GF Machining Solutions (GFMS) has won an order to supply an AgieCharmilles FORM 300 EDM die-sink machine and an AgieCharmilles CUT E600 wire EDM machine to Bridgend-based Nemein Ltd. The machines will be delivered and installed at Nemein’s 11,000 sq ft facility later this year via a staged process.
Nemein’s new machines will be used, in the first instance, to manufacture components for self-powered tools used in the global oil and gas downhole sector. These tools, which incorporate energy harvesting technology from heat and vibration, are designed to effectively eliminate the sector’s (over) reliance on ‘potentially’ unreliable and unsafe primary lithium batteries, while removing run time limitations and increasing temperature ratings.
Commenting on placing the order with GF Machining Solutions, Nemeins’ CEO Suzannah Bourne says: “To better control our manufacturing processes we made the decision to develop and strengthen in our in-house machining capacity and capabilities by investing in high-performance machine tools. We undertook a comprehensive research programme to identify and select the machine tools we required, and were particularly impressed, not only with GF Machining Solutions’ technologies, but also by their customer-focused and partnership-based business approach. These are exciting times for Nemein and this investment in the machine tools will be instrumental in helping us achieve our ambitious business growth and expansion objectives.”
The importance of the order is also acknowledged by GF Machining Solutions’ area sales manager, Roger Mullard, who says: “Nemein is a company that’s going places. Their innovation, engineering and technical prowess are highly regarded and respected worldwide.”
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