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9 industry sector predictions every on-site machinist should know

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 16, 2018 1:31:32 PM


Mirage in-situ machining products are used for many different applications across a wide range of industry sector. That's why do our best to keep up to date with the latest industry trends and predictions. This not only helps us forecast demand for products, but also drives our product development, sales and marketing strategies.

So what does the future hold for the sectors that generate work for the on-site machinist? Take a look at some recent predictions we’ve found from various of sources below.

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Topics: Shipbuilding, Wind Power & Renewables, construction & mining, Oil and Gas Industry, Decommissioning

Orbital milling machine applications: ship thruster flanges

Posted by Alan Hillier on Nov 8, 2016 9:11:00 AM


Above: An Azimuth Thruster. Image source: Wikipedia  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=397859

Mirage orbital milling machines are used across a variety of industry sectors, especially those involving the manufacture of large circular components. The shipbuilding industry is a good example of this and one particular application which has cropped up several times is the machining of ship thruster flanges.

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Topics: Shipbuilding, orbital milling machine

Case Study: Mirage develops bespoke CNC gantry milling machine for shipbuilding project

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jan 25, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Above left: The Gantry Milling Machine under development in Derby (UK). Above right: Ready for testing at Mirage Subsea in Houston (USA).

In 2015 we were asked to provide a solution for an on-site machining project for a client operating in the shipbuilding sector. Our engineers met the challenge by designing a custom built solution which was tested thoroughly before delivering it to the customer. Here’s an overview of the solution our team produced and how it was tested;

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Topics: Shipbuilding, Oil and Gas Industry, portable machining, portable milling

3 essential tools for shipbuild and repair

Posted by Simon Pownall on Oct 3, 2014 1:16:56 PM

Mirage's range of portable machines is used across the shipbuild and repair industry in processes such as vessel building and repairs to worn bores.

From drills renowned for their ease of use and robust design, to the milling and drilling gantry products, Mirage have helped clients achieve their build and repair goals successfully, safely and efficiently.

Whilst working on key projects across the globe, Mirage have found 3 essential tools for shipbuild and repair that have made a massive impact for clients. Here's a review of each product.

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Topics: Shipbuilding, petrochemicals

In focus: Bespoke turning machine for the best shaft journal repair

Posted by Simon Pownall on Aug 18, 2014 12:59:00 PM

In a new feature for the Mirage blog we'll be taking an in-depth look at a specific portable machine tool. This week we take a look at the MST300-915 Bespoke Turning Machine for shaft journal repair.

When it comes to shaft journal repair, the days of off-site repair and assembly are thankfully a thing of the past. Particularly for the shipbuilding sector, on-site machinery has meant repair times have been significantly cut, and so too have the costs associated with off-site machinery.

As many search for the perfect portable machinery which is fast and has a high accuracy tolerance, we take a look at the MST300-915 in depth to see what Mirage Machines have done to combat shaft journal repair effectively.

MST300-915 Bespoke Turning Machine

The MST300-915 is a heavy duty mid-shaft turning machine that includes drive and support bearings with a split half design.

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Topics: Shipbuilding


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