Our apprentice Thomas Slaney has been with us for just over 4 months now and has been very busy in our machine shop. Thomas is based in our GBS Engineering department working on our CNC machinery alongside our machinists and designers. Thomas is currently studying a Machining & Engineering course at North Notts College 1 day a week, already his experience at GBS has helped develop his knowledge and skills at college.

The machine Shop is always busy and the CNC Machines are always running with lots of components being manufactured, the Design Room is also busy with lots of exciting components being designed, tested and developed all of the time.

Recently we have produced our own Breather Blanking Plates and we have created a short video that shows the whole process of them being manufactured. It all starts in the design room where they are drawn up on CAD using our Edgecam software, then it’s into the machine shop where it is programmed into our CNC Machine and the machine is run to manufacture the component . Its amazing to see the complete process from a piece of bare material then minutes later it becomes a component. This has all been made possible from the support of Edgecam, Solidworks, Cadtek Systems, Hardinge and ETG.  You can view the video on our GBS YouTube channel.

Kit Spares is also now stocking these new ATR Breather Blanking Plates including many other new products that have recently been added to the Kit Spares website which include Zetec & Duratec Water Pulleys, ATR Lowered Sump, ATR Lockable Fuel Filler Caps (vented & non vented) Brand New Ford 1.6 & 1.8 Zetec engines. Visit the Kit Spares website to see our full range of parts and spares

You are always welcome to come and see us at the GBS Factory anytime. We are open Monday – Friday and most Saturday unless we are at an event or Track Day.  If you would like any more information or to come and visit the GBS Factory and have a test drive with one of the GBS team in the GBS Zero demonstrators, then please get in touch or call us today 01623 860990.

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November 1, 2016

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