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Case Studies

Early adopter sees immediate benefits from XYZ sub-spindle turning centre

Early adopter sees immediate benefits from XYZ sub-spindle turning centre

Sutton in Ashfield-based precision engineering company Quickits has developed a market-leading position in the manufacture and supply of valve mounting kits and fabricated brackets for customers across the valve and actuator industry. Its capabilities cover all aspects of manufacturing from laser profiling, press brakes, fabrication, welding, ...
MACH prize win leads to further investment at HepcoMotion

MACH prize win leads to further investment at HepcoMotion

HepcoMotion is a world-leader in linear motion technology, with its linear guide systems featuring V guide technology being used by machine designers across a wide range of industry sectors, including food processing and packaging, automotive (particularly EVs), renewable energy systems and medical. Continued product development and increased ...
Export growth leads to Queen’s Award and relocation for CSS Group

Export growth leads to Queen’s Award and relocation for CSS Group

Paignton-based CSS Group (Casting Support Systems) is having a year to remember with a visit to Buckingham Palace to collect a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its export achievements and relocation to a brand-new, purpose-built, 60,000 ft2 factory.James Head (left) with XYZ Machine Tools’ Managing Director Nigel Atherton at the front of ‘XYZ ...
Time critical deliveries enhanced with XYZ ProtoTRAK mill

Time critical deliveries enhanced with XYZ ProtoTRAK mill

Seal Team Systems creates bespoke leak repair systems works for customers such as food manufacturers, energy generators, water suppliers and hospitals, to provide on-site leak sealing technology to minimise any disruption or downtime, which can be expensive or life threatening. The leaks that they rectify can be anything from 150 psi steam in ...
It’s all about the music as Rega Research invests in XYZ Machining centre

It’s all about the music as Rega Research invests in XYZ Machining centre

For almost 50 years Southend-based Rega Research has, to the point of ‘obsession’, used engineering as the basis for the design and manufacture of its extensive range of home audio systems. Employing engineering to produce the best music for its customers, while maintaining a high level of reliability and affordability and wherever possible a ...
Machine shop expansion leads to greater efficiency for DYN-Metal

Machine shop expansion leads to greater efficiency for DYN-Metal

Starting out from fairly humble beginnings under the railway arches in Camden Town, London in 1937, DYN-Metal has grown into one of the largest suppliers of continuous and centrifugal cast products, specialising standard bronzes and its own DYN Processed Bronzes. All of which are cast in-house at its north Acton foundry, where it relocated to ...
Landmark cancer centre benefits from gains made with XYZ vertical machining centre

Landmark cancer centre benefits from gains made with XYZ vertical machining centre

The National Centre for Eye Proton Therapy, part of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust’s Wirral campus, is a world leader for the treatment of rare eye cancers and is unique within the UK. The advantage of proton treatment is that the penetration depth of the 60 MeV proton beam can be controlled and only has a maximum range ...
Reach for the stars with an engineering career

Reach for the stars with an engineering career

The image of Cornwall being all beaches and pasties couldn’t be further from the truth as the county boasts a burgeoning high-tech manufacturing sector, with aerospace, medical marine and satellite communications sectors leading the way. This means there is a growing demand for skilled engineers and, the South West Institute of Technology ...
Machine tool investment at centre of Meddings Group growth strategy

Machine tool investment at centre of Meddings Group growth strategy

Meddings Group can trace its roots back to the late 1930’s when the current Chairman’s grandfather started the business and, it was in 1941 that the first Meddings Pillar drill was developed, a product, although greatly updated, remains central to the Group’s activities, with customers around the world. With drill production growing the ...
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. ...

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