Case Studies

Competitively-priced 5-Axis Machining Centre Makes Low-Cost Jobs Financially Viable

Many prismatic machining contracts are ideally fulfilled on a 5-axis machining centre, which enables components to be produced cost effectively. It is because the two rotary axes are able to position the component quickly and automatically in various orientations for milling and drilling, without the need for expensive fixtures and multiple set-ups by hand. A […]

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Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacturer Installs Third 5-Axis Machining Centre

Established in 1988 and employing over 150 staff, familyowned Irish manufacturing firm PB Machine Tech ( produces more than 5,000 customised hydraulic cylinders per week at its factory in Bagenalstown, County Carlow. To boost production capacity, in November last year (2021) the company purchased its third Taiwanese-built Leadwell V-40iT 5-axis vertical machining centre ( Supplied […]

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Taiwanese Machines Accurate to Microns after 25 years

In August 2020, a pair of BT40 vertical machining centres (VMCs) built-in Taiwan by Leadwell was supplied by UK and Ireland agent WH-Lead ( to the Holmfirth factory of HB Bearings (, which less than a year previously had increased its turnover by one third through the acquisition of Gamet Bearings. Low-volume manufacture of both […]

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