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As part of the company’s ongoing investment programme, DJL Engineering recently invested in an advanced Axiom Too coordinate measuring machine (CMM) from Aberlink.

DJL Engineering provides its customers with all aspects of tool making and production batch work.

The company serves a wide range of demanding industries, including the aerospace, defence, automotive, agricultural, marine, medical and coin minting sectors.

Work undertaken includes the design and manufacture of press tools, injection mould tools, cast-iron pattern work, copper and graphite 3D electrodes, special purpose tooling, jigs and fixtures and a wide variety of prototype work.

‘Before we purchased our new CMM, the high output from our machine tools meant that we often had a bottleneck in our inspection department,’ said DJL owner Doug Wood.

‘Prompted by the quality demands of the precise work we undertake for a US mint, after exploring alternative CMMs, we invested in an Axiom Too from Aberlink.

‘In addition to satisfying the demands of our American customer, the CMM has helped to enhance the quality of our output across all of our work.

‘The unit is easy to use; Windows-based software has ensured a minimum training period and much quicker inspection routines compared to previous methods.

‘The inspection time saved and the new work that the Aberlink CMM has attracted has meant that the Axiom Too has given the company a very quick return on investment,’ he added.

Aberlink describes its Axiom Too as the complete inspection centre, with high measuring accuracies achieved through the use of the latest metrology techniques and in-house manufacturing methods.

The CMM has an all-aluminium bridge, resulting in a very low thermal mass.

With the Axiom Too’s advanced materials, the machine’s reduced inertia results in a high operational speed.

Borrowed from the aerospace industry, the Axiom Too’s sturdy measured component support consists of an advanced granite/aluminium honeycomb construction, which provides natural damping and further improves the machine’s thermal properties.

The machine’s compact design occupies a relatively small footprint, with the controller and all peripherals housed within a compact workbench.

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