Hemlock was formed in 1986 to supply the machining needs of local technology companies.
The company started as one man and a manual Bridgeport milling machine, and now, almost 30 years later, Hemlock has become one of the leading subcontract manufacturers in the UK, specialising in multi-axis CNC milling and turning, employing a team of approximately 70 people.
Based in Stapleford, Nottingham, we supply a global client base, including blue chip companies in a hugely diverse range of sectors, including printing, date coding, camera equipment and hydraulic braking systems.
Hemlock is committed to supplying high quality components at a reasonable cost and fast turnaround. The business continues to grow year on year, providing clients with a standard of service that sets us apart from others in the industry. Our diverse ability enables us to take projects and components all the way from prototype through to full production.
For clients that require project management, we provide a comprehensive assembly and stockholding service.
Our production system is bespoke and allows us to schedule and control every operation when producing a component and because of this reason, and many others, we usually achieve long-standing customer loyalty.
More often than not, new designs present unexpected problems.
Because of this, prototyping is important in CNC milling to allow us to test the concept or process exercised to make the product. The results of the prototyping will either be replicated or learned from.
Prototyping allows the chance to evaluate the design and answer any queries. Engineers use the prototype to explore options for design alternatives, test theories and confirm performance prior to mass production of the product. Crucially, prototyping saves companies a lot of money by allowing changes to be made early on in the process. Any changes made after mass production starts will be far more costly than correcting any inaccuracies and inefficiencies in the early stages.
Prototyping also allows ideas to evolve – this development period is the driving force behind understanding the feasibility of the design and may lead to a more effective solution.
At Hemlock, we offer stock holding facilities which allow us to deliver products as and when you need them.
To ensure regular replenishment through scheduled deliveries, we manufacture the desired quantity of your product and provide secure storage in our dedicated stock holding facility. This flexibility ensures you’ll always have access to the product your company needs to run smoothly.
High quality, precision engineered products every time.
We utilize advanced CAD CAM technology every day at Hemlock. Using CAD CAM allows us to use the system to design products and then control the manufacturing processes involved in making that product. Once a design has been created within CAD, this design then controls the machines that construct the parts. This results in precision engineered products of the highest quality that are all exactly the same, regardless of quantity.
At Hemlock, we strive to deliver the best quality work to our clients.
It is therefore imperative that we choose only the best equipment to generate the best output. Our choice is the expertise of the Mitutoyo CMM. Mitutoyo is the worldwide leader in the development of output gages, data collectors and analysis software. In addition, the one-of-a-kind technological advancement of Mitutoyo paves the way for us to push measuring accuracies into the micro-meter range.
A Mitutoyo CMM is designed using the latest CAD techniques and we are proud to incorporate this milling giant into our day-to-day production at Hemlock. The latest CAD techniques that complement a Mitutoyo CMM produce an output that is not only of unfaltering quality, but is also made from the best materials. The unparalleled technological expertise of the leader in metrology enables the combined skills of both Mitutoyo and Hemlock to produce any CNC milled output in a timely manner, which is essential in this naturally fast-paced industry.
It is important that the products we manufacture are provided in a form that is as useful as possible to our clients
It is for this reason we offer sub assembly. Our dedicated assembly team will assemble a collection of parts to your specification, at the highest level of quality.
We understand that for your production lines to run without disruption, you need your order delivered on time, every time.
We pride ourselves on our reliable delivery services, offering you a range of options to suit your requirements, including scheduled deliveries throughout the year.
- About Hemlock
- Stock Holding
- Quality Control
- Sub Assembly