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Aston Workshop - combining modern and traditional methods

30 October 2020

In the heart of the Durham countryside, Aston Workshop is leading the way in automotive restorations. Using a mixture of highly technical modern machines and individual craftsmanship, our workshop experts continue to create stunning pieces of art.


A core part of what makes Aston Workshop unique is the restoration capabilities and experience that we can offer the customer. We dedicate ourselves to restoring a vehicle to its former glory while working closely with the customer to achieve their specifications. 

 

Modern technology

 

To create precise components that are designed for some of most luxurious cars on the planet, Aston Workshop uses a range of specialist pieces of equipment. One of which is called a Vertical Machining Centres (VMC), specifically the latest Doosan DNM 6700.

 

This machine allows the workshop team to create reliable and accurate parts as well as allowing them to manufacture with flexibility and improved performance.

 

The VMC is equipped with a powerful direct drive and large working envelopes, combined with a simultaneous 4th axis. It incorporates a thermal error compensation system, roller LM guideways with grease lubrication and quick-change ATCs to increase productivity and process reliability.


Working with such technical equipment requires a skilled individual, at Aston Workshop we have an extensive training programme for our staff, this allows them to use each piece of equipment safely and efficiently. This attention to detail means we are at the forefront of the industry and leading the way in restoration and recreation.

 

Traditional 

 

Sometimes nothing beats the detailed eye of an expert, working on some of the most specialist cars on the market requires a steady hand or a touch of creativity that a machine can’t achieve.

 

A highly experienced team of Engineers, Technicians, Foreman, Painters and Fabricators work tirelessly to achieve stunning results.

 

Most notably Aston Workshop specialise in restoring and recreating the DB4 GT Zagato. Produced between 1960 and 1963, the GT Zagato is a grand tourer sports car. Over an 18 month period the workshop will painstakingly shape every panel and transform it in to a stunning recreation. If you’re interested in a restoration of any Aston Martin, please give us a call or an email.

 

20 years of technological development

 

Over the last 20 years the progression in technology within the Aston Workshop is evident. Situated in the heart of the workshop there is a Rottler CNC machine, proudly installed 20 years ago, this machine is only 1 of 2 in the country.

 

Although a highly technical piece of machinery, in 20 years, technology has developed at a rapid rate and we continue to invest in the latest technology to achieve the best results. 



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