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Case Studies

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 ...
Rail demand drives investment at Ferrabyrne

Rail demand drives investment at Ferrabyrne

Ferrabyrne is a specialist moulding company predominantly producing bonded rubber to metal technology & suspension systems for the rail industry & commercial vehicles. The Littlehampton-based business manufactures as much as possible in-house, including the design and production of mould tools. Recent growth in demand from its rail ...
A winning route to success – XYZ ProtoTRAK proves a game-changer for Roant

A winning route to success – XYZ ProtoTRAK proves a game-changer for Roant

When Darren Chisnall created Warrington-based Roant Precision Engineering back in 2001, it was as a small precision sub-contractor relying on a selection of manual machines to make a living. Now, 18 years on the company has just completed the takeover of its biggest customer, Eiger Torrance, a manufacturer of mixing, milling and de-aeration ...
Machining capacity drives growth  for BCH Services

Machining capacity drives growth for BCH Services

When Ben Cheeseman created BCH Services back in 2009 it was as a part-time enterprise working out of the back of his Land Rover providing plant maintenance in and around Kent. It wasn’t until four years later that he went full-time a move that also re-ignited his interest in machining, with some initial investment in second-hand machine tools ...

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