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Employer-led training hub opens in bid to flood UK with talent 13/11/2017

A £4 million training hub has been officially opened, with bosses urging other manufacturers to step forward to avoid a skills drain caused by the uncertainty of Brexit.  Read More

Success for gaming controller operated Nissan GT-R project 12/10/2017

Nissan GB has created the ultimate remote-control car for gamers – the Nissan GT-R /C.  Read More

Student engineering project helps Rupert the retired greyhound 03/10/2017

Engineering Students at Cornwall College have helped a retired greyhound called Rupert, who was struggling to walk due to chronic arthritis in his back legs.   Read More

CGTech Force module supports efficient and safe feedrate optimisation 11/09/2017

CGTech’s Force milling module for its Vericut CNC program simulation and verification software has been officially launched in the UK via a series of road shows. Andrew Allcock attended one of them, learning surprising details about CAM system output   Read More

Prima Power’s Laser Next 2130 for processing high volume hot-stamped auto parts 06/07/2017

Prima Power’s Laser Next 2130 is for the processing of mass produced hot-stamped automotive parts, such as those for the new door ring concept.  Read More

Stratasys demonstrates multi-cell additive manufacturing platform for continuous production 22/05/2017

3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys Ltd. has unveiled a new product under development - the Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator.  Read More

Vision of steel 13/04/2017

Driven by a new vision of integrated British steelmaking, commodities trader Sanjeev Gupta has, in the last few years, built an industrial conglomerate that aims to underpin British manufacturing post-Brexit, starting with the automotive sector. Will Dalrymple reports  Read More

Enhanced control solution for Land Rover BAR’s America’s Cup race 11/04/2017

Global engineering company Renishaw has designed a bespoke magnetic encoder solution for the America's Cup UK team Land Rover BAR’s boat ‘Rita’.   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

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

Innovative Markforged metal 3D printer introduces new process to eliminate layer-to-layer weakness 11/01/2017

Innovative US additive manufacturing machine maker Markforged unveiled its first metal 3D printer at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas last week, claiming unique technology - Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM), which it says makes metal 3D printing easier and more affordable.  Read More

OR Laser’s Orlas Creator 3D printer now available from Laser Lines 14/12/2016

OR Laser has unveiled its direct metal additive manufacturing platform and ecosystem, Orlas Creator, which has been developed specifically for SMEs. Availability in the UK is via Laser Lines.  Read More

MACH 2018 – new upgraded home for UK’s première manufacturing technology show 02/12/2016

Exhibitors and visitors to 2018’s MACH exhibition (9-13 April at Birmingham’s NEC) can expect both a better exhibition experience and supporting facilities.  Read More

Dieffenbacher Fiberforge 4.0 tape layer aimed at automotive industry 18/11/2016

The Dieffenbacher Fiberforge 4.0 tape laying system see tape laying speeds of 3.5 times faster than before and is therefore suitable for high volume applications in the automotive industry, such as seat shells and door modules.   Read More

First-in-UK Trumpf TruPrint 1000 additive manufacturing unit goes to LPW Technology 14/11/2016

The first Trumpf TruPrint 1000 metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine to be installed in the UK will be used by AM metal powder specialist LPW Technology.  Read More

Trumpf TruPrint 1000 additive manufacturing system 08/11/2016

Trumpf has introduced its TruPrint 1000 machine for the production of small metal components by LMF (laser metal fusion). This 3D print laser system is a plug-and-play machine that only requires 240V of power and an inert gas connection.   Read More

3D printed mould tools plus assembly fixtures and tools set Schneider Electric on path to factory of the future 04/10/2016

French multi-national corporation Schneider Electric is working with Stratasys to incorporate 3D printing into its manufacturing processes for both short and longer-term efficiency goals.  Read More

Energy case file: getting with the program 10/08/2016

In Derby, Manthorpe Engineering specialises in the machining of difficult-to-manufacture, performance-critical components, from small prismatics to rings and casings up to 3.4 m in diameter. It fabricates, machines, tests and assembles high integrity components from a range of materials, including exotic alloys for power generation customers, among others.  Read More

Case file: Aircraft structural parts machined up to 35% faster with bespoke F Zimmermann machining centre 20/07/2016

A bespoke F Zimmermann portal milling machine that features twin gantries, independent CNCs and two 3-axis heads (A-,B-,C-axis) for up to 6-axis milling is slashing cycle times at an American company, Kansas-based Triumph Structures – Wichita. (F Zimmerman machining centres are supplied in the UK by Geo Kingsbury Machine Tools.)  Read More

Matsuura becomes MTC member; provides Lumex Avance-25 hybrid 3D printer/milling centre 13/07/2016

Matsuura has become a member of the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) – the National Centre for Net Shape and Additive Manufacturing Research, which has a global reputation for innovation and excellence.  Read More

Collaborative Comau robots claim highest weight capacity, boast novel safety technology 22/06/2016

Italian robot producer Comau is claiming to have developed collaborative robot technology that boasts the highest weight capacity in the industry, 110 kg. Not only that, the company's solution “makes compromises in design, layout and footprint a thing of the past,” it says.  Read More

Tooling expert Stocdon becomes machine tool maker MCM of Italy’s UK sales partner 15/06/2016

Tooling specialist Stocdon will join Italy’s MCM at next month’s Farnborough International Airshow (Hall 3, Stand A90), kicking off in earnest the Cheltenham-based company’s new role as UK sales partner for the solutions-led horizontal spindle machining centre-based systems’ supplier.  Read More

Okuma set to underline cryogenic machining benefits at Farnborough International Airshow 03/06/2016

Cryogenic machining will be a focus for Okuma at the forthcoming Farnborough International Airshow next month.  Read More

Optomec SmartAM now available from Semitronic 17/01/2016

Optomec, a supplier of additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals, has released its SmartAM technology for use in hybrid CNC machine tools. Available in the UK from Semitronics, SmartAM technology provides a closed-loop control that monitors and adjusts key process parameters during the build to help ensure metal parts with consistent qualities.  Read More

EOSTATE MeltPool Monitoring brings quality to AM parts 12/01/2016

EOS has launched a process monitoring and analysis system called EOSTATE MeltPool Monitoring. An add-on to the EOS M 290 DMLS (direct metal laser sintering) system, the tool paves the way for complete part traceability, as well as automated surveillance and analysis of the melt pool during the build process for every spot, layer and part.   Read More

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