College invests in future with Colchester

Colchester Machine Tool Solutions (formerly 600 UK) has installed a range of manual lathes, mills, drills and saws into Coleg Cambria in Wales to meet the training needs of high-profile construction and aerospace employers in the region.

Nick Lyon, assistant principal at Coleg Cambria, says: “We’ve had a great relationship with 600 UK over many years and the equipment has always been high quality and, most importantly, my learners enjoy using the machines.”
The order comprised of 14 Harrison M300 lathes, six Clausing 3VS milling machines, three Clausing pillar drills and a Clausing bandsaw. One of the students at Coleg Cambria gave a general overview, saying: “I came to Coleg Cambria with no machining experience, but the machines are very easy to use. The dials and gauges are well marked and intuitive, and it makes the education process easier to understand how things work. You can easily switch from imperial to metric and this simplifies the learning process even further.”
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