NIKKEN Innovation Centre Europe (NICe)

Visit and experience X-Treme solutions

The new innovation centre is a blueprint facility for the NIKKEN group of companies located at the heart of the UK manufacturing research & development activity, the AMP. With world-class companies and research organisations in close proximity, the AMP is a perfect fit for NIKKEN to collaborate on challenging applications with global blue-chip organisations and technology leaders.

Seven of the latest machine tools are in operation with a full range of applications ranging from rapid removal of Titanium to high-speed machining of an aluminium micro impeller using a 5-Axis Direct Drive Rotary Table. There are also a range of theoretical presentations available to support the manufacturing strategies, including real-time demonstrations of the latest generation tool Presetters - providing a direct link to the machine tools via a new Tool Identification software suite.

A selection of different recent demonstrations is below. New manufacturing techniques are constantly evolving and will be added as they become available.

 


X-Treme 2xD Rough & Finish

X-Treme 2xD Rough & Finish

03 March 2016 - The X-Treme chuck was developed to meet an Aerospace requirement for reliable heavy milling of Titanium engine components. This process demanded a combination of high repeatable accuracy, excellent ru...

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60:1 Aluminium Thin Wall Frame

60:1 Aluminium Thin Wall Frame

03 March 2016 - Demonstrating thin frame manufacturing strategy at its extreme. By maintaining a 5:1 ratio stepping down the frame and crucially never returning to a thin section there is sufficient pa...

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X-Treme Aerospace Artefact

X-Treme Aerospace Artefact

03 March 2016 - The X-Treme aerospace artefact demonstration highlights not only the effectiveness of the X-Treme holder to ensure absolute tool retention in real world applications, but also its versatile ...

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Multi-Axis Machining

Multi-Axis Machining

03 March 2016 - Our Multi-Axis machining capability allows the Nikken Innovation Centre and our Technical team to plan for the future. This platform provides some of the versatility required for testing, research and...

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Direct Drive Micro Impeller

Direct Drive Micro Impeller

03 March 2016 - The Nikken range of single (4th) and twin axis (5th) CNC Rotary Tables are built to last with market leading design, construction and reliability as standard! The same is true of our extensive range o...

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Mini V8 Engine Block

Mini V8 Engine Block

03 March 2016 - The Nikken range of single (4th) and twin axis (5th) CNC Rotary Tables are built to last with market leading design, construction and reliability as standard. Our apprentice team have developed a dem...

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Full 5-Axis Large Impeller

Full 5-Axis Large Impeller

03 March 2016 - The Nikken range of single (4th) and twin axis (5th) CNC Rotary Tables are built to last with market leading design, construction and reliability as standard. Our five-axis impeller demonstration eff...

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Trochoidal Milling Application

Trochoidal Milling Application

02 March 2016 - Our high efficiency trochoidal milling demonstration brings together several elements to effectively utilise what is a low cost platform for a demanding application. The Nikken BT40-C12-65G high spee...

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