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A robot-integrated surfaceCONTROL unit

3D surface defect inspection

At the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition (6 June, Milton Keynes), precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK will introduce its surfaceCONTROL 3D non-contact surface inspection system for defect detection ...

Rocol Select offers workshops 15 products

Rocol Select

​The Rocol Select product line offers a coolant, lubricant and cleaning solution for every workshop application, the company claims.

New TaeguTec inserts

New TaeguTec inserts

​TaeguTec is easing the turning of heat-resistant super-alloys with the introduction of a series of new insert designations in its T-Turn turning series of cutting tools.

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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 & ...