Manufacturing flexibility

Dudley’s Aluminium has invested £96,000 in machinery as it continues to work on a number of projects throughout the UK.

The company 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 were purchased from Emmegi to complement Dudley’s existing major CNC machining centre.

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, the company said.

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.”