News & Events
Latest Investment in EDM Technology
In order to support our continued growth here at AMF Precision Engineering, we upgraded our EDM capabilities with our latest Investment in the AgieCharmilles CUT – E600. We are now able to offer to our customers; improved cutting speed, optimised surface finish and ensure process robustness. The machine is equipped with Intelligent Collision Protection System (ICP) as well as Intelligent Power Generator (IPG) which boosts the quality performance and significantly reduce the running costs.
And the Winner is…………..Richard!
Richard won the FUCHS SILKOLENE CYCLE LUBES road bike, as displayed at the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, MACH 2016. Cycling is Richard’s second hobby -after golf- and he was over the moon:
Going to MACH exhibition to see the new AMF investment of a 5 axis machine and you come back with a carbon fibre bike! Not a bad day at all…
AMF & FUCHS have developed a long standing partnership regarding lubrications solutions of our machines.
New 5 axis milling centre Investment
Committing to our growth strategy this year, AMF invested in a DMG Monoblock 95 machine centre, a new addition to our 5 axis CNC machines fleet. This new CNC milling machine with 950 mm traverse on the x-axis allows us to machine bigger and complex parts of various materials in a more cost effective way. The latest hi-tech features of the machine (e.g 3D control systems) enable the engineers to be more proactive in deciding the manufacturing strategy for each part and identify better machining ways in advance. This machine centre will increase significantly our capacity, make us even more flexible and respond faster to our customer needs on time.
Investment in new 21in chuck CNC lathe
As part of our growth strategy, AMF has recently invested in a new Mazak QuickTurn 450M-II lathe. This powerful machine, an addition to our CNC turning capability, will enable us to machine larger and longer components. The high performance spindle, NC tailstock and live tooling can ensure high accuracy and cost effective machining for all types of materials such as Stainless Steel, Aluminium, nickel based alloys and other exotic alloys. Please visit the CNC machining section of our plant list webpage for more information.
Coded Welding & NDT
AMF has recently accredited in welding various materials and structures to Norsok and ISO standards. The range of materials includes Steel S355, S275 and similar lower grades as well as aluminium 6082T6, 5083 and others, to name but a few. We are now able to achieve the demanding requirements of our customers in Oil& Gas, Aerospace amongst other markets. We are continuously working close with our strategic customers developing skills and achieving qualifications for mutual benefits. Click here for more information about our welding and NDT services or contact us to discuss your needs.
High Value Manufacturing
AMF Engineering Improvement Team is driving successfully the implementation of a cutting edge manufacturing technique for machining of hard materials such as Inconel, Nickel Aluminium Bronze, Duplex Stainless Steel and other exotic alloys. We have managed to reduce the cycle time up to 10 times in some cases and maintain high quality to very tight tolerances Right First Time by utilising hi-spec tools and modern manufacturing techniques. Congratulations to our team and thanks to our customers for their positive feedback.
Investments in 2 engraving machines
AMF has recently invested in two brand new engraving machines. Traceability and serialisation of component parts and assemblies are very critical for our customers and we can now offer a complete solution, minimise human intervention and provide professional stamping of various types (e.g. 6mm high, dot stamping etc). Please visit our plant list section for more technical information.
“Building a stronger workforce for a sustainable future”
Investing in young people is the way we see the future of our and our customers success. AMF has taken on three more apprentices – currently looking for a further one – to expand the company’s wide apprenticeship scheme. Romany, Alex and Ryan are working towards AMF established Personal Development plan which coupled with their college studies will enable them to develop expertise in accounts and engineering in a fast growing manufacturing environment.
Business of Education Workshop
Having strong ties with academia and global business leaders, AMF was invited to present how partnership between industry and University can benefit the companies for future growth. The AMF Business Improvement Engineer, Kostas Stamatopoulos, was one of the three guest speakers presenting the benefits and the challenges of this form of partnership for future success.
“The university of Liverpool and the Agility&Supply Management Centre provides me with cutting edge training and the latest tools which my team and I apply to AMF for business development; we continually improve our procedures and processes by staying up to date with management techniques and technology innovations. I am in a position to say that the business is on the right path for sustainable growth while we provide academia with real business projects allowing them to complete further research and development” Kostas outlined.
Matt Ellis, Quality Manager, added that: “AMF’s strategy is to invest in the future of the business and employees in order to successfully provide cost effective solutions to its customers; this partnership has historically resulted in growth and success and that is the reason we carry with this strategy.”
