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Profound transformation

28/12/2018

Last month (October 2018), the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing’s flagship robotics and automation facility, Factory 2050, was officially opened, with Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP ...

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Saving the world

20/12/2018

Courtesy of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II series, this year will surely be remembered as the tipping point for global plastic pollution. Bubbling under is another environmental issue of resource depletion or ...

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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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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