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Jones & Shipman Ultramat adds another dimension to Produmax machining expertise

As a leading manufacturer specialising in aerospace flight control component manufacture and sub-assemblies, West Yorkshire based Produmax Limited has focussed heavily on its manufacturing operations resulting in several significant investments in machine tools in the past five years. Among its newest acquisitions is a Jones & Shipman Ultramat 1000 CNC B universal grinder that has […]

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J&S predominates in grinding upgrade

The highly specialised grinding section within the Bodmin, Cornwall moulds and tooling manufacturing operations of West Pharmaceutical Services Cornwall Limited has maintained its loyalty to Jones & Shipman grinding machines following an investment and upgrade programme. Recently installed are a Jones & Shipman Ultramat 650 EASY cylindrical grinder, two J&S 524 EASY surface grinders, and […]

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Sales and excellent leads for Jones & Shipman at MACH

“Levels of interest in the machines were very good” reports Jones & Shipman managing director Mike Duignan “and we took two orders off the stand and close on 200 good quality leads so we really have no complaints.” At MACH, J&S highlighted their upgraded version of the Suprema 650 EASY M, the large capacity UltraMat […]

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Full process control after grinding machine investment

The decision to invest in a Jones & Shipman Suprema 1000 CNC universal grinding machine by Cheltenham based Future Advanced Manufacture Ltd has given the company in house control of its high precision grinding operations ensuring it complies with supply chain risk mitigation criteria. Future works with companies such as Airbus, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Triumph, GE Aviation […]

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J&S Ultramat grinder cuts lead times at O.L.D Engineering

Investment in a new Jones & Shipman Ultramat EASY external cylindrical grinding machine by Leicestershire specialist engineers O.L.D Engineering has given the company not only additional capacity but also improved productivity with considerable reduced set up times. O.L.D is a Tier 1 supplier of both components and sub-assemblies for large diesel engines – typically found […]

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Comprehensive grinding expertise from Jones & Shipman at MACH 2016

Jones & Shipman Hardinge Stand No: 5629, Hall 5 MACH 2016, NEC Birmingham On the Jones & Shipman stand 5629 at MACH 2016 will be a comprehensive range of universal, internal, external and surface grinding machines including the UK debut of the Voumard VM 150, a versatile ID grinding machine from the newest member in […]

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J&S Suprema earns its place

A Jones & Shipman Suprema 650 EASY cylindrical grinder has been added to the extensive machining portfolio operated by Staverton, Gloucestershire based Quickmach Engineering Limited. Quickmach is a high precision aerospace component manufacturer specialising in aircraft actuation and undercarriage equipment. Fittingly it is located in the heart of landing gear manufacturing territory with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Triumph […]

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Coborn opts for J&S grinding excellence

As a world leading manufacturer of ultra-high precision CNC grinding machines for MCD, PCD and PcBN cutting tool production, the Romford, Essex based Coborn Engineering Company is uniquely positioned to specify more conventional metal grinding machines to be used in its own machine tool building operations. As a consequence, they have recently specified two new […]

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Upgraded J&S Suprema is a true all-rounder

The upgraded Jones & Shipman Suprema Easy cylindrical grinding machine is a multi-purpose machine equally adept at processing high volume production grinding work or fulfilling demanding precision small batch quantities and one off work as encountered in tool room or prototyping environments. A key factor in the design of these robust and comprehensive cylindrical machines […]

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Kel Vista universal grinder fulfils multiple roll at The Engineering Quest

Precision finish grinding to demanding tolerances in some of the hardest workpiece materials available has led to investment in a seventh Kellenberger grinding machine by Milton Keynes based The Engineering Quest. Quest offers a comprehensive range of realisation assessment, prototyping, product development and manufacturing services, working with customers across a diverse range of industries on […]

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Integral role for Jones & Shipman surface grinder

A Jones & Shipman Hardinge 524 EASY surface grinder is playing an integral role in the R&D and manufacturing operations of Bladon Jets (UK) Limited at their high precision Engineering Centre in Whiteley, Coventry. Bladon Jets is pioneering the development of micro power generators using technologically advanced micro gas turbines – small, light and clean-burning […]

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Kepston takes the high ground with Hauser purchase

Aldridge, West Midlands based jig and cylindrical grinding specialist Kepston Ltd has cemented its position was one of the UK’s leading grinding sub-contractors following the purchase of a second Hauser jig grinding machine. The new Hauser H35 400 is part of an on-going investment programme by Kepston that is now approaching £3M in the past […]

