Our main areas of engineering include:

Precision component manufacture to include Prototypes and modification services:
Full CNC machining capabilities,3D CAD/CAM using One CNC Expert modelling facilities capable of accepting customer drawings/models in various formats including DXF and IGES.
Intricate machining of small and medium batches
Short run specialists
Conventional Milling, Turning, Drilling and Grinding
Our customers include the Medical, Motor sport and food processing industries
 
Inspection/measurement:
We are able to provide in house inspection and measurement using our FARO Gauge multi axis measuring arm and PC based software to provide reports, drawings DXF or IGES files.
 
Historic Motor sport and Motorcycle specialists:
Manufacture of one off components or prototypes
Subcontract machining of components and castings in all materials
Reverse engineering of obsolete components using our FARO Gauge multi axis measuring arm
Engine and gearbox modifications and assembly in our purpose built clean room
Using our considerable experience in club national and international racing on 2, 3 and 4 wheels we are able to assist customers in design and manufacture
We are also to do Rebores, 3 angle valve seat cutting, Valve guide replacement, Helicoil thread repairs etc.
 
Restoration, refurbishment and repair of customer’s components:
Bead and grit blasting facilities
Mig and TIG welding on aluminium steel and stainless steel

Equipment list (major items only):

  1. FARO Gauge multi axis measuring arm accurate to .001 MM used for inspection or to reverse engineer components.
  2. OneCNC XR6 Professional 3D CAD/CAM Software
  3. HURCO VM10i Vertical Machining Centre Travels X660mm Y406mm Z508mm 20 Tools 10,000 RPM Spindle MAX Control with DXF software, Uiltipocket 3D mould swept surface and Conversational NC merge software (New 2015)
  4. HURCO BMC 30 vertical machining centre Travels X 760mm Y 450mm Z 610mm  24 tools SSM control  with Ultipocket, 3D mould soft wear, rigid tapping 8000 rpm spindle
  5. HURCO Hawk 5M Knee mill Travels X 760mm Y 350mm Z 450mm Ultimax 3 control with Ultipocket, 3D mould soft wear 3500 rpm spindle
  6. Bridgeport EZTrak 2 axis cnc turret mill Travels X 750mm Y 310mm
  7. Bridgeport turret mill 2 off manual machines Travels X750 mm Y 310mm
  8. Harrison M350 Gap bed centre lathe Turn vision readout 360mm swing 1.6 meters between centres
  9. Harrison M300 Gap bed centre lathe 250mm swing 750 mm between centres
  10. Jones & Shipman 1300 Cylindrical Grinder with internal head Capacity 250 mm Dia x 680mm
  11. Jones & Shipman 540 surface grinder Travels X 450mm Y 150mm
  12. Eurospark H425-p25 spark eroder
  13. Sunnen Horizontal Hone
  14. Vixen hot wash degreasing tank 600mm basket temp up to 100ºC
  15. Guyson Bead & grit blast cabinet dims 1000mm x 800mm x 800mm
  16. Kempi 250 amp AC/DC TIG
  17. Murex Tradesmig 235 amp

About Thunder Engineering

Thunder Engineering has been established since 1992 and specialises in the supply of precision engineered components in a wide range of materials to a diverse range of industries using state of the art CAD/CAM and CNC machining facilities.

Services

Precision component manufacture to include Prototypes and modification services.
Full CNC machining capabilities,3D CAD/CAM using One CNC Expert modelling facilities capable of accepting customer drawings/models in various formats including DXF and IGES.
Intricate machining of small and medium batches.
Short run specialists.
Conventional Milling, Turning, Drilling and Grinding.
Our customers include the Medical, Motor sport and food processing industries.

World Record

Congratulations to Alp Sungertekin for setting a new world record of 176.625 MPH on a normally aspirated 650CC pushrod Triumph at El-Mirage USA in November 2015 using Thunder Engineering manufactured Crankcases and Conrods.