Motorsport

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Raft of new AM machines launched to the market

15/06/2021

The additive manufacturing/3D printing market is vibrant and new machines have arrived in the marketplace, to tap into the growing opportunities. Justin Burns takes a look at the different new AM machines that have been ...

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Nothing lightweight about lightweighting

21/05/2021

I​n their quest to create greener and more economical components, manufacturers across many sectors are increasingly moving to lightweighting due to the benefits it brings, but this shift is also presenting some puzzles ...

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Birth of a challenger

28/04/2016

Described as a cross between an F1 car, a fast fighter jet and a space ship, the project to build the Bloodhound SSC land speed record challenge car has begged, bought and borrowed componentry from motorsport, aerospace ...

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The motor of innovation

28/09/2015

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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Fine-tuned machine shop

04/06/2012

Upgrading its Mazak manufacturing technology has helped McLaren Racing make its fast cars' parts faster at its Woking Technology Centre, as Andrew Allcock explains

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The racing season is here!

06/05/2010

Steed Webzell reviews recent investment driven by the motorsport sector, an industry that remains among the UK's most alluring and lucrative

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Full throttle into 2010

06/01/2010

Following a great year for British endeavour on the track, 2010 holds many reasons for optimism in the motorsport supply chain. Steed Webzell reports

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Professional image

29/10/2009

Machinery visited 50-man Higar Engineering and heard and saw how a world class precision sub-contractor operates. The establishment of robust processes at all levels is key, he found

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Staying in the fast lane

26/03/2009

It's been well reported in the media that Formula One has taken a knock at the hands of the credit crunch. However, rather than smashing headlong into the crash barriers, as some reporters would have you believe, the ...

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Technology race

26/12/2008

Autosport Engineering takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, with trade days designated as 8 and 9 January. Machinery previews the manufacturing technology element.

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Whys and wherefores

24/10/2008

While there's a buzz around 5-axis machining, investment in 'traditional' horizontal or vertical machining centres still pays dividends

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Expanding complexities

21/10/2008

The increasing use of composites throws up challenges for cutting tool companies; and not only because of the diverse materials

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Network delivers composites knowledge

22/04/2008

Launched in 2004, the National Composites Network was the first KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network) established by the Technology Strategy Board and forms part of the broader Materials KTN. Although the NCN is a company ...