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XYZ starts and ends MACH on a high

The MACH 2018 exhibition delivered ‘exceptional’ sales and enquiries, XYZ Machine Tools says – all of which continues the positive trend for the ...

Bystronic acquires TTM Laser

Swiss sheet metal equipment manufacturer Bystronic, which produces fibre laser cutting machines, automation solutions and press brakes for processing ...

Appointment at Sumitomo

Kenny Macfarlane (pictured) has joined the Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal sales team providing Area Business Development covering Scotland and the North ...

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Stratasys PEKK material

​3D printing machine/software/material provider Stratasys has added a new PEKK-based high-performance thermoplastic, called Antero 800NA, for its FDM process.

PSL Status Boards

Production control system PSL Datatrack has been further enhanced with the new 2018 Status Board display system.

Automated machining centres

​Two new SW machining centre systems that feature a new loading system having integrated robot and workpiece magazine avoid the time and effort required to integrate traditional automation, offering ...

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Clever little things

Linear development of technology, in terms of metalcutting machines and tools, tends towards faster, more accurate and increasingly better price-performance ratios. The departure from linear development occurs ...

Smarter cuts

The combined development of new cutting techniques, cutting tools and supporting CADCAM/CNC software cycles saw an uptick in activity last year. Andrew Allcock reviews the developments, highlighting the benefits claimed ...

What's at the show?

​We are just three months away from the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, MACH 2018. Andrew Allcock has this Industry 4.0 primer for exhibition visitors

Make it a date

​The UK’s most important manufacturing technologies exhibition series, MACH (, returns again this year to Birmingham’s NEC, from 9-13 April. Both the show’s precise location and its breadth have ...

Schedule your visit

Writing ahead of the Christmas break for this first edition of 2018 is not without risk. A lot can happen in the two to three weeks following the penning of this page. But, at the time of writing, the UK’s manufacturing ...

Four & more

Industry 4.0 was top of the agenda at the annual DMG Mori Open House event in Pfronten, Bavaria, Germany, but customer service improvements were also heralded and there were the traditional new product introductions. ...


Geomagic Control X 2018

​Offering the same easy-to-use tools as the previous version of the platform, Geomagic Control X 2018’s scanner-agnostic platform provides integrated capabilities, ......