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5AXISWORKS launches affordable desktop CNC machine

London-based design and fabrication practice 5AXISWORKS is set to produce a desktop 5-axis multi-fabrication CNC machine, the first of its kind. The affordable device, made with designers and craftspeople in mind, works in materials such as Styrofoam, solid wood, acrylic and ceramic. It combines a range of fabrication methods, including 5-axis CNC milling. According to […]

Muller joins MAN and eyes £15million target

Shropshire precision machinist Muller Holdings has become the newest addition to the Midlands Assembly Network (MAN), and is now looking to expand its range of machines to help it achieve its most ambitious goal yet. While it currently turns over £14 million, Muller hopes that MAN membership will turbocharge the firm’s long-standing reputation and tendering […]

New Haas CNC completes ECS’ expansion

Northampton-based Express Composite Solutions (ECS) has consolidated its latest phase of plant and premises expansion with a new Haas VF2SSYT 3 Axis CNC machine in its workshop. Thenow fully-operational VF2SSYT fabricates metallic or plastic parts up to 760mm in length at superfast speeds, thanks to its 1,200rpm spindle, high feed rates and tool change capability. […]

Okuma to showcase CNC technology at December event

Okuma America Corporation will host this year’s Technology Showcase event on December 9-10, in Charlotte, New Carolina. The 2014 theme is ‘Make the Leap’, showing how companies can benefit from making the leap into advanced technology. The showcase aims to show how simple technology upgrades can improve existing CNC machines, the productivity of machine operators, […]

PressureFab Group buys CNC machine as part of £1million upgrade

Dundee-based PressureFab Group has just finished rolling out a two-year investment programme, and as part of its on-site upgrade it has purchased new CNC Oil-tool machining facilities. Scottish Enterprise supported the programme with a £250,000 Regional Selective Assistance grant, with the rest coming from the company’s own coffers. This project significantly boosts the company’s existing […]