As we start a brand new year, it’s out with the old and in with the new at Midas. We say goodbye to our oldest CNC machine, but are excited to take delivery of a brand new HAAS CNC machining centre. Not only is the HAAS VF-11/40 machining centre a significant investment, it will also be our largest CNC machine.
Weighing in at an impressive 15,150 KG and with a 7.2 M long footprint, the HAAS VF-11/40 is one of the largest machines manufactured by HAAS, dwarfing its 2003 Midas VF-4 predecessor. With a machining envelope of 3m by 1m by 0.7m, our new investment will make short work of any new MRIM tooling requirement and help us to keep pushing boundaries on polyurethane part size and complexity – an aspect we are already renowned for.
For those of you who love facts and figures, you can read more about the machine specifications here.
One of only a handful installed in the South of England, this beast of a machine will complement our other HAAS machines, and enable us to increase capacity and machine more MRIM tooling. Even in challenging times, it is important to keep investing, so when HAAS contacted us back in April 2020 with a cancelled order, we were keen to invest in our future and upgrade our oldest machine. We are proud to be a UK manufacturing company and this investment will ensure that we continue to support our customers and all the amazing new innovations designed here in the UK and beyond.
We continue to focus on producing the highest quality polyurethane RIM mouldings whilst reducing our impact on the planet – we are a carbon net-zero UK manufacturing company.
The extraction and installation of new CNC equipment requires significant planning and preparation. Large cranes, scary lifts, and the clearing of safe passage for the new machine to name just a few.
You can watch the installation day unfold as we capture the event on film.
If you are working on a new project or innovation and are considering large, complex mouldings to enshroud your project, get in touch to see how we may support you. You can see examples of our work on our Gallery and Case Study section.