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Yamazaki Mazak UK helps student racing team at Birmingham University

The University of Birmingham student racing team came second in the 2017 Formula Student UK competition with the help of Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd.

This year saw the continuation of UB Racing’s partnership with the firm, which supplied several machined parts to be used on the team’s competitive racing vehicle for the eighth-successive year.Run by the IMechE, the competition took place from 20 to 23 July at ...
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Alicona launches mobile cobot-based measuring station

Alicona’s portable compact cobot 3D measuring system is for multi-purpose use. Based on a collaborative robot with an Alicona R25 sensor head, the ...  Read More

Walter thread-mills better tapping for large threads, slashing costs by up to 90%

Walter’s new T2711/T2712 indexable insert thread-mill competes with taps on large threads. While tapping such threads can achieve shorter cycle times ...  Read More

Hypertherm unveils new plasma cutting technology

Plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems expert Hypertherm, has unveiled “an amazing new concept” for plasma cutting, with the technology on view ...  Read More

WNT HSS-E-PM UNI series drills fill gap between conventional HSS drills and solid carbide

The HSS-E-PM UNI series of powder metallurgy HSS drills extends WNT’s range of high speed steel (HSS) drills, with the new drills designed to fill ...  Read More

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Alicona launches mobile cobot-based measuring station

Alicona’s portable compact cobot 3D measuring system is for multi-purpose use. Based on a collaborative robot with an Alicona R25 sensor head, the ...  Read More

Walter thread-mills better tapping for large threads, slashing costs by up to 90%

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SICK displacement sensor for high precision distance measurement

The SICK OD1000 displacement sensor sets new standards in high precision distance measurement with its 1 m scanning range and a resolution down to ...  Read More

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Just because you can....

You knew that CADCAM had taken off in the ‘80s within automotive companies because cars that had once been angular gradually gave way to a new generation of more and more curvy models. They remain so today, although the curves these days are often now refined more scientifically with the help of computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

This is at the body shell end of things, of course. Under the curves, there are still straight line struts (compression) and ties (tension) in the case of load-bearing items ...
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