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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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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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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

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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 ...