APT specialises in the design and precision machining of brass lock housings and other door lock components. In this article, we’ll explain the five main cylinder lock designs and the advantages and disadvantages of each design, from euro cylinders and mortice locks to interchangeable cores.
Sometimes customers come to us with a part they want us to replicate. They don’t have the detailed drawings or spec we normally require, but they do have the existing component. In these cases we may be able to use reverse engineering to accurately recreate the part.
APT are to help more customers than ever before with the help of new, state-of-the-art fixed head lathes that have allowed APT to move up a bar stock. For the first time ever, we can offer precision turned parts of up to 65mm in diameter, as well as 300mm billet work.