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World-class expertise in CNC machining and Toolmaking

CNC milling, CNC turning, CNC spark & wire erosion, EDM fast hole drilling, surface grinding, conventional machining & assembly to high standards of accuracy and attention to detail.

CERTIFIED TO :- AEROSPACE AS9100C, ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004

5 Axis Machining Services 

Duckworth and Kent (Reading) Ltd have recently invested in the latest 5 Axis machining technology, this enables us to offer an even faster turn around on precision components, from difficult materials and  to complex shapes. 

There are many advantages to 5 axis CNC machining, which include:  

  1. Being able to machine complex shapes and hard to make components in a single setup, which saves times, cost and operator error. 
  2. 5 axis machining enables shorter cutting tools to be used since the head can be brought down towards the machining operation and the cutter oriented towards the surface. The result, a higher cutting speed can be achieved and the vibration of the tool reduced. 
  3. Typically 5 axis machining offers a better surface finish as it uses a flat bottom endmill which can eliminate ribbing caused by ball-nose endmills. 
  4. 5 axis machining eliminates multiple setups required to re-position components for complex angles.
  5. Eliminates manual mill work required to clean up surfaces. 


5 Axis Machining Design 5 Axis Precision Machining


 5 Axis Machining Time Lapse Video






Exhibiting at Farnborough Southern Manufacturing 21-23 March

New 5 Axis Milling Machine
During December 2016, Duckworth & Kent (Reading) Ltd, has introduced an another NEW 5 axis CNC milling machine

Exhibiting at Farnborough International Airshow 11-17 July 2016

New Investments 2015
Hurco VM10UI
5 Axis machining centre
Telesis Laser Marking machine
Visual Fair first article inspection soffware

New Investments 2014
Duckworth and Kent (Reading) Ltd have recently invested in the latest DMU 50 Deckel Maho 5 axis machining centre

New Investments 2012
Dugard ECO 760 VMC x 2
Doosan Lynx 220B CNC Lathe x 1
Doosan Lynx 220LC CNC Lathe x 1

Re-structure of workshop to maximise placement of new investments

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