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Case Studies

Training the future at Babcock International

Training the future at Babcock International

Bringing on the next generation of engineers to work across its many customer programmes is a key focus for Babcock International, the highly-skilled engineering company. No more so than in the current Year of Engineering, a UK wide initiative to encourage young people to consider a career in the sector, Babcock is ensuring that it creates ...
Investment differentiates R&M from the rest

Investment differentiates R&M from the rest

R&M Assembly, part of the R&M Electrical Group, has over 20-years’ experience in the assembly, modification and distribution of specialist power distribution and control systems for use in hazardous (explosive) environments, supplying a diverse range of customers across the oil & gas, nuclear, rail and marine sectors to name a ...
Heptron looks to go global  with its renewable energy systems

Heptron looks to go global with its renewable energy systems

After working for a major engineering company for many years as an electrical engineer, travelling across Europe, Gary Murphy decided in 1994 it was time to settle down and do things for himself and formed Heptron Manufacturing UK Limited. Initially he provided a machine repair service to industry around St Helens, then as that work started ...
Hydrafeed – more than meets the eye

Hydrafeed – more than meets the eye

Best known for its extensive range of Multifeed barfeed systems for CNC lathes, Milton Keynes-based Hydrafeed is also involved as a sub-contract machinist for the aerospace, special purpose machinery, and tobacco machinery sectors. To meet the machining demands of both sides of its business Hydrafeed has an extensive machine shop capacity, ...
DJM Engineering – different from the norm

DJM Engineering – different from the norm

Based in the village of Warkworth, near Banbury, Colin Merry of DJM Engineering describes the family-business as being ‘a bit different’. Founded by his father Dave as an injection mould manufacturer some 25 years ago, the business now sees itself as a problem-solver working on projects for customers from start to finish, undertaking ...
Rivercircle’s five-axis search ends at XYZ

Rivercircle’s five-axis search ends at XYZ

For over 30 years Peterborough-based Rivercircle has developed its business, becoming a leading designer and manufacturer of special purpose test and assembly machines, and multi-cavity rubber and plastic mould tooling. It prides itself on being able to provide a complete service, keeping as much as possible, from design, through to final ...
XYZ ProTURN investment helps to future-proof JAW Engineering

XYZ ProTURN investment helps to future-proof JAW Engineering

For over 30 years JAW Engineering has supported local industry with low volume sub-contract capacity and emergency breakdown support from its location in Magdale on the outskirts of Huddersfield. Up until now, all its machining had been carried out on manual machines, reliant on highly skilled operators, including company founder John White.
SiFab gains control with machining capability

SiFab gains control with machining capability

The decision to invest in machining capacity by Rugby-based SiFab Engineering Solutions was driven by a desire to be able to control deliveries to customers as well as manufacturing costs. However, with no formal machining training, and limited floorspace, company director Simon Hall had to choose his machine tools wisely. After a career ...
XYZ makes life easy for MCC Industries Ltd

XYZ makes life easy for MCC Industries Ltd

With an increasing volume of work MCC Industries Ltd., along with its sister company Automotive Accessories Ltd., recognised the need for additional turning and milling capacity. With space being limited at their Southampton premises, Managing Director Mark Cox decided mill-turn was the obvious answer. In selecting the right machine, he laid
School of Engineering triples up on productivity

School of Engineering triples up on productivity

Cardiff University’s School of Engineering comprises of a group of interlinked workshops to provide a machining and development facility for academics, degree students and, external commercial customers. As such, it is equipped with state of the art machine tools, metrology equipment and, 3D printing systems, which are operated by a group of
Iconic makes its move into machining with XYZ

Iconic makes its move into machining with XYZ

With 18 plus years of experience in the manufacturing sector, working for many companies in both design and machining roles, Jamie Clare decided it was time to do things for himself and Iconic Engineering Solutions was born. Initially he was providing a 3D design service for a broad range of customers that included airship development, ...
Significant toolroom investment keeps production flowing at Bisley

Significant toolroom investment keeps production flowing at Bisley

What started as a one-man business in 1931, with founder Freddy Brown using his sheet metal skills to repair damaged cars, Bisley has developed into one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of premium steel storage for offices and workshops. Bisley’s manufacturing is now concentrated at the company’s factory in Newport, Wales ...

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