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MACH 2020 preparations


MACH2020 (www.machexhibition.com) 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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Sheet metal masters: more EuroBLECH 2016 news


Novelties from the EuroBLECH October 2016 sheet metal exhibition in Hanover were revealed in our preview (www.machinery.co.uk/147051). 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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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, ...

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Jacks of all trades


Despite improvements in punching technology and the advent of fibre lasers, the long-established combination machine offering both laser and punch capability on a single bed is seeing rejuvenation. Amada, Prima Power ...

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The services sell


A new approach to machine sales, demonstrated by a new aftersales service showroom, was clear during a visit to Trumpf’s Luton Technology Centre. Will Dalrymple reports

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Trumpf Open House gets artistic and more


In this online-only feature, Andrew Allcock reviews the recent Trumpf Open House at its Luton HQ. New laser welding, profiling and marking technology were revealed, along with a push on the company's one-stop-shop ...

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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 ...

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Lasers march on - EuroBLECH 2012 review


With over 1,500 exhibitors from 39 countries and eight halls of exhibits, EuroBLECH highlighted developments that will shape the sheet metal sector over coming years, as Andy Sandford reveals