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Hardinge Grinding Group adds capability with Voumard acquisition

The scope of specialist grinding machine technology available from Leicester based Jones & Shipman Hardinge has been expanded following Hardinge Inc.’s acquisition of internal grinding specialist Voumard. Hardinge Inc. has acquired the assets of the Voumard internal diameter grinding business from Peter Wolters GmbH in Rendsburg, Germany. These highly regarded machines are now available in […]

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Jones & Shipman Suprema takes grinding challenge in its stride

Demanding tolerances and challenging materials for finish ground aerospace components have been the motivation for the purchase of a new Jones & Shipman Suprema cylindrical grinder by Wimborne based Lipco Precision Engineering Limited. Since its installation in the early summer, the Suprema has made a significant impact on productivity, consistent quality of finished components and […]

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Duo make Jones & Shipman UK debut at MACH!

Press information Jones & Shipman Hardinge Stand No 5368 Hall 5 MACH 2014 – April 7th – 11th Jones & Shipman Hardinge is using the MACH 2014 platform to give a UK debut to two new grinding machines at MACH – both being significantly upgraded J&S machines – and will also be featuring a Super […]

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J&S Suprema leads the way at Denner Kelford

The purchase of a Jones & Shipman Suprema 1000 EASY cylindrical grinder by Birmingham based specialist sub-contractor Denner Kelford Grinding Limited is seen as a key step in moving the business forward and developing its portfolio of blue chip customers. Over the past 50 years Nechells based Denner Kelford has established a strong reputation in […]

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Grinding cell is the ‘heartbeat’ of pump manufacturing

One of Western Europe’s largest jig grinding cells operating eleven Hauser ‘S’ series jig grinders has been described by its operator as ‘the heartbeat’ of its high precision manufacturing operations. Located in the Kegworth, Derbyshire manufacturing plant of Slack & Parr Limited, the cell is dedicated to the manufacture of key components used in a […]

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Hauser purchase takes Kepston investment to over £3M

Having invested £2.5M in the past two years in machine tools, infrastructure and additional personnel, the latest purchase of a £600,000 Hauser H35-400 jig grinder by Aldridge West Midlands based specialist subcontractor Kepston Ltd will substantially increase its top end grinding capability. The company has a strong track record of investment and as General Manager […]

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Jones & Shipman Suprema takes a shine to chromium grinding!

Having secured a long term contract to finish machine chromium plated hinge pins used in aircraft landing systems, Bristol based Redcliffe Precision Limited has invested in a new Jones & Shipman Suprema 650 EASY U cylindrical grinding machine to fulfil the contract. The purchase of the machine brings in-house a process that has proved challenging […]

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Jones & Shipman precision and repeatability proving winning combination for Xtrac

Since installing a new Jones & Shipman Ultramat 1000 EASY touch screen controlled cylindrical grinding machine, world leading transmission specialist Xtrac Ltd has experienced significant improvements in its grinding section productivity and component quality. A long standing user of J&S grinding machines, Xtrac was established in Finchinhampstead in 1984 and moved to its purpose built […]

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Jones & Shipman debut new Suprema cylindrical grinder
at EMO

An uprated Jones & Shipman 1000M cylindrical grinder from the new Suprema range is one of four new grinding machines being featured on the Hardinge Grinding Group stand D60 in Hall 11 at the 2013 EMO exhibition. Jones & Shipman will be exhibiting alongside its fellow Hardinge grinding experts Kellenberger, Hauser, Tschudin and, for the […]

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Surface grinder creates big impact at small component specialist

Since installing a Jones & Shipman 524 EASY surface grinder, Micrometric Ltd – the Lincoln based small laser cut components specialist – has been able to broaden its horizons in terms of component manufacturing capability while greatly improving its customer response times. Previously reliant on subcontractors for its grinding operations, Micrometric decided that a combination […]

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Bearing specialist keeps the faith…

Maintaining its unrivalled position as one of the UK’s premier specialist bearing manufacturers, Huddersfield based HB Bearings Limited has continued its tradition as an investor in technology with the addition of a third Kellenberger KEL VISTA CNC cylindrical grinding machine. HB has specialised in all facets of bearing design, manufacture, modification and repair since being […]

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Hardinge Inc. Announces an Agreement
to Aquire Forkardt Operations

May 9, 2013 Hardinge Inc. Announces an Agreement to Acquire Forkardt Operations Acquisition Will Reinforce Leadership Position as Designer and Manufacturer of Workholding Solutions for Machine Tools ELMIRA, N.Y., May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hardinge Inc. (Nasdaq:HDNG), a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement […]

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Hardinge Inc. Announces Acquisition of Usach Technologies, Inc.

