Precision Engineering
Exacting standards. Exemplary skills

Do you have a specialist precision engineering project? We would be glad to help you deliver it. At Glassworks Hounsell, we provide quality, in-house designs and builds. Furthermore, we are specialists in precision engineering. Our team have many years of industry experience in bespoke manufacturing and glass-melting. Learn more about our precision engineering services.

Exacting standards. Exemplary skills.

Whilst Glass-melting technology is our heritage skill we have a long history and association to a number of alternative industries – Automotive, Confectionery, Printing and Packaging, Leisure and Aerospace among them, with projects completed for Rolls Royce and the Ministry of Defence.

Precision machining

You’ll have the reassurance of a complete service, built on the confidence, versatility and wide-ranging experience of our fabrication team. Backed by the knowledge of our commitment to quality and durability.  In bespoke manufacturing, we completely understand how important it is to uphold reputation and deliver on your promise. Approach us with your specific requirements and we will utilise our considerable experience, knowledge and in house skills to offer you a purpose focused solution.

Our Precision Engineering Services


Engineering Excellence Worldwide. Materials we MACHINE Steel (All types), Stainless (All types), Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Bronze, Phosphor Bronze, Nickel Alloys, Nylon 66 and Cast Iron. Others: Duplex, Super Duplex, Aluminium Bronze, Titantium, Inconel, Beryllium Copper Materials we WELD Steel (All types), Stainless (All types), Aluminium. Others: Titanium, Cast Iron


Turned parts:

5mm to 750mm diameter x 600mm long

Small machining centre work:

up to 600mm cube

Large machining centre work:

up to 3000 mm x 1600 mm x 800 mm up to 7.5 Tonnes component weight

Welded fabrications:

up to 7.5 tonnes component weight

Large capacity CNC milling:

3,000 mm x 1,600 mm x 800 mm up to 7.5 Tonnes component weight

CNC milling:

9 CNC machining centres 1,500 mm x 1,000 mm x 500 mm – 4 & 6 Axis

CNC turning:

8 CNC Lathes 5mm to 750mm diameter x 600mm Centres, Live Tooling & C Axis

Manual turning:

Up to 535 mm diameter x 2,000 mm centres

Internal & external grinding:

Up to 360mm diameter x 1,040mm long

Ring and surface grinding:

Up to 600mm diameter

Small & large complex fabrications:

Stainless steel, steel all types, aluminium, titanium and Cast Iron

MIG, TIG, ARC, gas welding to coded standards

& painted as required.

Process equipment:

Design & manufacture


Assembly services

Design & Capacity

The Best of British Manufacturing In House 2D (AutoCAD) and 3D (SolidWorks) design and modelling. We produce a range of components. Also, our components range from small precision machined components to 7 tonne fabrications. In House Painting and Packing facilities with a dedicated world-wide export department. All housed within our 24,500 sq ft site.


The Best of British Manufacturing Our industry-leading, in-house fabrication services include MIG, TIG, ARC and GAS welding. Furthermore, are welding adheres to BS 4872 standards. More information is available on request so please do 'Get in Touch'. Learn more about our industrial fabrication services.


Engineering Excellence Worldwide Manual Turn to 535mm dia to 2000mm in length. CNC Turn to 350mm dia x 600mm in length with Bar Feed and Live tooling.


Engineering Excellence Worldwide 7 x CNC Millers including 4th Axis. Please 'Get In Touch' - for one offs or higher volume batches and we will provide tailored solutions for your precision needs. Learn more about precision manufacturing service.


Engineering Excellence Worldwide. At Glassworks Hounsell, we have been ISO 9001 accredited for more than 15 years. With our accreditation, we pride ourselves on the quality of our precision engineering service. Our in-house inspection team use a large Mitutoyo CMM for higher tolerance work. Also, our team follow strict policies during inspections. We often carry out Full Quality Data records and FAT prior to shipment. Furthermore, we offer in-house packing and world-wide shipment services.

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