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WorkPlan combines ERP and MES

The latest release (2020.0) of WorkPlan from the Production Software business of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, includes newly developed and enhanced functionality that is said to make it the first integrated ...

Tangential shoulder mills

Kennametal has released the next generation of its Mill 4-12KT tangential shoulder mill, which is designed to produce high-quality surface finishes in nearly all steel and cast-iron applications.

The VSM890-12 can perform many milling tasks

Widia mill series released

Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has introduced the VSM890-12 face and shoulder milling series from Widia. The tool is said to be one of the very few 8-edged, double-sided cutters with genuine 90° milling capability.

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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 & ...