CARDIFF-BASED aluminium fabricator, Dudley’s Aluminium, has invested £96,000 in updating machinery as it works on several important UK projects.
The company has purchased a Phantomatic M3 CNC machining centre, featuring three controlled axes allowing processing on three sides of the workpiece, as well as an electronic double mitre saw complete with a swarf extractor and connection kit.
The machines have both been purchased from Emmegi to complement Dudley’s existing major CNC machining centre.
CNC machining is a process that uses computers to control machine tools. The new and existing equipment will be able to read each other’s programmes as well as standardising operation and maintenance procedures, leading to improved product accuracy, increased output and shorter lead times.
Colin Shorney, Managing Director at Dudley’s, said: “As well as increasing workplace safety, the new purchases will provide us with greater manufacturing flexibility, allowing us to operate more efficiently and take on more projects in the future.”
Dudley’s Aluminium offers in-house design and production facilities and was established in 1993.