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Metal 3D printing moves up a gear with HP's Metal Jet

05/11/2018

High volume manufacturing in the automotive, industrial goods and medical sectors can now benefit from additive manufacturing, following HP Inc’s unveiling of its Metal Jet technology. Andrew Allcock was at the Chicago ...

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Powermill 2019 highlights & more

08/10/2018

Andrew Allcock visited Autodesk’s Birmingham facility to hone in on the very latest and most important developments in Powermill, revealing some details of next release 2019.1, while pointing to wider Autodesk ...

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Mobile & manufacturing - 5G commmunication

03/10/2018

​In March this year (see link at end of article), Machinery took a look at the potential of 5G mobile communications for manufacturing. The area is definitely hotting up, as Andrew Allcock reveals here

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Taking a walk through the Industry 4.0 landscape

01/10/2018

​Industry 4.0 encompasses all industries and all sectors. Machinery’s focus is on those technologies that deliver a benefit at the shopfloor. Andrew Allcock takes a stroll through relevant Industry 4.0 offerings to ...

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Cutting by the hour

26/09/2018

The Rolls-Royce ‘power by the hour’ model of gaining an income from ‘renting’ use of aero engines is a long-standing one. Machinery has, over many years, heard suggestions that this could come to the machine tool ...

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Continuing innovation at Group Rhodes

10/09/2018

​On the wall of the boardroom at the company’s headquarters is a patent grant dating from 1859 for “improvement to steam hammer” – Joseph Rhodes, as the company then was, went on to make steam hammers from 1862. That ...

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At the micron level - EDM

06/08/2018

GF Machining Solutions hosted its GF Solutions Days Europe 2018 event during April. The company revealed latest news and product information, with EDM developments among them

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Is manufacturing ready for 5G?

12/07/2018

Steed Webzell provides an update on 5G, the fifth generation of mobile telephony, and its potential impact on robot communications and wider manufacturing

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Optimised to perfection

11/07/2018

Starrag Group’s ‘Turbine Technology Days’ annual gathering does what it says on the tin. If turbine blade or blisk machining is your interest, this is right on target, and aerospace is a central theme. Andrew Allcock ...

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Studer round-up - new technology & Industry 4.0

08/07/2018

​Andrew Allcock travelled to Switzerland to attend the company’s annual event and catch up on business and technology developments. Industry 4.0 was the main theme, although new machines were imminent, but kept under ...

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The nuts & bolts of Industry 4.0 - Mazak

06/07/2018

​Andrew Allcock looks at the detail of the reality of Industry 4.0 data analytics for a Mazak customer, detailing the needs and some of the benefits of easily applied system components suitable for SMEs

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Max Fac; Max Fallacy

04/07/2018

​Conservative ‘hard’ Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) is trotting around telling interviewers that there is an “easy” technical solution (in support of so-called Max Fac) to the customs issue after we leave the ...

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Precision Performer

11/06/2018

With prestige parts destined for Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Porsche, Bugatti and F1 Teams, GW Machining sets the bar high for the high precision processing of highly complex parts in low volume, employing methods that ...