High-Tech machining demonstration and training centre opens for business

XYZ Machine Tools’ Nigel Atherton (centre left) and Ceratizit UK & Ireland’s Tony Pennington (centre right) cut the ribbon to open the new Sheffield Technical, Demonstration and Training Centre
XYZ Machine Tools’ Nigel Atherton (centre left) and Ceratizit UK & Ireland’s Tony Pennington (centre right) cut the ribbon to open the new Sheffield Technical, Demonstration and Training Centre

XYZ Machine Tools, in partnership with Ceratizit UK & Ireland has opened the doors to its latest Demonstration and Training Centre in Sheffield.

Located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park the centre is strategically placed to support customers looking for the latest in machine tool technology from XYZ Machine Tools.

The facility is equipped with a broad range of XYZ machines from ProtoTRAK controlled lathes and mills, through its heavy-duty and linear rail machining and turning centres to the flagship UMC-5X five-axis machining centre.

Working with Ceratizit UK & Ireland, XYZ customers can visit the centre to investigate not only the machines, but also to develop machining strategies to help improve manufacturing efficiencies. It will also be utilised to provide training for those customers in the region who have purchased new machine tools, where they can make use of the classroom facilities alongside hands-on practical use of the machines.

On the opening day visitors from across the manufacturing sector descended on the centre to witness live demonstrations.

Tony Pennington, managing director Ceratizit UK & Ireland, said: “This new Technical Centre is an extension of our previous facility, but by locating it on the Advanced Manufacturing Park we have been able to expand the services that we can provide to customers with a dedicated team helping to support the development of machining processes. A further advantage is that we are able to rapid prototype special tooling using in-house developed 3D printing technology.

“We are really excited about working with our machine tool partners to create what will be a focus of manufacturing technology, providing practical solutions to machining issues. The reactions of visitors on the opening day are proof that we are delivering a service that will become increasingly valuable in enhancing their productivity.”  

Nigel Atherton, managing director, XYZ Machine Tools added: “The turnout exceeded our expectations and is a sign that manufacturing is returning to some form of normality and customers are continuing to look to invest in new machine tools to meet changing and growing demands on their manufacturing capacity.”

XYZ Machine Tools
www.xyzmachinetools.com

Ceratizit
www.ceratizit.com

 

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