Precision machining

At Jamestan we pride our selves on our precision machining and our regular ability to deliver in difficult situations.

A stable and highly skilled workforce has allowed Jamestan to not only achieve high standards of precision, but maintain them over many years.

We have a wide variety of processes available to ensure components are manufactured using the most economic methods, and coupled with our adherence to Quality Standards AS9100 / ISO9001, this means the product our customer receives has been produced to meet or exceed their expectations.


2 Axis Turning: We have two XYZ Protrak Centre Lathes to satisfy low volume and larger components and 2 Hardinge Conquest 42 Lathes to ensure medium volume turning requirements are met efficiently.

Multi-Axis Turning: 2 Miyano ABX-64 SYY, 1 Mazak Quick Turn 200 MSY, 2 Citizen M32 V Sliding Head machines and 3 Hardinge Quest Turn / Mill machines are available to enable more complex components to be completed in a single cycle. .


2 Axis Milling: Two XYZ Protrak machines cater for routine and complicated low volume requirements.

3 Axis Milling: 2 Hurco VM30 and VM20 machines fitted with rotary computer controlled 4th Axis enable complex parts to be tackled. The addition of Hypermill CADCAM software enables simultaneous machining across all axis, and facilitates the generation of machine programs from customer supplied 3D models.

5 Axis Milling: 1 Roeders RXP500DSC, 1 Hurco VMU 30 and 1 Hurco VMX 30T fitted with 2 Axis Nikken Table,   provide excellent versatility and high speed milling (upto 42,000 rpm).  Programming via Hypermill CADCAM software allows true 5 Axis simultaneous machining.


Surface Grinding: 1 Jones & Shipman Format 5 CNC Surface Grinder together with 2 Jones & Shipman 540L machines enable a wide variety of Tooling and Production Grinding to be undertaken.

Cylindrical Grinding: 1 Jones & Shipman Ultramat CNC Cylindrical Grinder which enables complex forms to be dressed into the wheel and automatically flags shoulder positions plus a Universal Manual Cylindrical Grinder enables a wide variety of external and internal cylindrical grinding operations to be completed.


Wire Erosion: 1 Agie-Charmilles Cut 20 machine provides a capacity to supply precise tooling from difficult to machine materials such as Tungsten Carbide and pre-hardened tool steels.

Spark Erosion: 1 Charmilles Form 2LC with Orbiting head compliments our toolmaking capability.


Design: We have in-house experience and capability to assist customers with the design of a wide range of solutions.

Toolholders – Able to manufacture special tool holders incorporating a wide range of standard interfaces ie. ER , VDI, BT Tapers, DIN Tapers, Double Angle Collet.


Special Purpose Assembly – Projects in excess of £100,000 have been completed for a variety of tasks including Electrical Connector Assembly, Electrical Connector Inspection, Model Railway Track assembly.

Our inhouse capability is further enhanced by the use of local Sub-Contract Design resource, with whom we have a longstanding relationship.

You can get in touch here or you can call us on 01237 471878