ShearXL has over 40 years’ experience in the machining of quality assured, complex, precision machined components, specialising in free issue castings across the automotive and

motorsports industry  whilst also supplying industries such as Oil and gas, aerospace and affiliated sectors.
We specialise in both large volume long running projects and short notice rapid turnaround work and prototype machining, supplying to some of the world leaders in engine block and gearbox design.


Our customer focused, long serving, skilled and dedicated workforce benefit from continual investment in training and equipment, enabling us to produce high-quality, complex components quickly and efficiently whilst ensuring a premium level of service. With our extensive experience machining various metals, be it Aluminium, large Magnesium parts or Cast iron we can provide the solutions.


The ShearXL machining facility is equipped with a comprehensive range of 3, 4 & 5 axis machining centres, varying in size from 400x510x430mm on a HAAS VF0 to our Matsuura 900HG with a machining window of 950x920x760mm.

We run the latest versions in CAD-CAM of GibbsCam, Solidworks and Edgecam allowing us to optimise our tool paths saving valuable time and ensuring parts are manufactured efficiently.

We have the facility for cylinder liner fitment, line boring of main bearing journal bores, pressure testing and assembly. This along with dedicated project management from concept to completion ensures a timely delivery and allows our customers to have a complete manufacturing solution.

As part of our commitment to quality we are fully accredited with both ISO 9001:2008 certificate of quality management and ISO 14001:2004 certification for environmental management systems.

Our fully equipped temperature controlled inspection department allows us to carry out ‘First Off’, ‘Stage’ and ‘Final’ inspection to each individual customers’ specific requirements.

We have fully automated Mitutoya CMM machines running the very latest version of PC-DMIS coupled with highly skilled CMM engineers, who, having worked in many industries, ensure we fully recognise the importance of precision measurement and quality control. Whatever your requirement, ShearXL can produce detailed reports such as F.A.I.R, ISIR and PPAP.

Read a Case Study of ShearXL’s capabilities here.

Broken drill / Tap removal

SXL offer the removal of those annoying broken drills and taps that have snapped in what can be expensive components whilst machining. We can offer a same day service for your urgent requirements that are holding up production or are potentially scrapping an expensive workpiece.

The TR100 is a fast and efficient way of removing broken drills and taps without any damage to the host component. This portable unit uses a single phase power supply and ordinary tap water as the dielectric medium to achieve cost effective results.







  • Size mm, L x D x H: 290 x 345 x 285
  • Weight: 17kgs


Machine unit

  • Size mm, L x D x H: 53 x 70 x 375
  • Weight: 6kgs
  • Max electrode diameter: 6.5mm (max from the chuck) – larger diameters can be machined