Start-up invests in MACH MDS 845-8T mill

MACH Machine Tools has supplied PMR Developments & Engineering, a precision subcontract specialist start-up, with a new tool-room mill. Now in situ at the company’s Hereford facility,the three-axis MACH MDS 845-8T features theDynaPath WinDelta CNC.
The MDS 845-8T is the most recent machine tool investment made by PMR in its three-year history and has taken its place alongside a new mini mill and a pre-owned two-axis lathe.

PMR’s new MDS 845-8T machines a range of precision components, including injection mould tool inserts and associated parts for a number of customers in the automotive and medical sectors, as well as new and replacement industrial equipment parts.These parts, typically machined in small volumes from a range of different materials, are characterised by their tight geometric and dimensional tolerances, and their high surface finishes.

To meet lead times and ensure that PMR achieves its machining contract requirements on time and in budget, the company regularly pushes the MDS 845-8T’s capabilities to the limit in order to reduce part cycle times.Where feasible, PMR deploys high material removal rates involving extended depths of cut and optimised speeds and feeds.

Says William Homes, PMR’s owner and director:“Our investment in the new MDS 845-8T has significantly increased our machining capacity and capabilities. The machine is powerful, fast, accurate and flexible and, although classified as a ‘tool-room mill’, such is its technical specification and processing capabilities that it’s much more production-oriented.”

He adds: “The versatility and flexibility of the DynaPath control system are also impressive. “Straight-off-the-bat, we liked the control’s large 15.6” LED touchscreen, its clear and logical navigation, and its simple-to-use and understand menus and operation screens, which all help reduce set-up times and prevent input errors.”
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