Haldane was an early pioneer of using five-axis timber CNC machines in the UK back in 1996.

The latest investment will see Haldane’s capacity and capability transformed with a five-axis CNC machine which occupies over 60m2 in floor space and a machining table which is almost twice the size of the company’s current capacity.

Haldane says the most exciting feature of the new machine is the development of 3DAT Technology, which it claims breaks new ground in the CNC machining world as well as the timber machining sector.

The 3DAT Technology transforms the handling of the raw material during the manufacturing process, enabling true 3D machining to be carried out, delivering significant benefits in terms of speed, accuracy and precision.

“When our first CNC machine was delivered in 1996 it was like receiving the keys to the space shuttle,” said Haldane UK’s managing director Forrester Adam.

He said the new investment involved Haldane UK playing a key role in the design and specification process, helping to develop the 3DAT Technology, which he said overcame weaknesses and limitations of standard 5 axis CNC machines.