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CNF Meet UK Ventilator Challenge - New Investment

Mid COVID-19 #ukmfg

Anyone who has seen the CNF Precision Engineering Limited MTDCNC videos on the Matsuura YouTube channel will know the company has a great affinity with Matsuura machines and a passion for UK Manufacturing.

Pre-Covid-19, CNF’s Neil Fearnley recently acquired larger premises and has begun installing new Matsuura machines & re-commissioning existing machines into their new home.

We caught up with a perpetually busy Neil to ask him three questions;

Question; Why did you once again choose Matsuura?

“The machines have given us the reliability and throughput we have needed for projects in the past. We had a project due to start soon which needed these machines, but the Covid-19 situation bought the installation of two of the machines forward so they could be utilised to help out with the UK Ventilator Challenge”.

Question; Was it a difficult decision to invest in the current climate?

“Most of the investment decisions were made pre-COVID. I think we would have still gone ahead had we known what we do now, but it would have likely been done under much greater scrutiny. Time will tell if it was the right thing to do, but early indications are we have still made the right decision to invest when everyone else is pulling back. We did the same in the recession of 2008/2009, and that paid huge dividends as we almost doubled the size of our business in the 5 years after 2008”.

Question; In light of the COVID-19 restrictions, how did the Matsuura Team perform on installation & commission?

“Everyone from both sides respected the social distancing. The installation went through without any issues whatsoever and any hand washing facilities or PPE anyone required was made available”.

The current impressive plant list for CNF’s compliment of Matsuura machines is as follows;

2 x H.Plus-300 PC15 – 15 pallet, 4 axis horizontals.
1 x MX-520 – leading single table 5 axis.
1 x MX-520 PC4 – 4 pallet fully automated variant of the MX-520.
2 x MAM72-35V – flagship, fully automated, 5 axis machines – configured with 32 pallets each.
1 x MX-330-PC10 – ground-breaking and popular 10 pallet 5 axis machine.

The machines that were installed at CNF recently are 1 x MAM72-35V and 1 x MX-330-PC10.

Find out how Matsuura can help futureproof your CNC machining business, automate your production, and make you more profit.

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