Machining at Safire
Safire have great machining facilities in our machine shop at Saxon wharf in Southampton, offering accurate machining to high standards and quality. In addition to general machining we also offer the manufacturing of one off’s, proto-type parts and repairs as well as batches of parts all produced with a high attention to detail.
Our machines are both manual and CNC controlled that can be programed at the controller. Coupled with the ability to program from our cad/cam software. Enabling us to tackle a wide and diverse range of work.
When you want a really good quality job and service contact Safire.
We are professional, highly skilled engineers and take the time to ensure a job is done well, with this in mind you can be assured your work will be completed to high standard and good accuracy.
Safire Associates machining services include:
An illustration of some of the work we can offer to do at our facilities are listed on this page, why not contact us with your project details
Small tool setting / location jig
Using various work holding techniques we can manufacture small parts. like the tool setting / location jig as well as the sensor probe parts shown here. Both projects similarly machined from stainless steel and have various machined features on them. Including turning, boring, threading, face grooving also with some fine milling details.
Small sensor probe parts
Large syntactic foam blocks
Some of the diverse work we do included these syntactic foam blocks pictured. Machined identically mirrored for a deep sea ROV to add ballast for some devices installed on the ROV.
The stock block measured 800mm x 400mm x 300mm. We machined them on all sides with 3d cad/cam programming in order to create all the features required for the job.
With our machines we have the capacity to take on some larger machining jobs as well. included in our machine shop are:
We have a 3 axis cnc bed milling machine. With travels of 1016mm x 596mmx 584mm. Together with a programmable spindle with speeds up to 5000 rpm.
We also have a large manual Knee milling machine
We have a 2 axis manual / cnc turning lathe with manual tool change. It has a 10″ chuck as standard as well as a range of other work holding chucks and jigs. With a turning diameter of 410mm (reduced over the cross slide.) enabling us to tackle larger work
Large diameter tank lid
Tank lids machined from steel or stainless steel. Including this 675mm diameter stainless steel lid which was waterjet cut first. Then machined to get the finished bore tolerance. With attention to detail on the o-ring grooves and counter bored bolt holes also the threaded locator holes.