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One-hit large-scale machining slashes lead-times for MKW


Tyne and Wear-based MKW Engineering reports positive customer reaction to its improved response times following the installation of a multitasking Mazak Integrex ‘e’ 1060V. The company was the first in the UK to install ...

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Best practice boosts profits


Dunstable-based Hone-All Precision has increased both turnover and profit during the last 12-month trading period

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The ‘100 per cent’ machine


Mill-turn lathes are a common enough site these days,but a mill-turn machining centre is far from common: and that is Eikon’s innovation unveiled at international manufacturing technology show EMO in Milan last month

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Keep on running


“It’s all about feeding the monster,” says David Holley, team leader for EDM and CNC jig grinding at FSG. And the ‘monster’ in this case is a recently installed EDM automated cell comprising Agie Innovation 2 die-sink ...

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Bending: the rules


Fabrication is not always straightforward, when presented with a drawing for a sheet metal component that includes a series of bends, to know which technology is best suited. And while batch quantity, component ...

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Sheet metal advances


In the small town of Hixon near Stafford, two sheet metal companies have each stepped up their capability through advanced production equipment,the first of its kind to be installed in the UK. One application marks the ...

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Five-axis free-for-all


Considering the large quantities of standard components made on conventional machining centres, one wonders why there’s growing interest in five-axis machining. Surely the cost, complexity and elaborate methods of ...

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Clogs to growth...


Based in South Shields, on the banks of the river Tyne, 216-employee tier 2/3 contract manufacturer Ford Component Manufacturing is a company full of surprises and amply demonstrates the adage ‘don’t judge a book by its ...

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Mikron HSM user group launch


Mikron has launched the UK’s first high-speed, four-/five-axis machining user group. The group is part of a series of Mikron initiatives aimed at raising the profile of the technologies and demonstrating their ...