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Sea Sure installs new machining centre as part of £250k investment

by Daniel Henderson, Sea Sure 4 Feb 06:30 PST
Sea Sure's new HURCO 5-axis machining centre © Sea Sure

As part of a £250k investment in new machinery and testing facilities this year, Sea Sure - the Warsash based company which makes hardware for sail/power boats & the aerospace industry - has taken delivery of a HURCO 5-axis machining centre.

The HURCO machining centre is one of the company's largest single investments to date and will be used for R&D, rapid prototyping, safety critical components and to speed up the manufacture of existing products while retaining the high quality which they are renowned for.

Housed in Sea Sure's tool room, where much of the company's specialist work for the British Olympic squad boats is carried out, the 5-axis machining centre will be set to work on producing components for International moths, Nacra 17's & Finns to name a few.

"Most of the British Olympic squad boats have benefitted from being fine-tuned in our workshops," says Graham Brown, MD Sea Sure.

"But it isn't just about the wide variety of innovative dinghy products we make. The machining centre is just the start of a serious investment program for us. We're also upgrading our shock mitigation drop test rig later this year. That'll soon become a state-of-the-art facility which we aspire to be the most advanced in Europe."

These investments come at the end of a successful five-year period which has seen the company take a foothold across a wide range of markets including yacht and dinghy fittings and grow its presence in shock mitigation at an unprecedented rate.

The new 5-axis machining centre will be used to deliver the three ranges of Shock-WBV. This shock mitigation brand (installed under seats on power boats) has led to Sea Sure becoming one of the leading and largest manufacturers of shock mitigation seating systems in Europe. Its developments and upgrades are in constant demand.

"Few of our customers realise that we are one of the most successful marine equipment manufacturers in the UK," says Graham. "We already have some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment available, but we always strive to be the best, and this investment keeps that momentum going."

As well as the above-mentioned new machinery, another CNC turning machine will be installed later in 2021."

Find out more at www.sea-sure.co.uk

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