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From the late 1950s onwards Spain developed a large domestic machine tool industry and, with very competitive labour costs, became almost the "Taiwan of Europe". By the 1970s the Federation of Spanish Machine Tool Makers was publishing a book with hundreds of manufacturers listed offering an almost bewildering variety of products (at one point there were at least sixteen makers producing copies of the Series 1 Bridgeport). While machines from Spain were of sound design and manufacture, some were, according to one well-established importer the writer spoke to, of rather less than satisfactory quality, small capstan lathes from some makers being especially poor. As far as CME millers are concerned, the writer has yet to hear any serious criticisms, but should you own one, and would like to comment, I would be delighted to hear from you.
By the 1970s, the CME range of conventional millers consisted of the horizontal types, types FU-0, FU-1, FU-1S, FU-1E and FU-2 - the latter available with a self-powered ram-head which, when fitted, made it into the Model FU-2CM. Vertical and slotting heads were available for most models, together with the usual range of accessories offered for this type of miller. Full details are shown in the catalogue pages below.