Machine tool

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World of precision technology


GF AgieCharmilles recently held an Open House at its World Technology Centre (WTC), in Schorndorf, Germany, and Andrew Allcock was there to hear about company and technology developments (extended online version)

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Big and proud


A recent visit to Asquith Butler, Brighouse took me back 20 years as I walked into the factory and saw the latest Star Cut 400S travelling gantry vertical machining centre on display, the historical brand and gantry ...

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Partnership positives


Andrew Allcock was one of 100 journalists flown to Japan by Mori Seiki to see its JIMTOF exhibition highlights and to hear the latest about the company's tie-up with Germany's Gildemeister AG

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Oriental manoeuvres


Andrew Allcock examines the recent purchase of Precision Technologies Group by Hong Kong-listed Chongqing Machinery and Electric Co

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Know where you’re going?


Volumetric error compensation technology developments are gathering pace. Andrew Allcock explains the background and reveals who is doing what and with what benefit [extended version of magazine feature - UPDATED ...

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Make a date with technology


Good news, at last. Quite literally, as it happens. The mainstream media, which has spent the last year or more hammering home the country's, and manufacturing's, economic woes, is adopting a more positive tone.

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MACH 2010 set to catch the wave


MACH 2008, held from 21 to 25 April that year, was a stunning success, with numbers up 21 per cent on MACH 2006, at some 27,000. Business generated by the 2008 show is estimated to have been around £150 million.

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Convergence not merger


From 1 January 2010, Citizen and Miyano will be working more closely together, both in the UK and in Europe. Andrew Allcock has this exclusive report

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Rebrand not skin deep


Machinery visited Mills CNC in June to hear about the changes and rebranding since a management buyout last year. It's no mere superficial 'paint job', as he discovered

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600 looks to the future


With a new chief executive appointed last year, the 600 Group is again witnessing changing times. Andrew Allcock attended the new top man’s first press conference.

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New strengths


Holding the first open house event under its new name, Citizen Machinery UK had several reasons to celebrate. With over 100 existing and potential customers attending the company’s UK headquarters near Watford, and ...

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Manufacturing still core


Following the launch of its new strategy (see Machinery November 2006, page 16) and its positive progress (see Machinery, April 2007, page 58), 600 Group most recently successfully unveiled its new China-made/600 ...

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Renewed fortunes


Following the 2001 ‘9/11’ downturn and the failure of one of its largest Taiwanese suppliers, Yang; Hove, Sussex-headquartered C Dugard Machine Tools was hit hard. A renewed strategy, however, has seen the company’s ...

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Hardinge - the next generation


Billed as the ‘next generation’ Open House, Hardinge recently opened its UK doors to visitors and revealed new branding and technology.

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EMO in overview


EMO in Hanover in September was the most positive show there for some time, by general agreement. DMG, with the largest stand at 4,000 m2, taking up most of hall 2 demonstrated exactly why. The company sold a record 526 ...

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EMO 2007 preview


More than 2,000 exhibitors from 41 countries have registered for EMO 2007, held in Hanover, Germany from 17-22 September. EMO is the major European manufacturing technology, and is globally significant. “Most ...