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New 3 axis CNC installed

13 March 2018

Continuing our ongoing investment, we have  now commissioned our largest 3 axis CNC vertical machining centre. Our Quaser MV214P has a stroke of 1524 x 700 x 510, and is equipped with the latest Heidenhain TNC640 control.

A Quaser 3 axis CNC machine with a Heidenhain 640 control

New 3 axis CNC installed

23 May 2017

Continuing our ongoing investment, we have  now commissioned our third Quaser MV184 3 axis CNC, with the latest Heidenhain TNC640 control.

The New Mazak 5 axis CNC inside Central Patternmaking's facility

New Mazak 5 axis CNC installed

20 September 2014

Our third Mazak 5 axis CNC, a Variaxis J600 5X, is now installed and fully operational. Ideal for our F1 work, and for the machining of jigs and fixtures, we are now even more well equipped for the machining of complex-geometry metallic moulds and tools, and ready for the  2015 build period that is rapidly Read more

VERICUT verification software

VERICUT verification software capacity increased

13 August 2014

As part of our ongoing capital investment, we have acquired our second licence of VERICUT verification software. VERICUT simulates the CNC machines running our toolpaths before we commence machining. We are able to detect, and address, errors and potential collisions, which allows us to run the CNCs unmanned during lights out machining with full confidence. Read more

New 5 axis CNC ordered

30 June 2014

In response to demands from F1 customers for more capacity the company has ordered its fourth 5 axis CNC machine, a Mazak Variaxis J600 5X. Scheduled for July 2014 installation this will be the company’s third Mazak Variaxis, and will increase the total number of CNC machines to eight.

Central Patternmaking, the largest supplier of tooling to the Castings PLC Group, continues to raise its game with the highest standards, attention to detail and ever decreasing lead times that we demand.

Glen Elmy, Local Director, Castings PLC