machining

A helping robotic hand at Hepco

07/05/2018

An established manufacturer of slide systems, Hepco is on a world-class manufacturing journey, part of which has seen the introduction of cobots to its Devon manufacturing facility. Andrew Allcock called by to find out ...

What's at the show?

27/03/2018

​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

26/03/2018

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

Four & more

12/03/2018

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. ...

At full stretch - stretchforming of wing leading edges

10/01/2018

Nottingham-based Aero Fabrications has made a multi-million-pound investment in setting up a new stretchforming operation. It is a one-of-a-kind UK facility that employs leading-edge technology to produce wing leading ...

Engine component machining investment at JCB

09/11/2017

JCB started assembling a range of own-design diesel engines to power its vehicles in 2004. Volumes have since ramped up and now the company has, following a £10 million investment, brought in house related machining ...

Established; connected

24/10/2017

RK International Machine Tools is a well-established supplier of machine tools sourced from Europe and Taiwan, as well as a second-hand machine dealer of significance. Andrew Allcock called by to catch up on latest news ...

The future for titanium airframe parts

22/08/2017

After three years of research into how to save material and reduce machining costs when producing titanium airframe parts, Steed Webzell heard about a project’s successful outcome and of a bright future for linear ...

EMO 2017 - Industry 4.0 gains momentum

02/08/2017

This year’s edition of biennial show EMO returns to Europe’s manufacturing technology heartland, Germany, with the six-day event kicking off on 18 September at its usual home, the Hanover show ground. Andrew Allcock ...

Trumpf reveals the full picture

31/07/2017

The UK market and Brexit, service reorganisation, new technology developments, first-in-the-UK installations. Andrew Allcock has this update from sheet metalworking expert Trumpf

FANUC UK - House warming

03/07/2017

FANUC UK has consolidated all its activities into a single, massive new home in Coventry. Andrew Allcock was at the official opening ceremony and has this report, including exclusive details from FANUC’s top man of ...