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Hallam purchase Axiom too 600 CNC Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

In January 2021 Hallam took delivery of a British-made Aberlink Axiom too 600 CNC CMM. Fast, accurate and reliable, the Axiom too is a fully motorized moving bridge type CMM with Aberlink 3D geometric measurement software for CNC applications, providing a genuine graphical interface.

The Axiom CMM allows measurement requirements to be undertaken efficiently and speedily. Each component is placed in a purpose-made fixture on the bed of the CMM and measurements at different points on the component are taken automatically by the machine. The machine is housed within a Kaiser + Kraft (UK) Limited modular inspection office on the shop floor next to the CNC machining centre.

This initiative follows Hallam winning new contracts to develop and supply product in volume to a major UK-based electric vehicle manufacturer, where PPAP techniques must be deployed. Further contracts (generating higher volumes and additional jobs) depend specifically on productivity improvements in component measurement for statistical process control. The CMM also improves efficiency where sampling techniques are employed for process capability assessment (e.g. Cpk).

The improvement in throughput rate arises from the programmability of the machine, allowing the storage and recall of measurement instructions for specific components and products, and from the motorisation of the sensor head permitting rapid movement to the reading points. The system also interacts fully with CAD systems including the Solidworks Professional and Camworks software used by Hallam. Measurement instructions can be specified via these links: a CAD model for the component or product being measured can be recalled and measurement points specified via a graphical link to the model.


Hallam Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Following Hallam’s annual Quality Audit by BSI inspectors during October 2017, Hallam has been recommended for certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 UKAS Quality standard, with no non-conformities identified. This supersedes Hallam’s previous certification to the 9001:2008 standard.

Hallam MD Rob Pickersgill pays tribute to the Hallam Senior Management Team and staff and, in particular, to Quality and Health and Safety Manager Tim Lennard-White.

Tim’s drive and commitment not only during the BSI audit but in the run up to it were outstanding. Tim and Operations Manager Colin Woodruff deserve the highest praise. We know that many of Hallam’s large OEM customers are finding the transition from 9001:2008 to 2015 challenging. We’ve already been asked by several of them for advice in achieving the new standard.”