UK industrial laminates specialist Attwater & Sons Ltd has invested £100,000 to purchase two new CNC machines.

The two Haas TM-3P vertical Milling machines will replace two older machines. According to the company, the TM-3Ps also consume less power than Attwater's previous machining centers, cutting energy bills.

The machining centers include ten-station automatic tool changers with a 1m bed, making it suitable for Attwater's work in the aerospace, power generation and industrial sectors.

Production director Andy Goode says the probing systems allow machine operators to find datum points more quickly and size the tooling considerably faster than previously, resulting in less downtime.

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