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A View of Castle Precision

A correspondent fresh to machining and manufacturing visits a sophisticated machined parts supplier in the UK.
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Editor’s note: Gardner Business Media’s Madeline Kline had the opportunity to intern this summer at the U.K.’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. Ms. Kline is currently a sophomore at High Point University in the U.S. While in the U.K., Ms. Kline visited Castle Precision, a supplier of complex and high-value machined parts. Here is a young person’s look at an advanced job shop.

Castle Precision is a third-generation, family-owned, high-tech engineering company in Glasgow. Under Managing Director Yan Tiefenbrun’s guidance, the company is currently supplying a wide variety of markets, ranging from medical to automotive to aerospace and more.

The small company is doing big things in manufacturing and, after touring its factory, I believe that Castle’s approach to precision machining is truly common-sense engineering.

Castle is defining precision machining with its thorough, detailed approach to manufacturing. The factory uses in-house technology to coordinate and troubleshoot machining in the most efficient way possible.

Castle is not taking an easy or cheap way out, but the company’s investment in integrity and diligence pays off. Castle is constantly working to improve and manufacture the most precise and trustworthy products it can, and what it is creating can only be described as works of art.

Castle’s products are manufacturing marvels, but the productivity and efficiency of the factory is equally incredible. Any cutting tool in the factory can be located in minutes with a QR-code-scanning system, making it easy for engineers to spend more time producing and less time looking for parts.

The computers in the factory also aid productivity by keeping close track of both the machines and those who are using them. The engineers at Castle are focused on creating the finest parts they can, and they are always improving their products and practices to provide customers with the best. The engineering taking place inside Castle’s factory is logical, honest and effective.

Precision is key in everything that Castle Precision does, and by implementing this idea throughout all aspects of the company, Mr. Tiefenbrun has demonstrated that this small precision engineer can do great things.

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