Technology investment increases milling capacity at Merc Aerospace

World-class precision engineering company, Merc Aerospace has increased its capability with investment in a new Matsuura MX-520 5-axis milling machine.

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Technology investment increases milling capacity at Merc Aerospace

World-class precision engineering company, Merc Aerospace has increased its capability with investment in a new Matsuura MX-520 5-axis milling machine.

Merc Aerospace, which has over forty years’ expertise in serving the aerospace, defence, petrochemical and energy industries, has invested in the latest technologies to ensure it continues to offer customers an innovative and cutting edge service.

The MX-520 machine comes with high speed machining capability and a capacity of 60 tools, supported by 70 bar (100 PSI) high pressure coolant, facilitating specialist deep hole drilling requirements. In addition, the purchase of the Lang work holding system enables Merc Aerospace to reduce set up times, ensuring Merc retain their competitive edge.

“It is essential that we continue to invest in the latest technologies from the market leaders to offer our customers a world-class service,” said Merc Aerospace managing director, Les Nuttall.

“Complementing the new 5-axis machine is our purchase of the Lang work holding system enabling us to significantly reduce set up times for new orders, in some cases up to 80%. The new machinery provides further accuracy to our work and will allow us to combine operations previously machined on our 3 & 4 axis machines.

“Our growth as a company is rooted in our rolling programme of investment in plant and training, enabling us to continue to produce precision parts and assemblies of exceptional quality to the most demanding of specifications. We are really excited about the impact this new 5-axis machine will have on the future growth of the business.”

Merc Aerospace’s quality and service is trusted by a wide range of industry leaders and backed up by its prestigious prime aerospace approvals from companies including BAE Systems, Airbus, AgustaWestland, GKN and Bombardier.

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