Derbyshire machining specialist invests £600,000 to keep up with reshoring demand
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British engineering firms are in increasing demand from major multinational companies looking to bring more work back to the UK from Europe and China, according to the boss of a busy Derbyshire CNC machining business. Paul Cobb, Managing Director at HPC Services in Ilkeston, is looking to capitalise on this trend by investing more than…

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MPN 2018 seals the deal for VICIVISION UK and HPC Services Ltd
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A CNC machining company says it has taken its product inspection capabilities to ‘the next level’ by investing in a world-class optical measurement solution. HPC Services Ltd, which turns out millions of precision parts annually for industrial equipment such as printing machinery and train braking systems, has added a VICIVISION M306 to its ranks –…

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Dualmist nozzles set to revolutionise fire control
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COMPANY SYNERGY BETWEEN HEMLOCK HPC AND PREMIER MIST About three years ago a couple of guys from Wakefield walked into Hemlock. Their search for a company with both sliding head lathes and five-axis milling machines had brought them to our door – and the company’s name was Premier Mist.The company MD, Peter Duval, had in…

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British Manufacturing at its best (with a little help from Japan)
British Manufacturing at its best (with a little help from Japan)
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A seminal moment has arrived in British manufacturing, it appears. Using the latest ultra-high-speed machine tools, UK subcontractors can rival their competitors in low-wage countries and still make a profit. Paul Cobb, Managing Director of Nottingham subcontract machinists, Hemlock Engineering Ltd, describes how this is possible using 30-taper Brother Speedio machines. He has calculated that…

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HPC services order citizen lFV technology to boost difficult material production
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With the recent addition of an own product involved with fire suppression to its highly successful sub-contract machining operation, HPC Services of Ilkeston, Derby, has ordered the latest Citizen Cincom L20-VIII LFV turn-mill centre. By including Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) machining technology in the specification, Managing Director of HPC Paul Cobb maintains this will give…

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HPC expands capacity
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HPC EXPANDS CAPACITY FROM ITS 10 CITIZEN 32 AND 20 MM MACHINE SIZES, AND ORDERS THE LATEST CINCOM L12 AT MACH 2016 The need to further improve competitiveness with the advantage of shorter machining cycles on smaller and often high accuracy turn-milled parts, drew HPC Services once again to the Citizen Machinery stand at MACH…

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