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INCREASED ORDER BOOK SATISFIED BY FURTHER INVESTMENT BY INCA GEOMETRIC



In order to satisfy a growing order book for larger turned components and the demand for design and build of test rigs, assembly equipment and contracts for re-engineering equipment for the automotive industry, Inca Geometric has installed an Eagle 350G slant bed lathe and a further SolidWorks CAD workstation together worth over £80,000 for its facility in Chartham near Canterbury.

Said Managing Director Mike Cain: “We were rapidly running out of capacity on our existing Eagle 400 slant bed lathe installed last year and a growing demand for turning larger parts has meant we had to increase our capability with a machine up to 760 mm swing by 750 mm turning length. Also, due to a continued growth in our design and build services, general machining and fabrication operations we have invested in a further CAD workstation.”

In August Inca took £150,000 orders for design and build of an assembly and test rig for an off-road equipment maker plus three orders for design and build of vehicle brake test machines. This work is in addition to increased orders from existing customers for subcontract machining that is guaranteeing contracts at least up to the end of the year.

Inca Geometric has already installed a four-axis Eagle 1500 VMC vertical machining centre worth over £125,000 in April giving a capacity of 1,525 mm by 635 mm by 635 mm. Important in the decision for the Eagle 350G slant bed lathe was the 22 kW drive through a programmable two speed gearbox giving high levels of torque at around the most useable speed of 600 revs/min on larger components. The machine also has a 76 mm bar capacity and a maximum turning diameter of 560 mm. Most of the work produced is likely to involve batches of up to 20 components.

A complete tooling package to cater for the wide variety of work that will pass through the new machine has been supplied by Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal of Princes Risborough.
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