Moorflex gears for major growth

UK specialist metal machining company James Walker Moorflex (Moorflex) has committed its largest ever investment in a single item of plant and created three new skilled jobs with the installation of a new high-precision 5-axis machining centre from DMG Mori at the company’s Bingley production site.

The company manufactures high-precision components for critical applications in the oil, gas and nuclear industries in a range of exotic metals. "This represents the largest investment we have ever made in a single item of plant. This investment illustrates our commitment to meeting the most demanding of customer requirements by investing in the latest manufacturing technology and, equally important, the experienced personnel to operate such plant”, says James Walker Moorflex's manufacturing manager Andrew Meredith.

The new machining centre is fully commissioned and running on a three shift operation. Its high-speed capability for milling and turning allows Moorflex to carry out roughing and finishing operations on a component up to 830mm in diameter and 500mm in length with a single setup. The rigidity of the monoBLOCK design enables the machine to handle tough materials such as
Incoloy 825, Inconel 600, 625 and 718 high nickel alloys.

The Yorkshire-based company has also invested in advanced, high precision electrical discharge machining (EDM) and 3-dimensional coordinate measuring machines (CMM) over the last 12 months.