XYZ Machine Tools, in partnership with Ceratizit UK & Ireland has opened the doors to its latest Demonstration and Training Centre. Located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park the centre is strategically placed to support customers looking for the latest in machine tool technology from XYZ Machine Tools.

XYZ Machine Tools’ Nigel Atherton (centre left) and Ceratizit UK & Ireland’s Tony Pennington (centre right) cut the ribbon to open the new Sheffield Technical, Demonstration and Training Centre

The facility is equipped with a broad range of XYZ machines from ProtoTRAK controlled lathes and mills, through its heavy-duty and linear rail machining and turning centres to the flagship UMC-5X five-axis machining centre. Working with Ceratizit UK & Ireland, XYZ Machine Tools customers can visit the centre to investigate not only the machines, but also to develop machining strategies to help improve manufacturing efficiencies. It will also be utilised to provide training for those customers in the region who have purchased new machine tools, where they can make use of the classroom facilities alongside hands-on practical use of the machines.

The opening day was extremely well-attended

On the opening day visitors from across the manufacturing sector descended on the centre to witness live demonstrations. “The turnout exceeded our expectations and is a sign that manufacturing is returning to some form of normality and customers are continuing to look to invest in new machine tools to meet changing and growing demands on their manufacturing capacity,” says Nigel Atherton, Managing Director, XYZ Machine Tools.

A variety of XYZ Machine Tools are available for training, demonstration and process development purposes

Anyone wanting to see machine s in action should contact their local XYZ Area Sales Manager or telephone 01823 674200 for an appointment.