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Case Studies

Coleg Gwent completes phase one  of CNC development

Coleg Gwent completes phase one of CNC development

As one of the biggest, and most successful, colleges in Wales, Coleg Gwent is not resting on its laurels. It has embarked on an ambitious expansion programme to deliver day release and full time apprenticeships in support of the engineering sector in its catchment area. The first phase of this plan is now complete following the arrival of ...
ProtoTRAK secures the future for Jaymek

ProtoTRAK secures the future for Jaymek

Based in the shadow of the massive British Steel plant at Scunthorpe, Jaymek Engineering provides a general engineering and breakdown service for a wide range of customers across the north of England. For almost the entirety of its 15 years of business it has relied on a selection of manual lathes and mills to deliver a rapid turnaround ...
Students come to Rupert’s aid

Students come to Rupert’s aid

Engineering Students at Cornwall College responded magnificently to a telephone call from the owner of Rupert, a retired Greyhound that was struggling to walk due to chronic arthritis in his back legs. Pulling together under the guidance of Engineering Lecturer Luke Bazeley, the students turned what was a hopeful call from a worried dog ...
Keeping vintage wheels turning

Keeping vintage wheels turning

Much as there are collectors of classic cars, the same applies to tractors and providing replacement components for Nuffield, Leyland and Marshal tractors from the 1950s, through to the 1980s, has proved to be a successful business for Tractor Spare Parts Ltd. Run by husband and wife team of Andrew and Joanna Griffin, Tractor Spare Parts is ...
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 ...

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