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Mitre Industries adds machining  to its portfolio

Mitre Industries adds machining to its portfolio

Mitre Industries success has been built around its fabrication and sheetmetal expertise, which covers diverse areas such a jigs and fixtures, storage systems, duct work and materials handling systems. Therefore, while it was well equipped when it came to bending, folding, rolling and welding, it had very limited machining capacity; relying on ...
RMX ProtoTRAK control slashes cycle times for Classic Components

RMX ProtoTRAK control slashes cycle times for Classic Components

As a specialist in producing one-off or low volume development work, East Grinstead-based Classic Components is often called on to turn work around at short notice, quite often without drawings to work to. As a long-term user of XYZ’s ProtoTRAK controlled machine tools their ease-of-use was familiar to managing director, Malcolm Duffield, but ...
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 ...
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 ...
RMX ProtoTRAK bed solves rapid turnaround issues for JR Fabrications

RMX ProtoTRAK bed solves rapid turnaround issues for JR Fabrications

Hilton, Derbyshire-based JR Fabrications specialises in the design, development and manufacture of bespoke, high quality, stainless steel exhaust systems for classic and modern cars that are used for race and road applications. The nature of their work means that many are one-off projects many of which are fitted to high value historic cars, ...
ProtoTRAK combines the best of both worlds to generate enormous time savings

ProtoTRAK combines the best of both worlds to generate enormous time savings

Anyone who has watched an episode of the BBC’s Inside the Factory programme will appreciate the speed at which packaging machinery operates. Ensuring the performance and accuracy of these machines, particularly bottling plants, is a speciality of Belgium-based Macovak, which manufactures precision parts used to manoeuvre and position bottles ...
Innovation drives investment at Air Accessories

Innovation drives investment at Air Accessories

When pneumatics expert John (Jack) Bushby formed Sheffield-based Air Accessories in 1967 it was as a wholesaler of proprietary products from the world’s leading manufacturers, something that continues to this day. From those early days, customer service was at the heart of everything the company did, and this vision remains under current owner
Fawcett achieves balance with turning capacity from XYZ Machine Tools

Fawcett achieves balance with turning capacity from XYZ Machine Tools

Achieving a balanced machining portfolio that matches the present and predicted workflow is the current investment policy of A Fawcett Precision Engineers. This policy at the Elland, West Yorkshire company gained fresh impetus when Joanne Thompson took over the running of the business from her father who retired in 2009. Joanne, who had worked
XYZ VMC performance creates development opportunities at Mounts & More

XYZ VMC performance creates development opportunities at Mounts & More

When Mounts and More originally started in 1996 it was intended to be a part-time enterprise, but the business quickly morphed from being a small distributor of products for wheelchair users into a service and support centre for not only individual users, but also hospital groups across the UK and Europe. From this experience of being what ...
XYZ makes an impression on Metallic Elephant

XYZ makes an impression on Metallic Elephant

Initially founded to provide a service and rebuild facility for hot foil presses, which use heat to transfer adhesive-backed foil to imprint and personalise a wide range of goods from luxury handbags to bespoke stationery. However, it soon became clear to Karl and Ros French, founders of Metallic Elephant, that there was a strong market for ...
Strutt ‘sees the light’ in switch from manual to CNC

Strutt ‘sees the light’ in switch from manual to CNC

For over 40 years Strutt Engineering, a family-owned business in the heart of the Peak District, has carved out a niche for itself in the manufacture of hydraulic grabs used in the handling of scrap, quarrying, waste recycling and excavation sectors. Its business is built around a standard product range and also the flexibility to ...

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