March 2020

Prototyping company increases capacity with new kit

New equipment has been brought into a Letchworth prototyping company to increase its capacity as it enters a new decade. 

Ogle Models and Prototypes, which last year celebrated its 65th year in business, has purchased a second Hurco VM30i 3 axis machining centre. 

General manager Dave Orman said: “It is two years since we bought our first one and we have been impressed by this piece of equipment, which has boosted efficiency, turnaround times and quality. 

“With a second one on site, we will now be able to take on more work as we continue to provide our customers with the best service we can.” 

The Hurco VM30i 3 axis machining centre is a high speed piece of kit with a large machining envelope of 1270mm x 508mm x 508mm. 

It has been added to Ogle’s fleet of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines that have all been carefully selected to deliver accurate, quality and flexible products for the company’s extensive client list.  

Ogle, based on Birds Hill, is one of the country’s leading CNC model-making companies and company’s believes that applying this process to all its models is the best choice for prototyping, jigs and fixtures, form and fit testing, and creating functional parts for end-use applications. It is also extremely successful for ergonomic models for the aerospace, automotive and medical industries. 

There are now nine CNC machines on site allowing Ogle to continue to combine their high-tech rapid prototyping techniques with traditional bench skills, ensuring customers receive the best quality prototypes and parts, on time, every time. 

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