Harris Performance Products in front with OneCNCAug 29 2009
Harris Performance Products Limited UK designs, develops, manufactures and markets road and racing motorcycle chassis and components that are marketed in the UK and exported worldwide. Their Hertford UK based workshops have the facilities and expertise for working with ferrous and non ferrous metals, machining and welding, plus the design, development and manufacture of fiberglass and carbonfibre products, they produce a varied and extensive range of motorcycle components and accessories.
The manufacturing facilities use OneCNC Mill Professional and a Haas CNC Machining centre.
OneCNC UK Support visited Harris Performance to assist with further training assistance and to help to streamline machine processes on a new project in the process of manufacture.
Here you see one of the frame parts being processed in OneCNC CAD-CAM software.
This is part of the manufacturing workshop showing one of the machines which is a Haas CNC TM2 Machining Centre.
Colin Freeman is the CNC Machinist and Oliver Pearson is the designer pictured in front of the machine manufacturing the frame spar that was being processed in the previous picture.
Here is a picture of the frame spar in the final stage of manufacture on the Haas CNC TM2 Machining centre.
The next picture shows part of the completed spar and a view of the other side showing the 3D pocketing.
Here we can see the spar components in the process of assembly for the new GP2 600 Honda race bike, to race along side MotoGP.
This is another view of the expert engineering construction that is used to create a the Honda high performance bike.
The amount of work to design and manufacture these specialized bikes is really amazing as you can see from these pictures.
Harris Performance Products Limited
Unit 4 Fountain Drive
It was a pleasure to visit the Harris Performance shop and assist, this is just part of the on-site service that OneCNC offers to all our users.
Here is a link to their website:
The "Street Fighter" and OneCNC ExpressAug 07 2009
The Street Fighter Store was originally set up in late 2002 for the simple reason that for our own projects we could not find high quality street fighter and custom accessories available anywhere in the UK (as the old proverb states: you cannot make a silk purse out of a sows ear) this rings very true when it comes to certain UK manufactured "street fighter/custom" parts of dubious quality and fitment.
Once located overseas these parts then proved hard to buy due to various hurdles such as the language barrier and difficult payment/delivery terms from foreign suppliers.
Then I decided to get into manufacture of my own parts, we purchased a Haas Mini Mill and OneCNC Express from OneCNC in UK.
Even though I had never machined parts before I found using OneCNC Express and the assistance in being trained by Peter from OneCNC I was soon making parts as you can see from my part pictures.
Using the power of OneCNC Express software even though it is the base version of their software is such a dream to use and understand which gave me the immediate confidence needed to make my parts on the CNC mill.
The truth is OneCNC has saved my business due to the problem of the financial crisis and currencies around the world changing making the imported costs higher but now I am manufacturing the parts myself for much less cost than importing them.
The Street Fighter Store
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Toolmaking "Apprentice of the Year" 2007 2008 2009Jun 24 2009
Partec (Qld) Pty Ltd, located in Brisbane, Australia is the Plastic and Rubber Technologies education centre.
This picture shows the design/programming room.
Partec has some of the the highest quality and most modern equipment available for training in its field including 5 axis machining centers.
This picture below is shows part of the main training workshop.
Toolmaking is just one of the many popular training subjects at Partec. There are approx 35 apprentices at any one time studying ‘Toolmaking’, being trained using the best CAD/CAM software and on the best machines with the best cutters. This combination helps to make teaching easier, therefore increasing the student’s confidence to be able to complete the most difficult jobs with ease.
Partec’s philosophy is to use leaders from Industry to teach students what industry wants. Partec must be doing something right, not only have I had the pleasure of training "The Apprentice of the Year for Queensland for 2007", but also "The Apprentice of the Year for Australia for 2008 and 2009".
This picture below shows 3 students in discussion with Instructor Colin Gossip (left).
What I can say about OneCNC, is that while it is fantastic for use in industry – it excels as a powerful teaching tool as well. I have used OneCNC for over 9 years now, and now I am teaching with time to research other products. I have used a wide range of software, and so far, nothing can match OneCNC. Today, with new cutter coatings and learning how high speed machining/toolpathing and 5 axis machining, jobs are being achieved in less time and with a much higher quality. It’s a great pleasure to pass this knowledge along to the young – our apprentices.
Colin Gossip - Teacher Tooling/Design
1030 Cavendish Road
Mt. Gravatt, Queensland
Teachers / Instructors
OneCNC has a dedication to education. Our dedication continually provides teacher training and educator support to universities and colleges. OneCNC has years of experience in the educational market and that helps us understand the needs for training. OneCNC is a popular CAD CAM product throughout the world in many languages which means that the products for teaching are industry proven.