The company will use the machine (200 by 200 by 280, X, Y, Z) in the manufacture of micro-compressors used in satellites and medical devices. Indeed, it has already allowed Vert Rotors to achieve unprecedented accuracy of one-two microns and take its micro-compressor manufacturing to new levels.
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Says David Bryden, area sales manager at DMG-Mori UK: “The HSC 20 linear 2nd generation CNC machine is the most precise 5-axis machine in Scotland, and the first such machine in the UK. This is the machine you must have to achieve tight tolerances and the best surface finish possible.”
Olly Dmitriev, CEO at Vert Rotors, explains: “We have already shaken up the global compressor market by producing the world’s smallest screw compressor. Our innovative conical rotary design enables future space systems and innovative medical applications by providing the highest possible air pressure at low vibration.”
The DMG Mori HSC 20 linear 2nd Generation machine will enable Vert Rotors to produce compressors at an unparalleled degree of accuracy, increase its manufacturing productivity four-fold and create new positions for three highly skilled engineers, specially trained to operate the new equipment.
Adds Dmitriev: “As our products are such high precision pieces of equipment, it was vital that we obtained manufacturing equipment to match our exacting standards. The second generation HSC 20 machine has allowed us to produce parts with an accuracy of 1-2 microns, which is far beyond capabilities of other manufacturing companies in Scotland.”
The company was supported in its investment by a£46,000 Regional Selective Assistance award.
Founded in 2013, Vert Rotors has already attracted international attention. Three-quarters of its customers are based outside of the UK and include Fortune 500 manufacturers in the EU and the US.
Dmitriev is a technology entrepreneur and innovator with 15 years’ experience in software project management and a dual executive MBA degree from London Business School and Columbia University in New York.
He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the holder of three patents and multiple papers relating to Vert’s compressor technology.
The total global market for industrial compressors is expected to reach more than £14.3 billion by 2017, with compressed air accounting for 10% of industrial electricity demand.
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