy-duty vertical machines, produce a wide range of steel parts.
CNC turning centres and 3 and 4 axis lathes allow us to produce high precision parts ranging from 4mm to 70mm diameter for bar fed components and up to 300mm diameter for billeted components. Ranging from single-spindle chucking lathes to multi-spindle barfed lathes we can offer a cost-effective solution for all of your turned part requirements.
From a strong base of approved and trusted suppliers, we can provide a range of metal finishing services, including, zinc electroplating, anodising (both decorative and hard), phosphoric bond, hexavalent chromium free and CARC. We also offer in house engraving and bead blasting facilities.
Our modern facilities offer a range of precision engineering and metal manufacturing processes, including:
Our extensive in-house capabilities extend to rapid prototyping, comprehensive metal finishing and mechanical assembly cells. It gives KMF the ability to provide a fast, complete and cost-effective CNC machining and assembly service for all our partners.
Behind our large CNC machining capacity is a wealth of hands-on experience. It helps to deliver the accuracy, reliability and repeatability that modern metal design and production demands. It also enables KMF to introduce production efficiencies that give us a competitive edge over rivals in the CNC machining sector. Expertise in production gives us the capacity to handle the most sophisticated processes while delivering innovative efficiencies and cutting costs, releasing customers to focus on their core competencies.
Working with the aerospace, medical, rail and defence industries, KMF Precision Engineering has established a reputation as a specialist in CNC machining and precision engineering that can support a diverse group of products. KMF also have the necessary clean areas, skills and controls to ensure consistent results when the assembly of components is required.Our product experience includes:
Our 255,000 sq ft modern sheet metal and fabrication and CNC machining facilities operate world-renowned automation and technology to tackle your most intricate and demanding designs with agility, quality & speed.View Our Technology
During the several years we have worked with KMF, the account has grown considerably in activity and volume, as such it now encompasses thousands of unique part numbers ranging from the simplest of components right through to the most complex integrated assemblies. KMF are our fully integrated technical partner, providing full DFM activities and supplying components directly into our manufacturing sites and third-party supply chain across the globe. Our past and continued growth is very much linked to our Supply Chain Partnership with KMF Group.
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CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. Numerical Control is the automated control of machining tools by means of a computer. The computer follows a programmed code that contains instructions to process a piece of material.
CNC Milling is the process of machining using rotary cutters to remove material by advancing a cutter into a workpiece. This may be done in varying directions on one or several axes. This is all controlled by the computer and follows the instructions set by the programme.
CNC turning is a machining process in which a cutting tool, typically a non-rotary tool bit,
describes a helix toolpath by moving more or less linearly while the workpiece rotates.
turning, the workpiece (metal or plastic) is rotated at high speeds and a cutting tool is traversed along 1, 2, or 3 axes of motion to produce precise diameters and depths.
At KMF Precision Engineering we can machine a wide variety of materials and regularly machine:
Here at KMF Precision Engineering, we have a wide variety of CNC machining and turning machines available to produce your parts. We have 2-axis, 3-axis and 5-axis milling machines and 3 axis and 4 axis turning. We have 2 sliding head machining centres that allow both turning and multi-axis milling. Horizontal machining with our Mazak HCN 5000-111 with synchronised running of 12 pallets allowing a suite of parts to be run in one visit.
The main difference between 3-axis and 5-axis milling machines is that the workpiece can be worked on from three axes with the former and five axes with the latter. Both are highly versatile, automated, and replicable production processes that will enable you to quickly and cost-effectively create accurate components.
KMF Precision Engineering can machine a part up to 3000 x 800 x 1000mm in size using our Mazak VTC 800/30SR which has a simultaneous trunnion + B axis head with an 18,000 rpm HSK- 40 spindle.
Here at KMF Precision Engineering, we will happily help with your subcontract manufacturing requirements. We have the machines and staff capable of producing high precision engineered parts in low to high volumes, depending on your needs.
From a strong base of approved and trusted suppliers, we can provide a range of metal finishing services, including, zinc electroplating, anodising (both decorative and hard), phosphoric bond,
hexavalent chromium-free, nickel plating and CARC. We also offer in-house engraving and bead blasting and vibrating tumbler facilities. We will be happy to help with any other finishes required.
KMF Precision Engineering currently holds AS9100 and AS9001
KMF's machined components need to perform with pinpoint accuracy in the most demanding environments and therefore we recognise the importance of quality and precision in our products. To ensure all processes are performed to the highest quality standards, KMF Group carry ISO 9001 approval as the baseline for our quality system.
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