Machine tool

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The year ahead

04/02/2019

As we kick of the New Year, Andrew Allcock sets the general business and technology scene, taking in comments from organisations and companies within the magazine’s sphere of operation The obvious statement to make is ...

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This month 25 years ago - January 1994

01/02/2019

Machine tool industry slowdown and remedies; chlorinated paraffin concerns; coolant recycling; high speed spindles; B Elliott companies bought out; largest press brake built in the UK; are transfer lines at end of the ...

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The MACH effect

23/02/2016

The UK’s largest manufacturing technology and services event takes place from 11 to 15 April at Birmingham’s NEC. The biennial show is an important business driver and the economic backdrop is more positive than ...

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This month 25 years ago: September 1990

29/10/2015

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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DMG Mori Open House report

06/03/2014

Andrew Allcock attended the annual DMG Mori Open House in Germany. Product launches are the normal currency, but an additive manufacturing breakthrough was a technology highlight this year, while further global ...

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Research; result - ultra-precision machining

09/08/2013

Ever wondered what government science research funding generates? Andrew Allcock reveals how an investment in ultra-precision technologies has generated new manufacturing and process technologies, businesses and ...

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Power cut - machine tool energy efficiency

12/07/2013

The improved energy efficiency of machine tools is captured in a new developing EU directive. Andrew Allcock explains what Europe's machine tool builders are thinking and doing in an effort to influence its content (see ...

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Tailored technology - Ajax Machine Tools International

19/04/2013

If you buy mass-produced machines, you are most likely getting 'world machines' that are not tailored to specific markets. It's a situation that Ajax Machine Tools International has set out to change in the UK, as ...

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EMO 2011 - Things are looking up

05/10/2011

Every two years, Europe's most important international machine tool exhibition, EMO, takes place. Italy hosted the event in 2009, just after the international financial meltdown, but two years further on, Hanover is ...