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 New Tech Centre from Quickgrind
has 'infinite possibilities'
Facility demonstrates 'unparalleled products, services and expertise'
After years of meticulous planning and construction work, cutting tool manufactur- er Quickgrind will open its new Technical Centre of Infinite Possibilities at its Tewkesbury headquarters in the summer.
The new centre for Advanced Machining Strategies will provide an environment to undertake customer training, demonstra- tions, technical seminars, events and much more.
The Quickgrind slogan of ‘Infinite Possibilities’ will be a step closer to reality for its customer base with a new facility that demonstrates the unparalleled products, services and expertise offered by the Gloucestershire manufacturer.
The new Technical Centre will incorporate
a 3-axis machining centre as well as a
new state of the art 5-axis machining centre that will be installed prior to the grand opening.
As well as the two VMC’s, the new Technical Centre will be a hub for innovation partners such as OPEN MIND Cam Software, CG
Tech Vericut, Tebis Cam software, SCHUNK, ROMI Machine Tools, Blaser, Biltz, Roemheld and Quickvend to pool their resources to develop bespoke customer solutions.
Located within the company’s cutting tool manufacturing plant, the new facility incorpo- rates a shop floor demonstration area, a seminar theatre that can accommodate over 30 people, individual meeting rooms and workstations for CAM strategies and programming.
This allows end users to bring their challeng- ing components and part programs to the new facility where the Quickgrind experts from QuickCAM will provide optimised programming and QuickLAB experts can discuss full process analysis of cutting tool performance.
With bespoke tooling solutions manufac- tured on-site, Quickgrind will not only devel- op the perfect solution to your process, but also the perfect cutting tool.
Conveniently located near Birmingham, Quickgrind's facility is on the direct route to the South West and Wales, situated just two minutes away from both the M5 and M50.
With an easily accessible location, the cus- tomers of both Quickgrind and its technical partners are cordially invited, to put their cumulative expertise to the test to help man- ufacturers in their continual drive for produc- tion increase and cost benefits.
As well as having the opportunity to work with industry leading specialists in a relaxed, comfortable and friendly environment; visi- tors can also take a guided tour of the cut- ting tool production facility to witness first- hand how the benchmark in cutting tool technology embarks on delivering excel- lence.
  Mazak's European Centre celebrates 10 year anniversary
Yamazaki Mazak will celebrate a decade of success for its European Technology Centre (ETC) in 2019.
The state-of-the-art facility at its European Manufacturing Plant in Worcester opened in 2009 and has seen more than 33,000 visi- tors.
The 2900 sq m facility is home to a regularly- changing line-up of CNC machine tools and laser processing machines from Mazak’s extensive portfolio. It is often the first place in the UK customers can see the GTMA suppli- er’s new models once they have been launched.
Richard Smith, European Group Managing Director, said: “The ETC is one of the biggest assets Mazak has here in the UK, and it has
played a significant role in growing both our UK and European customer base over the last decade.
“To have welcomed over 33,000 visitors since opening is a feat Mazak is incredibly proud of. We always take great pleasure in taking visitors – be they a seasoned Mazak
Inside Mazak's European Centre – it has welcomed over 30,000 visitors.
customer, or a primary school pupil – around the ETC, and allowing them to witness a snapshot of our extensive product portfolio in live-cutting action.
“However, with two more Open Houses and several other events already in the pipeline, there will no let-up in 2019. We are very excited to see what the future holds for this fantastic facility.”

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