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Extra-large Bost VTL and borer coming to Sheffield Forgemasters 27/02/2017

Sheffield Forgemasters is installing two huge Bost machine tools in a £6.5 million initiative to process ultra-large cast and forged shapes for industries such as civil nuclear power and defence.  Read More

Simon Rood steps up to director and general manager position at RK International Machine Tools 27/02/2017

Simon Rood is stepping up to the position of director and general manager at RK International Machine Tools, following the decision by sales director Dick Aldrich to reduce his work commitments.   Read More

CO2 out; fibre in, says Bystronic of laser profiler sales, with higher power units increasingly favoured 24/02/2017

David Larcombe, managing director of Bystronic UK, has revealed that since August 2015 the company has not sold a single CO2 laser cutting machine in Britain or Ireland. It has, however, sold 14 fibre laser models during November and December.  Read More

The UK's trading relationship with the world revealed by the ONS 23/02/2017

As the UK starts the process to remake its political and economic relationship with the European Union, the future trade relationships we will have with the EU and the rest of the world are a key talking point.   Read More

Geo Kingsbury wins Haas grinding machine agency 22/02/2017

Grinding machines manufactured in Germany by Haas Schleifmaschinen GmbH are now being sold and serviced in the UK and Ireland by Gosport-based Geo Kingsbury under a sole agency agreement signed at the beginning of 2017.  Read More

Mazak installs large machining centres at Worcester to boost capacity and productivity 21/02/2017

In its 30th year of UK manufacturing, Yamazaki Mazak is increasing capacity at its European manufacturing plant in Worcester.  Read More

Delapena launches sintered products division 20/02/2017

Honing and grinding machinery manufacturer Delapena Group has launched a new division: Delapena Sintered Products. This specialist manufacturer will develop and produce super abrasives specifically for the honing market at a new purpose-built laboratory in the UK.  Read More

Electroimpact celebrates Worldskills success 17/02/2017

Welsh aerospace tooling and automation systems provider Electroimpact is celebrating after its apprentices scored well in the recent Worldskills championships.   Read More

DMG Mori buys majority of ReaLizer additive manufacturing brand 16/02/2017

Machine tool manufacturer DMG Mori has purchased a controlling stake (50.1%) of German additive manufacturing machine maker ReaLizer.   Read More

Renold Gears supplies large worm gear set weighing in at almost five tonnes 15/02/2017

Renold Gears has supplied one of the largest worm gear sets in the company's history; the giant screw-down worm gears have a centre distance of over 32 inches and a ratio of 36:1.  Read More

Siemens claims breakthrough in 3D-printed gas turbine engine blades 14/02/2017

Siemens has achieved a breakthrough by finishing its first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades produced completely by additive manufacturing (AM) technology.   Read More

North East defence suppliers meet minister 14/02/2017

The UK’s minister for defence procurement, Harriett Baldwin MP, met a dozen North East defence industry chiefs in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to highlight the important role that SMEs in the region play in equipping the UK’s armed forces.   Read More

McLaren Automotive and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in composites partnership 13/02/2017

A new composites centre where the advanced carbon fibre chassis for McLaren Automotive’s super cars will be developed has resulted from a partnership between the luxury car maker and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.  Read More

HK3D to offer innovative Markforged plastics 3D printing technology; low-cost metal printer coming soon 10/02/2017

Rugby-based HK3D Solutions has been appointed as a UK production partner of the Markforged brand of 3D printing technology, which is hailed as “a paradigm shift in the plastic and metal additive manufacturing sector, with a price entry point and production process that truly breaks the mould”.   Read More

First DMG Mori ‘HSC 20 linear 2nd generation’ in the UK goes to Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors 09/02/2017

Installation of the first DMG Mori ‘HSC 20 linear 2nd generation’ 5-axis machining centre in the UK is being claimed by Edinburgh-based manufacturer Vert Rotors.  Read More

Fanuc iHMI CNC interface development gains benefit from MachiningCloud connection 08/02/2017

Japan-headquartered factory automation expert Fanuc is, via its Intelligent Human Machine Interface (iHMI), offering CNC users consistent shopfloor operation support by ‘Planning’, ‘Machining’ and ‘Improvement’ functions, and has taken a further step with MachiningCloud integration.  Read More

Horn expands German cutting tool production 08/02/2017

German cutting tool manufacturer P Horn ended 2016 by moving into two new buildings for production and administration, doubling its manufacturing capacity, in an investment amounting to more than €70 million. Its wholly-owned UK subsidiary is Horn Cutting Tools of Ringwood.  Read More

UK's first Cyber Factory training facility is Industry 4.0 ready 07/02/2017

What is hailed as “the UK’s first Cyber Factory training facility” has been installed at Middlesex University London’s new Ritterman Building, officially opened on 2 February.  Read More

Fanuc Zero Down Time project cuts unplanned stoppages; bags GM supplier innovation award 06/02/2017

Factory automation specialist Fanuc has successfully demonstrated a drastic cut in unplanned downtime for its robots at a GM plants across the world with, Machinery has learned, similar technology under test in the UK, at Vauxhall. The company is also pushing for improved service response times more generally.   Read More

FC Laser takes quantum leap with £2 million laser profiler order 06/02/2017

Draycott, Derbyshire sheet metal business FC Laser has placed an order for three Bystronic profilers with 10 kW fibre laser sources, one of the highest power ratings currently available on the market.   Read More

Hexagon to buy MSC Software for $834 million 03/02/2017

The corporate parent of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, the Swedish metrology equipment and CADCAM software provider, is buying computer aided engineering (CAE) software developer MSC Software.  Read More

Team to develop productivity-boosting plan involving digital technology use across advanced manufacturing 02/02/2017

Today sees a meeting of senior business leaders and politicians that may result in a ‘Sector Deal’ for manufacturing and industrial sectors, which could see government and business partners increase the take up of Industry 4.0 digital technologies in the UK.  Read More

TW Ward CNC Machinery supplies large capacity machines to TPG Engineering in order valued at nearly £1 million 01/02/2017

Heat exchanger and condenser maker TPG Engineering is about to take delivery of two large capacity machine tools valued at almost £1 million, both supplied by TW Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC). First use will be on the company’s new two-year £1.5 million contract with GE Oil & Gas.  Read More

Stratasys and McLaren Racing partner to push Formula One additive manufacturing boundaries 31/01/2017

Stratasys is to supply McLaren Racing with a suite of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions under a new four-year partnership agreement that sees Stratasys as the ‘Official Supplier of 3D Printing Solutions’ to the McLaren-Honda Formula One team.  Read More

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence employs more, gets behind new high-tech engineering initiative 30/01/2017

Measurement solutions provider Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence UK is taking on six new applications engineers and product line specialists, and has also become part of a broader initiative in high-tech engineering.  Read More

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