Castings and Machining
A machine shop that casts and fabricates
Operating foundries and a welding facility alongside its machine shop in Ashford, Kent, M J Allen provides a ‘one stop shop’ for casting, machining, fabricating, painting and assembly.
The company supplies to defence, medical, marine, OE and automotive (Ford) industries in the UK, Europe and North America and is certified to ISO9001, 14001 and 18001.
The ferrous foundry produces high quality grey iron, SG iron, ADI and special iron alloy castings to 3000kg with expertise in complex core assembly work.
The non-ferrous foundry produces precision sand castings in aluminium and copper base alloys to 1000kg for the most demanding applications.
In addition, an aluminium gravity die foundry enables volume casting to 50kg to the highest integrity.
The foundries have extensive in-house facilities for heat treatment, chemical and mechanical analysis, x-ray, dye penetrant and ultrasonic inspection and pressure testing.
The machine shop operates CMM inspection in temperature controlled environments for the tightest of tolerances.
M J Allen’s extensive CNC machine shop includes a Doosan HM1250 twin pallet, horizontal machining centre and Johnford DMC3100SH bridge mill, covering machining in x-axis of 3.1m, y-axis 1.8m and z-axis 1.6m.
Coupled with paint and assembly facilities, all at the Ashford site, sourcing of machined and finished castings or fabrications of almost any size and volume is achieved with a single order.