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Is the tide turning for reshoring?

27/07/2020

’Reshoring’ is a much-mentioned word in the manufacturing industry, especially amongst engineering component suppliers that took part in Ventilator Challenge UK. Andrew Allcock takes a look at the history of such talk ...

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SUBCONTRACTING - Keeping the customer satisfied

18/06/2020

Machinery has written about a number of online-focused subcontractors, individual firms with varying levels of ambition, as well as platforms that offer buyers access to a range of services and companies in one place, ...

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Four manic weeks

01/06/2020

At the beginning of March, life in the UK was still close to normal, albeit with heightened awareness of Covid-19’s threat and approach, plus a focus on hand-washing. But from Monday, 16 through into mid-April as peak ...

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Working safely at Heller Machine Tools

29/04/2020

​Heller Machine Tools in Redditch is the British subsidiary of Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH. Both deliver their products globally. Andrew Allcock caught up with Matthias Meyer, managing director of the UK ...

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FANUC FIELD - Uptime focus

31/01/2020

After its first release in Japan back in 2017 FANUC’s Industry 4.0/Internet of Things (IoT) platform now seems ready to enter a new stage (or: new territories). After some delays to the original timeline, at EMO this ...

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AI and data bias

31/01/2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a fast-developing technology and one that Machinery is coming across more and more. Our EMO review feature last issue (p14) and this issue’s cover feature (p10) both reference it.

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Charged & ready - electric air travel

18/11/2019

While electric cars are today a reality, albeit we will see many further strides yet in the development of that technology, the aerospace industry has a larger challenge and is still early into its journey. Andrew ...

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Another additive process for both plastics and metals

15/11/2019

Andrew Allcock details yet another additive manufacturing process, one that supports both metal and plastic 3D printing. It uses standard metal powder and plastic granules, using the same material for both prototypes ...

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Additive production at Bowman International

13/11/2019

Bowman Additive, part of Bowman International, is adding value to the group’s core business of bearing design and supply, innovating via plastic additive manufacturing and replacing what is traditionally a pressed metal ...