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Technology Excellence with DMG MORI

We are delighted to feature in DMG MORI's customer magazine TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE.  Our long standing relationship with DMG MORI prompted them to write about our continuous investment in equipment and manufacturing processes to meet our customers needs in the MedTech sector. Our diverse fleet of machines includes eleven DMG MORI turning and turnmilling centers, four [...]

2020-03-12T13:33:23+00:00March 12th, 2020|General|

Smarter Travel at Smithstown Light Engineering

As part of our goal to becoming carbon neutral, we are giving staff the use of three fully electric cars for work and personal use. Our aim is to take 4.5 metric tonnes of Co2, per car, off the road. By making these three electric cars available to staff we are promoting car-pooling, whilst giving [...]

2020-03-05T16:02:04+00:00March 5th, 2020|General|

€6M Investment Leads to Creation of 60 Jobs

A newly constructed 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility was officially opened by Pat Breen TD, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection in Shannon, Co Clare today (2 December 2019).  Smithstown Light Engineering, a precision engineering firm serving the top medical device and orthopaedic companies in the world, has trebled [...]

2019-12-13T11:10:46+00:00December 2nd, 2019|General|

Two DMG Mori’s Added to Production Floor

Not one but TWO new DMG Mori’s have been delivered, installed and commissioned at our HQ in Shannon.  Check out the video! We are particularly excited about the arrival of the NTX 1000 which is equipped with a direct drive motor on the B-axis, achieving high-precision, simultaneous 5-axis machining. The model is suited to high-precision [...]

2019-09-13T12:15:53+00:00September 13th, 2019|Equipment, General|

Promoting Careers in Engineering

Once again we are delighted to be taking part in the annual Limerick for Engineering Showcase this year and playing our part in promoting all that's great about a career in engineering. As an indigenous engineering firm in the mid-west, we are proud to be members of the Limerick for Engineering group - an industry [...]

2019-04-03T09:19:40+00:00February 28th, 2019|General|

Lean Project Builds Relationships, Improves Quality

After taking a Lean Six Sigma approach to solving a particular quality and yield issue, Smithstown Light Engineering’s lean journey is now focused on continuous improvement and creating a culture that engages employees while enhancing performance. In this article we look at how the journey began and the benefits that ensued. Smithstown’s history is in [...]

2019-02-25T13:01:55+00:00February 25th, 2019|General|

Six Staff Celebrate 30 Years at Smithstown

Six staff celebrated their 30th anniversary working for Smithstown Light Engineering recently. Pat King, Corofin, Christy Farrell, Kilmurray, Tom Dwyer, Shannon, Kieran O’Reilly, Sixmilebridge, Mike Foley, Cratloe and Pat Sheehy, Hospital were recognised for their long service and commitment to our company at a special celebratory event. Gerard King, managing director at Smithstown Light Engineering, [...]

2018-12-17T11:09:36+00:00December 17th, 2018|General, Staff|

Investment in Citizen L12 CNC Sliding Head Lathe with LFV technology

The delivery of 4 x Citizen L12 CNC Sliding Head Lathes with LFV technology (coupled with IEMCA bar feeders) marks another exciting phase in our ongoing expansion and continuous investment in our capabilities. The L12 is the perfect solution for small diameter work with switchable guide bush and 15,000 rpm spindle and its LFV technology [...]

2018-12-07T15:26:04+00:00December 7th, 2018|Equipment, General|

Another 2 x Mori Seiki NLX2500/700 Mill/Turn machines added

Smithstown Light Engineering has just added our second and third Mori Seiki NLX2500 to our production floor. All our mill/turn machines are equipped with automatic Multifeed bar loaders. That's another addition to our milling and turning department in the last few months.  

2018-12-07T14:39:28+00:00March 11th, 2018|Equipment, General|

New – Mori Seiki NLX2500/700 and NTX2000

In the last few months Smithstown Light Engineering have installed 2 multi axis machines: Mori Seiki NLX2500/700 and second NTX2000. Thanks to this investments we could increase our efficiency while keeping our highest market standards in quality and precision.

2020-01-07T11:40:35+00:00September 29th, 2017|Equipment, General|