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Quickgrind opens technical centre

After years of meticulous planning and construction work, cutting tool manufacturer Quickgrind will open its ‘Technical Centre of Infinite ...

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Inserts suit heavy turning

Tungaloy has launched its TurnTen-Feed turning series of tool inserts that are designed to maximise machining performance and efficiency when undertaking medium to heavy turning operations. The inserts target components ...

7-axis machining centre

The Tornos CU2007 milling centre has entered the next stage of its evolution with a 7-axis variant. In short, the machine has a second dividing head with rotary and linear axes that enables it to be converted into a ...

The ATC Alignment Tool consists of three parts

ATC alignment tool

Now available in the UK from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) is the ATC Alignment Tool from Big Kaiser. The tool is used to ensure correct alignment between a machine tool spindle and the automatic tool change ...

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Andrew Allcock, editor

Engineered commodities

​What is a commodity? It is something that is so standard, reliable and trusted that it is purchased without much, if any, consideration of any of its many technical or other attributes. And they are typically ...

Weerg founder, Matteo Rigamonti

Not business as usual

An Italy-based metal and plastic parts subcontractor is forging a new path in a traditional industry by being online-led, fronted by instant quote software and delivering parts globally in a matter of days. Andrew ...

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Polished performance

EU project SYMPLEXITY for human/robot collaborative polishing has developed technology to replace manual effort. And, via partner Autodesk, this may lead to polishing becoming a capability of metalcutting machine tools. ...

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills

Bridging the competency gap

​Steed Webzell recently visited the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills for metalforming & foundry skills. He explains what sets this newly-created training provision apart from so many others (first published in ...

Industry 4.0 in action

Real-world application of Industry 4.0

At its plant in Hoechstadt, Germany, global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has put a machine tool into operation that demonstrates how Industry 4.0 actually works in practice. Plus, digital twins & ...