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General Services

General Services

Holford Synergy has a vast array of CNC machining processes at its disposal, spanning from Bedfordshire to Sheffield and even as far as Estonia. Each one of its members has a specialised area of expertise which together enables us to machine bespoke components regardless of complexity, quantity, finish or certification requirements.

From 1 meter diameter, turning capability up to 2 meters in length down to the finest pins ground to microns and milling on 3 meter beds down to intricate 5 axis rotary tables.   

With decades of experience at our clients disposal Holford Synergy provides a first class and friendly service from initial quotation all the way through to product realisation and of course on time first time.

Some of our processes include:

CNC Turning, Billets, bar fed, sliding heads, manual, CNC Milling, rotary tombstone, nesting, CNC Milling 5 axis, Polygon Turning, Grinding, EDM wire eroding, Cold forming, broaching, Thread rolling, Kitting, Assemblies, Bespoke one off manufacturing, Cellular establishment for several thousand units

Some of our finishing processes include:

MPI, Crack detection, UT Testing, Corrosion testing, Chemical analysis, Materials properties testing, Stress stain analysis, Heat treatment, Destructive testing, Wide variety of plating finishes, Certification packages (COC) First Article Inspection Reporting (FAIR)Technical support

As the Synergy’s clients are from various sectors, aerospace, oil and gas, marine, rail and nuclear a direct result of this is that we have had to become experts in removing and shaping a large plethora of exotic materials.

Selection of materials:

  • Aluminium: 2024, 2124, 2219, 6061, 7010, 7050, 7075, 7475, 7145
  • Alloys: To BS970, EN16, EN19, EN20, EN24, EN26, EN32,EN40,605M36, 709M40, 817M40, 826M40,826M31.
  • High tensile grades to Z conditions (14.9 metric).
  • Aircraft & Special Stainless Steels:S80, S97, S98, S99, S143, S130, FV520B-904L-AMS Grades. European grades to Werkstoff-Afnor etc.
  • Bronzes:To BS2874, ASTM AND DGS grades. Hiduron*,aluminium bronze, aluminium silicon bronze, phosphor bronze, brass, aluminium manganese bronze.
  • Duplex & Super Duplex Stainless Steels WKI.4462-UNS31803-2205.Flac.*223,
  • Ferralium:25,100. UNS 32550. 254SMO*/UNS31254-6% Moly, UNS 32760 and Zeron 100.
  • Nickel Alloys:600, 617, 625, 718, x-750, Alloy HX, Alloy L-605
  • Plastics: Nylon*, PTFE, Torlon*, Polypropylene.
  • Petroleum & Chemicals: To BS4882, ASTM A193/194 A320, B5, B6, B7, B7M, B7A, L7, B16, B8, B8C, B8M, B8T, L8, L8C, L8M, L8T, B8X,B8MX, B8TX, B8OA, B17B.
  • Stainless & Special Stainless Steel: To BS970AISI-Austenitic & Martensitic 303, 304L, 321, 316L, 316Ti, 347, 310, 410, 431, 420.
  • Super Alloys: Monel*400, Monel*K500,ASTM B164, Nickel, Titanium and Zirconium based alloys, Tantalum, Hastelloy*, Nimonics*, Marinel*
  • Castings Made to Measure


All materials are traceable to original mill certification with chemical analysis and full mechanical tests and non-destructive testing all assured by independent inspectors in accordance with BSI, DIN 50049 or as specified by the client

For further information why not brows through our galleries which show some examples of historical machined components, machinery and capabilities.

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Arnold Wragg Ltd
Unit 2
Parkway One Business Centre
Parkway Drive
S9 4WU

Telephone: 0114 251 9050
Fax: 0114 244 6635
GT Engineering Ltd
Unit 4
Pulloxhill Business Park
Greenfield Road
Pullo, Bedford
MK45 5EU

Telephone: 0152 571 5440
Fax: 0152 571 8585
Holford Engineering Ltd
Cromwell Road
St. Neots
PE19 2HP

Telephone: 01480 217 271
Fax: 01480 219 687
Barwell Spares & Services
3 Lyon Close
Woburn Road Industrial Estate
MK42 7SB

Telephone: 01234 852 915
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