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This month 25 years ago - January 1994

01/02/2019

Machine tool industry slowdown and remedies; chlorinated paraffin concerns; coolant recycling; high speed spindles; B Elliott companies bought out; largest press brake built in the UK; are transfer lines at end of the ...

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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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Technically drifted

08/01/2019

​It can be difficult to keep up with government education initiatives, both for mainstream and vocational routes. For the latter, most recently it’s been the move to compress some 13,000 vocational qualifications into ...

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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 ...