Industry Sectors

Image for article 151842

Aero challenge - extended feature


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 ...

Image for article 152165

This month 25 years ago: March 1992


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

Image for article 152163

A freshening breeze


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 ...

Image for article 151252

Electric thinking


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 ...

Image for article 151023

This month 25 years ago: February 1992


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 ...

Image for article 150893

Mazak new machines and industry 4.0 news


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 ...

Image for article 150495

Industry 4.0 primer for business, and safety advice


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 ...

Image for article 149364

Old news; new possibility?


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.

Image for article 149353

A new industrial strategy - strategic efforts


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

Image for article 149346

Science non-fiction


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 ...

Image for article 149363

Skill required: what Britain needs, post-Brexit


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 ...

Image for article 149071

Future vehicles: spaceframe with AM elements


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 ...

Image for article 148824

Six on a bed: bogie roughing


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.