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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

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

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

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

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

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

Starrag supports Scotland switch 06/03/2017

Scotland-based companies traditionally totally immersed in the oil and gas sector are increasingly now also looking to diversify into the high speed machining of aluminium, according to Starrag UK.  Read More

Tongtai launching hybrid metal AM-subtractive machine 03/03/2017

US metal additive manufacturing process developer Optomec has partnered with Tongtai Machine & Tool Company of Taiwan to integrate the Optomec LENS Print Engine and 3D metal printing capability into the Tongtai AMH-350 (Additive Manufacturing-Hybrid) vertical milling machine.  Read More

Dale Sheetmetal’s Prima pressbrake is UK first of a kind 02/03/2017

Kings Lynn-based Dale Sheetmetal has purchased an advanced Prima Power servoelectric press brake to increase the company’s bending capacity and to further improve its capabilities.   Read More

Laser profiler automation offered by MBA Engineering, following Remmert GMBH partnership 28/02/2017

Fully automated solutions for UK laser profiling installations will result from a partnership between Yorkshire-based firm MBA Engineering and Germany's Remmert GmbH.  Read More

Mazak continues as sole ‘Official Supplier’ of CNC machine tools to the McLaren-Honda Formula One team 28/02/2017

Yamazaki Mazak is to continue as the sole ‘Official Supplier’ of CNC machine tools to the McLaren-Honda Formula One team, following extension of its existing contract.  Read More

Extra-large Bost VTL and borer coming to Sheffield Forgemasters 28/02/2017

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

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

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

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