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26 April 2022

XYZ MACHINE Tools recorded its best ever month in March 2022, with a sales order intake of £3.4 million.

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30 March 2022

WHEN SUPPLIER of continuous and centrifugal cast products, DYN-Metal, wanted improve productivity in its proof machining department, the company turned to XYZ Machine Tools.

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30 March 2022

ABERDEEN-BASED 247 Machining Services (247), which specialises in providing performance-critical parts for the oil and gas industry, has expanded its machining capacity through further investment in machinery from Yamazaki Mazak.

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30 March 2022

WITH PRESSURE for manufacturing to increase productivity ever greater, Tyrolit has extended its service to provide application engineering support.

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04 February 2022

A NEW generation of high-precision, low-cost sensors for future smart cutting tools is in development at the University of Bath.

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03 February 2022

The Chiron DZ16W series of machining centre now offers increased flexibility and productivity with the integration of the VariocellUno automation unit. Available in the UK and Ireland from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), the Chiron DZ16W series combines high levels of precision, dynamics and cutting capabilities.

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27 January 2022

NAKAMURA-TONE's SC-100X2 twin-spindle, twin-turret turning centre has been developed as an advancement to its predecessor, the SC-100.

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02 December 2021

GERMAN MANUFACTURER Vollmer has exhibited its VGrind 360S grinding machine for the first time. The machine is for the complete machining of rotationally symmetric solid carbide tools.

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09 November 2021

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Group has introduced the VMC650B, the smallest in the Vulcan line of CNC machining centres.

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15 October 2021

DECADES OF combined experience in manufacturing techniques and tooling has seen the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) overcome one of its biggest challenges to date – machining an aircraft bogie beam and axle assembly that aims to be 20% lighter to improve the efficiency of landing gears and support the vision for cleaner aviation.

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13 August 2021

THE UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield’s Centre for Precision Technologies is to receive £3m of funding over the next five years to lead major research programmes designed to drive significant advancements in machinery design and performance.

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04 August 2021

THE OCCURANCE of machine tool quadrant glitches during circular interpolation routines are an established issue. Thanks to innovation from NSK, it is possible to mitigate the effects of this unwanted phenomenon. In what is reported to be a world-first, new NSK technology is able to stabilise friction whenever the ball screw reverses the direction of motion, significantly reducing the propensity for quadrant glitches.

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02 August 2021

THE COST of creating an injection moulding tool can run to thousands of pounds. Rather than investing in tool replacement, it may be possible to cut a new hole, increase the part size or expand the wall thickness, explains Broanmain.

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01 April 2021

YAMAZAKI MAZAK has helped the McLaren Formula 1 team step up its preparations for the 2021 season by supplying and commissioning a brand new fully-simultaneous 5-axis machining centre in just four weeks.

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01 February 2021

INVESTMENT IN a new turning/milling machine is enabling RUD Group to machine a range of components economically and to the highest quality.

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05 December 2019

At Southern Manufacturing 2020, XYZ Machine Tools will focus on automation, five-axis machining and the latest development of the ProtoTRAK control system.

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28 November 2019

FATH Components' all-new online portal is designed exclusively for machine and system builders. The initial phase of the new resource features 18 FATH product families and includes many of the company’s most popular products.

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13 October 2019

After listening to user feedback, Hainbuch, has developed a fully updated version of its Testit clamping force measuring device for external and internal clamping.

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13 October 2019

Available from AirBench, the new BD1000 is a self-contained blowdown station for the removal of coolant and swarf from machined parts.

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01 October 2019

Chicago Pneumatic rivet squeezers and hammers exclusively for the Industrial/MRO/Aerospace market. The CP42 series comprises of ergonomic squeezers and lightweight rivet hammers with six model of squeezers covering the most frequently used rivets. With a low sound levels of 72 dB and minimum vibration of less than 2,5 m/s², they are designed for operator comfort and safety.

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FEATURES

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30 January 2022

A general subcontractor experienced pronounced growth thanks to forward planning and an assertive investment in machining centres and forward planning, with assistance from its long-term machine tool supplier, writes Russell Hinderwell.

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16 April 2021

DESIGNED TO bring greater levels of efficiency and accuracy to the production of specialised gears and tooth forms, the new HG350-G precision gear grinding centre is the first first from PTG Holroyd – and believed to be the first in the UK – to use Siemens' new Sinumerik ONE future-proof CNC, the successor to the automation specialist’s 840D CNC.

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27 January 2021

ANCA’s launch of integrated solutions with AIMS, connects sequential processes in tool manufacturing, to harness the benefits of automation and integration.

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08 October 2019

Composites offer many benefits when used in the design of automation and machine systems, including faster speed and more effective damping, explains Humphrey Carter, head of business development at CompoTech.

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02 April 2019

Lucas Bryk, global product marketing manager, Chicago Pneumatic Material Removal, offers three steps that can be taken to increase productivity and cost savings during the grinding process.

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12 February 2018

A special version of a Zenith 400 helical profile grinding machine from Precision Technologies Group (PTG) company, Holroyd Precision, is being used by NETZSCH in Brazil to produce a range of pump screws

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13 March 2018

Doncasters Precision Castings, a manufacturer of industrial gas turbine airfoils, has seen considerable growth in demand for its machining services, which has led to an investment of more than £2 million in Mazak vertical machining centres. These have been equipped with Renishaw high accuracy probes

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30 March 2017

Following its success in supplying distributors across Europe – and with a new order underway for a customer in Dubai – GRP Tools, specialist supplier of glass fibre applicators and ancillaries to the trade, is well on its way to 1500 units per day output of rollers. A wire forming and assembly machine from Whitelegg Machines has helped the company increase output

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28 October 2015

When manufacturing very small parts, even a very minor temperature-related fluctuation in the machining centres can mean rejection. Here, Blum-Novotest explains how Günter Stoffel Medizintechnik overcame such issues using production metrology for temperature compensation as well as other measuring tasks

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13 February 2014

Established as an injection moulding company, Key Plastics in Bray, Co Wicklow, has recently invested significantly in its toolroom and now offers full tool design and manufacturing services. An Excetek V350G CNC wire machine supplied by WMT (Warwick Machine Tools) is the latest addition to the company’s plant portfolio

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28 October 2013

Tool changing devices for machine tools are often standard bulky chain driven systems that, in many cases, take up excessive space in the body of the machine. Mechanisms that can reduce the space requirements by offering a more compact tool indexing path will ultimately lead to reduced overall costs, explains HepcoMotion

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