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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 ...
From the seed of an idea to reality  for Expert Precision Engineering

From the seed of an idea to reality for Expert Precision Engineering

After 15 years of working in the subcontract machining environment Michael Thompson decided that it was time for a change. He was aware that he had the necessary skills and experience to work for himself and after some research the seeds for a new business were sown. Speaking with his now fellow directors Martin Stokoe and Stephen Hornby they ...
Rivercircle doubles up with XYZ to meet demand

Rivercircle doubles up with XYZ to meet demand

When Peterborough-based Rivercircle invested in one of the first XYZ UMC-5X gantry-style simultaneous five-axis machining centres just over 12 months ago its ambition was to gain efficiency by transferring work being done on three and four axis machines. Such was its success in doing that, it has won numerous new contracts for five axis-type ...
XYZ LR machines convince Alken Engineering of their potential

XYZ LR machines convince Alken Engineering of their potential

Alken Engineering is a long-term user of XYZ Machine Tools’ ProtoTRAK mills, being an ‘early adopter, when the ProtoTRAK control was introduced to the UK in 1993. It now has 10 XYZ ProtoTRAK mills and three XYZ ProTURN lathes on its capacity list, but for many years resisted purchasing any XYZ ‘full CNC’ machines… until now. Alken ...

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