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PTG Heavy Industries welds aerospace titanium with friction-stir technique

Recent research and development activities at PTG Heavy Industries’ UK-based HQ have include the successful joining of exotic aerospace steel and titanium alloys using the friction-stir welding process.

"We have successfully welded both aerospace-grade steel alloy and aerospace-grade titanium in thicknesses of 3 mm and 8 mm, using our proprietary PTG fixed pin tooling techniques," comments sales manager Chris ...
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Ficep’s CNC drilling line is Rapid

The Rapid from Ficep is a new CNC high speed drilling line for angles and flats offering high productivity, quality, flexibility, accuracy and lower ...  Read More

Vollmer grinding machines specialise in sharpening saw blades

Sharpening of carbide-tipped circular saw blades in virtually all tooth geometries is promised of the new Vollmer CHP840 and CHP1300 grinding centres.  Read More

Walter launches Supreme Prototyp TC610/611 thread-mills

Walter’s Supreme Prototyp TC610/TC611 thread-mills are said to offer tool life increases of up to 40%, compared with competing tools.  Read More

Kaiser Mega Perfect Grip chuck from NCMT eliminates pull-out

Kaiser Precision Tooling has released its Mega Perfect Grip, a heavy duty milling chuck for heat-resistant super alloys (HRSAs) that eliminates ...  Read More

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Vero’s Alphacam 2015 R1 CAM offers 5-axis module

Enhanced functionality in Alphacam 2015 R1 from Vero Software includes a 5-axis machining module, offering tool axis control and collision avoidance. ...  Read More

Mills CNC helps keep Cold War icon flying to encourage engineering interest

Exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland Mills CNC is helping to keep a Cold War icon flying.  Read More

Hurco Europe Open House notches up orders approaching £1 million

Hurco Europe took orders for 12 vertical machining centres and CNC lathes to the value of £980,000 at its three-day Open House earlier this month.  Read More

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Training that measures up

Three new initiatives, from Mitutoyo UK, NPL and Hexagon Metrology, aim to give metrology training a long-overdue leg-up, reports Will Dalrymple

Despite being a key component of manufacturing and engineering quality – "whatever is manufactured has to be measured", says Mitutoyo UK director Martin Weeks – industry has, sadly, ignored the need to train people in the basics of metrology. But opportunity to put this right is on offer, with major new training programmes launched in 2014 and early 2015.After ...
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