What you need. When you need it.

We CNC machine a wide range of mediums from GRP, Carbon Fibre, Polyurethane Foam, Epoxy Foam, Aluminium, Brass, Cast Iron and Steels

Inspection & Digitising

As part of further expansion we have invested in a 3.6 metre Cimcore arm along with Delcams power inspect software. This has allowed us to add a digitising service along with the inspection,. With this equipment we can take 3D geometry points shapes and contours to generate a 3D cad file to which we can re-engineer the component as well as inspect the item.

Fabrication and Welding

With CAD we can design and sub con plate profiling of machine plates or billet to then be fabricated using our coding practice.

Code Testing:
BS EN ISO 9606-1:2017 HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 20MM MIG
BS EN ISO 9606-1:2017 FLAT 20MM MIG
BS EN ISO 9606-1:2017 VERTICAL UP PLATE
with Stick, TIG or MIG welding.

3D Scanning

This is a new service we have invested in which works in conjuction with the machining, we can scan the item, model the cad, machine, then produce the part from a multiple of mediums for GRP production masters, or a pattern to produce castings also low volume part machining.

3D Printing

Recently we have invested in a small 3D printer which can be used for lots of applications for example small intricate models or scale models, from this you can have a better understanding what the full size part may look like as sometimes the cad file may not tell the full story.

Pattern Making

All patterns are CNC machined for increased accuracy and faster lead times. Patterns for foundry industry to include turbine casings, hydraulic bodies, rotory pump turbines and also wave and wind generation.

Vacuum Forming/Pressure Forming

Over the years we have often worked on vacuum forming and pressure forming tooling.

Model Making

As part of pattern-making and CNC machining we are often asked to produce scale models, these range from submarines, ships, statues and helicopters.

AE Forrest offer the CNC Milling capabilities you need, when you need it

We work with companies all over the UK who appreciate our attention to detail, reliable delivery and value for money

Our aerospace and energy sector customers have been asking for every-larger machined parts which has resulted in AE Forrest adding a Hurco DCX 32 to our already extensive selection CNC Milling machines.

Our Hurco DCX 32 CNC machining centre is ideal for machine aerospace and energy parts. It can machine up to 3200mm (X axis) x 2200mm (Y) x 920mm (Z).

Hurco’s 3D Import functionality facilitates the direct importation of solid objects, such as .stp and .step files, into the CNC machine control system. Additionally, it incorporates a comprehensive simulation of CAD/CAM tool paths. The all-inclusive Hurco CNC control system, bolstered by WinMax® and its conversational programming capabilities, stands out as the most adaptable and user-friendly solution among all CNC controls available within the industry.

We invest heavily in our equipment and our highly trained and experienced tea of engineers. This has resulted in AE Forrest gaining an enviable list of blue-chip clients that rely on our ability to bring projects in on time and on budget.

We work with many leading engineering companies and have a reputation for providing innovative solutions. We could work with you too.