Grenville Engineering, a leading provider of high-quality metal fabrication solutions based in Stoke-on-Trent, is excited to announce the arrival of its latest technological investment, the Hurco VM20i. This £60,000 acquisition marks a significant milestone as the company’s first Vertical CNC milling machine, reflecting its commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in precision manufacturing.


For 40 years, Grenville Engineering has built a reputation for excellence in precision manufacturing and bespoke fabrication services. While the company has previously relied on manual non-CNC milling machines or subcontracted CNC milling work to its sister company, Regina Industries, this marks the first time Grenville has brought a CNC milling machine in-house. This investment complements Grenville’s existing advanced machinery, which includes CNC lasers, press brakes, and CNC punch.


The Hurco VM20i, a 3-axis machining centre, boasts various advanced features that greatly benefit Grenville Engineering’s operations. Its heavily ribbed fine-grade cast iron frame optimised with finite element analysis ensures unparalleled stability and precision. The machine has a 12,000 RPM spindle (CAT 40 Big Plus) and Yaskawa Sigma V Digital AC Servos, offering exceptional speed and reliability.


With impressive specifications, including an X, Y, Z axis travel of 40 x 20 x 20 inches (1,016 x 508 x 508 mm) and a table size of 46 x 20 inches (1,168 x 508 mm), the Hurco VM20i significantly enhances Grenville’s machining capabilities. The tool changer accommodates 24 tools with a maximum diameter of 3.1 inches (80 mm) and a maximum tool length of 9.8 inches (250 mm), ensuring flexibility and efficiency.


Stuart Rawlinson, Sales Director at Grenville Engineering, remarked, “We are always looking to improve our in-house capacity and regularly review and analyse our performance. Investing at the right time ensures we meet and exceed customer expectations. Adding the Hurco VM20i offers quicker turnaround times, increased capacity, enhanced flexibility and more control over our production processes.”


This investment is part of Grenville Engineering’s continued commitment to utilise the latest technology to maintain a competitive edge and support growth. With previous investments in robotic welding and Bison tube laser, adding the Hurco VM20i further strengthens the company’s capabilities. Furthermore, an order for a new Fibre laser has been placed, with more details to follow soon.


Grenville Engineering offers a comprehensive range of services, specialising in laser cutting, punching, metal forming, welding, assembly, machining, and finishing. The company commits to providing superior quality and precision in each project, from intricate components to large-scale assemblies. It serves a variety of industries, including earthmoving, automotive, security, petrochemical, materials handling, and renewable energy.


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