Precision Engineering

Precision Engineering

We offer a range of medium to high volume precision machining solutions at our manufacturing sites in Waterford (Ireland) and Leicestershire (UK).

With a corporate culture dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement, SCHIVO is able to service the precision machining needs of modern industry through ongoing investment in the latest manufacturing technology. We provide a wide range of capabilities, offering a complete manufacturing service and integrated support facilities. Combined with the skills and knowledge of our dedicated team, we are able to deliver a high quality and price competitive solution.

We have the capacity and capability to produce complex components in a range of materials including stainless steel, aluminium, plastics and special alloys (to exact tolerances). Our component manufacturing capability extends across a full range of CNC machinery, including high speed horizontal and vertical machining centres, 5-axis machining, sliding head, one hit machining and metrology. These enable us to cost effectively produce components in small, medium or large batches.

We are vastly experienced in a wide range of materials including metals, plastics and exotic or difficult alloys. Below are some of the materials with which we work on a routine basis.

  • Stainless Steel S130
  • Inconel 718, 625 Bar
  • Inconel Forging & Castings
  • 17-4 All Conditions
  • 15-5 All Conditions
  • Brass
  • Aluminium
  • 25% or 13% CR Steel
  • 420 Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • Nimonic 75
  • Titanium Aluminide
  • Delrin, PEEK and other polymers

We continue to invest in and operate a wide range of CNC milling machines from traditional 2-axis to the latest 5-axis machining centres. We offer clients the highest levels of precision manufacturing, rigorous quality control and a lean time focus.

Our team of highly experienced engineers and operators operate wide a range of milling machines.

In Ireland, our milling machinery includes:

  • Roeders HSC RFM 600 DS: HSC Machine Simultaneous 5 axis machining of the most complex geometry
  • Roeders RXP 500D SC: Machine Centre Simultaneous 5 axis machining of the most complex geometry
  • DMG Mori Seiki: NMV3000DCG Vertical Machining Centre High-Precision, 5 axis control vertical machining centre
  • Mazak Horizontal Machining Centre 6 Pallet Workstation with 12,000 RPM, 80 station Tool Changer (capable of 600mm x 600mm x 610mm) x QTY 3
  • Mazak VTC 20C Machining Centre Long Bed with pendulum machining option (capable of 1660mm x 510mm x 500mm)
  • Mazak VTC 20B Vertical Machining Centres (capable of 1100mm x 510mm x 500mm) x QTY 2
  • Mazak VTC16A Small Footprint Machining Centre (capable of 510mm x 410mm x 500mm)
  • Mazak V515/40 Machining Centre 50 Taper Spindle CNC Machine fitted with a Niken 4th Axis Unit (capable of 1050mm x 510mm x 500mm)
  • Maho 800E2 Machining Centre Universal Machine with Horizontal and Vertical Head options (capable of 800mm x 550mm x 500mm)
  • Maho 600E2 Machining Centre Universal Machine with Horizontal and Vertical Head options (capable of 600mm x 450mm x 500mm)
  • Hurco VMX30T Milling Machine x QTY 2
  • Matsuura High Speed Milling Machine 15,000 RPM Machine with 2 Station Pallet Changer (capable of 600mm x 450mm x 500mm) x QTY 2


In our UK plant, our milling machinery includes:

  • HASS VF-0 SP Vertical Machining 4th Axis Control (capable of 508mm x 406mm x 508mm), 0-7500 RPM, 10HP, 20 Pocket Tool Changer
  • HASS VF-1 SP Vertical Machining Centre 4th Axis Control (capable of 508mm x 406mm x 508mm), 0-7500 RPM, 10HP, 20 Pocket Tool Changer
  • In Northern Ireland, our milling machinery includes:
  • Chiron M800 high speed plus 5-axis machining centre with Heidenhain control, 40 ATC
  • Deckel Maho DMC103V vertical machining centre with Siemens control
  • Doosan PUMA TT 1800 5Y
  • Doosan PUMA TT 2500 Y
  • Doosan PUMA TT 2500 SY
  • Doosan VC630 5-axis with Heidenhain control

 

Turning operations are carried out by a team of very experienced operators and engineers, some with almost three decades of CNC metal machining expertise and complex technical problem solving capabilities.

