As a start-up, working around our existing day jobs, we knew how precious time was and needed workholding that allowed us to quickly change set-ups. Having used Thame previously, we knew they were the folk to go to; in one visit we came away with a range of vices/chucks to get us going, the Solidpoint plates being the winner offering us increased flexibility over previous products. David continues to support us as we grow and always has a range of solutions for any of our workholding dilemmas!!
“Thame Workholding provide Mills CNC with a professional service whether we are seeking a small three jaw chuck to a large 40” chuck or something more bespoke. They provide great technical advice and support on projects requiring more in-depth knowledge of workholding and work with us to find a solution, always understanding the need to keep our customers happy and the time constraints we have to work to.
Thame Workholding is a valued part of the Mills CNC supply chain.”
“Having recently invested in a new 5-axis VMC, the Variaxis C-600, we were in the market for some zero-point workholding. Having previously used similar systems, I had an idea what we wanted.
From first contact, Thame Workholding were nothing but supportive in making sure we got exactly what we were after. No pushy sales tactics were applied, only the drive to help answer our queries. The sales team were super responsive with our questions and offered many solutions for our requirements; detailing solutions previous customers have purchased and showing a CAD demonstration as to what the sub-plate, riser blocks and vices would simulate within the machine environment.
Due to the vast range of material size machined in-house, we needed a system that was versatile and affordable. As it was the Company’s first venture into true zero-point workholding, I knew I needed to get the right solution first time.
The SOLIDBolt zero-point clamping solution offered exactly what we were in the market for, from a quality, versatility and cost perspective. This solution was nearly 50% less than the competitor’s brand and the quality of the Thame Workholding equipment we purchased is, in my opinion, considerably better.
We are now in contact to kit out our other 5-axis machine, the VTC 800/30SR, with a similar system, thus increasing our flexibility with programs between machines and allowing exact repeatability when switching jigs and fixtures between the 2 VMC’s.
I believe Thame Workholding now has a forever customer; with the introduction of each new machine investment in the future, Thame will be our first call for a workholding solution.”
“We were looking for a company help resolve our workholding issues with tibial components on a horizontal milling machine. Thame Engineering came in to discuss our requirements then provided an initial design concept and manufactured a prototype design, all within a rapid timescale. Throughout the process, they constantly communicated with us about their questions and progress.
After trials, we are now looking to scale up the project for multiple parts; this is the confidence Thame Engineering has given us.
Working with David and the team at Thame Engineering is a great partnership.”