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Engis LD gel can reduce lapping time by 30-40%

Lapping gel for ball valves

Engis UK has worked closely with ball valve manufacturers to develop a lapping gel specifically for use in severe service ball valve lapping applications such as those found in oil and gas production and petrochemical ...

With the SIH, SCHUNK is expanding its portfolio

Schunk 5-finger robot gripper

The latest Schunk SIH gripper for robots is equipped with five fingers and a structure similar to humans, differing fundamentally from the company’s existing SVH 5-finger hand in terms of drive and kinematics. Whereas ...

WT geometry ensures reliable chip breaking

Parting and grooving titanium

A newly developed insert geometry for grooving and parting titanium workpieces has been introduced by Horn. The geometry is said to ensure reliable chip breaking and a soft cut, leading to high feed rates and fast ...

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Machinery editor Andrew Allcock

More than technology

It is a widely held tenet that to succeed companies must principally have access to the very latest manufacturing technology, which often these days is complemented by its supplier’s process knowledge. The big welcome ...

Castle Precision Engineering's workforce

Staying relevant

Castle Precision Engineering won an £80 million Rolls-Royce order last year, its largest ever contract. But the company had to travel a hard road to before that, learning a critical lesson along the way – that it was ...

Ceratizit - High Dynamic Turning

Team with the edge

Andrew Allcock explains the Ceratizit Group’s four cutting tool brands’ places in the total offer that is now brought together under the umbrella of ‘Team Cutting Tools’. He also has news of the “biggest turning ...

Andrew Allcock, editor, Machinery

Push, pull, action

I write this just as the Extinction Rebellion main event in London leading up to and after Easter weekend is winding down. The environment, specifically global warming, is hitting the news headlines. Much touted is the ...

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 ...