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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 NLX 2500|700 and six NTX models. You can read the article here You can read the full magazine here

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: 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 all our staff the experience of 100% electric driving. Furthermore, from the end of March 2020, both of our facilities in Shannon will be powered by certified renewable energy, meaning these cars will be powered by truly green energy! As we travel along our [...]

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

€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 the size of its new (second) production facility and will create up to 60 new jobs over the next two years. Watch the video of the official opening Based in Smithstown Industrial Estate in Shannon, Smithstown Light Engineering is a second generation indigenous Irish [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: 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 machining of complex-shaped workpieces in various fields including the medical, aircraft and automotive industries. The NLX 2500 - a top performer in the field of turning centres – is a welcome addition to our expanding family of DMG Mori’s. This significant investment allows us [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Equipment, General|Tags: , , , |

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 led initiative which has support of the education and training providers in the region. The primary goal of Limerick for Engineering is to the increase the quality and quantity of engineering talent (apprentice, technicians and engineers) available in the region. Event details: Date: Thursday March 7th, 2019 [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

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 the manufacturer of high quality and precision custom-made injection moulds and low volume custom tooling. The company has expanded over the years and now specialises in the provision of precision engineering solutions to the top medical device and orthopedic companies in the world. This [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: 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, said, “We are delighted to recognise our colleagues who have been with us for 30 years and thank them for their loyalty and commitment over the years. Their long service is testimony of their ability to adapt and learn as our company has evolved [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: 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 allows us to meet customer demand for effective machining of difficult-to-cut materials. Citizen's L series represents the new ‘standard’ in automatic lathes for function and performance. At Smithstown Light Engineering we're all about Precision.... in everything we do. For more information, please contact us on +353 [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Equipment, General|Tags: , , , |

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.  

By |March 11th, 2018|Categories: 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.

By |September 29th, 2017|Categories: Equipment, General|Tags: , |

Expansion plans for Smithstown Light Engineering

Due to continued growth, Smithstown Light Engineering (SLE) have recently completed an investment in a 1,400 square mtr. facility neighbouring our head office in Shannon, Co. Clare. With this extra floor capacity secured, SLE plan to invest a further €4m over the next three years on machinery at this facility and plan to create up to 25 jobs across several of our production departments. SLE's expansion plans have been driven by strong growth in our business particularly in our contract manufacturing sector, our medical devices sector and our wax mould tooling sector. Our aim in expanding our production [...]

By |September 18th, 2017|Categories: General, Projects|Tags: , |

New – 2x Jung J630-D CNC Surface Grinders

Smithstown Light Engineering continue to invest in high end technology. This month we have added 2x Jung J630-D CNC surface grinders to our equipment list. The key features are: Manual/hydraulic longitudinal stroke : 630 [mm] Transversal stroke : 275 [mm] Vertical stroke : 360 [mm] Table dimensions : 600 x 250 [mm] Max. load on table : 130 [kg] Grinding wheel speed : 800 - 4.200 [Rpm] Grinding wheel motor power : 10 [kW] Grinding wheel dimensions : 300 x 30 x 76,2 [mm]

By |August 5th, 2017|Categories: Equipment, General|Tags: |