• UK University

    The faculty of engineering at a leading university in the UK carries out research projects for aerospace companies and the medical sector. Additionally, bespoke test rigs are manufactured for research conducted in various other faculties across the campus, and in other UK universities.

  • Blatchford

    In the mid 1990s, Chas A Blatchford & Sons bought an INDEX G200 turn-mill centre, having decided it was the best machine for manufacturing metal components used in prosthetics for lower limbs. A recent reappraisal of machines on the market showed that the German machine tool builder’s technology is still the best production solution, 15 years on.

  • Biomet

    At the Bridgend factory of orthopaedic implant manufacturer, Biomet, acetabular shells for replacement hips are turn-milled from titanium bar in a quarter of the time it used to take a decade ago. It is because they are now produced on a twin-turret B-axis lathe from INDEX, Germany, supplied by UK agent, Geo Kingsbury, whereas previously they were machined on conventional CNC lathes.

  • G W Martin

    Family-owned subcontract machining and assembly specialist, GW Martin, has invested over £1 million in new machine tools since 2012, including three Index CNC lathes from Geo Kingsbury, installed in April this year. It is part of an ongoing upgrading of the company’s manufacturing facility, which occupies 25,000 sq ft on a 13-acre freehold site in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

  • DKW Engineering

    Portsmouth subcontractor DKW Engineering prides itself on an ability to value-engineer complex components and invest in new equipment to fulfil production economically. A good example is the re-engineering of a family of 316 stainless steel parts that go into flow meters used in the medical industry.

  • Dalau

    Discipline: Milling Machine Type: 5-axis Manufacturer/Model: Hermle C 250 Materials: Plastics Client Type: Subcontractor Sector: Automotive & Medical Ideal machine for milling and drilling plastics Within the range of services a typical subcontractor provides, production of plastic parts is frequently offered but normally accounts for only a small fraction of throughput compared with metallic components. Few…