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EMO 2017 - Industry 4.0 gains momentum


This year’s edition of biennial show EMO returns to Europe’s manufacturing technology heartland, Germany, with the six-day event kicking off on 18 September at its usual home, the Hanover show ground. Andrew Allcock ...

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Trumpf reveals the full picture


The UK market and Brexit, service reorganisation, new technology developments, first-in-the-UK installations. Andrew Allcock has this update from sheet metalworking expert Trumpf

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Sheet metal masters: more EuroBLECH 2016 news


Novelties from the EuroBLECH October 2016 sheet metal exhibition in Hanover were revealed in our preview ( Here we provide additional detail and information on developments unveiled at the ...

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EuroBlech 2016 preview: Sheet metal 4.0


The stand-out theme in pre-show news from exhibitors at this year’s fair is Industry 4.0, the drive for connectivity between machines that allows increasing monitoring and control of production. New developments in this ...

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Cutting and bending tips and tricks


At its July Open House event, Bystronic demonstrated clever techniques that save time and material on cutting and bending programs. During the event, it also launched the ByStar Fibre laser profiler into the UK market. ...

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Prima’s second chance: profiling firm invests in UK


While not having a huge presence in the UK sheet metal processing market at present, Prima Power has a newly-reinvigorated UK operation, as well as a swish new demonstration centre near one of its Italian factories ...

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Showmanship: MACH 2016 review


The biennial MACH exhibition is the UK’s number one manufacturing technology showcase. Machinery tracked down new launches for its June ‘Launched at MACH’ supplement, but offers these early observations on the event as ...

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Keeping a high profile


In advance of an Open House (15-17 March), Trumpf GB’s new managing director highlighted a fibre laser profiler with 8 kW source, which is claimed to be a record for 2D profiling, at its Luton headquarters in January, ...

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Electric avenue


Recent and upcoming news in pressbrakes focuses on electrics and electronics, whether it is new models using servo-electric mechanisms, or new electronic control systems and angle sensors

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Thinking small


A West Midlands-based subcontract sheet metal and plate cutting and bending shop, 10 years old this year, has big ambitions to expand by keeping its eyes on small batch work. By Will Dalrymple

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Punching, bending, profiling


Trumpf technology has proved successful at one Scottish subcontractor, while LVD press brake technology is a boon for an agricultural machinery maker, as Andrew Allcock discovers. He also reveals latest sheet ...