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Haffner’s Italmac Turn 4 Axis CNC machine proving popular

Specially designed to mill and drill aluminium and PVCu bars and work pieces, Haffner’s Turn 4 Axis machine from its new Italmac range is selling well with fabricators. Haffner launched the range of aluminium fabrication machinery in the UK market in 2014. Haffner’s MD Dave Thomas said: “All the machines in the Italmac range represent […]

Kickstarter-funded BoXZY combines 3D printing, CNC mill and laser printer

Described by its makers “as the most versatile desktop fabrication device on the market”, Pittsburgh-based manufacturing team BoXZY are on fundraising site Kickstarter appealing for funds to build their innovative machine. The “triple threat” BoXZY Rapid-Change FabLab has a compact black anodised aluminium body, and features three quick-change heads to allow any craftsperson to mill […]

AJCBM 800 the first UK-built machine to feature TNC 320 control system

The launch of Ajax Machine Tools International’s AJCBM 800 features Heidenhain’s highly popular TNC 320 control system, and extends its range of heavy-duty, solid boxway CBM Interactive bed-style milling machines. Ajax MD William Savin announced that “Ajax is now the largest installer of Heidenhain control systems on new machines in the UK and is the […]

Artist Jeff Koons to use CNC machines at Pennsylvania stone workshop

Renowned artist Jeff Koons is set to triple the production capacity of his dedicated Pennsylvania-based workshop Antiquity Stone, which is home to over a dozen high-tech CNC stone-cutting machines and robots costing up to $600,000 each. Here, his monumental sculptures are carved  near enough in their entirety by machines. Known for conceptualising works years ahead […]

Mazak hails SmoothX technology

Mazak’s updated Smooth Technology incorporates a new Mazatrol SmoothX CNC control alongside new machine hardware and servo systems – with an intuitive interface much like those of smartphones and tablets. With processing times up to four times faster than its predecessors, it’s more than a match for ever-increasing servo speeds. Marcus Burton, European group MD […]

Schüco AF 250 launched

Schüco UK Ltd, the leading sustainable building envelope specialist, has just launched a new and advanced 3-axis CNC machine – the Schüco AF 250. It comes fully equipped with a pneumatic rotating support table, and is designed with an eye on significantly boosting both productivity and quality. By reducing fabrication time and enhancing the quality […]

Panel Systems boosts business with new CNC punch machine

Panel Systems, renowned for its innovative, bespoke panel solutions, is expanding its metal fabrication services with a new CNC punch machine. The £180,000 investment was supported by Yorkshire Bank and a RGF (Regional Growth Fund) grant. The new machine will form part of the company’s new Architectural and Composite Panels (ACP) division, which aims to […]

Charles Day invests £1million in two Bystronic machines

Sheffield-based laser cutting specialist Charles Day (Steels) has chosen Bystronic to grow their laser cutting capacity, spending more than £1million on two of their high-powered machines: the 6kW Bysprint Fibre 4020 and 6kW Bysprint Pro 4020. Charles Day (Steels) had huge success with the 3kW Bysprint Fibre 3015 and 6kW Byspeed Pro 3015 lasers, both […]