Customer Stories

Mazak helps McLaren Racing get set for new season with rapid 5-axis installation

Yamazaki Mazak has helped the McLaren Formula 1 team step up its preparations for the 2021 season by supplying and commissioning a brand new fully-simultaneous 5-axis machining centre in just four weeks.

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Steel City Certified

When a prominent, Sheffield-based precision engineering company needed to replace a faltering laser processing machine, it turned to Yamazaki Mazak to maintain the high standards synonymous with the Steel City.

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Vintage aeroplane restorer soars with Mazak machine investment

A leading restorer of vintage aeroplanes has increased its capacity and ability to produce challenging bespoke parts by investing in a new turning centre from Yamazaki Mazak. Kennet Aviation specialises in the renovation and servicing of historic aeroplanes, including Supermarine Seafires used in World War II, to the stringent standards required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – the UK’s specialist aviation regulator.

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Precision engineering firm invests in British-built 5-axis machinery

A leading Leicester-based precision engineering company has reaffirmed its commitment to high-quality, high-accuracy production by becoming one of the first to invest in Yamazaki Mazak’s new, British-built CV5-500 simultaneous 5-axis machining centre. JWA Tooling (JWA) is a specialist provider of high-precision manufacturing solutions to some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies, with capabilities including precision CNC milling, turning and wire EDM.

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Pryme Group House

Pryme Group is a relatively new name, but armed with an engineering track record going back 40 years, it is shaking up the UK’s market for contract manufacturing services. The North East of England has always been a hotbed of subcontract manufacturing. However, in recent years, a new name has been shaking the market up, namely Pryme Group, whose rise has been nothing short of meteoric.

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Heavyweight manufacturing

The global gym equipment market is expected to be worth $1bn by 2023. Once dominated by the USA, one British manufacturer has spent the last 20 years working from an industrial estate in rural Somerset and established itself as one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-end gym and personal fitness equipment.

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Speaker highlight from AutomatiON 2018 event

See one of our guest speakers John Hyde talking to MTDCNC, at our AutomatiON event held in June:

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Advanced machining with Advanced Engineering

Advanced Engineering (UK) Ltd, is a niche rapid prototype company, based in Birmingham. For over 40 years, the company has provided quality and cost-effective subcontract engineering services, with a specific track record in automotive and motorsport.

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Mazak Partnership Passed from one Generation to the Other

At just 13 years old, Sam Groves who is Adrian's eldest son, is the fourth generation to be involved with the family business. He is already immersed in metal-cutting.

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True Precision

A continued investment in both people and machines is making Truturn Precision Engineering into the subcontractor to watch in the South West. “We’ve grown from very humble beginnings,” says Bob Wilkins, General Manager at Truturn Precision Engineering, “and we’ve a strong strategy going forward.” Mr Wilkins is confident about the Truturn business, in part because he has overseen significant investment in recent years that has laid the groundwork for future growth.

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Smooth growth

From the humble beginnings of a small machine shop set up by one man in his spare evenings, Altec Engineering has steadily grown alongside its customer base to become a one-stop-shop for precision engineering. Founded in 1978 by Ron Waite MBE, a technician at Durham University, Altec Engineering started off with just a lathe, pedestal drill and milling machine in a small abattoir in Coxhoe, just south of Durham. Fast forward nearly 40 years, and after an MBO and significant capital injection, as well as a £6m investment from the Business Growth Fund, Altec Engineering now turns over £15.5m and employs nearly 200 people, making it a true manufacturing force to be reckoned with.

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Express invests in the future with new Mazak machine

Express Oil and Gas has made a bold statement of confidence in the future with further investment at its Gateshead facility. The Team Valley-based company has acquired an additional Mazak INTEGREX i-400 multi-tasking machine tool which will form part of a new manufacturing cell producing valve components for the oil and gas sector. The new machine will combine the operations of two existing machines into a single process, offering an immediate and significant production improvement.

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Mazak joins Nuclear AMRC as Tier One Member

Yamazaki Mazak has joined the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) as a Tier One member and is providing an ORBITEC 20 machine tool for the Centre’s state-of-the-art research centre. The membership, which includes representation on the Board, will enable Mazak to make a major contribution to the Nuclear AMRC’s machining research and development capabilities, in particular the development of new machining practices and processes for the production of large and complex components, typically used in the power generation and oil and gas sectors. The Nuclear AMRC is led by the University of Sheffield with support from the University of Manchester, and has partnerships with a number of leading suppliers to the power generation sector including Rolls-Royce, Areva, Westinghouse, Sheffield Forgemasters and Tata Steel.

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