26 Jul 2012
New member for Nuclear AMRC
Hermle has been appointed a Tier One member of the Nuclear AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) at the University of Sheffield’s Rotherham facility. As a result, a Hermle C 60 U MT five-axis machining centre capable of working on parts weighing up to 1,400kg will be delivered in October by UK agent Geo Kingsbury Machine Tools (www.gkholdings.com).
Franz-Xaver Bernhard, technical director of Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle, said: “We are delighted to be appointed to the highest level of Nuclear AMRC membership, as we will take a seat on the board and have the opportunity to influence the direction of future research in our area of high-added-value machining.”
Stuart Dawson, head of machining at the Nuclear AMRC, said: “The agility, precision and five-axis mill-turn capability of the C 60 will help us to make real advances in high-performance manufacturing for the energy industry. It gives us new capabilities to develop innovative advanced-machining techniques for large components such as pump and valve bodies. The C 60 and Hermle’s supporting expertise will bring huge benefits to manufacturing companies, and we are delighted to welcome this machine builder to the Nuclear AMRC partnership.”