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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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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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Polished performance

11/02/2019

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. ...

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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 ...

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The year ahead

04/02/2019

As we kick of the New Year, Andrew Allcock sets the general business and technology scene, taking in comments from organisations and companies within the magazine’s sphere of operation The obvious statement to make is ...

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Real-world application of Industry 4.0

31/01/2019

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 & ...

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Citizen Machinery's Low Frequency Vibration technology

19/12/2018

Citizen Machinery’s Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) swarf control technology, although popular, is still widely misunderstood. Andrew Allcock spoke to Citizen Machinery UK’s deputy managing director, Darren Wilkins, at ...

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GE's efforts add up

12/11/2018

GE is a major additive manufacturing (AM) user and technology supplier, and is set to be a major force in expanding AM use. Here Machinery charts its story in brief, highlighting key developments. GE is a key player in ...

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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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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