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Güdel UK prepares for further growth 21/04/2017

Güdel UK Limited is gearing up for further growth within existing and new market sectors, it has announced.  Read More

Cyan Tec to improve nuclear decommissioning efficiency for Nuclear AMRC 21/04/2017

Cyan Tec Systems has been selected to design and build a custom laser welding system for the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC).  Read More

Fair Friend Group adds to European machine tool brand collection with Italy's Meccanodora, Morara and Tacchella 18/04/2017

Taiwan-headquartered Fair Friend Group (FFG) is acquiring Italian grinding manufacturers Meccanodora, Morara and Tacchella from IMT Spa, through its affiliate company Grinding Technology Srl, adding a further three European machine tool brands to the 14 it already boasts. (FFG’s UK representative is Dynamic Machine Tools, Cleveland.)  Read More

Master showroom gets new grinding machine 18/04/2017

An eco 200U grinding machine is now up and running at Master Abrasives facility in Daventry.   Read More

HRS manufactures giant gear rack for vessels 13/04/2017

Halifax Rack & Screw Cutting Company Limited (HRS) has supplied the first of two giant 44 metre gear racks for use on Germinating Kiln Vessels (GKV) for a UK-based malt producer.   Read More

AMRC gets new Bumotec s191 linear CNC turn-mill centre 13/04/2017

A seven-axis Bumotec s191 linear CNC turn-mill centre has been installed at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing to“develop revolutionary new machining processes in any material and for any sector”.   Read More

XYZ Machine Tools appoints export sales director 11/04/2017

XYZ Machine Tools has appointed a new export sales director.  Read More

HRH The Duke of York opens world-leading Factory 2050 10/04/2017

HRH The Duke of York has officially opened the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).   Read More

ABB set to acquire B&R as it continues its Industry 4.0 ambition 07/04/2017

ABB is set to acquire B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. Says the release: “Through the acquisition, ABB expands its leadership in industrial automation and will be uniquely positioned to seize growth opportunities resulting from the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ [Industry 4.0].”  Read More

McLaren Racing deploys Stratasys additive manufacturing on 2017 F1 car 07/04/2017

McLaren Racing is expanding its use of Stratasys 3D printing to produce components for its 2017 Formula 1 MCL32 race car, it has been announced.   Read More

Industry 4.0 software that drives performance optmisation available from NT CADCAM 06/04/2017

Since the beginning of this year, NT CADCAM has been the UK agent for Israeli software firm Visual Factories and its Performance Improvement Manager software.  Read More

Kasto to hold open house in May 05/04/2017

Kasto is to hold an open house at its UK-headquarters in May focusing on the themes of ecology and economy when sawing and storing materials.   Read More

Mazak appoints new European group MD 03/04/2017

Global machine tool manufacturer Yamazaki Mazak has appointed a new European group managing director.   Read More

Multiple-direction turning launched by Sandvik Coromant 31/03/2017

Cutting tool and tooling system manufacturer Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a revolutionary new turning concept that offers improved machining flexibility and the potential for significant productivity gains. The company’s PrimeTurning methodology and supporting tools provide manufacturers, particularly in aerospace and automotive sectors, with the industry’s first true ‘all directional turning’ solution.  Read More

Universal Robots appoints new sales manager 30/03/2017

Danish automation company Universal Robots (UR) has appointed a new sales manager for UK and Ireland.   Read More

Daimler eschews traditional blanking press/die approach, opts for laser-cut blank technology from Schuler 28/03/2017

At German carmaker Daimler’s Kuppenheim plant, lasers and not dies are being used to cut sheet metal blanks for mudguards, side parts, roofs or engine hoods, with German press specialist Schuler the supplier of the technology.  Read More

LVD set to offer customers new sheet metalworking experience at Belgian headquarters 27/03/2017

LVD Company nv has opened what it calls its ‘Experience Center’ (XP Center) at the company’s corporate headquarters in Gullegem, Belgium, with the grand opening of planned for mid-April.  Read More

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 areas 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

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