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MACH 2020 preparations


MACH2020 ( will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...

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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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Straight and narrow


Too long for machining centres, too thick for sheet metal profiling machines and requiring cutting that is too complex for bandsaws, the unusual qualities of extruded profiles of aluminium, steel and PVC have spurred ...

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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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This month 25 years ago: November 1991


Manufacturing’s image; Cincinnati Milacron – another low-cost VMC, eyes growing market share; Yamazaki Machinery UK one of the 10 best in the world; Renishaw easy accuracy check; modular fixturing; gang-tooled lathes; ...

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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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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, ...