What is Machining?

As leading fabricators in Sheffield with a highly experienced and knowledgeable fabrication team, we have expertise skills to carry out high quality machining for all fabrication projects.

Machining is the process of creating desire shapes by removing material using machining techniques and tools. It is done to create specific and precise parts, objects or tools required for final products and equipment’s including engines, appliances, or mechanical projects. Machining is usually performed on many types of metals including steel, aluminium, iron, copper, and bronze. Our team of machinists are well trained and have the experience to carry out machining and decide which is the best process to use for each project and material.

Types of machining processes

  • Milling: Process of using rotating cutting tool by advancing a cutter into a workpiece at a set speed.
  • Turning: Process of cutting away unwanted material by rotating the workpiece using a stationary tool.
  • Facing: Process of cutting a flat surface using a milling machine be moving the workpiece towards the cutter and across the cutter.

Machining tools have developed over time and now many machining projects are done using CNC Machining (Computer Numerical Control). It is a precision machining tool using a pre-programmed computer software to control the movement of the tools.

FEM Ltd has 30,000 sqft of workshop space with a wide array of tools, machinery, and experience. The size, scale, and value of the projects we undertake vary greatly while ensuring that all customers receive the same level of professionalism underlined by FEM Ltd’s technical know-how and expertise. We are here to understand


Need Help with a Fabrication project?

Not sure where to start? At Fem we offer expert advice and guidance to point you in the right direction and help make the process smoother. The experience gained through years of trading while employing an apprentice-trained workforce allows us to analyse and understand the complexities of bespoke fabrication and engineering machining processes.

Please feel free to contact us for a free no-obligation quote and see how FEM Ltd can help with your next project.