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Aero challenge - extended feature

06/03/2017

Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Europe hosted one of its first UK events since being bought by the Japanese industrial conglomerate Kyocera last year. Key themes were technical collaboration and superalloys, Will Dalrymple ...

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This month 25 years ago: March 1992

02/03/2017

Machinery Awards, a familiar name; PC-based CNC, we’re still waiting; big export order for UK machine tool builder; the launch of a UK-developed-and-made CNC system; in-depth training update, plus more

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A freshening breeze

01/03/2017

As a £290 million government allocation round for energy contracts, including offshore wind, is scheduled to begin in April for projects delivered in 2021-22 and 2022-3, wind turbine manufacturing activities are picking ...

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Electric thinking

07/02/2017

The Blue Arc electro-erosion process will drastically reduce roughing times in hard-to-machine alloys such as aero-engine parts, says inventor and developer GE. An adapted Mitsui Seiki machine tool has been delivered to ...

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This month 25 years ago: February 1992

02/02/2017

Production engineers – representation, changing role; cell-based manufacturing; international competition – parochial outlook and a prophetic statement; aerospace and auto makers speak to UK machine tool industry, plus ...

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Mazak new machines and industry 4.0 news

30/01/2017

The traditional Open House event at Yamazaki Mazak’s European Technology Centre in Worcester in November 2016 launched two new machines among more than 20 displayed, and revealed several software-related developments ...

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Industry 4.0 primer for business, and safety advice

20/01/2017

EEF has published an Industry 4.0 primer to help firms get to grips with the topic, while at a detailed level, Neil Dyson at TÜV SÜD explains how advanced Industry 4.0 machinery is likely to demand a modified approach ...

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Old news; new possibility?

04/01/2017

The UK’s industrial policy has been of topical interest lately. The UK has been engaged in an analysis of its relative economic decline, with a focus on manufacturing, since the late 19th century.

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A new industrial strategy - strategic efforts

04/01/2017

In the light of Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement about industrial policy, Andrew Allcock offers a historical perspective and reviews what government and key representative bodies have said so far

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Science non-fiction

03/01/2017

The Advanced Forming Research Centre could reasonably be accused of hiding its light under a bushel. But it is now revealing more of its work and future direction, which is taking in more metalcutting, but with a ...

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Skill required: what Britain needs, post-Brexit

21/12/2016

With the Brexit vote out of the way, we can now get on with…discussing the details of Brexit, ad infinitum. The two fundamentally opposed issues remain – controlling EU migration to the UK (we can already control non-EU ...

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Future vehicles: spaceframe with AM elements

07/12/2016

A consortium of four engineering firms have developed an automotive spaceframe partly produced by additive manufacturing to highlight a new way of making bodywork. They are: German companies EDAG Engineering, Laser ...

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Six on a bed: bogie roughing

02/12/2016

Nikken was approached by Safran Landing Systems (previously known as Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) in 2007 to work with it on a project to optimise semi-finish machining of six 583 kg Airbus A350 titanium bogie beam forgings.