Hardinge Inc. Announces Acquisition of Usach Technologies, Inc. Addition of High Precision, U.S. Grinding Solution Manufacturer Broadens Product Line ELMIRA, NY, December 21, 2012 — Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ: HDNG), a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announced that it has acquired Usach Technologies, Inc., a privately held, American machine tool company and leading provider […]

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Successful MACH debut for new machines

The MACH 2012 exhibition was used as a platform to give two new machines a first public viewing. Grinding specialists Jones & Shipman used the MACH 2012 exhibition as a platform to give two new machines a first public viewing and in addition to selling machines off the stand, reported exceptional levels of interest in their precision cylindrical grinders and compact surface and profiling machines.

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Little and large show at MACH 2012

On the Hardinge Group stand at the forthcoming MACH 2012 exhibition, Leicester based Jones & Shipman Grinding Limited will be exhibiting 4 grinding centres, demonstrating the diversity of its range of machines from large capacity precision cylindrical grinders to compact surface and profiling machines.

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Ryetools upgrades with Kellenberger CNC

Ryetools Limited, the Pickering, North Yorkshire based specialist in manufacturing plastic injection mould tools has recently taken delivery of a Kellenberger KEL-VISTA UR 175 / 1000 CNC cylindrical grinding machine. Purchased from Jones & Shipman in Leicester, this is Ryetools first CNC grinding machine, the company having previously relied on a range of Jones & Shipman manual machines, some of which date back to the founding days of Ryetools in 1988.

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Kellenberger investment maintains Kepston’s one micron culture.

Aldridge, West Midlands based Kepston Limited has added further to its precision grinding expertise with the purchase of a Kellenberger KEL-VIVA CNC universal grinding machine.

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Good response to Jones & Shipman exhibit at EMO

Following their first EMO as members of The Hardinge Grinding Group exhibiting alongside L Kellenberger & Co., Leicester based Jones & Shipman Grinding Ltd report a very encouraging show with a positive reaction to their new products. At EMO Jones & Shipman exhibited three machines including a world debut for the latest UltraGrind 2000 CNC […]

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Further Jones & Shipman purchases at FSG

The first phase of a planned programme of capital equipment investment has seen the South Wales toolmaking design and manufacturer FSG Tool & Die invest in a further two new Jones & Shipman grinding machines. With a heritage in precision grinding – the company started in 1961 as a specialist in the process – FSB […]

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Jones & Shipman acquired by L. Kellenberger + Co. AG

April 7th 2010, 17.30 hours GMT the assets of Jones & Shipman were acquired by L. Kellenberger & Co. AG which is part of the Hardinge group. Jones & Shipman joins the Hardinge Grinding Group, (HGG), which already includes such prestigious precision grinding companies as, Kellenberger, Hauser, Tschudin and Tripet. Jones & Shipman will continue […]

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Northern Tool and Gear Invests in Latest J&S UltraGrind to Meet Challenging Contract Demands

To Northern Tool and Gear Company (NTG), one of the UK’s largest family-owned precision gear sub-contractors, machine and process flexibility is a top priority in order to maximise its expertise and skill in the demanding gear making sector. The company has invested over £2 million in new equipment over the last few years to improve […]

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First of Jones & Shipman’s next generation CNC cylindrical grinders goes to leading French precision component manufacturer

The first order for a new UltraGrind CNC cylindrical grinding machine from Jones & Shipman has been despatched to its new owner, a leading precision component manufacturer based in France. The machine features a brand new modular wheelhead design and multiple wheel spindles, allowing the high precision mould and mechanical component manufacturer to perform both […]

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More power and flexibility from new J&S CNC grinder

The UltraGrind CNC is designed for the precision production environment such as aerospace and higher volume manufacture including automotive, as well as high-precision sub-contract machining for biomedical, high-end process tool/die sets, F1 and motorsport engineering. Viewed as a key strategic development, a special UltraGrind project team was created to design the machine. They carried out […]

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Jones & Shipman Suprema 650 cylindrical grinder improves sub-contractor competitiveness with up to 50% cycle time savings

Central Grinding Services (CGS) undertakes a wide range of grinding sub-contract work for high tech and general industry across the UK. Services offered include, external, internal, surface, centreless and thread grinding, meeting customers needs from large batch work to specialised “one-offs” and International quality standards to ISO 9001:2000. “We were looking for a machine to […]

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