MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING LIPCO ENGINEERING CUTTING-EDGE ENGINEERING Lipco provides a highly skilled precision engineering service to Tier One companies within Aerospace, Automotive, Commercial, Defence, Motorsports, Oil and Gas and Rail industry sectors. It's not often a company can be said to have a hand in the operation of each and every sector but, perhaps, in Lipco Engineering, we have precisely that. Not just working within a number of sectors but, critically, at the cutting-edge of manufacturing and engineering, it's a company with bold ambitions and a resumé to match. Formed in 1980, Lipco Engineering has since extended its reach from its Dorset home and now operates from a further site in Lancashire. Providing a highly-skilled precision engineering 4 44 services to Tier One companies across a wide range of sectors, including: aerospace, automotive, commercial, defence, motorsports, oil and gas, and rail industry sectors, the company is amongst the most prominent in CNC grinding, milling and turning. Representing lead times previously thought untenable, Lipco Engineering offers products at a robustness to accommodate the multiple sectors for which it caters; its newly-establish grinding department bearing witness to the company's esteemed quality. Indeed, making use of the best in profiling equipment from a range of suppliers, Lipco Engineering is now even better-equipped to process hard chromeplated components, including those which are MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING MAGAZINE cylindrical, following this year's scheme of investment. With an expanse of milling and turning plant equipment, commensurate to that of its grinding facilities, the company provides something akin to a turnkey solution in precision engineering. With a 400mm chuck and 1500mm bed, the new Mazak i400 integrex mill-turn is a formidable machine and, in addition to a further sixteen milling and mill-turn tools, Lipco Engineering is able to operate at a record number of different speeds and thicknesses. Directly linked to cutting-edge CAD/CAM software, machines are exacting while being adaptable to customer requirement. As such, Lipco Engineering regularly offering consultancy at a design stage, something of an asset for customers specialising in Design for Manufacture (DFM): allowing input at all levels, from programmers right down to the machinists, themselves.