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Corporate thinking pays off

15/10/2004

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

03/09/2004

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

03/09/2004

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

03/09/2004

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

03/09/2004

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

03/09/2004

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

20/08/2004

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

02/07/2004

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

02/07/2004

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

02/07/2004

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

02/07/2004

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 ...