Huvema has supplied a series of machine tools to the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). According to Jon Turley, Huvema's UK and export sales manager, the AMRC has acquired two HU410 VAC manual lathes and a HU460 VAC manual lathe, along with three milling machines, drills and saws. The machines have been installed in the training and tooling area of the AMRC's Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) workshop, and are used mainly by apprentices to help develop their machining skills while supporting other work at the facility.
"We're using the Huvema machines for training and toolroom work," confirms Paul Rigden, training officer and workshop manager at the AMRC's KTC.
"They're very good, general purpose machines – very sturdy and good value for money. They've got lots of functions and we've done all types of work on them. They help us teach our apprentices basic manual machining skills before they move on to CNC machines." For further information www.huvema.co.uk