R & I Instrument and Gear Company continue their quest to expand their Customer base and have proven their ability to adapt in the manufacturing industry by achieving Quality System requirements meeting the Aerospace standard AS9100.

Ted celebrates 60 years of service

Celebrations were in order this week at the Hardman Bros and R&I headquarters as a unique milestone was reached by one of our employees. Our longest serving employee, Ted, has been working for Hardman Bros for a remarkable 60 years this month.


Prince William showing the Queen and Prince Phillip an air ambulance fitted with a Trakka searchlight

Featured in this photo is Prince William showing his Grandparents, The Queen & Prince Phillip around and highlighting the Trakka Systems TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight fitted to the Air Ambulance he pilots. The H145 Air Ambulance is located Cambridge Airport where Prince William works part-time as a helicopter pilot.  R & I is proud to have been involved with Trakka in their project from the very early development stages.

R & I Gear are very pleased with their newest addition to the factory floor, a Star SR-20R III.

The Star SR-20R III sliding head lathe has the capability to enhance production and accuracy for medium complex components. The SR-20R III has a vast array of tooling options available including angular drilling, gear hobbing, deep hole drilling and thread whirling.

uPrint SE Plus 3D Printer

R & I Instrument and Gear Company have received (and tested) their latest piece of machinery, a 3D printer that will hasten the design and testing process. The uPrint SE Plus has a printing or build size of 203 x 203 x 152 mm (8 x 8 x 6 in.) and uses fused deposition modelling (FDM) technology to build models in thermoplastic. The 3D Printer will streamline the research and development process with the capability to print straight from a CAD drawing.

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