Celebrating 30 Years in CNC Timber Machining
Haldane UK is celebrating its 30th year of 5 axis CNC timber machining by revolutionising its entire approach to advanced timber machining. The move comes after a two-year development and testing period which has seen the company transform the entire process from surveying through to a new dry jointing system.
Haldane was the first company in the UK to offer 5 axis CNC timber machining services and its experience has gained industry aspect for its ability to machine any shape or profile from any commercially available timber.
The new approach will enable Haldane UK to offer a faster and more competitive service to clients as well as improve the quality of its service.
Haldane UK’s Managing Director, Forrester Adam, said “Since we bought our first 5 axis machine in 1992, we have made steady improvements to our CNC techniques, however in 2009 we recognised that we needed a step change to take us to the next level. This required a radical change to virtually every process in the system and an investment to the tune of £300,000.”
One of the biggest parts of the investment has been a revolutionary new drawing and programming package which has been developed exclusively for Haldane UK and will dramatically improve the speed and precision of the process.
Forrester continued, “The drawing and programming element is one of the most critical and time-consuming elements in the CNC process however this revolutionary technology powered by high powered processors allows us to draw, programme and simulate the machining in a fraction of the time it previously took.”
The company is also using laser technology to carry out its surveys for absolute precision prior to programming. This enables the entire staircase and bespoke timber handrail to be surveyed and presented in one file which enables Haldane to offer the full system dry jointed prior to despatch.