WEC Group invests in sliding head machine

WEC Group has invested in a Citizen L32 multi-axis sliding head lathe as it continues to move forward in the Aerospace industry.

This is the third addition to Group’s sliding head cell at its 33,000 sq. ft. purpose built machining facility in Blackburn, Lancashire.

With 7 axes and the ability to mount up to 30 tools at any one time, the sliding head technology can achieve diverse shapes and sizes and will run for 24 hours a day in order to help improve on lead times for existing and new customers.

This recent investment complements the company’s existing Miyano ABX-64SYY machine which was commissioned at WEC Machining Ltd in 2016, as well as the Citizen M32 sliding head lathe commissioned in 2015, to manage the division’s increasing volume of orders for close tolerance Aerospace industry components.

WEC Group has been heavily involved with the Aerospace industry for many years, supplying components, jigs and fixtures for various aircraft assembly facilities across the world.

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