The Melbourne-based Parish Engineering Co
has recently invested in an Index turn-mill centre to keep up with production demands and enter new markets.
Parish Engineering Co, a family-owned business specialising in repetition engineering for a wide range of industries has recruited Paul Rafferty as its Business Development Manager to lead the company’s expansion efforts into the mining, medical, defence and heavy manufacturing industries.
Mr Rafferty has served more than 38 years at Australian repetition engineering companies where he held multiple executive positions. He explains that the decision to enter new markets is based on the significant decline seen within the automotive industry in recent years.
To service the new industries, which require more complex components with a high degree of accuracy in exotic materials, Parish Engineering has recently invested in an Index turn-mill centre designed for complete machining.
The G200 is engineered for high-precision machining of simple and highly complex parts in small to large batch sizes. Featuring a B-axis for inclined, off-centre drilling and milling, and an additional milling spindle, the turn-mill centre also allows simultaneous machining on the main and counter spindles resulting in reduced cycle times.
According to Parish Engineering CEO Nicole Sinclair, the company previously focussed on high volume repetition machining on up to 6-axis conventional and sliding headstock CNC turn-mill lathes. However, they lacked the capability to handle larger and more complex components, which led to the purchase of a machine with a Y- and B-axis.
With the additional B-axis in the upper tool carrier, Parish Engineering is now equipped to machine highly complex parts and complicated contour elements that also require additional operations such as milling, drilling, lateral drilling or transversal threading.
Ms Sinclair observes that tapping into industries such as defence and medical requires accurate and versatile machines, which will be ably met by their new Index turn-mill centre. She added that Mr Rafferty’s 38 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the manufacturing industry will be beneficial to their drive to expand into these industries.