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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Lalique

February 10, 2012

The world famous manufacturer of crystal glass art, Lalique, traditionally produced prototypes from modelling materials – and moulds from cast iron and tool steel – on a 3-axis machining centre at its Wingen-sur-Moder factory in the Alsace region of France.

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CA Models

February 10, 2012

Stirling-based CA Models uses a wide range of additive manufacturing equipment to fulfil its rapid prototyping service, but also needs subtractive metalcutting for producing larger parts and those made from materials that cannot be built layer by layer.

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Hemlock Engineering

January 24, 2012

A third 5-axis, vertical-spindle machining centre has been installed by subcontractor Hemlock Engineering, Nottingham, in response to a steady increase in work from a variety of sources.

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Reliance Precision

January 24, 2012

Reliance Precision is an independent, family owned engineering company with manufacturing facilities in Huddersfield and Cork, Ireland. Half of their business is derived from the scientific and medical sectors, whilst aerospace and defence accounts for a quarter of production.

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Seco Tools

January 24, 2012

Seco Tools’ UK headquarters and factory, based in new, purpose-built premises in Alcester, is the Swedish group’s worldwide centre of excellence for producing custom versions of its high pressure Jetstream tooling. It is also the only facility in the UK operated by a major tooling supplier that designs and manufactures custom tools for non-standard turning and prismatic machining applications.

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UK University

January 23, 2012

The faculty of engineering at a leading university in the UK carries out research projects for aerospace companies and the medical sector. Additionally, bespoke test rigs are manufactured for research conducted in various other faculties across the campus, and in other UK universities.

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Norjon Engineers

January 23, 2012

In 2012, subcontractor and mouldmaker Norjon Engineers more than doubled the size of its factory in Gosport to 14,000 sq ft, following a 60 per cent increase in turnover the previous year. Four years previously, owner and managing director, Kevin Fox, bought two 5-axis Hermle machining centres, both C 20 Us with 600 x 450 x 450 mm working volume, to produce aluminium and brass thermoforming moulds.

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