Kingsbury UK Case Study
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The Challenge: Even though 95 per cent of jobs undertaken by Hemlock are in aluminium, high power and torque are still needed when taking deep cuts to prevent the cutter stalling. Read the Case Study

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Production times slashed by between a half and two-thirds on new Brother SPEEDIO machines
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Subcontractor’s highly productive VMCs will give any competitor a run for their money, from Budapest to Beijing. A seminal moment has arrived in British manufacturing, it appears. Using the latest ultra-highspeed machine tools, UK subcontractors can rival their competitors in low-wage countries and still make a profit. Paul Cobb, managing director of Nottingham contract machinists,…

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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…

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Company synergy between Hemlock HPC and Premier Mist.
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Dualmist nozzles set to Revolutionise fire control synergy between hemlock 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…

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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.

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Distinguishing factors
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A third 5-axis, vertical-spindle machining centre has been installed by subcontractor Hemlock Engineering, Nottingham, in response to a steady increase in work from a variety of sources. Aircraft seat parts, medical prostheses, components for laser equipment used in dentistry and printing, fire suppression nozzles and parts for camera tripods and beer pumps are typical of the diverse range of contracts regularly received from more than 200 customers.

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