Continual investment in our machining capabilities for new and existing markets

Mini Gears has 50 years of machining excellence and our continual investment in our machine shop ensures that your components are produced on the latest hi-tech CNC machine tools.

We have a large range of CNC machines including powerful multitasking twin chucked machine tools for 5 axis ‘one hit’ machining, semi-manned turning centres, high speed vertical machining centres for aluminium machining, larger CNC lathes to turn blanks up to 600mm, CNC gear cutting, hobbing and shaping machines, CNC gear grinding and CNC checking up to 350mm.

In addition we have capacity for milling, broaching, gear shaving, slotting of keyways and bore honing, plus many auxiliary operations.

We can cut standard commercial gears up to 600mm dia., high precision and ground gears up to 400mm dia. and gear racks up to 3 metres long.

For an overview of our machining capabilities see our showcased machines below and for a full list of our machines please see our plant list.

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5 axis CNC ‘done in one hit’ machine tools

Mazak Integrex® 300-IV ST & Mazak Integrex® 200-IV S

Complex machined parts and gears are expertly manufactured in a single set up from a solid bar or raw material to finished component, eliminating multiple set ups, fixtures, tools, handling and waiting time.

Learn more about our 5 axis CNC Machining service …

Doosans turning and milling

Turning and Milling machines

Doosan Puma 2600Y & Doosan Mynx 5400/50

The Doosan Puma 2600Y with live tooling and Doosan Mynx with a Nikken 4th axis are used for heavy duty turning and thread milling in exotic materials as required in specialist high end valve applications.

Learn more about specialist machining for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry …

Mitsubishi cnc gear hobbing

Semi-automated Gear Hobbing machine

Mitsubishi CNC Gear Hobber

A semi-automated carousel loaded CNC gear hobbing machine for medium to high volume production work for cutting gears in very small cycle times.

The Mitsubishi can cut both commercial gears and high precision gears up to a DIN standard of 7.

Learn more about our Gear Cutting service …

Cincinnati FTV 840 VMC

Vertical Machining Centre

Cincinnati FTV-840

A travelling column vertical machining centre where the machining table remains stationery and the head, containing the cutting tool moves. This gives a bigger machining envelope, larger weight capacity and faster rapid traverses and is used at Mini Gears for drilling and milling gear racks. We have 8 rack cutting machines that now produce over 2 million feet per year of racks up to 3 metres long.

Learn more about our specialist rack manufacturing …

Dah Lih MCV 1200 VMC

Vertical Machining Centre

Dah Lih MCV1200

The Dah Lih Vertical Machining Centre has a 15,000 rpm spindle speed used for aluminium machining.

The machine is equipped with a Look-ahead 200 Block and nano smoothing which allows the machine to mill complex shapes in 3 axis (i.e. scan surfaces).

Learn more about our specialist manufacture of 1st class commercial aircraft seating parts…

Victor V36 CNC Lathe

Heavy duty turning machine

Victor V-36 CNC Lathe

The Victor V36 CNC Lathe is a turning machine equipped with a 15″ chuck for heavy duty turning of large parts.

It has a live quill and programmable tailstock – allowing us to machine heavy parts and shafts.

Learn more about our CNC Turning service…

Hoefler gear grinding machines

CNC Gear Grinding Machines

Hoefler Helix 400K & Hoefler Promat 400

The Hoefler CNC gear grinding machine is one of the most accurate available on the market for finishing a high precision gear.

Gear grades up to DIN 5 can be achieved on a production basis and even more accurate for special applications.

Learn more about out specialist CNC Gear Grinding service…

Mitutoyo CMM Crysa co-ordinate measuring machines

Co-ordinate Measuring Machines

Mitutoyo CMM Crysta-Apex S574 & Mitutoyo CMM Crysta-Plus M443

The S574 is a high accuracy, high speed moving bridge type CMM, utilising the latest Mitutoyo software, including CAT1000 CAD software and equipped with a scanning head and probe.
Measuring area: x axis 500mm, y axis 700mm and z axis 400mm.

The M443 is a manually operated moving bridge type CMM used daily by operators for verification.
Measuring area: x axis 400mm, y axis 400mm and z axis 300mm.

Learn more about Quality Assurance at Mini Gears…

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