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New milling machine increases capacity for NWP

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 General

North West Precision, a division of Arlington Aerospace, has installed a brand new Deckel Maho DMU 95 monoBlock 5 Axis Machining Centre at its plant in Birkenhead, England.

Made by German company DMG MORI, the DMU 95 monoBlock will increase Arlington’s capacity to make flying parts, in particular 1-metre 360-degree capabilities.

The £500K investment will enable NWP to take on additional work at extra speed, for global original equipment manufacturers such as Airbus.

Weighing 14.1 tonnes, the DMU 95 is one of the most efficient milling machines available on the market today and offers impressive features from the ground up.

As well as a five-axis machining centre, chilled spindle to avoid overheating, and special bearings, the monoBlock makes use of 3D Heidenhain TNC 640 Siemens 840D control systems and an integrated MPC (Machine Protection Control).

Mark Franckel, Arlington Industries Group CEO, said: “The delivery and installation of the DMU 95 sees NWP move forward with even greater effect. We have already been able to pass on the benefits to many of our clients.”