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Thoughts on EMO 2019 - Treading water

15/10/2019

”Seen anything interesting?” That’s the question, meaning ‘what’s the buzz here?’ that all journalists ask each other at any major exhibition, most recently at the biennial EMO manufacturing technology show, held last ...

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More than technology

11/07/2019

It is a widely held tenet that to succeed companies must principally have access to the very latest manufacturing technology, which often these days is complemented by its supplier’s process knowledge. The big welcome ...

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Staying relevant

08/07/2019

Castle Precision Engineering won an £80 million Rolls-Royce order last year, its largest ever contract. But the company had to travel a hard road to before that, learning a critical lesson along the way – that it was ...

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Team with the edge

18/06/2019

Andrew Allcock explains the Ceratizit Group’s four cutting tool brands’ places in the total offer that is now brought together under the umbrella of ‘Team Cutting Tools’. He also has news of the “biggest turning ...

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Push, pull, action

10/06/2019

I write this just as the Extinction Rebellion main event in London leading up to and after Easter weekend is winding down. The environment, specifically global warming, is hitting the news headlines. Much touted is the ...

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Award-winning demonstration

04/03/2019

Makino and Okuma agent NCMT officially picked up its Queen’s Award for International Trade awarded in April last year at a ceremony held at its Coventry headquarters in November. But ahead of that particular accolade, ...

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MACH 2020 preparations

18/02/2019

MACH2020 (www.machexhibition.com) will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...

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Engineered commodities

13/02/2019

​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 ...

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Not business as usual

13/02/2019

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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Liquid magic - additive manufacturing

11/02/2019

A unique additive manufacturing technology that can process both metals and ceramics was the star of the show at Carfulan’s December event. Andrew Allcock went along to learn more The big draw at this event was XJet’s ...