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Geo Kingsbury sets up Belfast office for local sales and support 23/03/2017

Sales and service in Ireland and Northern Ireland of eight leading German machine tool ranges for which Geo Kingsbury is sole agent will from now on be coordinated from an office in Belfast, rather than from the company’s headquarters in Gosport, Hampshire.  Read More

AMRC Casting's large titanium casting facility seeks to improve fly-to-buy ratio and displace forging 23/03/2017

Castings for some of the biggest titanium aerospace components in the world can now be produced at a facility at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), with cast-versus-forged parts and improved buy-to-fly ratios ares of research.  Read More

University of Edinburgh helps italian robot maker Comau in human-assistance robot venture 23/03/2017

The University of Edinburgh is one of several partners working with Italian robot expert Comau to develop a solution targeted at sectors that would benefit from mobile robots carrying out more non-added-value tasks, such as part picking and moving empty containers from the warehouses to the line side or vice versa.  Read More

Tooling specialist Walter opens technology centre to drive tool development 22/03/2017

German tooling expert Walter has opened a new technology centre at its Tübingen, Germany, worldwide headquarters.  Read More

Hyfore establishes online shop for workholding and aims for growth 22/03/2017

Workholding specialist Hyfore is aiming to hit a turnover of £10 million, as part of a three-year plan.  Read More

SME manufacturers resilient in face of Brexit, with sales up and investment in technology and people planned 21/03/2017

Small- to medium-sized manufacturers in the UK have remained resilient in the face of ‘Brexit’ uncertainty, with 57% of firms recording an increase in sales during the last six months, according to the National Manufacturing Barometer.  Read More

Hurco develops honing-on-machining-centre process 21/03/2017

American machine tool and controls firm Hurco has worked with nearby honing specialists Bates Technologies to develop a high precision honing process that can be carried out on standard machining centres.   Read More

Surface treatment process for additively manufactured parts "could revolutionise the aerospace industry" 21/03/2017

A new chemical immersion treatment to enhance the surface of additive manufactured (AM) parts could revolutionise the aerospace industry, claims inventor South West Metal Finishing (SWMF).  Read More

Fanuc Robocut wire-cut EDM production reaches 30,000 unit milestone 20/03/2017

Japan’s Fanuc has now produced 30,000 Robocut wire-cut electric discharge machines (EDMs), production of which started in 1975.  Read More

Open Mind hyperMILL sales success prompts UK headquarters' expansion 20/03/2017

To support its growing UK sales success, Open Mind Technologies UK has expanded its operation, adding new staff, an expanded training room and increased office space.   Read More

ETG to resell Mastercam and Cimco CADCAM and CNC software to boost ‘total customer solution’ offer 17/03/2017

Machine tool vendor Engineering Technology Group has signed a deal to sell Mastercam and Cimco software across the UK, providing manufacturers with access to the latest CNC and CAM technology. It is a relationship that has already proved successful in Ireland, where it has a facility in Newbridge, Co Kildare.  Read More

Speaker line-up announced for Newcastle’s July manufacturing conference and exhibition 17/03/2017

Manufacturing & Engineering 2017 will feature its strongest conference line-up yet when it opens in Newcastle this July. Visitors attending the event at the Metro Radio Arena on 5-6th July can hear from world-class speakers including Liberty House Group, Hitachi Rail and the Scale-up Institute, focusing on opportunities for growth, the latest technology and inspiring case studies in the North East.  Read More

AFRC installs second forming machine 16/03/2017

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has made a seven-figure investment in a bespoke forming machine, which will extend and enhance its capabilities in a range of sectors.  Read More

MAPP R&D facility to chart future of powder-based manufacturing 16/03/2017

The UK’s new £20 million powder manufacturing R&D organisation MAPP, the Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes, has been officially launched. The organisation is led by the University of Sheffield and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  Read More

High volume production of turbocharger ball bearings comes to Wales 15/03/2017

The Schaeffler UK automotive plant in Llanelli, South Wales has become the global location of choice for the production of turbocharger ball bearings. Start of production is planned for late May 2017.  Read More

Order books open for £90,000 metal additive manufacturing machine 14/03/2017

HK Technologies’ new metal AM machine, the new Metal X from USA-based Markforged uses a new non-powder-based process whose benefits are said to include rapid material changeovers and a price point of less than £90,000.  Read More

UK’s top apprentice proves power of qualifications 13/03/2017

Talented engineer Philippa Dressler-Pearson put the disappointment of redundancy behind her to find a new employer, excel in her role and be named ‘Best of British Engineering’ at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards in early March – and in doing so proved the power of qualifications.  Read More

Mitutoyo publishes second edition of metrology handbook 13/03/2017

A new and much enlargened edition of Mitutoyo UK’s Metrology Handbook is now on sale, via online vendor Amazon.co.uk and direct from the company. Extensive revisions and additions have increased the page count by 50%; however, the original cover price (£25) remains the same.  Read More

Hone-All supports local manufacturing skill centre 10/03/2017

Hone-All Precision director Andrea Rodney helped tighten the last nut on the steel frame for Central Bedfordshire College’s new skills and technology centre currently being built in Leighton Buzzard.  Read More

Siemens installs first nuclear-grade 3D-printed part 10/03/2017

Siemens, which has integrated additive manufacturing as part of its digital services portfolio, has achieved the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.   Read More

Ford trialling Stratasys large-format 3D printer 09/03/2017

Ford Motor Company is testing 3D printing of large scale car parts using the Stratasys Infinite Build large-scale polymer 3D printer at its Dearborn, Michigan Research and Innovation Center.  Read More

Industry 4.0 software wins German design award for Bosch Rexroth 09/03/2017

Bosch Rexroth’s interactive communication platform, ActiveCockpit, has achieved a prestigious international award for outstanding design quality.  Read More

Fuchs Lubricants wins aerospace SC21 cert third time running 08/03/2017

Fuchs Lubricants has been presented with its third consecutive SC21 silver award from aerospace trade association ADS. The Stoke-based firm is the only lubricants company to have achieved this honour.  Read More

Okuma welcomes aerospace industry to Paris Open House 08/03/2017

CNC machine tools manufacturer Okuma welcomed 200 international customers from the aerospace industry to its Aerospace Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Paris in February.   Read More

Jemtech plays key role at Harlow College 07/03/2017

Harlow College’s £11 million Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC), which is to officially open in early March, features advanced machine tools and technologies to help prepare young people for manufacturing.  Read More

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