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19th April 2018, Preston

Attwater invests £100,000 in CNC upgrades

Attwater & Sons has invested another £100,000 in two new machines. © Attwater & Sons Attwater & Sons, a manufacturer and supplier of industrial laminates, composite materials and machined components, has invested another £100,000 in two new Haas TM-3P CNC vertical milling machines, replacing two older machines.

In addition to working faster, the TM-3Ps are also said to consume less power than Attwater's previous machining centres, cutting energy bills and boosting the company's green credentials. The machining centres include ten-station automatic tool changers with a one metre bed, making it ideal for Attwater's work in the aerospace, power generation and industrial sectors.

Production director Andy Goode says the advanced Renishaw probing systems allow machine operators to find datum points more quickly and size the tooling considerably faster than previously, resulting in less down time. “We are very pleased with the results so far. The probing system is phenomenal - it simplifies the operation and is more efficient,” he said.

Attwater is currently marking its 150th year of manufacturing, having begun as a ship's chandlers in Preston, Lancashire, in 1868. Since then, the company has grown to become a leading manufacturer in many sectors, such as marine, power generation and aerospace.

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