In Ireland, our turning facility includes:

  • Mazak Integrex 200MSYIII Multi Task Mill Turn Centre. 40 ATC. Can Machine in 7 Axis 580 x 160 x 1045 Max swing 660 dia. x QTY 2
  • Mazak SQT15MS Sub-spindle CNC Lathe with Milling capabilities 300 dia x 500
  • MazakSQT15M CNC Lathe with Milling capabilities 300 dia x 500
  • Mazak SQT10M CNC Lathe with Milling capabilities 230 dia x 305
  • Mazak SQT20N CNC Lathe 230 dia x 440 Mazak SQT200 CNC Lathe 300 dia x 500
  • Mazak Quick Turn Nexus 200 II MS


In the UK, our turning facility includes:

  • Doosan Mynx 7500 30 Station Turret (1600 x 765 x 625mm XYZ) dia 12" Nikken 4th Axis
  • Doosan DNM 400 30 Station Turret (760 x 450 x 510m XYZ) dia 8" Nikken 4th Axis
  • Doosan Puma 3100 LY 12 Station Turret Dia 15" Chuck, Turning Length 1250mm, Y Axis Capacity +/- 51mm, with Steady Rest up to 235mm & Live Centre
  • Doosan Puma 3100LM 12 Station Turret Dia15" Chuck , Turning Length 1250mm , With Steady Rest up to 235mm & Live Centre
  • Doosan Puma 2600Y 12 (24 Indexable) Turret Dia10" Chuck \ Collet Chuck, Turning Length 750mm , Y Axis Capacity +/- 51mm , Hydra Feed Bar Feeder Up 2.5" Bar Capacity
  • In Northern Ireland, our turning facility includes:
  • Six Deckel Maho DMC60H twin pallet Horizontal machining centre with 40 ATC, Siemens control & filtration system and Renishaw system
  • Doosan Puma MX2500L ST twin chuck CNC lathe with fanuc Series 18i-TB control, 12 station lower turret with driven tooling, multi axis upper turret with 40ATC
  • Seven Doosan HP5100 twin table horizontal machining centres with fanuc series 18i-MB control, 60 ATC
  • Doosan Lynx 220LM

 

Our tool room in the Waterford operation is more than just a traditional fixture and jig making operation. It is fully integrated into the production operation and assists in new product introduction and development, staffed by highly experienced toolmaking specialists.

  • Maho Vertical CNC Milling Machines
  • Universal CNC Milling Machines (600 x 400 x 450) x QTY 4
  • Manual Milling Machines (1000 x 300 x 400) x QTY 4
  • Harrison Lathes 500 dia x 1500 x QTY 2
  • Jones and Shipman Surface Grinder (450 x 150 x 250)
  • Okamoto NC Grinder (600 x 400 x 350)
  • Ribon Grinder Cylindrical Grinder 200 dia x 450
  • Our EDM cell uses Soditech Wire Eroders to manufacture products with very precise and complex geometries:
  • Soditech 535 Submerged Wire Eroder CNC 4 Axis Wire Machine with 2 micron accuracy (550 x 350 x 300)
  • Soditech 325 Submerged Wire Eroder CNC 4 Axis Wire Machine with 5 micron accuracy (325 x 200 x 200)

 

  • NDT
  • Mag Particle & Die Penetrant
  • Grinding – Cylindrical & Surface
  • Hard Anodising
  • Clear Anodising
  • Cadmium Plating
  • Alochrome
  • Xylan
  • Electroless Nickel Plating
  • Deep Hole Boring
  • Painting