WES invests in new machinery


WES Hardmetal Engineering has completed a £150k investment programme for machinery in its Redruth factory.

The company, which services nuclear, oil, gas and renewable energy markets across the globe, has installed AgieCharmilles Wire Cut EDM 20P and 30P machines.

These machines will allow WES to intricately shape larger, complex parts that are common in the aerospace and energy industries. They are also up to 50% faster than the ones they are replacing, and more environmentally friendly, thanks to a low-power consumption, Swiss-made motor.

MD Andrew Hosking said: “The company retains its place at the forefront of the industry through constant investment in state-of-the-art machinery and in on-going training of both skilled personnel and apprentices.”

For the final part of the investment and programme, WES has purchased a laser marking system, which, it says, is an “essential addition” to its full material and product traceability capabilities.



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