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British Precision Engineering Machining and One-Hit Manufacturing Techniques

Title: British Precision Engineering Machining and One-Hit Manufacturing Techniques
Category: Land > Products & Services > Engineering
Ottaway Engineering has been at the cutting edge of precision engineering for over 50 years. We are a technologically progressive contract manufacturing company who, since 1964, have provided innovative engineering solutions to industry in which quality and reliability are of paramount importance. - Ottaway Engineering was the first engineering firm in the UK to use CNC machines, so you can be assured we have a wealth of expertise in producing your components utilising our high-end CNC machinery. - Tight tolerances are welcomed and wherever suitable we will employ One-Hit Manufacturing techniques on our multi-axis machine tools. This entire service is fully traceable and produced under our AS 9100 Rev C approved Quality Assurance System.

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Precision Engineering

CNC Precision Machining


With our highly skilled workforce and commitment to invest in the very best machinery we have the ability and flexibility to manufacture your components in the most suitable way. As many of our machines are capable of running unmanned, in combination with our shift system, we can run 24/7.

  • High Speed Machining

The use of High Speed Machining allows us to shorten production times by ensuring high metal removal rates whilst improving surface finish. It is also ideally suited to producing intricate components with thin wall sections.

  • Multi Axis Precision Milling

Our 4 and 5 axis milling machines have been carefully selected to provide a broad range of capabilities, from incredibly rigid machines ideal for hard milling through to light, fast and supremely accurate mills for micro-machining. All backed up with our wealth of expertise in clever fixturing, tooling and workholding.

  • Muti Axis Precision Turning

Our multi-axis turning centres can tackle the most complex parts. Any angled features can be machined without the need for subsequent operations. Gears can be hobbed and high-helix angle screws can be thread-whirled. Long slender shafts can also be producing utilising "sliding-head" techniques. By having up to four tools cutting simultaneously we can produce your parts very quickly whilst maintaining tight tolerances.


One-Hit manufacture

By utilising our multi-axis machining centres we try to incorporate as many machining functions as possible into one operation. Milling machines no longer just mill and lathes can do so much more than simply turn.

We have taken customers' parts, previously machined in ten separate operations, and produced them complete from bar stock in one operation in a fraction of the time. That's one-hit manufacturing.


Rapid manufacture

For prototype and small batches, customers are increasingly looking to rapid manufacturing techniques, such as laser sintering, for production of components in very short lead times; or for parts which would be difficult or even impossible to create in any other way. The problem with these sintered parts is that they do not provide high enough accuracy or surface finish for many applications.

We are now pleased to be able to offer our customers a complete service whereby we will take your 3D CAD data, produce the sintered parts in metal or plastic and machine critical features so that you can now have a usable part for your pre-production trials. To the best of our knowledge we are the only company in the UK currently offering this service.



Many customers rely on us to produce kits of sub-assemblies for them. We can provide these in special-purpose packaging to assist your assembly and prevent damage.


Clean room

Our 30 sq m Class 10,000 Clean Room with Electrostatic Dissipative flooring and equipment has been designed for the assembly of critically sensitive components.



Since the mid 1980's Ottaway Engineering has been using CAD/CAM to assist in the efficient manufacture of our customers components. We use EdgeCAM for this purpose and wherever possible will work from the customers models.

We can import most types of data, including the following:

Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/DESKTOP, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA, AutoCAD, Parasolids, IGES, DXF, STL and STEP.


Production Process

OttawayEngineering Production Process



From receipt of order to completed item delivery, our Enterprise Resource Planning System (Efacs) tracks the progress of manufacture every step of the way, ensuring that production and delivery schedules are met.



A selection of Otaway Engineering Clients












General Electric





Martin Baker






Thermo Scientific







Why Ottaway Engineering's Approved Precision is precisely your best choice.


Since 1964 we have moved across a wide spectrum of manufacturing, during which time we have always been totally committed to fulfilling the ever-changing and increasingly precise demands of all our customers.

Operating from our environmentally controlled factory we manufacture high-precision products for industries in which quality and reliability are of paramount importance.

Our reputation for engineering excellence is supported by continual investment in modern manufacturing techniques and is also fully endorsed by British and international approvals


Our team of experienced and dedicated engineers is ready to respond to your most intricate and stringent production requirements, by coupling the latest manufacturing methods with great skill, ingenuity and enthusiasm.  



Ottaway Engineering's Approved Precision

precisely your best choice


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Eastleigh Hampshire

Ottaway Engineering Head Office & Factory


Address: Renown Close, Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate
City/Town: Eastleigh
State or County: Hampshire
ZIP code: SO53 4HZ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2380269977
Fax: +44 2380270270
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