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An IIDEA with that extra edge

Based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), IIDEA Ltd is a leading provider of precision manufactured components in a diverse range of materials to a number of high technology industry sectors including energy and power, aerospace, environmental and medical markets. In addition to manufacturing in a full range of metallic materials, the company also have significant experience in the processing of plastics and composites.

The company's ‘can-do’ attitude gives them that extra edge as they are willing to take on ambitious tasks, no matter how unusual. Tom Burnham, Business Manager of IIDEA Ltd, said: "Our flexibility sets us apart from other companies in the same field, as we will take on jobs that others may not be interested in. We mainly deal in metals, but our machines can also be used for plastics, composites and other non-metallics. We also run a fully integrated CAD-CAM design and manufacturing system which is used for the majority of production jobs on our CNC machines."

IIDEA Ltd’s facility at the AMP is well equipped with an expanding range of CNC and traditional milling, turning and grinding machines along with large saws, inspection and testing equipment and is ideally located for carrying out jobs for the major players on the park as well as further afield.

The highly skilled team eagerly awaits the arrival of a brand new Haas DS-30 Dual Spindle CNC Turning Centre which has the scope to be customised according to the application.

Managing Director Martin Burnham, who has over 30 years in the industry, said: “The Advanced Manufacturing Park is a tremendous place to do business with opportunities to supply companies who are at the leading edge of materials technology. We welcome any interface whether it be processing, design or manufacturing. Most importantly, we are customer driven and willing to make the necessary investments to fill the gaps in current and future technology.”

April saw IIDEA Ltd grow with the addition of two new members of staff - a Machinist and a Technical Sales Manager taking the company total to 8 employees.

Cutting & Wear move into new £5 million facility

Global business, Cutting & Wear, is celebrating a major milestone - moving into £5 million purpose-built premises. The company, which has relocated from Greasbourogh in Rotherham, intend to double in size over the next four years.

It is expected that 10 new jobs will be created at the 38,000 sq ft office and manufacturing plant which is situated on the 50-acre Smithy Wood Business Park near Sheffield.

The flexible site allows for an additional 18,500 sq ft of manufacturing space

and 2,500 sq ft of offices as the company expands in line with the global demand for its products.

Cutting & Wear supplies oil field service companies worldwide with made-to-order downhole drilling tool technology, and

associated consumables and equipment. At the new facility, it will be able to deal with components up to 30ft long compared to 20ft long restrictions at its previous location. The latest machine tool technology has been installed at the new premises and will

contribute towards the enhancement of efficient and streamlined manufacturing.

Managing Director, Mark Russell, said: “This relocation to state-of-the-art premises is central to our move to develop a world-class, technology-based

engineering business as global demand for oil and gas continues to outstrip supply. As well as improving efficiencies across the company and reducing our carbon footprint, our new headquarters will help reinforce the quality of the Cutting & Wear brand in oil and gas

drilling locations worldwide. This is a major investment for the company which sets our course for years ahead.”

Cutting & Wear currently has a turnover of £8.2 million and exports to over 50 countries worldwide.

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