Above is a video of our Hurco VM1 4th Axis machine working on a stainless steel sleeve.

Tel: 01225 707381

Fax: 01225 791336

Email: sales@avonside-eng.co.uk 

Avonside Engineering was established in Melksham in 1984 to provide a general machine shop service to many of the local companies and quickly gained a reputation for providing a very quick turnaround service particularly in a breakdown environment.


This often involved a customer turning up with a box of broken bits and their production line stopped. Avonside would then manufacture new parts to enable the customer to get back into production as quickly as possible, saving them significant money on not having to wait for an OEM part. Also the replacement part generally turned out to be a lot cheaper than the original supplier!


Avonside have expanded significantly since 1984 and now operate in a 3500 sq.ft modern workshop in Melksham and continue to offer the breakdown service but have expanded into CNC turning and milling and now offer anything from 1 off prototype components through to batch work.


Avonside have invested in ONECNC cad/cam software for turning and milling which allows us to be able to produce programs quickly and accurately often from 3D models. File types that we can work with are :  (.DGN)  (.DXF) (IGS .Iges) (.VDA .Vdafs) (.STP .Step) (.3DM) (.SAT) (.STL) We also produce drawings for some of our customers in 2D & 3D models.

​​Plant list

  • ECOCA MT-208 CNC lathe with bar feed
  • YAM CK2 CNC lathe
  • HURCO VM1 VMCs – 1 with 4th axis control
  • XYZ PRO300 Mill with PROTOTRAK MX3 control
  • XYZ 3000 Manual mill
  • Bridgeport Manual mill
  • Colchester Triumph 2000 lathes
  • Colchester Mastiff 1400 lathe
  • Qualters and Smith R3 radial drill
  • Startrite 14-5-5 Bandsaw
  • Jones and Shipman surface grinder
  • Slotting machine
  • Various pillar drills
  • Welding facility

Our Business

Tel: 01225 707381

Fax: 01225 791336

Email: sales@avonside-eng.co.uk