Machine tool

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Centred in the Swiss town of Rorschacheberg is a level of international machine tool expertise few companies in the world can lay claim to. Built up from over a century of machine tool engineering, StarragHeckert, ...

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The Matrix reloaded


As you enter the Earlplace Business Park Industrial area just past Torrington Avenue on the A45 heading towards Birmingham, you could easily miss the plaque on the side of the gatehouse. Especially as the name Matrix ...

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Metamorphosis in Knowsley


A new automotive parts try-out manufacturing cell is taking shape at Cross Hueller, Knowsley, Merseyside. The set-up includes two Huelle Hille horizontal machining centres – an nbh 135 and an nbh 170, an Agiwash (Royal ...

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Technology, service, success


After the early success achieved by selling to small sub-contractors, Mills and Daewoo have now been selected as preferred suppliers to many of the larger manufacturing groups while ensuring Mills’ core business in the ...

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Fuel-efficient investment


Domestic appliance maker Bosch has invested some £25 million at its Worcester Heat Systems plants in Worcester and Clay Cross, Derbyshire. The spend is related to the production of new, fuel-efficient condensing ...

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Engineering sector recovery puts down roots


Engineering companies reported their 5th consecutive quarter of rising output and orders in the past three months, according to the EEF/ RSM Robson Rhodes quarterly survey for the third quarter of the year

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Customer-tailored production


Newburgh Engineering plays the contract manufacturing game differently. Instead of applying existing machine tool capacity to customer components, Newburgh will scrutinize the machine tool market, searching for ...

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New turning project


Turning Technologies UK, a new company set up by Chiron Werke UK managing director Paul Rhodes, is to be the new UK agent for Japanese turning centre maker Nakamura-Tome

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Happy New Year…


Short lead time delivery is challenging all machine tool companies, but Star has taken steps to make sure that its manufacturing operations’ reaction times meet the challenge. Over the past three to four years, parent ...

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Once in a decade


Mori Seiki will be introducing three new trade-marked acronyms to the UK during MACH – DCG,FLASH and M3.This snappy shorthand conceals the technical and business changes that the company has implemented in support of ...

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In the frame


‘Driven at the center [sic]of gravity’ (DCG) technology is “the kind of technological innovation that comes about only once in every decade”,asserts Mori Seiki. And it was unveiled at the opening of the company’s new ...

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Easy money


With available capital at a premium in modern manufacturing businesses that operate on tight margins and shoestring budgets, finance is now a requisite part of the machine tool buying process. However, finance can be ...

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Manufacturing, but not like before


“The UK can compete, but not necessarily by using the same techniques or equipment used in the past,” says HK Technologies’ director Nigel Bunt, from the company’s new Glebe Farm Industrial Estate premises in Rugby. And ...

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Grooving specialist sets sights on milling market


German grooving tool specialist Horn has entered the milling cutter market with the launch of its DM and DS range of endmills. The DM range is intended for roughing and semi-finishing, and it features a single, solid ...