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MACH 2020 preparations

18/02/2019

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

02/08/2017

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

31/07/2017

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

13/01/2017

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

20/10/2016

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

18/08/2016

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

08/03/2016

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

13/07/2015

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

13/04/2015

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

22/05/2013

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

01/05/2013

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

01/04/2013

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