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Cutter for low-power machines

The Double Quattromill 14 cutter from Seco Tools allows machine shops with lower horsepower machines to maximise their face-milling operations. Double Quattromill 14 uses double-sided inserts with eight cutting edges ...

The Fanuc ARC Mate 120iD

FANUC extends robot series

FANUC UK has expanded its range of industrial robots by introducing two models: the M-20iD/25 handling robot and the ARC Mate 120iD welding version. Controlled by the R-30iB Plus controller, both robots are ...

Individual compartment control

More ProLog vending systems

The range of ProLog vending system from Dormer Pramet has been extended through the addition of three machines – SaveRing, SaveBin and SaveRent – giving even greater choice to suit individual customer requirements.

Latest features

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 & ...