Kenward Precision is delighted to have been invited to manufacture a new set of gears for a 1912 Hispano Suiza Alfonso car which is undergoing restoration.
The gears will be reverse engineered from the originals supplied, (right), but the new ones will be finely ground to ensure that they operate as quietly as possible.
The work will involve turning the blanks, slotting some, spark eroding some, cutting the gears, case hardening and final grinding.
This car was named after King Alfonso XIII of Spain who liked it so much that, at one point, he had 30!
Our apprentice Liam Medley is coming along well in learning the skills of worm shaft and worm wheel machining. He is developing into a key member of our team of highly skilled engineers.
We are in the process of manufacturing more gears for naval radar equipment which requires extremely precise gear cutting, heat treatment and final grinding.
Meanwhile lot of thread grinding of stems for sub sea oil and gas equipment is going through the workshop at the moment.
The stems are manufactured from various specialist alloys, such as Inconel, which requires extremely precise set up and grinding to ensure that they operate correctly in arduous conditions.
Many of the stems also require phosphor bronze nuts to move up and down the stems. These also require extremely precise machining.
More grinding of metal sprayed rotors is being done to support the repair work of motors undertaken by our sister company, Westin Drives. These are quite often required to be delivered to extremely tight deadlines.
Registered office: Phoenix Mill,
Leeds Road, Huddersfield,
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SOMAC Ltd trading as
Kenward Precision Engineering
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Phone: 01484 512355
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