Machine shop casts and fabricates too

005_tmbM J Allen highlighted the impressive range of services offered from base in Ashford, Kent. Operating foundries and a welding facility alongside its machine shop, M J Allen is driven to provide a quality, integrated casting, machining, fabrication and assembly service. It supplies fully-machined castings and fabrications to defence, medical, marine, machine tool, original equipment and automotive (Ford) industries in the UK, Europe and North America. It is certified to ISO9001, 14001 and 18001. Their ferrous foundry produces high quality, grey iron and SG (spheroidal graphite) iron castings to 3000kg and has expertise in complex core assembly work.

The non-ferrous foundry produces precision sand castings in aluminium and bronze alloys to 1000kg for the most demanding applications. 

An aluminium gravity die foundry enables volume casting to 50kg to the highest integrity. 

The foundries have extensive in-house facilities for heat treatment, chemical and mechanical analysis, x-ray, dye penetrant and ultrasonic inspection and pressure testing.

The machine shop operates CMM inspection and jig boring in temperature controlled environments for the tightest of tolerances. The latest CNC equipment includes a Doosan twin pallet, horizontal machining centre and Johnford bridge mill, covering machining in X-axis of 3.1m, Y-axis 1.8m and Z-axis 1.6m.

Coupled with paint and assembly facilities, all at the Ashford site, sourcing of machined and finished castings and fabrications of almost any size and volume is achieved with a single order.

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