The event took place in Salford in November 2012 and published in Insider Business Magazine (Dec 2012).
Partnership for Innovation
AMF has started to collaborate with the well established global R&D centres CERN, ILL, ESRF, ESO and ISIS by offering services in precision manufacturing, assembly and UHV cleaning to the highest of standards. We are proud to announce that AMF has won their first order from ESRF while working with the others for the manufacturing of a number of hi-tech parts and assemblies for future innovative projects.
AMF have a great reputation and expertise in manufacturing parts and building modular fully tested assemblies for high spec industries such as medical and life sciences, analytical and semiconductor amongst others.
Working closely with Wirral Investment and local community, AMF is pleased to share internal business information with business community. We believe that this press release distribution strategy is beneficial for our partners as well as increase visibility of AMF in the business world. We want to highlight our successes and the benefits working with AMF Precision Engineering Ltd.
Please read the first AMF press release by clicking here.
Investment in CNC machines
AMF are committed to continually investing and updating equipment and machines in order to provide the latest technology and industry trends. We have recently invested in new equipment including a CNC lathe (Takisawa EX108) and a CNC milling machine (Hass TMIP). Two great additions to our increasing CNC machine fleet; that allow us to expand our capacity and continue to respond even more agile to our customers’ needs.
For more information about the new equipment, please see our updated plant list.
Supporting the future
AMF has recently begun to take on pupils for a day of work experience from local schools in Merseyside. The pupils have been engaged to experience what it is like to work in a manufacturing environment. They have had the chance to help with our laser machine and to create various small 3 dimensional designs (pictures below).
In this way AMF attempt to keep engineering thriving in Wirral and inspire young people to become the engineers of the future.
Partners In Precision
AMF Precision Engineering Ltd have recently acquired Lightning Precision Engineering Ltd (lightningprecision.co.uk/).
Lightning Precision Engineering specialises in harnessing, sheet metal fabrication and profile cutting offering top class engineering solutions to world leaders in Aerospace, Ministry of Defence and other commercial sectors. Coupled with the hi-tech CNC machining capabilities of AMF, both companies will continue to share mutual benefits and success with our new and existing clients.
This strategic decision by AMF ensures sustainable and profitable business growth, wider range of high quality engineering services to our customers and brighter future for our people.
F1 Global Competition at Silverstone
The team has just returned from a fantastic result at FS UK 2012! The University of Liverpool car came 4th in the UK and 18th in the world, a result which included winning the business presentation. These positions are historically the highest for the University of Liverpool team in this competition. AMF Precision Engineering – major sponsor- would like to give congratulations to the Motorsport Team for their results.
Formula 1 Sponsorship
AMF is proud to support innovative ideas and practices. We manufactured critical parts of the F1 Global Student competition for the University of Liverpool project team. We are one of the main sponsors, amongst other global companies, of this project and the competition will take place in Silverstone in July 2012. The car has been redesigned this year from scratch with the aim of achieving the best results. We wish good luck to the University of Liverpool F1 team and we hope to get the best position.
For more info please visit the University of Liverpool Motorsport
Mazak Lathe Acquisition
As a part of AMF growth strategy, we have recently invested in the brand new Mazak lathe Nexus QNT250-II. The QTN Series brings together advanced technology, productivity and value to deliver exceptional performance for machining of large and small components. It delivers Multi-Tasking capability in a single setup, high quality machining and is equipped with Mazatrol software.
AMF launched the new website
To support the commitment to our markets and customers AMF has launched a new website with the aim to support a customer awareness, initiative and enhance communication with our partners. Our objective was to develop a dynamic website which provides fully visibility to our visitors and we can share our business perpectives, news and events with you.
As of all of business related aspects, we do highly appreciate your feedback for our website.
Investment in New Oracle based ERP system
AMF invested in new 6th Generation Production Control software. It is based on Oracle Platform and highly integrates all business aspects, from production scheduling and procurement to delivery and finance, with the aim of better project management and more cost effective solutions. It also allows AMF and its customers to share mutual benefits with the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) module which enhances communication, traceability and reduced the management cost.
AMF started KTP Project with the University of Liverpool
AMF continues to hire fresh talented individuals as it is business commitment to combine experience with new methods and techniques. We welcome on board the KTP Associate, Kostas Stamatopoulos, in collaboration with our long term partner the University of Liverpool.
The main objective of the project is to improve and optimise the New Product Introduction Process and develop and integrated manufacturing and business strategy for sustainable profitable growth.