A dozen orders for new XYZ 2-OP after launch event

XYZ Machine Tools’ XYZ 2-OP portable vertical machining centre has already had 12 confirmed orders just days after its launch at XYZ’s Burlescombe and Nuneaton showrooms. So far, the new machine has drawn “rave reviews” thanks to its portability, which brings cellular manufacturing within the reach of businesses that would have previously not been able […]

Matchmaker adds 5-axis machines to its range

Matchmaker CNC has added two full 5-axis machining centre capability to its Matchmaker range of vertical machining centres. The new competitively priced machines provide high performance, simultaneous 5-axis capacity under the Matchmaker brand for the very first time. Managing director Colin Donhue said: “The addition of full 5-axis capability to the Matchmaker range is a […]

Ward CNC gets a makeover

Ward CNC Machinery, based in Sheffield and one of the UK’s leading suppliers of CNC machine tools, is getting a makeover. With the help of the image specialists at the city design and marketing agency Allen Design Team, Ward CNC Machinery is getting a fresh image in an attempt to link the company’s great industrial […]

Hope Technology buys flatbed cutter for bicycle components

Hope Technology is developing a new range of composite bicycle components and has just taken delivery of a Blackman and White Genesis automated flatbed cutter. In recent years, the bicycle industry has followed the aerospace and automotive industries in adopting modern composite materials such as carbon fibre in the development of top of the range […]

The future of 3D printing

Engineers Matt Burris and Chris Elsworthy, based in San Francisco and Portishead in the UK respectively, are both working towards their own 3D printing system that they believe could spread the technology into an untapped market. Matt Burris, CEO and co-founder of MatterFab, has spent the past two years developing a metal 3D printer, which […]

Altec Engineering announces £1.5 million investment as part of major expansion

Altec Engineering has announced plans to invest £1.5 million as part of a major new expansion in efforts to double the size of its existing premises. The County Durham firm already occupies a 9,000 square foot facility in Bowburn and employs 60 people. The expansion aims to increase turnover and target new markets. In an […]