Precision Machining

It’s all in the Details

Our machining staff has an in-depth knowledge of machinery equipment and technique, honed from over 20 years experience. Over that time we’ve developed a keen awareness that what we do can make or break your business. We infuse our respect for you and your business in everything we do.

We’re a small operation that focuses on the details. We don’t do everything, but what we specialise in we do better than anyone.

Refurbishment and new components are the heart of our business. We take your employees’ safety seriously and keeping your daily operations running smoothly is why we’re in business. When you need a part fixed, designed or manufactured, we do everything possible to ensure it’s done right the first time to get you up and running as safely and soon as humanly possible, no matter what it takes.

Our Machining Services

Our precision machining services include:

  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Drilling
  • Horizontal Boring
  • Vertical Boring
  • Line Boring
  • Bore welding
  • Grinding
  • Fabrication

We work with the following materials:

  • Mild steel
  • High tensile
  • Manganese steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminium
  • Bronze
  • Brass
  • Plastics
  • Nylon
  • Urethane

What do these machining terms mean?

Not everyone’s in the machining business. So we’ve strived to put what we do in laymen’s terms to give you an idea of what we can do for you.

Turning means we rotate your part as it’s being cut using a manual lathe or automated Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. Turning is generally used to cut along external surfaces. (Cutting along an internal surface is called boring.) Types of turning include:

  • Straight turning
  • Tapered
  • Profiling
  • External Grooving

Milling generally means we carve your work piece to a pre-determined design using an automated milling machine or machining center. Milling is particularly effective for shaping asymmetrical pieces along a vertical or horizontal plane.

Drilling means we cut or enlarge a small hole into a solid material using a radial drill.

Boring cuts bigger holes than drilling does, using a borer.

Horizontal boring is accomplished using a horizontal boring machine to bore holes in a horizontal direction.

Vertical boring is accomplished using a vertical borer to bore holes in metal and steel like an engine block. It does so on a vertical plane.

Line boring uses a long shaft to shave metal off the inside of a bored hole to resize it or make it bigger. We use a line boring machine to accomplish this.

Bore welding also resizes bored holes.

Grinding does the same to metal as sanding does to wood—smooths the surface to make it easier to work with. We do some surface grinding in our shop.

Fabrication is a process by which metals (only) are cut, bent or welded together using a variety of methods such as sawing, shearing, hammering, pressing, riveting or fastening. Our fabrication service consists mainly of welding metal pieces together.

We hope this helps clarify what Mackay Harbour Engineering machine shop can do for you and your business. No matter what your machining needs may be, our high-quality workmanship is second-to-none.

Have more questions about our machining services?

Contact us for a consultation today.