Bridgwater-based M-CNC specialises in the manufacture of high quality, high value components for aerospace, motor sport, chemical, oil and gas and leisure industries.

Says Leigh Howarth, business development manager at M-CNC: “We are purchasing eight DMG Mori machines that will give us the ability to cut large 5-axis parts up to 2. 5m long and 750 mm in diameter. We are completely automating our existing product lines and we are introducing a rapid response cell for a 10-day turnaround of orders. Our aim is to become a centre of excellence for the South West of England.” The first machines are being installed now.

M-CNC already employs 17 people, with four apprentices, and is actively seeking more skilled engineers to work in its state-of-the art facility.

The company reportedly chose DMG Mori as its supplier and machine tool partner because of the range of machines it offers, its dynamic product development, the aesthetics of the machines themselves and the support offered.

To complement this machine tool investment, M-CNC is also investing in Edgecam CA/CAM software and Javelin ERP and MRP software, both from Vero UK. This will work in parallel with the DMG Mori CELOS control software and, together with further investment in modular storage, tooling and inspection equipment, will enable the company to work towards Industry 4.0.

Concludes Howarth: “We aim to achieve zero defects by engaging the workforce in the complete manufacturing cycle. We are already very close to that target and our mantra is to ‘be the best we can be at all times’. The investment we are making will motivate our staff and inspire them to take full advantage of the capabilities of the advanced machinery we are installing, enabling us to deliver excellence to our customers.”