NEW CELL FOR MACHINING AIRBUS ENGINE PYLONS

January 8, 2018

Hermle twin-pallet machining centre from Geo Kingsbury chosen for finishing titanium ribs: A tier-one aerospace supplier in the UK has been awarded the contract to produce the pylon box assembly that attaches the engine to each wing of an Airbus A319, A320 and A321 neo (new engine option) single-aisle jetliner.

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GEO KINGSBURY BECOMES TIER 1 MEMBER OF AMRC

December 4, 2017

An additional company has been appointed a tier 1 partner by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, located at the University of Sheffield’s Rotherham facility. The new member is Geo Kingsbury, whose managing director Richard Kingsbury now sits on the research centre’s board of directors.

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GEO KINGSBURY APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF LARGE PRISMATIC MACHINES DIVISION

November 30, 2017

GRAEME THOMAS has been appointed Business Development Director for the LPM (large prismatic machines) division of Geo Kingsbury. He is responsible for promoting half of the eight prestigious German machine tool agency lines – Burkhardt + Weber, F Zimmermann, SHW and Waldrich Coburg – that…

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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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