Features

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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

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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 ...

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Schedule your visit

23/03/2018

Writing ahead of the Christmas break for this first edition of 2018 is not without risk. A lot can happen in the two to three weeks following the penning of this page. But, at the time of writing, the UK’s manufacturing ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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Roll out the barrel to slash cycle times by 90%

21/12/2017

High efficiency milling using conical barrel tools can slash cycle times by up to 90%, when machining surfaces. Tooling supplier WNT and CADCAM specialist Open Mind Technologies UK got together to underscore this ...

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Cutting it in Ireland

18/12/2017

A new aerospace cluster organisation in Ireland, Emerald Aerospace, boasts at least three members that have something else in common. They all benefit from tooling and machining expertise supplied by WNT

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Mind the (skills) gap

05/12/2017

Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has unveiled at Norton Motorcycles the first of 15 Technical Academies across the UK. Steed Webzell went along to see the initiative officially unveiled

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Incentives 4.0

13/11/2017

The adoption of leading-edge technology sometimes needs a helping hand. In the early 1980s, CNC machine tool and robot investment in the UK was given a boost by government grants, for example, but such direct ...

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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 ...