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Holroyd Machine Tools wins Chinese aerospace order

02/12/2005

Holroyd Machine Tools, Rochdale has just concluded a deal with a leading Chinese aerospace company worth $1.2 million to supply a full turnkey production facility for the manufacture of jet engine drive shafts.

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High-speed milestone

02/12/2005

High-speed and 5-axis milling machine tool specialist Mikron, part of Agie Charmilles, has recently celebrated the 1000th sale of its high-performance and high-speed (42,000 rpm spindle) milling machines.

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Pallet change savings

02/12/2005

Pallet changer specialists Midaco has made available an online calculator for potential users to calculate the payback such a system could deliver.

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‘Green’ machine tool project underway

02/12/2005

PROLIMA (Environmental Product Lifecycle Management for Building Competitive Machine Tools), a European research programme, is being co-ordinated by AFM, the Spanish Association of Machine Tool Manufacturers.

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Rail system brings flow-lines to heavyweights

02/12/2005

A simple rail system, Strothmann GmbH’s RoundTrack, enables machine manufacturers, for example, to set up production flow-lines with ease is available in the UK, and German firms have already benefited.

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Toolholding standard

02/12/2005

Sandvik Coromant has applied for its Coromant Capto toolholding system to be the basis of an ISO standard.

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TaeguTec tool management

02/12/2005

TaeguTec has launched a tool management system called CTMS (Commodity and Tool Management Services).

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Punch and die maker expands in Europe

04/11/2005

AW Precision, Europe’s leading manufacturer of punches, dies, die sets and press tool accessories, has opened a new high-tech manufacturing facility in central Belgium.