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2D CNC principal celebrates 90 years

17/01/2019

Japanese machine tool builder Mitsui Seiki recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding with a formal dinner, noteworthy speakers and first-class entertainment in the Grand Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental ...

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Trumpf buys laser diode division of Philips

17/01/2019

Trumpf is acquiring 100% of Photonics GmbH from Philips, headquartered in Ulm, Germany. The move opens up a new market segment for Trumpf as laser diodes from Philips Photonics are used, for example, in smartphones, ...

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FANUC apprentice shortlisted for SEMTA Skills Award

16/01/2019

A robotics apprentice from FANUC UK, Christian Atwell, has been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year (SME employer) at the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance (SEMTA) Skills Awards 2019.

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AMRC helps schools with world record bid

16/01/2019

Budding engineers from primary schools across Yorkshire are taking part in a nationwide project to invent, design and build extendable mechanical fingers and help set a new world record for the number of people playing ...

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CBM steers towards electric vehicles

14/01/2019

The Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM), the largest trade association for the metalforming sector in the UK, is setting the scene for its members to win work in the fast-growing market for electric vehicles. ...

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Strong 2018 sales figures for Mills CNC

11/01/2019

Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, took orders for 440 new Doosan machines during the past 12 months and delivered 431 machines in the same period.

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Southwest sales manager appointed by Matsuura

11/01/2019

Matsuura Machinery has appointed Simon Higgs to the role of southwest area sales manager. Prior to joining Matsuura, Higgs worked within the manufacturing industry for 20 years, and for the past 11 has been offering ...

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XYZ Machine Tools appoints commercial director

10/01/2019

XYZ Machine Tools has appointed Trevor Harreld as its new commercial director. Harreld first came across XYZ Machine Tools in the mid-1990s while working as audit manager for a firm of local chartered accountants, ...

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Permeability measurement bench installed at AMRC

10/01/2019

A 3D permeability measurement bench that provides accurate data and fast processing of samples has been added to a stable of high-performance equipment at the AMRC Composite Centre thanks to the support of funding from ...

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Troubleshooting team launched by MTC

09/01/2019

The Manufacturing Technology Centre has launched a troubleshooting team of experts to help businesses of all sizes improve productivity, processes and efficiency. Responding to customer demand, the MTC’s newly ...

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Ward CNC appoints Rob Carnell as service manager

08/01/2019

The recently strengthened service, operational and engineering team at TW Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC) has been enhanced with the appointment of Rob Carnell as service manager. Carnell has a mechanical engineering ...