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Investment continues for A&M EDM
A&M EDM, a West Midlands-based precision engineering firm, has continued its commitment to investing for the future by commissioning new manufacturing equipment.
A&M has used the super deduction capital allowance on equipment to invest £1m since October 2021 in two wire eroders, a large 5-axis CNC mill and a spark eroder, in response to rising demand from customers.
The company, which employs 70 staff, says the investment demonstrates its confidence in the future and a strong manufacturing recovery from Covid. It increases A&M’s spark and wire eroders for electro discharge machining and milling and turning centres to 61 CNC machines.
A&M EDM is currently participating in the Aerospace Unlocking Potential (UP) project, delivered by the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) and the University of Nottingham. Aerospace UP is a three-year project supporting the Midlands aerospace supply chain to unlock its innovation potential. A&M is developing a prototype rotary engine system offering a high power to weight ratio and bespoke cooling technology.
Mark Wingfield, managing director of A&M, said: “The MAA Aerospace UP grant allows us to harness our engineering design and manufacturing capabilities to develop a concept engine with unique functionality. We have been at full capacity for the past five months and are on target to beat our pre-covid performance with sales of £6.5m in 2022.”
A&M was awarded a £103,000 UP grant towards the £250,000 project to design, manufacture, assemble, test, and inspect hundreds of components for the engine. These combined capabilities give A&M the in-house capacity to fast track the development and manufacture of precision components and tooling for aerospace, automotive, Formula 1, marine and space customers.
Andrew Mair, chief executive of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance, added: “I enjoyed my visit to A&M, it is very encouraging to see a supplier consistently investing in new equipment to deliver manufacturing innovation. I look forward to the completion of their exciting Aerospace UP project.”