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Walter celebrates 100th anniversary

Walter AG, a provider of specialised machining solutions, has celebrated the centenary of its foundation with guests from the worlds of business and ...

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Versatile and high performance Rhenus TU 446

Versatile coolant from Rhenus

A newly developed coolant from Rhenus Lub – TU 446 – will benefit machine shops that frequently change process and material. This water-miscible product carries no hazard symbols and offers users easy maintenance. UK ...

WorkNC with more productivity

The latest version (2020.0) of WorkNC – just released by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Production Software business – continues its focus on shop-floor productivity by expanding its ‘Advanced Toolform’ technology ...

SurfaceControl Robotic is for large components

3D surface inspection system

Sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a 3D non-contact surface inspection system for defect detection and inspecting the aesthetic appearance of non-reflecting (matt, unpainted, plastic and bare metal) ...

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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 & ...