Capabilities

We have over 160 years of combined history between our Companies since they were first founded  - R&I (1948) our parent Company Hardman Bros (1953) and our other sister Company Marks 4WD (1979)

We have over 100 different machines located within 3 buildings with almost 8000 m² of floor space located on 5 acres of land.

  • CNC Gear Cutting & CNC Gear Grinding (Ø 800 mm x 600 mm width)
  • Gear cutting Ø 2.0mm to Ø 160 mm   (Hardman Bros to Ø 1500 mm)
  • CNC Lathes – Robot loading, Sub spindles, Y axis & Swiss style gang tool.
  • CNC Milling – 5 Axis simultaneous (pallet loading) & 3 or 4 axis (inc 3 mt bed)
  • CNC Vertical Lathe – Max Ø 1200 mm with C axis milling.
  • CNC Cylindrical Grinding & Precision Honing Ø 3 – 150 mm
  • CAD / CAM (Solidworks and Mastercam)
  • Horizontal & Vertical Broaches; Internal Keyway Slotting to 800 mm long.

Metrology / Inspection supported by a full time Quality Inspector and access to two dedicated inspection rooms (one in full time use) with a huge range of inspection equipment including

  • CMM – Brown & Sharp 1800 x 1000 x 900 mm
  • Vision Inspection - MicroVu, Optical Compararotors and Gear Inspection
  • Hardness testing and surface testerr (Mititoyo & Accrutech)
  • Extensive tange of metrology equipment
  • Dedicated quality inspector with temperature controlled work enviroment

Gear Cutting

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Gear cutting; gear shaping; gear milling & Gear Grinding

  • Gear Grinding– Spur & Helical Gears
  • Universal Hobbing of Spur and Helical Gears
  • Timing Belt Pulleys
  • Gear Shaping
  • Worm Milling
  • Bevel & Mitre Gear
  • Thread Cutting Rack Cutting

Grinding – Cylindrical, surface and tool & cutter

  • CNC Cylindrical Grinder
  • CNC Surface Grinder
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Surface Grinding
  • Tool & Cutter Grinding

Turning a wide variety of different CNC machines with varying capacities and milling – Horizontal; Vertical and 5 axis capability

  • CNC Lathes (including multi axis Lathes
  • CNC Machining Centres (including 5 Axis machines)
  • CNC Wire Cutting
  • CNC Cylindrical Grinding
  • CNC Gear Grinding
  • EDM
  • CAD – Solidworks

General Engineering

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Broaching, slotting, honingand grinding

  • Turning
  • Universal milling
  • Slotting
  • Grinding
  • Honing
  • Horizontal Milling
  • Vertical Miilling

Approved Quality System to AS9001:2008 QEC4517

  • Vision Inspection - MicroVu
  • CMM - Brown & Sharp
  • Optical Comparators
  • Surface Tester (Mititoyo & Accrutech)
  • Hardness Testing
  • Master Gear Testing
  • Extensive range of metrology equipment