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Case file: Bespoke fixtures at Cosworth engine factory


Tamworth-based workholding specialist Brown & Holmes (01827 63591) has recently supplied 59 fixtures for the high performance engine manufacturer Cosworth’s flagship Advanced Manufacturing Centre. This was one of the ...

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This month 25 years ago: September 1990


Automation is not a job killer; auto industry invests to grow; hard turning needs a harder push; MAP to go open standards route; rotary forging club starts up; FMS user changes course; laser profiling focus for ...

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The motor of innovation


Beyond its high profile as sport entertainment, motorsport offers the opportunity to test out innovative technologies in a competitive, real-world environment. Also, the UK automotive supply chain appears to be winning ...

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Made of sterner stuff - composites machining


Machining composites takes resolve, ingenuity and, of course, the supporting manufacturing technologies. Steed Webzell rounds up the latest developments in this evolving segment

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Quietly successful


Cinetic Landis is a long-time UK-based machine tool maker that is quietly, but globally, successful with its cam and crankshaft grinding technology. Andrew Allcock visited to learn more about how it is now expanding ...

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DMG/Mori Seiki global expansion


Andrew Allcock attended the annual DMG/Mori Seiki Open House event in Germany, held during late January. Global plans, market opportunities and the unveiling of more new machine tools were on the menu, including ...

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And the good news


With the latest news on UK manufacturing less than positive, based on latest monthly statistics, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has offered something worthy of celebration, taking a rather longer ...

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The cut and thrust of automotive


Steed Webzell takes a look at machining technologies in the automotive sector, discovering strong investment levels persist, despite a somewhat bumpy road to recovery

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Fibre lasers & more


Ahead of its annual InTech Open House in November, Trumpf reveals details of what visitors will be able to see, plus a number of other developments. Andrew Allcock reports

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Pedal to the metal for automotive sector


The automotive sector is one element of manufacturing that is helping to pull the country back on a path to growth. Steed Webzell reports on the technology investment actions of some in the sector

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Casting the net wider


Andrew Allcock reveals how the UK's composites network is still growing, highlighting recent investments, and notes also that production methods and materials development look to be making the technology more widely ...