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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

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

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

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

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

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

XYZ Machine Tools helps train future engineers at the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre 26/01/2017

Equipment from XYZ Machine Tools is underpinning training at the its Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) located at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Coventry.  Read More

Scarborough UTC Invests in 600 UK’s industrial machine tools 24/01/2017

The new University Technical College at Scarborough, North Yorkshire features a training workshop stocked with machine tools almost entirely sourced from 600 UK.  Read More

Drake thread grinding machines come to UK 23/01/2017

US manufacturer of internal and external thread grinding machines, Drake Manufacturing Services, now has a UK distributor, METEK Machine Tool Ltd, for sales and marketing support.  Read More

Arisa to ship world's most powerful servo press to Gestamp Automacion in Bielefeld, Germany 20/01/2017

The world’s most powerful servo press featuring two slides having a combined stamping force of more than 45,000 kN (5,000 US tons) is soon to be shipped by Arisa to multi-national automotive stamping giant Gestamp Automacion in Bielefeld, Germany.  Read More

Fastems' 'pallet system in a container' celebrates 500th system milestone 20/01/2017

Fastems last year celebrated the manufacture of its 500th machining centre pallet system, referred to as a ‘flexible pallet container’ (FPC), due to its design origin.  Read More

Haco acquires Polish maker of large machine tools Design Technologies International 19/01/2017

Belgian machine tool firm Haco has acquired Polish maker of large machine tools Design Technologies International (DTI). Existing machines from the Haco stable are offered in the UK through various companies.  Read More

Airbus 'Bionic Partition' wins German eco award 18/01/2017

In December, Airbus received Germany’s Federal Ecodesign Award for its innovative so-called ‘Bionic Partition’ design concept. It was designed in a collaboration between Airbus and Autodesk, with the latter’s APWorks producing the parts in Scalmalloy, an aluminium alloy specifically developed for 3D printing.  Read More

Airbus to take advantage of large, industrial-scale Sciaky metal 3D printer 18/01/2017

A Sciaky electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system is set to help Airbus save significant time and cost in the production of large titanium structural aircraft parts.  Read More

Trumpf unveils additive manufacturing machine and software developments 17/01/2017

At last year’s Formnext show held in Frankfurt, Germany, in November, sheet metalworking and laser expert Trumpf revealed additive manufacturing (AM) machine and software developments.  Read More

Chester Machine Tools celebrates 25 years 17/01/2017

Established in 1992 by current managing director Michael O’Hare as a supplier of small machines for the hobby market, Chester Machine Tools has since grown to become a provider of conventional and CNC milling and drilling machines, vertical machining centres, lathes and turning centres, horizontal and vertical boring machines, surface and bench grinders and sawing equipment.   Read More

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