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Warco machines at home in another new academy

October 16, 2014

We’ve always been passionate about education and the benefits of equipping a new generation with engineering skills, so some of our most rewarding work is working with schools and education facilities to supply ranges of machinery for students to learn from.

From small scale private training facilities to state of the art new build academies, we’ve been involved with projects at every end of the education spectrum and we’re proud to have been involved with each one.

Recently, we supplied a range of machinery to another new facility, the WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Coventry and the opening was covered in the Coventy Telegraph.

Warco Milling Machines Coventry Telegraph

Nash Maliko and Engineering Technician Chris Parry. Photo credit: Coventry Telegraph

You can read more here: Coventry Telegraph on the new WMG Academy.

This new state of the art facility will be teaching students vocational and practical skills, gearing them up to work in the industry and truly expand their prospects for the future. With a focus on automotive, aerospace and manufacturing, the new academy is working in conjunction with the University of Warwick and partners including Jaguar Land Rover.

It was exciting for us to be involved and we were able to supply a range of machinery tailored around the very specific requirements  of the teaching facility. Full details of the academy can be found at wmgacademy.org.uk.

We’re highly aware safety is a paramount in a school or college environment, so we always specify stop switches, spindle brakes and other precautionary measures, any everything we sell is compliant with all the latest legislation. We work with highly qualified and talented individuals who are certified to handle any aspect of machine maintenance, safety and installation.

Now that a new term has started, it’s good to hear that the machines we supplied to facilities over the school breakdown period are already being put to good use.

Previous posts on Warco machine installations:

Prospects College

JCB Academy

Warco Open Day Winter 2014

October 14, 2014

Next up on the show calender is the forthcoming Warco Open Day on November 8th 2014.

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This show will feature our entire range of new metalworking machinery and tools, with just about everything at special show only prices, so it promises to be a good chance to pick up a bargain. There will be on site catering, free entry and the chance to check out all of our products in the flesh. In addition, we’ll have displays showcasing the large volume of new products we’ve been introducing to our range over the last few months. For a preview of the new items on offer, check here.

As well as new tools, we’ll also have just about more used and ex demo tools than ever before. We regularly take machines in part exchange, take part in workshop clearances and have older showroom machines to offload, and they end up being offered for sale at our Open Days at low prices. There will be a barn full of used tools for sale, so if you’re after that elusive second hand deal the event could well  be well worth a trip.

The Warco Open Day is among our favourite events of the year, it’s a great chance for us to speak to some of our loyal customers in person, which is always welcome.

 

You can find us at:

Warco House

Fisher Lane

Chiddingfold

Surrey

GU8 4RZ

Opening times are 9am – 2pm.

On Saturday 8th November 2014.

All are welcome!

Warco at the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

October 14, 2014

We’re currently gearing up for the largest Model Engineering show of this time of year over in the Midlands. This year’s show is particularly exciting for us as we’re bringing along more small tooling than ever before, and introducing more new products at any one show that we can remember. We’ve been busy over the summer expanding our range of rotary tables, introducing new polishers and grinders, along with our new GH550 lathe and more, there will be plenty to see on our stand at the show.

Best of all, we’ve got special show only prices on just about everything, so if you pay us a visit there’s a good chance of finding a good deal.

The show runs from Thursday 16th October to Sunday 19th October 2014.

It’s open from  10.00am – 5.00pm daily (closing at 4:00pm on the Sunday.

The venue is:

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

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Nr Leamington Spa

CV31 1XN

You can read more about the show and book tickets here.

Hopefully we’ll catch up with many for you there!

 

PS Next up the show calender is the Warco Open Day in November. You can keep up to date with that and other forthcoming shows here.

 

Warco Open Day Spring 2014

February 20, 2014

We’re currently gearing up for our first Open Day of 2014.

With more and a ton of new products coming out, the show will be a good chance to check out our products in the flesh and pick up tools at special show only prices. There will also be more second hand machinery and tools than ever.

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As ever, our entire range of new products will be on display in our showroom, with plenty of show only discounts for customers who make it us. There will be an entire barn full of second hand machinery and quality used tools on offer.

The date is all set for 8th March 2014.

Opening times 9am – 2pm.

Find us at:

Warco House

Fisher Lane

Chiddingfold

Surrey

GU8 4TD

Warco at the London Model Engineering Exhibition

January 22, 2014

It was another great Model Engineering Exhibition in London at Alexandra Palace.

A Warco Lathe at Alexandra Palace

A Warco Lathe at Alexandra Palace

The Warco stand at the London Model Engineering Exhibition

The Warco stand at the London Model Engineering Exhibition

Some of the tools we had for sale on the stand

Some of the tools we had for sale on the stand

We’re already looking forward to the next show on the calender for us, the Warco Open Day in March 2014.

 

Warco Machines on Channel 4 – Speed with Guy Martin

January 13, 2014

The workshop of the Jason and Brian Rourke with a Warco lathe and milling machine appeared recently on a segment of the Channel 4 show Speed with Guy Martin, where Guy attempted  new world record for the fastest speed recorded on a bicycle.

A specially commissioned bike was needed for the task, so the producers of Guy Martin’s show called upon Jason Rourke to engineer a tailored bike with bespoke gearing to extract maximum power for the world record attempt. Based in Stoke on Trent, the Rourkes are some of the top cycle engineers in the country, having built made to measure frames for more than 4000 top cyclists worldwide. 

They’re passionate and skilled engineers, just like so many of our customers, we’re proud that they’ve come to rely on our machines.

On the show, we saw part of the build process for the bike.

Jason Rourke in his workshop on Channel 4

Jason Rourke in his workshop on Channel 4

Guy Martin lending a hand as they build part of the bike

Guy Martin lending a hand as they build part of the bike

And here's Guy Martin with the record breaking bike

Guy Martin with the finished record breaking bike

The attempt was successful, with the bike reaching 112.94mph, an incredible feat which put them in the record books.

You can find the Rourke bike shop online here brianrourke.co.uk.

Find out more about the show and watch the full episode at channel4.com/programmes/speed-with-guy-martin

Warco at the London Model Engineering Exhibition January 2014

January 13, 2014

It’s not long to go now for the annual Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace, London.

Image credit: londonmodelengineering.co.uk

Image credit: londonmodelengineering.co.uk

The London Model Engineering Exhibition is one of the biggest of its kind, with a wide variety of club stands from all the top model engineers from across the country showcasing their best creations.

We’re gearing up for the show as we speak, with preparations in full swing. We’ll be showing a large selection of machines from our range, including the majority of our milling machines and lathes, so if you can make it down the show will be a good chance to take a look at our products in the flesh – and ask any questions you might have. We’ll be there  with plenty of new products and show only discounts and special offers. We hope to see you there.

The Venue: Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY

Dates: Friday 17th January to Sunday 19th January 2014

You can find out more about the show and book tickets here londonmodelengineering.co.uk