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Improving sustainability in machine tool manufacturing

10th August 2020

The requirement for manufacturing businesses to become more sustainable is growing. Many businesses are now required to provide their customers and shareholders with statistics on the steps they are taking to decrease energy consumption, reducing the resources they use and many more sustainability factors.

At Machine Tool Technologies, we specialise in the maintenance of machine tools, which often comes hand in hand with sustainability and improving how efficient a machine tool manufacturing outfit is.

Tips for sustainability in machine tool manufacturing

As a rapidly changing industry, manufacturing processes are regularly evolving and changing, therefore there are many opportunities to improve the sustainability of each aspect of manufacturing.

As we focus on improving efficiencies and reducing downtime of machine tools, many of our tips of sustainability are also suitable for businesses who wish to improve how their machinery operates on a daily basis.


By improving the efficiency of the machine tools within your outfit, energy can often be saved, which is highly important in terms of sustainability. We have worked with many businesses with the requirement to improve how their CNC machinery performs, reducing how much the machinery needs to be used without impacting on the KPIs and benchmarks within their manufacturing system.

Precise software

Similarly to improving efficiency, implementing precise software you use to monitor your machine tools can also work towards a sustainable manufacturing process.

Improving the precision of your machine tools reduces waste and useable parts, therefore increasing the sustainability of your machinery outfit. This also benefits your business in terms of productivity and the performance markers your manufacturing team must meet.

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the future of manufacturing which relies on smart machinery which is able to run with minimal issues and intervention. Upgrading your machine tools to include smart technology contributes to their efficiency and precision during the manufacturing process.

This smart technology also provides real time data on the usage of the machine tools and is able to highlight areas where this can be minimised and therefore saving on energy, creating a more sustainable process overall.


Often raw materials are wasted during the manufacturing process due to the machine tool being ill-prepared. Instead, manufacturing teams should ensure their work pieces are adapted to the shape of the finished component. This reduces the requirement for machining and results in less chip waste in production.

This is also likely to improve the speed of other aspects of the manufacturing process, therefore saving time and energy in the long run, creating a more sustainable model and improving workflow.

Speak to us

If you would like to know more about our team and how we can assist your manufacturing department with our machine tool servicing programmes, do not hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team.

We have over 20 years of experience in the machine tool industry, working with some of the largest manufacturers in the country to improve their processes, provide maintenance services and work towards more sustainable manufacturing models.

To speak to a member of our team simply call 0845 077 9345 or email info@mtt.uk.com and we will be in touch.

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