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Case Studies

Machining progression with XYZ pays dividends for Holt Broadcast Services

Machining progression with XYZ pays dividends for Holt Broadcast Services

The recent installation of what is Holt Broadcast Services third machine, a XYZ 500 LR vertical machining centre from XYZ Machine Tools, is already paying dividends, with improved cycle times, reduced post-machining operations and greater versatility.Founded in 1994, Holt Broadcast Services is a specialist manufacturer of sheet metal ...
Space Rover gets ‘scientific eyes’ with help from XYZ Machine Tools

Space Rover gets ‘scientific eyes’ with help from XYZ Machine Tools

The European Space Agency’s Rosalind Franklin Rover is due for launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan in Summer 2022, with a target to land on the surface of Mars in March 2023. Once arrived it will be tasked with identifying signs of water-rich minerals, that could indicate potential for past life. Key to these investigations will be the Optical ...
Ambitious growth at HiCi aided by investment in XYZ 750 LR vertical machining centre

Ambitious growth at HiCi aided by investment in XYZ 750 LR vertical machining centre

Like many businesses 2020 posed challenges for HiCi, a designer and manufacturer of high quality and innovative hand tools for joiners and carpenters under the Trig Jig brand. The past 12 months saw the Newark, Nottinghamshire-based business’s export market contracted due to concerns over Brexit and Covid, in part due to distribution issues. ...
Five-axis investment creates new opportunities for forward thinking sub-contractor

Five-axis investment creates new opportunities for forward thinking sub-contractor

For 20 years Jon Sutton has run his Lymington-based precision CNC sub-contract machining business on traditional lines, providing CNC turning and milling capacity to customers across the UK from industries including oil & gas, power transmission and mould and die. Focussing on small batch work, typically around five-off, Jon Sutton ...
Wykes Engineering powers green energy drive with help from XYZ Machine Tools

Wykes Engineering powers green energy drive with help from XYZ Machine Tools

Independently owned Wykes Engineering is at the forefront of the green energy revolution, manufacturing a range of products for renewable power generation. Its expertise covers systems including anaerobic digestion, wind power, and solar. Wykes Engineering works in tandem with its sister company; Ancillary Equipment Ltd, a green power ...
XYZ supplies Pattern Forme special VMC for deep hole drilling application

XYZ supplies Pattern Forme special VMC for deep hole drilling application

For over 30 years, Taunton-based, Pattern Forme Ltd has been at the forefront in design and manufacture of thermoforming mould tools. The company specialises in producing tools for thin gauge work, mainly in the food industry and thick gauge work for applications, such as, signage. However, the key focus of the business is the food sector ...
Machining progression with XYZ Machine Tools proves positive for Westin Engineering

Machining progression with XYZ Machine Tools proves positive for Westin Engineering

Celebrating its centenary in 2021, Huddersfield-based Westin Drives has been providing 24/7 service and repair facilities for electric motors and other electro-mechanical equipment. Any machining that it required was either sub-contracted or limited to a single manual centre lathe. Five years ago, the decision was made to bring machining ...
Iron Mason all round capability enhanced  with XYZ turning centre

Iron Mason all round capability enhanced with XYZ turning centre

​If a company can be all-things to all-men, then Iron Mason is it. Founded six years ago by Chris Mason who had worked in the film industry as a model maker and animatronics specialist. The Derby-based company now provides engineering, fabrication and finishing services to a diverse customer base, including his old industry the ...
A machining need is turned into business opportunity at Techgrave

A machining need is turned into business opportunity at Techgrave

While a relative newcomer, in terms of business, having been founded in 2016, Techgrave has carved out a market-leading position thanks to its combination of machine tool technology and the decades of experience held by its founders Pete Adams and Dillon Evitts and their dedicated team. Techgrave provides bespoke industrial engraving and ...
Fast Make specialist Raysun Innovative Ltd turns to XYZ for toolroom update

Fast Make specialist Raysun Innovative Ltd turns to XYZ for toolroom update

Rugby-based Raysun has developed its business from a designer and manufacturer of bespoke jigs and fixtures with a well-equipped toolroom facility to become one of the UK’s leading ‘Fast Make’ specialists for turbine components, with a particular emphasis on development of smaller hot gas parts such as nozzle guide vanes, seal segments, seal ...
Carney UK chooses XYZ for in-house machining capability

Carney UK chooses XYZ for in-house machining capability

Carney UK began life as a business development consultancy in 2014 to deliver the project management expertise of founder Simon Carney to small and medium sized engineering companies. While working on a business turn-around project for a fabrication company, things fell into place, with Carney UK Engineering & Automation being invited to ...
Nacom Automation sees business grow thanks to machining investment strategy

Nacom Automation sees business grow thanks to machining investment strategy

Nacom Automation Ltd and its range of Flexopress printers rose from the ashes of liquidation when current owner Nick Cadby, who was a creditor to the original owner of the printing machine business, realised the only way to get his money back was to buy the intellectual property and turn the businesses around. Part of that turnaround was ...

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