About Machining

Machining describes the process of removing excess material from a component by cutting, milling, abrading or other techniques.

Machining by power driven tools, such as milling machines, lathes, shaping machines, gear cutting machines, are employed to yield the dimensional accuracy and surface finish requirements necessary. At Isaac Butterworth, our machinists are able to work to the tightest of tolerances. Using a range of conventional and CNC machines we are able to manufacture the desired products of our customers particular project specifications.

In some cases more modern techniques such as EDM and laser cutting may be employed. 

Isaac Butterworth machine shop offers all these machining possibilities.

Machining Processes and Materials

Primary Process

  • Vertical & Horizontal Machine Centres
  • CNC Milling & Turning
  • Bar Feed Auto's
  • Manual Machines

Secondary Processes

  • Grinding
  • Heat Treatment
  • Hardening
  • Plating & Surface Finishing


  • Cast Alloyed Irons
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Carbon Steel
  • Alloy Steels
  • Bronze

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