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Universal Robots celebrates 10 years of ‘cobots’


Universal Robots (UR) is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of selling the world’s first commercially viable collaborative robot (cobot). The first model, a UR5, was sold to Linatex, a Danish supplier of technical ...

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Manufacturing Assembly Network issues rallying cry


The boss of a major manufacturing group in the West Midlands has urged industry not to talk itself into a downturn amid current Brexit uncertainty. Rowan Crozier, chairman of the Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), ...

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AFRC opens visualisation suite


A digital visualisation suite has been opened by the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) at its premises in Inchinnan, next to Glasgow Airport. Designed and kitted out by the centre’s ...

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XYZ clearance events generate high sales volume


The three recent clearance events held at XYZ Machine Tools’ Blackburn, Sheffield and Nuneaton showrooms have generated significant business, with order values across the three days reaching £1.8 million. In addition to ...

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Fraunhofer investigates coatings for 3D-printed parts


In a joint project, researchers from the Belgian NPO Sirris and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, have investigated technical coatings for additive manufacturing (TCAM) with promising results.

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CECIMO creates additive manufacturing committee


CECIMO has created an additive manufacturing (AM) committee that will be the association’s pre-eminent platform to discuss EU policy challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving technology field. The committee ...

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Excellence in casting wins award for Sarginsons


A part manufactured by Midlands-based Sarginsons Industries has won the Cast Metals Federation’s ‘Component of the Year’ at the Casting Industry Achievement Awards 2018. The accolade was secured as a result of the ...

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SMS Group expands additive manufacturing strategy


SMS Group is expanding its additive manufacturing (AM) strategy in a move that will include the launch of a special demonstration centre at the company‘s facilities in Mönchengladbach, Germany. At the same site, the ...

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VDW moves closer to common machine tool language


The ‘umati’ universal machine tool interface is moving one step further towards becoming a generally accepted standard. VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, and the OPC Foundation, have established a ...