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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
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

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