LARGER, TOP QUALITY MACHINING CENTRE HAS ENTRY-LEVEL PRICE

November 3, 2017

The German manufacturer of 3- to 5-axis machining centres, Hermle, has expanded its Performance Line machine series with the addition of the C 650 to the existing C 250 and C 400 models. They sit alongside the company’s core machine range comprising six machines from C 12 to C 62.

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COMPACT 4/5-AXIS MACHINING CENTRE WITH EXCEPTIONAL RIGIDITY

October 25, 2017

Burkhardt + Weber (B+W) has incorporated the stiffness and power of its heavy duty MCX horizontal machining centres into a new, smaller model, the MCC 630. In so doing, it has created one of the most rigid and powerful metalcutting centres in its class for producing prismatic components weighing up to 1.5 tonnes including the fixture. Availability in the UK and Ireland is through sole agent Geo Kingsbury.

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5-AXIS PORTAL MILL FOR PROTOTYPE, TOOL AND MOULD MAKING

October 17, 2017

A portal, 5-axis milling machine has been introduced by German machine tool manufacturer Zimmermann at the lower end of its price range. Available in the UK and Ireland through sole agent Geo Kingsbury, the compact FZU is intended primarily for prototype, tool and mould making as well as machining of composite components such as airframes.

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F1 SUBCONTRACTOR EXPANDS 5-AXIS MACHINING

September 27, 2017

In 2015 Ray Harris set up his own subcontracting company, Driven Precision Engineering, to specialise in F1 manufacturing. A second-hand, 3-axis machining centre was his first purchase, followed by a 5-axis model from the same supplier a year later. Such has been the success of Driven Precision Engineering, he has purchased another 5-axis machining centre, this time a Hermle C 400 supplied by Geo Kingsbury, to increase the size of work that can be undertaken.

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SALES DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT GEO KINGSBURY

September 12, 2017

With effect from 1st September 2017, RICHARD HUGHES has been appointed Sales Director – MTG (milling, turning, grinding) at Geo Kingsbury with the remit to promote four of the top quality ranges of German machine tools that the company sells exclusively in the UK and…

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Alcon Components

August 22, 2017

Alcon Components, Tamworth, is one of the world’s foremost companies in the design and manufacture of high performance brake and clutch systems. A second automated production cell has been installed at the Tamworth factory of Alcon Components to cope with worldwide demand for its monobloc brake calipers.

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FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR AIRBUS WING COMPONENTS

July 18, 2017

A flexible manufacturing system (FMS) for producing small to medium-size wing components for the Airbus A330 family of long-range, wide-body jetliners has started operation at a leading aerospace subcontractor in the south of England. The FMS incorporates five Hermle 5-axis, vertical-spindle machining centres – four…

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5-AXIS MACHINING OF COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS

July 18, 2017

Large composite components for the Airbus A350 family of wide-body jetliners are being machined in a pair of German-built Zimmermann FZ33 portal machining centres at a specialist subcontractor in England. Supplied by sole sales and service agent, Geo Kingsbury, each machine has a working envelope…

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8-spindle multi for turn-milling components from 40 mm bar

June 9, 2017

German turning machine builder, Index, has launched a second 8-spindle CNC multi-spindle automatic, designated MS40-8, capable of turn-milling components from bar up to 40 mm diameter. The manufacturer’s first 8-spindle multi, with a bar capacity of 24 mm, was introduced in 2011. Machine availability in…

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HERMLE LAUNCHES LOW-COST AUTOMATED WORKPIECE HANDLING SYSTEM

June 6, 2017

Three- to five-axis CNC machining centres manufactured by the German company, Hermle, can be equipped with a new, automated workpiece handling system that requires low capital investment. UK and Ireland agent, Geo Kingsbury, says that the equipment can be factory fitted or retrofitted to machines…

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