The launch of the first gantry-type fully-simultaneous five-axis machining centre by XYZ Machine Tools is generating lots of interest among customers. With the first machines arriving in the UK the Burlescombe-based company is opening its doors to highlight the performance and commercial advantages of the XYZ UMC-5X in a series of open house events.

The open house events will provide an ideal opportunity to see the XYZ UMC-5X demonstrated, as well as the opportunity to sit in on a brief presentation of the benefits of five-axis machining and what it can deliver in terms of productivity gains across a wide range of industries. The first of these events, taking place at XYZ’s Devon headquarters and Nuneaton showroom on the 28th and 30th March respectively, have been designated VIP days and are invitation only. Invitations will be extended to those businesses that have indicated a serious interest in taking delivery of one of the first XYZ UMC-5X machines to arrive in the UK. Contact your XYZ area sales manager if you feel that you should be added to this exclusive guest list. Visitors can attend either the morning or afternoon presentations starting at 10:30 and 13:30 respectively on each day.

Two additional open houses will be held the following week on the 4th and 6th April, again at XYZ’s Devon headquarters and Nuneaton showroom respectively. These days are open to all, but to assist with planning visitors are asked to register their preference of location and time by contacting XYZ by email at sales@xyzmachinetools.com Or by calling 01823 674200 “We are very excited about the addition of gantry-type, simultaneous five-axis machining to our portfolio of machines. These open house events will allow us to highlight the design benefits of the XYZ UMC-5X that in its price bracket put it at the forefront of five-axis machining,” says Nigel Atherton, Managing Director, XYZ Machine Tools.