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Corporate thinking pays off


Paul Lavars has brought big-company, corporate thinking to a small engineering machinist. And the results have been startling

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Sub-contract FMS capacity


A £2.5 million flexible manufacturing system based on five Mitsubishi MH 500 horizontal machining centres with a 72-pallet Fastems automation package installed at Kenard Engineering of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire is ...

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PG continues to invest to be best


Contract-manufacturing specialist PG Technology has recently completed the installation of two, top-of-the-range S31 5-axis CNC Studer grinding machines and a pair of Mikron CNC vertical machining centres: a VCP600 and ...

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Firm’s cutting edge decision


Micrometric, the Lincoln-based laser cutting, welding and wire EDM specialist, has installed a £400,000 Bystronic Bystar laser

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New model manufacturer


Investment and training are two UK weaknesses that are being attacked by a new start-up, large capacity 5-axis machining specialist contract manufacturer

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Customer-tailored production


Newburgh Engineering plays the contract manufacturing game differently. Instead of applying existing machine tool capacity to customer components, Newburgh will scrutinize the machine tool market, searching for ...

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Toolmaker at your service


With its roots in the 1940s and the supply of turning tools, Handsworth, Birmingham-based Burcas has changed its area of activities gradually over the years as market demands and opportunities have directed. But the ...

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Old company’s new start


In these days of outsourcing – moving high-cost production to low-cost countries – investing in a 70-year-old precision engineering company in the south of the UK, one of the highest cost bases for any potential ...

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Turned parts maker ups the ante, once again


High-volume sub-contract turned parts manufacturer Bryken High Speed is proving that, through investment in latest technology, it is possible to compete and thrive amongst stiff competition from both the UK and overseas

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Friction weld


GB Federal Machines, the Dudley, West Midlands based designer and manufacturer of resistance welding and friction and inertia welding systems and equipment, is to enter the subcontract market

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High-speed machining cuts lead times in half


Following the installation of two highspeed vertical machining centres from Hurco Europe, a typical four-week turnaround time for a fairly complex tool has been halved and operator involvement reduced for Haverhill ...