N & E Precision further invest in Mitsubishi wire EDM Technology

N & E Precision Ltd has now purchased the Mitsubishi MV1200R wire EDM machine that was on display at the recent GTMA Manufacturing Solutions show at the Technological University in Shannon.

Longford-based N&E Precision Ltd previously acknowledged a requirement for EDM technology to complement its extensive CNC machine shop facilities and bought its first EDM machine from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) in September 2019 – this has now been followed by more machines. The subcontract manufacturer invested in its first Mitsubishi wire EDM machine in 2019 and during the pandemic, they purchased a second Mitsubishi machine. Now, a third machine has followed.

Located between Galway and Dublin, the business that was founded in 2005, produces components for the aerospace, oil and gas, medical, pharmaceutical, and general engineering sectors. N&E Precision manufactures specialist precision parts from materials such as HSS and tungsten carbide as well as the frequently regarded ‘challenging materials.

The ISO:9001 and AS:9100 certified company was subcontracting a considerable amount of work out to local companies to undertake EDM machining. To reduce costs and improve control over its processes and lead times, N&E Precision hit the aisles at MACH 2018 to investigate the EDM market.

Following a comprehensive review of the market and recommendations from other local businesses, Joint Managing Directors Noel and Eamon Farrell at N&E opted for a Mitsubishi MV2400R wire EDM with an EKO Ioniser system. With the first Mitsubishi MV2400R making such an impact, the company invested in a second machine, a Mitsubishi MV1200R in 2020. This has now been expanded upon with the arrival of another Mitsubishi MV1200R, purchased at the recent GTMA Manufacturing Solutions show.