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Case Studies

Subcontractor helps keep Warbirds in the air

Subcontractor helps keep Warbirds in the air

When Suffolk-based Eye Tech Engineering was created by Maurice Hammond back in 1985, its ambition was simply to provide a precision sub-contract service for customers local to it in East Anglia. However, 30 years later those ambitions have changed somewhat, with the business now split 50/50 between the original subcontracting and the restoration of the iconic Rolls-Royce Merlin engines and component parts for the Vintage Aircraft industry.
XYZ gives Omex the confidence to expand

XYZ gives Omex the confidence to expand

Omex Technology has been the ‘go to’ designer and manufacturer of electronics for high performance road and track cars for the past 20 years, providing customers, both OEM and owners, with everything from the simplest system for limiting revs through to full electronic management ECUs for powerful V12 engines. While this remains the core of its business, the past 18 months have seen the winds of change blowing through its Cheltenham workshop, which have seen employee numbers double.
XYZ specification impresses Impress

XYZ specification impresses Impress

The growth of Gateshead-based Impress Group has been achieved by diversifying the sectors that it operates in, providing a 24/7 service, and working hand-in-hand with customers to ensure components and assemblies are supplied on time to the highest levels of quality. It has also been supported by investment in manufacturing technology, something that started in the early days of the business.
Toolmaker stays on TRAK with XYZ

Toolmaker stays on TRAK with XYZ

With a business dating back to 1946 you would imagine that there was very little that fazed the toolmakers at Hove-based CB Powell. However, in a busy toolroom even the most adept toolmaker needs a helping hand occasionally and, it is here that the XYZ ProtoTRAK control comes into its own.
Nova Racing puts the motion into motorsport with the help of XYZ

Nova Racing puts the motion into motorsport with the help of XYZ

At club and national level motorsport teams are populated by enthusiasts, with many of the companies supplying them, built on that same enthusiasm for the sport of going faster. West Sussex-based Nova Racing Transmissions is a prime example. Formed in 1989 by Graham Dyson, who had been responsible for engine and transmission components at renowned builder of two-stroke racing engines, Barton Motors.
Investment led growth for Askey

Investment led growth for Askey

Now in its third decade, Wolverhampton-based subcontractor, Askey Precision Engineering has built an impressive client base across a number of industry sectors, including automotive, defence and aerospace. Through further investment in people and equipment it is now targeting further growth, particularly in the oil & gas sector.The ...
Relocation realised thanks to increased productivity

Relocation realised thanks to increased productivity

The growing confidence in the engineering sector in and around Sheffield prompted JKP Engineering (UK) to invest £500,000 in relocating from its existing premises right in the city centre to, larger, more suitable premises earlier this year. The move was funded in part by productivity gains made through an earlier investment in CNC machining capacity from XYZ Machine Tools.
VW SPECIALIST GETS THE XYZ BUG

VW SPECIALIST GETS THE XYZ BUG

The growing confidence in the engineering sector in and around Sheffield prompted JKP Engineering (UK) to invest £500,000 in relocating from its existing premises right in the city centre to, larger, more suitable premises earlier this year. The move was funded in part by productivity gains made through an earlier investment in CNC ...
Managed growth sees Bridport Foundry invest in new machining capacity

Managed growth sees Bridport Foundry invest in new machining capacity

With a history stretching back over 400 years it is fair to say that change has come gradually at Bridport Foundry, where the company continues to create a wide range of cast products in iron, SG Iron, Bronze and aluminium, for customers ranging from general engineers, architectural restorers, steam enthusiasts and even royalty. More ...
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

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