Our Machine Shop at J P Forrest & Son specialises in horizontal boring of small and medium size components up to 20 tonnes single piece weight. Dependent on the quantity, size and complexity of the job, we can provide manual or CNC horizontal boring services on either our conventional manual borers, or on the latest 5-axis, fully contouring CNC control machines.
J P Forrest & Son is of course a 'one-stop shop' for machined fabrications but we are also happy to supply manual or CNC machining services to your free issue materials whether they are fabrications, castings or forgings in single items or small batch quantities.
Advanced Manufacturing Facilities
Our advanced manufacturing facilities include seven Horizontal Borers working on two shifts, four of which are fitted with Heidenhain CNC Controls, either the well-established 426 or the very latest digital iTNC 530. These machines have a range of table size to accommodate a wide variety of jobs. Table sizes range from 900 x 700 to an impressive 3300 x 2000. We also have lathes that can swing up to 930 diameter x 3000 between centres, milling machines and radial drills.