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Case Studies

In-house machining leads to business growth for D&D Engineering

In-house machining leads to business growth for D&D Engineering

When Gordon Robinson formed D&D Engineering (Hull) over 30 years ago to design, develop and manufacture bespoke conveyor systems for the food processing industry, he had no ambition to machine parts in-house. His reliance on local sub-contract manufacturing companies to provide the components needed worked perfectly well in the company’s
Investing for growth and cellular manufacturing pays off for RJ Engineering

Investing for growth and cellular manufacturing pays off for RJ Engineering

Rapid response to customer requests has been the key to the success of Derby-based RJ Engineering Precision Engineers since it started trading back in 1975. In combination with this adaptability, it has also had a willingness to invest in new machine tools to meet customer requirements in the aerospace and rail industries. In return for its ...
Specialists come together to provide custom gunsmithing service

Specialists come together to provide custom gunsmithing service

With over 30 years of gunsmithing between them, along with 20 years’ experience at shooting at international level, good friends and business acquaintances Stuart Anselm (Osprey Rifles), Pete Walker (Walker Custom Rifles) and Gary Costello (March Scopes) decided to pool their resources to capitalise on the niche market of bespoke gunsmithing
First impressions are key for Grand Design Systems

First impressions are key for Grand Design Systems

As a supplier to motorsport teams from Formula One, Formula E, World Endurance, Moto GP and British Superbikes, Grand Design Systems is aware of the importance of image. Its products include seamless wall systems for pit garages, along with a range of other ancillary pit lane equipment are testament to that. It also knows that image cuts ...
Step up to ProtoTRAK fully justified by added capability at Duvivier-Motronic

Step up to ProtoTRAK fully justified by added capability at Duvivier-Motronic

Adding value is key to the success of any company and following its investment in two XYZ ProtoTRAK controlled machines, electric drive specialist Duvivier-Motronic has been able to increase the service and customisation that it offers to customers. Synonymous with the rewinding, repair and sales of electric drives, Brugge-based ...
Shared capacity leads to innovation

Shared capacity leads to innovation

Having started like many with an idea and a garage to work out of, Ian Bamford and his wife Nicky created their business Tuskguard, to design, manufacture and install, physical security products and access control systems, winning a DTI Design against Crime award in 1989. As the business developed, Tuskguard won a prestigious five-year ...
Precision Edge fills capacity gap with Lean Production Machine

Precision Edge fills capacity gap with Lean Production Machine

What goes around comes around and the XYZ Lean Production Machine (LPM) is a case in point for specialist manufacturer of precision quality industrial blades and machine knives, Horsham-based Precision Edge and its director Ross Candfield. “We initially considered buying an XYZ LPM machining centre five years ago, but after due ...
ICEoxford is chilled about benefits  of in-house machining

ICEoxford is chilled about benefits of in-house machining

ICEoxford is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative cryogenic Engineering systems, specialising in ultra-low temperature (ULT) equipment for the cryogenic research community. As a result, its output is made up of bespoke systems that will end up in the research departments of some of the leading universities and government ...
XYZ turning centre reduces cycle times in a flash for Kingsmill Industries

XYZ turning centre reduces cycle times in a flash for Kingsmill Industries

As a leading manufacturer and distributor of earthing materials and lightning protection equipment, Kingsmill Industries products are used across a wide range of construction projects, mainly new builds, including churches, apartment blocks, offices and factories providing protection from lightning strikes. The Pinxton, Derbyshire-based ...
Rental fits the bill for Paxford Engineering

Rental fits the bill for Paxford Engineering

Paxford Engineering like many similar engineering companies across the UK does not describe itself as ‘cash rich, and as a partnership rather than a limited company raising finance to bring in new machine tools can be an issue. With this in mind Moreton-in-Marsh-based business is a terrific advocate of the XYZ Machine Tools rental scheme, ...
Compatibility makes life easier for Batchflow as it expands milling capacity

Compatibility makes life easier for Batchflow as it expands milling capacity

With its core business being turning, the milling capability at Batchflow Engineering had taken something of a back seat, but with the growth in low-volume production and prototype work, especially for the motorsport sector, Managing Director Steve Packwood recognised the need to bring machining centre capacity up to date. The decision to
AMP Rose wraps up relocation – with a little help from XYZ

AMP Rose wraps up relocation – with a little help from XYZ

The opportunity to relocate to a purpose built, 100,000 ft2 factory on the outskirts of Gainsborough provided confectionary packaging machinery and process solutions provider, AMP Rose with the opportunity to review its manufacturing processes, in particular its machine shop. AMP Rose apprentice Thomas Gander is at home programming and ...

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