The new Hurco VM30i machining centre, which arrived last month, is now up and running and producing work faster, more accurately, and more productively than was possible before. This machine was partly funded by a grant from the LEADER Grant Scheme. This scheme is run under the Rural Development Programme for England (2014/2020), funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rurlal Development (EAFRD) and the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and administered by the Brecks Local Action Group on behalf of Norfolk County Council. Its aim is support for investments on creation and development of non-agricultural activities.
The machine allows MPC to machine in one operation, much larger parts than had been previously possible. With more than 1.2 metres travel in the ‘X’ axis, the machine gives MPC much more flexibility and machining capability, and the advanced software of the control allows a greater range of procedures to be carried out.