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AWI breaks £10m sales barrier

Major new orders to supply into the aerospace, petrochemical and nuclear sectors have helped Alloy Wire International (AWI) hit the £10m barrier for ...

Sumitomo makes new appointment

Andrew Pearce has been recruited by Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal to represent tool sales and customer support in the Leicester to North Yorkshire area.

UK EuroSkills team revealed

​The UK team that will compete in the EuroSkills final in Budapest this September has been revealed, with four out of the six manufacturing ...

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WorkNC 2018 R2

​The latest release of Vero Software’s WorkNC CADCAM solution for machining complex geometries, WorkNC 2018 R2, will keep users at the cutting edge of technology, says brand manager Miguel Johann.

WNT XHeadClamp system

​The XHeadClamp system, which can be used to change the cutting edge or geometry of a tool in a matter of seconds, is one of several thousand in WNT’s Tool Selection for Sliding Head Tooling catalogue. It contains ...

Hermle adds C 650

​Hermle has expanded its Performance Line machine series with the addition of the C 650; it joins the existing C 250 and C 400 models. They all sit alongside the company’s core machine range, comprising six machines ...

Latest features

Tour de force

Every five years, or so, tooling giant ISCAR unveils a major package of developments, revealed via a number of global roadshows fronted by company president Jacob Harpaz. Andrew Allcock was in the audience and reports ...

A force to be reckoned with

The AMRC recently provided a progress update on its part in the EU’s Twin-Control project that is seeking to develop a holistic simulation model for machining. Steed Webzell listened in

A helping robotic hand at Hepco

An established manufacturer of slide systems, Hepco is on a world-class manufacturing journey, part of which has seen the introduction of cobots to its Devon manufacturing facility. Andrew Allcock called by to find out ...

Clever little things

Linear development of technology, in terms of metalcutting machines and tools, tends towards faster, more accurate and increasingly better price-performance ratios. The departure from linear development occurs ...

Smarter cuts

The combined development of new cutting techniques, cutting tools and supporting CADCAM/CNC software cycles saw an uptick in activity last year. Andrew Allcock reviews the developments, highlighting the benefits claimed ...

What's at the show?

​We are just three months away from the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, MACH 2018. Andrew Allcock has this Industry 4.0 primer for exhibition visitors