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First Amada Ensis fibre laser in UK installed at Generic Punching Systems

Amada has received the first two orders for a new range of fibre laser cutting machines incorporating a patented variable beam control unit that allows users to move between fibre and CO2 style beams for cutting both thin and thick materials.

This is in marked contrast to conventional fibre laser cutting systems that require higher power to cut thick mild steel. A significant advantage of Ensis is that ...
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First Amada Ensis fibre laser in UK installed at Generic Punching Systems

Amada has received the first two orders for a new range of fibre laser cutting machines incorporating a patented variable beam control unit that ...  Read More

FeatureCAM simulations now incorporate machine tool limits

Delcam’s 2015 R3 release of FeatureCAM can now duplicate the physical constraints of the machine tool in its simulations.  Read More

Widia cutting platform shoulders the cutting load

The Widia VSM490 double-sided shoulder milling platform achieves true 90° shoulders and floors with superior surface finish.  Read More

More parts per edge and more edge for parts from Kennametal

Featuring a bronze-coloured titanium oxy-carbonitride (TiOCN) top coating that increases wear resistance, and which is also a wear indicator, ...  Read More

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Advanced Engineering returns, 4-5 November

The show, at Birmingham's NEC, includes Aero Engineering, Composites Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Performance Metals Engineering.  Read More

Changing the game, again

Andrew Allcock heard how Seco Tools has bettered the performance of its Duratomic inserts, introducing its largest insert launch ever in what the ...  Read More

Taiwan's Fair Friend Group snaps up Swiss firm Pfiffner

Having acquired German machine tool brands VDF Boehringer, Hessapp, Hüller Hille, Honsberg, Modul and Witzig & Frank in 2013, Taiwan's Fair Friend ...  Read More Image 1 comment

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Plastic processes

Not only final components can be made by a 3D printer, quickly and with high quality. The jigs and fixtures used to support their manufacture can also be produced in the same way

East Midlands' Rutland Plastics (01572 723476) has embraced additive manufacturing for the production of jigs and fixtures. The custom injection moulding company makes products for a wide range of companies and industries. Because each project is unique, Rutland must create complementary jigs and fixtures to position and hold ...
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