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New state-of-the-art Mazak machines installed at KMF Precision Engineering

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After a much anticipated 12-month wait, KMF Precision Engineering has now taken delivery of two new Mazak Quick Turn 250MS lathes. Due to an upsurge in demand from their clients, KMF purchased further high-tech CNC machinery to complement its suite of leading Mazak equipment.

Advancing the factory with automated, CNC-turning machinery allows KMF Precision Engineering to double its capacity, as automated running means that machines can operate day and night. This new Mazak equipment will facilitate high production numbers and save valuable processing time, allowing KMF to accelerate manufacturing for its clients in the medical, aerospace, scientific, and many other industries.

The continual investment into unrivalled automated technology allows KMF Precision Engineering to deliver quality components with maximum precision. It also provides the ability to increase capacity in the factory and shorten lead times to meet forecasted customer requirements. Since installing the new Mazak Quick Turn 250MS lathes, KMF Precision Engineering have invested over 9 Million pounds into new machinery and technological advancements to ensure consistency and improve overall production.

Rob Carter, Operations Manager at KMF Group said: "Equipped with Hydrafeed bar feed and a Hainbuch collect/chuck system, the new machines allow automated running which will significantly reduce set-up times whilst also improving the repeatability and consistency of finished components. The new arrivals will sit alongside our current turning technology; two Mazak Quick Turn 250MSY'S, Star SR-20RIV Type B and SR-32J machines. The machines will increase our turning capacity and help reduce lead times."

The new machinery will enable components to be manufactured simultaneously, improving efficiency in the factory. Plus, the addition of the Hydrafeed bar feed enables unmanned running of small to medium batch quantities which both enhances product quality and labour productivity.

Pleased with the new investment, Commercial Director at KMF group, Keith Nicholl stated: "The addition of these machines follows our recent purchase of a Mazak Quick Turn 250 MSY, strengthening our efforts to automate and streamline operations at KMF Precision Engineering. Compatible with a wide variety of materials and showcasing an optimal high speed of 10000 min¹, the Mazak Quick Turn 250MS lathes provide an extremely cost-effective solution to ensuring high production numbers and saving valuable processing time. These technological advancements allow us to double our capacity as we respond to increased demands from our customers."

The facility's extensive range of CNC turning capabilities awards KMF a competitive edge with the production of high-precision parts. Ranging in diameter from 4mm to 70mm for bar-fed components and up to 300mm for billeted components. The high-speed turning lathes allow for quick engineering at the highest quality and precision.

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