Contract CNC Machining, Manufacturing and Assembly

We are specialists in high-tech optical / mechanical product manufacture.

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services machine, manufacture and assemble precision mechanical and optical products and instruments in both our UK and USA facilities.

Our contract machining, manufacturing and assembly services provide access to leading-edge technologies and facilities, including dust-free clean rooms, temperature controlled calibration and state-of-the-art quality control facilities.

Manufacturing in the UK enables products to qualify as of British or EU manufacture and similarly, USA manufacture ensures that products can qualify as "Made in America".

Our Capabilities - Machining, Manufacturing and Assembly

  • Two extensive machine shops
  • Materials experience in aluminium, iron, steel, brass, copper, nylon, plus a variety of plastics.
  • Forms dealt with include bar, extrusions, castings, injections and press mouldings.
  • Substantial experience of working coated and uncoated optical glass, substrates and plastic.
  • Production controlled through an integrated MRP Systems (Omnis Micross and M4M) which includes: Sales Order Processing, Stock Control, Bills of Materials, Job Costing, Production Control, Purchasing and Inspection, as well as multiple reporting functions.

Manufacturing in the UK enables products to qualify as of British or EU manufacture and similarly, USA manufacture ensures that products can qualify as "Made in America".

Machine Shop - UK

Machine Shop - UK

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services' UK machine shop houses an extensive, modern milling, turning and grinding capability (both CNC and manual), supported by state-of-the-art quality control facilities.

Additionally, a substantial tool room with skilled toolmakers provides prototyping and short run/small batch parts.

Manufacturing in the UK enables products to qualify as of British or EU.

Type Qty Description Axis
UK Machine Shop Capabilities
CNC Mills
CNC Horizontal Mill 1 Kitamura H-400 4
CNC Vertical Mill 2 Bridgeport VMC-1000 3+Rotary
CNC Vertical Mill 1 Bridgeport VMC-800 3+Rotary
CNC Vertical Mill 2 Bridgeport VMC-600 3+Rotary
CNC Vertical Mill 1 Cincinnati Sabre 750 3+Rotary
CNC Vertical Mill 3 Fanuc Robodrill 3+Rotary
CNC Lathes
CNC Sliding Head 1 Citizen M32 6+Sub-Spindle+C- Axis
CNC Sliding Head 1 Citizen M20 6+Sub-Spindle+C- Axis
CNC Lathe 1 Mazak hyper Quadrex 150MSY 6+Sub-Spindle+C-Axis+ Y-Axis
CNC Lathe 2 Cincinnati Hawk 150 2
CNC Lathe 1 Eguro 2
CNC Lathe 1 Proturn 360 2
Manual \ Semi Manual Machines
Vertical Mill 5 XYZ 3000 2
Lathe 1 Harrison 2
Lathe 2 Ecocoa 2
Grinding Machine
Surface Grinder 1 Okamoto 63DX 1

Machine shop - USA (CT) Contract CNC Machining Services

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services' USA machine shop (New Milford, Connecticut) houses state-of-the-art CNC milling, turning and grinding machines.

Manufacturing in the USA ensures that products can qualify as "Made in America".

Type Qty Description Axis
USA (Connecticut) Machine Shop Capabilities
CNC Mills
CNC Horizontal Mill 1 Kitamura H-400i 4
CNC Vertical Mill 2 Bridgeport VMC-1000 3+Rotary
CNC Vertical Mill 2 Fanuc Robodrill Alpha T14iA 3+Rotary
CNC Vertical Mill 3 Fanuc Robodrill Alpha T21iDL 3+Rotary
CNC Lathes
CNC Sliding Head 1 Cincinnati Milacron Hawk 150
CNC Sliding Head 1 Mori Seiki ZL-200
CNC Lathe 1 Mori-Seiki SL-200
CNC Lathes 1 Mori-Seiki NL-2000

Assorted band saws, gang drills, presses, tumblers, bench polishers & grinders.

Paint shop & Preparation Facilities - UK

Paint shop & Preparation Facilities - UK

The UK multi-purpose Paint Shop facility is capable of refinishing a wide variety of materials including Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals along with a variety of plastics, paint processes include wet spray systems and powder-coating of any desired coating and colour.

Preparation processes include Sandblasting, deburring, fettling, aqueous and solvent degreasing along with masking solutions to suit all job requirements.

Facility capabilities are as follows:

  • Curing Oven (up to 250c)
  • 2 x Spray Booths
  • Nordson Powder-Coating system
  • Devilbiss wet spray system
  • 2 x Vibratory bowl finishing machines
  • Wheelabrator media blast cabinet
  • Aqueous degreaser
  • Preparation and masking zone
  • Blackfasting of Brass (antiquing effect)
  • Plastic and metal repairs
  • Deburring/fettling

Anodising and specialist coatings are carried out by external dedicated suppliers.

Product and Instrument assembly – UK and USA

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services machine, manufacture and assemble precision mechanical and optical products and instruments in both our UK and USA facilities.

Product and Instrument assembly - UK and USA

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services' contract manufacturing and assembly services provide access to leading-edge technologies and facilities, including dust-free clean rooms, temperature controlled calibration and state-of-the-art quality control facilities.

There are two modern assembly sites in Woking, UK and one in Connecticut, USA, both with a multi skilled and flexible workforce of over 60 personnel, with a wealth of experience in the assembly of high precision optical and mechanical instruments. Manufacturing in the UK enables products to qualify as of British or EU manufacture and similarly, USA manufacture ensures that products can qualify as "Made in America".

Electronics Section

  • Capable of manufacturing and testing wire harnesses, PCB's and complete assemblies e.g. PSU's
  • ESD and RoHS compliancy
  • 24/7 burn and life test rigs

Metrology Section

  • Skilled fitters who manufacture complex measuring products from start to finish, using multiple tools and gauges
  • Testing capabilities, measuring in fractions of microns
  • Temperature controlled (20°C) calibration room

Optical Head / Zoom / Camera Section

  • Multi skilled workforce involved in electro mechanical assembly, mechanical assembly and optical alignment of a variety of optical / CCTV and mechanical instrumentation zooms and mechanical assemblies
  • Positive pressure clean room facility with laminar extraction cabinets
  • UV curing ovens
  • UV gluing machines

OEM Instrumentation Section

  • Multi skilled assembly staff able to carry our short-run and varied batch electro-optical-mechanical assembly

Flow Manufacturing Section

  • Multi skilled assembly staff specialising in higher throughput electronic, mechanical and optical assemblies First & Second Line Service

First Line Service

  • Technicians in USA, Germany, France, Italy, Japan (in the field and in dedicated workshops). Offering service and annual calibration
  • Second Line and Return to Base Service Technicians for more comprehensive repairs in UK and USA

Turning your ideas into reality

Good product idea, but need help with:

  • Concepts
  • Prototyping
  • Competitive manufacturing
  • Certification
  • Aggressive global purchasing
  • Marketing
  • Sales channel development
  • Distributor recruitment

Vision Engineering Manufacturing Services has helped many customers develop and exploit the potential of their ideas.

Have a question about our products? Call us on +44 (0)1483 248300

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