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The Colchester team at MACH 2024
Lots of visitors through the week!
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Tornado SL25 Turning Centre at MACH 2024

Feedback on the stand and the machines we had on display was excellent, so we want to say a big thank you to all visitors who came by the stand. We were thrilled by the amount of interest for our latest machine ranges! For those of you who didn't attend, here is a summary of what was being showcased.

We had eight machines on the stand, most of which were running live demonstrations throughout the day. Leading the line-up was our Storm VMC and Tornado CNC Turning Centre ranges, both of which were running detailed machining demos throughout the exhibition. The Storm VL-550, the most compact model in the VL range proved a very popular machine throughout the week. Both the Tornado 2-axis SL25 and 3-axis MillTurn SL35MC machines were also running complex demos, giving a good demonstration of their rigidity and machining efficiency.


Also on display was the Student CNC, a modernised variant of the iconic Colchester Student, built on the same chassis now with Fanuc CNC control to give operators greater flexibility. A stalwart of our product range, the Alpha 1400XS garnered good attention, this model being a medium-sized lathe with a 400mm swing over bed and 1,200mm distance between centres.

Also on the stand was the CV-400 CNC turret mill, which provides extensive reliability, accuracy and versatility for small to medium size production runs. Fitted with the Fanuc 0i-MF plus control with Manual guide i, it gives the user flexibility in programming, allowing even the basic of machinists to be producing parts in a few hours.

It was great to see many of you comment on the Bridgeport Series 1 Knee Mill we had on the stand, as a reminder we are now the UK home of all things Bridgeport Machine Tool Company. For any enquiries about the Series 1 Knee Mill or 5-axis machines, then please do get in touch!

And of course, our all-new permanent laser marking system Lightning was officially revealed at the exhibition and it frankly went down a storm with many of you. For those who visited, we hope you were happy with your custom laser engraved pen and/or bottle opener!


As for the next opportunity you can visit us at an event/exhibition, stay tuned for news of our second annual Open House later in the year!