Investment in a New CNC Machine to meet the Growing Demand for its Products

2023 has been a year of investment for Jenks & Cattell Engineering, with almost £2m spent on new machinery, our facilities, and employees. It has also been a year to diversify our capabilities which has introduced the new machinery of a CNC machinery centre and the employment of our CNC Applications Engineer and apprentice, with an investment in excess of £300k.

The growing demand from our customers to manufacture added value and complex multi-functional or mechanical metal assemblies, left the business outsourcing more machined components, countersinking and chamfering and we have made the move to bring all of these services under one roof, at our plant in Wolverhampton.

Jenks & Cattell Engineering are now believed to be one of very few metalwork engineering companies to offer such a wide range of services with presswork ranging from 40-1000 tonnes, laser cut fabrication, multiple forms of welding and now CNC machining – all services which compliment each other and allow the end user to directly procure a complete assembly.

Earlier in the year we prepared a protective resin layer seal and constructed partition walls around the space to house our first SYIL CNC machine, 8-months later and we are pleased to announce our second 4-axis SYIL laser machine has now been fully commissioned alongside our state-of-the-art Siemens controller.

The new SYIL V1260 is in addition to the SYIL X7, and it allows us to machine larger components than previously, as well as using it to manufacture press tooling repairs and spares, bring current outsourced components in-house and manufacture more complex jigs and fixtures in-house. Being able to CNC machine in-house gives our customers shorter lead times, improved quality and more efficient costs.


Will I need to buy tooling?

Jenks & Cattell Engineering have a large portfolio of tools which can be shared across a range of jobs, and so far, we have invested £30,000 in our tooling which can you benefit from.

What CNC operations can we do?

What is our milling and turning capabilities and typical parts?

Our capabilities include: –

  • Fully machined components
  • Drilling
  • Tapping
  • Milling
  • Chamfering
  • Countersink Holes
  • Counter Bore

What metal can we CNC machine?

We can machine billet material or material as a secondary operation from laser/press/casting etc including:


  • Aluminium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Brass
  • Titanium
  • Sterling Silver
  • Bronze

Can our CNC machines add characters and text?

They can but our laser machines have a better quality to etch characters and text.

What tolerance can the CNC guarantee?

+/- 0.2 mm

What size components can be machined?

We have the capability to machine parts sized up to 1300mm x 600mm.

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