Machine tool

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EMO in overview

30/11/2007

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

05/10/2007

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 ...

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Multistep: the next step

25/08/2007

Multistep is still a design that surprises. Multistep machines are effectively linear transfer units for prismatic parts that would most likely be made on machining centres. The latest XT200 has moved the concept on in ...

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Bearing up well

22/08/2007

Sustained growth in demand has been good news for Gamet Bearings and it is seeing the established firm update its manufacturing approach,

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More focus for Doosan brand

03/08/2007

From the first of July, Mills Manufacturing Technology, Leamington Spa, already the existing Doosan Daewoo machine tool distributor, now has the complete Daewoo and Doosan range of machines to offer the UK and Ireland. ...

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Reflecting on success

30/07/2007

It's 20 years since Yamazaki Mazak set up its manufacturing facility in the UK. And there to celebrate the event was the man who opened it in 1987, Lord Walker. <i>Machinery</i> looks back at its beginnings and tracks ...

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Turning 50 with Index

26/07/2007

Geo Kingsbury Machine Tools marked the company’s 50th anniversary during an Open House event held last month at its Gosport headquarters. Index turning machines were the company’s first agency and Index remains one of ...

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Strategic progress

24/05/2007

It’s just over six months since the 600 Group launched its new strategy. Combining the Colchester and Harrison brands was a major event, but action is broader and worldwide. “There have been many changes, will be more ...

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Gildemeister's expansionist agenda

13/04/2007

Gildemeister AG, which incorporates Gildemeister lathes, Deckel-Maho milling machines and machining centres, Sauer ultrasonic/laser technology plus the DMG sales and service operation, is enjoying continued growth with ...

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Education, education, education

02/02/2007

The Manufacturing Technologies Association's president, Geoff Lloyd, has training firmly on his agenda. As managing director of Heller Machine Tools, Redditch, he has long been a keen advocate of apprenticeships, and ...

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Brand new strategy

29/11/2006

600 Group's new chief executive, Andrew Dick, is driving a new Group-wide strategy. It includes the bringing together of the two brands Colchester and Harrison.

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Under new management

01/11/2006

What do you do when you’ve just sold your own well-known machine tool agency? Well, for Simon Pollard, it meant buying another one. As of 1 August this year, he is the new owner and managing director of Kyal Machine ...

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Year of positive change for XYZ Machine Tools

17/10/2006

Since September last year (Machinery, September 2005, page 61), it’s been a year of positive change at XYZ Machine Tools, Burlescombe, Devon. That said, to the outside world, maybe it isn’t hugely visible, so just ...

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A friendlier face

12/08/2006

An EU research project aims to make increasingly complex CNC machinery more intelligent, easier to use and maintain, and so boost productivity. The project is nearing completion with an end date of June next year.

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Changing times

05/05/2006

A review of the globalisation activities of machine tool firms and other technology suppliers over the past two years. Acquisition, expansion and rejuvenation are all themes.

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Changing times

05/05/2006

Machine tool firms and technology suppliers are responding to globalisation with acquisition and increasing presence. Over the past two years this has become more prevalent or visible, Machinery observes.