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Dawson Precision continues investment programme

Dawson Precision Components (DPC) has installed advanced new machines at its Greater Manchester engineering base – including one machine that is the first of its type in the UK.

DPC provides wide-ranging subcontract and engineering services to clients in the UK, Europe and beyond, across sectors including aerospace, aviation, defence, energy, environmental, marine, medical, motorsport and rail transport.

The new equipment, costing £230,000, represents the latest stage of investment at the Greater Manchester precision engineers. Over £1 million has been invested in expanding DPC’s workshops and premises in recent years by owners Simon Dawson, Paul Dawson and Julie Hughes.

Dawson Precision Components has invested over £1m in recent years as part of an expansion programme / Picture: Dawson Precision Components


The new machines installed at DPC’s base in Shaw, Oldham, come with low-frequency vibration (LFV), which enables better swarf management in metal or plastics.

Paul Dawson said: “The new machine complements our other machining capabilities of 32mm and 50mm diameters.

“Staff at DPC have been trained on operating the new equipment, with in-house training and visits from trainers.”

He added: “We have invested significantly recently in the latest machining equipment, new production control software, inspection facilities and skills to boost our already enviable reputation.”

“LFV technology allows for better swarf management by turning waste shavings into chips rather than long coils. This means some materials, such as certain plastics and aluminium, can be cut much more efficiently. The waste swarf falls away rather than builds up in long, stringy coils.”

In other developments, DPC has received a strong number of enquiries linked to the recent Subcon 18 supply chain show at Birmingham’s NEC.

Subcon is a leading UK event for subcontract manufacturing professionals across all industrial sectors who are looking to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities and secure partners for business. It attracts international suppliers and includes educational seminars.