Following on from a competitive tender process taking almost two years to complete, Chester Machine Tools was selected to supply and install machinery for a new national facility at Brunel University. The Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology concentrates on research into high-performance light alloys, efficient manufacturing technologies and component innovations that meet the future needs of UK engineering. Chester Machine Tools supplied Brunel with a V6L vertical machining centre with Fanuc control system and an Asteroid CSL5530 CNC slant-bed lathe also with Fanuc CNC.

“Our team of education tender specialists have been dedicated to providing their utmost support to Brunel University, ensuring the exacting specifications of the new facility and specialist machining requirements were fully met,” states Anthony Edwards, sales director at Chester Machine Tools.

“Facing intense competitor activity for this project, the team at Chester feels extremely proud to have won the tender for such a globally renowned university.”