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Who dares (invest) wins


Contract manufacturers can’t plan forward with any confidence. The fax machine is quiet for three weeks out of four, with the last week of the month bringing a deluge that is wanted ASAP. So it takes confidence to ...

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Waterjet profiling complements metalcutting


Abingdon-based Holifields has found a method of economically producing small quantities of mounting plates for a Formula One team. From 0.9 mm thick, free-issue titanium plate, Holifields cuts out blanks using one of ...

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Magic formula


The machine shop within McLaren’s new Technology Centre,Woking, Surrey blends in so well with its surroundings, you could almost miss it. The new machine shop has two levels: the main machine shop at ground level and ...

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Testing the limits


Mercedes-Ilmor, Brixworth, Northants counts machine tool maker Mori Seiki as one of its manufacturing technology partners (others include Charmilles, Iscar and Renishaw). Indeed, so good is the relationship that Mori ...