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Investment in two Engineering Technology Group (ETG) supplied Quaser MV184 machining centres is supplementing a unique mix of experience and skills for high precision sub-contract engineers Fairbrother & Grimshaw (Engineering) Limited.

Located in a restored mill house in the Cherry Tree district of Blackburn, F&G offers an unrivalled blend of traditional engineering expertise with the latest CNC machining technologies delivered by the two new Quaser 3 axis VMC’s and an impressive array of Bridgeport machining centres.

The company has an extensive customer base, many of whom they have worked with for a number of years, across sectors ranging from wallcoverings, automotive, plastics and food.  Typically, when a customer makes contact they are looking to solve a production issue so understanding what they hope to achieve is important for both parties.

Managing Director Neil Grimshaw and his fellow director David Fairbrother each have over 30 years’ experience in specialist engineering and sub-contracting and they always endeavour to develop a suitable solution, often to meet very tight deadlines.

></a></p><p></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i><br></i></p><p><i>Managing Director Neil Grimshaw takes a very hands-on approach.</i><br></p><p>As Neil Grimshaw explains, they adopt a distinctive approach: “This area of Lancashire is steeped in engineering. We set out our stall as high-end subcontractors but do an awful lot of project engineering where customers often turn up with a component saying ‘it doesn’t work very well’ or ‘we need one of these but better!’</p><p>“Quality is always an issue with us because we only have one standard – the very best.  That’s why we have never stinted on purchasing high-end machine tools and these two Quaser’s are proving to be top draw.”</p><p>The Quaser MV184 EH is a three axis VMC and it comes highly specified. This was an attraction to F&G because, as Neil explains, “you can buy cheaper but by the time you’ve added all the extras, it often comes out more expensive.</p><p>“These machines arrived with pretty much everything we need and have the added advantage of Heidenhain controls which our operators are very familiar with.  The only added extra has been the purchase of a Nikken 4<sup>th</sup> axis which is easily removable and can be used across both machines,” he explains. “It gives us another dimension which is always useful.”</p><p><img></p><p></p><p><img src=www.fairbrotherandgrimshaw.co.uk