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PROTOTRAK BRIDGES SKILLS GAP AT GLENBOROUGH ENGINEERING

PROTOTRAK BRIDGES SKILLS GAP AT GLENBOROUGH ENGINEERING

As demand for its precision engineering and specialist automotive fixture work increased, Leicester-based Glenborough Engineering Co. was faced with a familiar challenge to many, that of finding additional skilled labour. However, the enthusiasm of one employee, linked to the purchase of a ProtoTRAK controlled milling machine from XYZ ...

DURHAM UNIVERSITY EXPANDS ITS MACHINING UNIVERSE WITH XYZ

The mechanical workshop of the Department of Physics at Durham University has expanded its manufacturing capacity following the purchase of an XYZ SMX 3500 bed mill with ProtoTRAK control. This machine sits alongside several other XYZ machines, including an SLX 1630 ProTURN lathe, and is being used in the manufacture of components destined
XYZ HELPS STAGE ONE PUT ON A WORLD-CLASS SHOW

XYZ HELPS STAGE ONE PUT ON A WORLD-CLASS SHOW

For more than 30 years Stage One Creative Services, based just outside York, has been helping to wow audiences with its productions, which range from opening and closing ceremonies of global sporting events, to advertising campaigns for world-wide brands. Behind the show, though, is some clever engineering that relies on precision machined
D & D Engineering take delivery of large VMC from XYZ

D & D Engineering take delivery of large VMC from XYZ

The first of XYZ Machine Tools range of large capacity vertical machining centres has been delivered to longstanding customer D & D Engineering (Hull). The XYZ 2010 VMC weighs in at 20 tonnes and is the largest VMC ever sold and delivered by XYZ Machine Tools, although with two larger variants in the range, this record may not last for
STEADY PROGRESSION WINS THE DAY AT CS PRODUCTS

STEADY PROGRESSION WINS THE DAY AT CS PRODUCTS

The latest investment by CS Products in a high speed, five-axis, machining centre from XYZ Machine Tools is part of a steady, but consistent, investment programme by the Telford-based sub-contractor. This latest machine, an XYZ 1060HS five-axis, is helping the business expand into new markets.CS Products was formed as a result of the ...
FROM PROPELLERS TO CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

FROM PROPELLERS TO CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

Eclectic is an often used word, but in the case of precision sub-contractor Lamb Engineering it is one that fits perfectly. Lamb Engineering's machining is split between manufacturing variable pitch feathering propellers for the marine industry, workholding solutions for one of the UK's leading industry names, and a wide variety of general
The Power Behind The Throne

The Power Behind The Throne

A passion for motorsport led Julian Godfrey to create his race engine building business back in 1989, success has followed ever since. Engines supplied by Julian Godfrey Engineering are used by many race winning drivers in Rally Cross championships in the UK and mainland Europe, as well as powering Julian himself to three British Rally ...
XYZ HELP TASK ENGINEERING TALK THE TORQUE

XYZ HELP TASK ENGINEERING TALK THE TORQUE

Task Engineering has built a reputation for machining complex components for a range of industries, with batch sizes ranging from one-off to a thousand-off. However, core to its business is the range of components manufactured for group company Crane Electronics, a specialist in delivering solutions for torque management and control ...
SIXTEEN INTO ONE DOES GO FOR B&G LOCK

SIXTEEN INTO ONE DOES GO FOR B&G LOCK

Traditional manufacturing covers many things, a particular industry may be traditional in one part of the country, a method of making products may also be traditional. B&G Lock & Tool Co complies with both those definitions of traditional. Based in Willenhall in the Black Country, it is now one of the few remaining lockmakers in an
MSUBS CUTS MANUFACTURING COSTS WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM XYZ

MSUBS CUTS MANUFACTURING COSTS WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM XYZ

Plymouth-based MSubs is a manufacturer of manned and unmanned subsea and surface vehicles with customers ranging from wealthy individuals who buy their products purely for pleasure and the world's navies who use them for more serious pastimes such as remote mine detection, systems checking and covert operations. The submarines manufactured
XYZ HAMMERS OUT SOLUTIONS TO COPPER MILLING AND RAWHIDE TURNING PROBLEMS

XYZ HAMMERS OUT SOLUTIONS TO COPPER MILLING AND RAWHIDE TURNING PROBLEMS

Turning compressed buffalo hide, drilling and taper cutting opposed elliptical forms in pure copper and brass, are a far cry from normal machine tool operations. But two recent installations by XYZ Machine Tools is not only enabling the UK's only manufacturer of soft hammers to maintain its high orders of quality and safety in use, but the
I-SPY THROUGH XYZ AT IDESIGN CCTV

I-SPY THROUGH XYZ AT IDESIGN CCTV

There are cameras and screens everywhere in the 2,500 ft² facility used by Steve Nash who runs his specialist security equipment supply firm on his own where he makes full use of his ability in designing, developing and assembling most of his own products. However, what has become key in his one-man operation is his capability to machine ...

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