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Katron provides CNC Multi-axis Machining, Production & Prototype and Eco machining.


COMPANY HISTORY

Katron Engineering Precision Ltd is a long-established family company, founded in 1942 by Mr Ronald Groves as a result of working with Mr George Dowty and the Dowty Group. 

In 1981 Katron was the first company in the UK to purchase from Elgar Machine Tools, London, a Mazak CNC QT10 machine with Mazatrol T1 control from the Yamazaki family and we have continued to build on this partnership to this day.

Katron today is still run by the Groves family and continues to invest in its dedicated CNC technicians, works personnel and the most advanced manufacturing machining techniques and technology on the market.

Katron has over 70 years of steady expansion and progression, three generations on, it has emerged as a leading UK hi-tech company in multi-axis machining, with a 100% commitment to quality, research and development for our customers' precision components for a more competitive world.

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OUR MARKETS

Aerospace
Defence
Cryogenics
Oil And Gas
Commercial / General machining
Reverse engineering
Hydraulics
Pumps
Renewable Energy
Satellite Communications
Electronics
Fire Protection
Medical
Food and Brewing
Mining Industry
Automotive 
Formula 1 Racing
Agricultural Machinery
Autosports
Construction
Security

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OUR CAPABILITIES

Our current premises have allowed us to expand our portfolio of leading-edge multiaxis CNC machining technology.
KATRON can offer:

Complete C.A.D. / C.A.M. facilities incl. 3D machining.
Extensive range of Multiaxis turning (turning capacity up to 350mm)
5-axis milling (CNC Milling capacity up to 1m x 0.5m)
Extensive range of CNC milling with integrated 4-axis and Renishaw probing
Eco machining
CNC honing
Lapping
Deburring
CNC engraving and vibro etch
Grinding - cylindrical and surface
Conventional machining: lathe and milling
Thread rolling
E.D.M. spark erosion

Pressure testing to 10,000 psi
Ultrasonic cleaning
Final assembly
Fully integrated quality management system with scheduling
Inspection department: 3D CMM, shadowgraph, complete calibration of all gauges and measuring equipment in accordance to BS ISO 9001:2008
We can manage all heat treatments and surface finishes for Aerospace and Commercial markets (inc Hard Anodising, Chrome plating. )
Bonded material stores with full traceability 
Machining all materials including exotics (incl.316st/st, inconels, hasterlloy, duplex , supra 50, toughmet and beryllium copper ). All plastics (incl. peek). All aluminium grades (incl. L111,6082T6.).
Very high surface finishing in a controlled environment
Small & large batch sizes
Consignment holding
Responsive turnaround on quotes and manufactured components
Competitive pricing 
Delivery service

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We now have a position for the following:

CNC Multi-axis turners or millers programmers, setters and operators, including apprentices.
Apprenticeship trained an advantage
Have good experience with various CNC lathes 
Have previous programming knowledge of Mazatrol and Mazak machines
Use of EdgeCAM or MasterCAM would be an advantage
This is a straight day role, Monday-Friday, with overtime available.

Competitive rates of pay, depending on experience and qualifications 

If you are interested in any of the above roles please send a CV to Katron Engineering or call us for further information - details are on the 'Contact Us' page.

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KATRON NEWS

Katron are proud to have been the first company in the UK to have purchased a Mazak CNC machine. Click Here to see the article about Katron that was published in the latest Mazak Cyberworld newsletter.

In celebrating 75 years in business, Katron would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers for their valued and loyal support.

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CONTACT US

Katron Precision Engineering Ltd
Battledown Industrial Estate
Saxon Way
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 6QX

Please call us to see how we can help you:

Tel: 01242 234040

Executive & Technical Director - Denman Groves
Managing Director/Sales - Adrian Groves 

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