Surface Finishing

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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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Polished performance


EU project SYMPLEXITY for human/robot collaborative polishing has developed technology to replace manual effort. And, via partner Autodesk, this may lead to polishing becoming a capability of metalcutting machine tools. ...

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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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Aero challenge - extended feature


Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Europe hosted one of its first UK events since being bought by the Japanese industrial conglomerate Kyocera last year. Key themes were technical collaboration and superalloys, Will Dalrymple ...

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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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Changing everything


In 10 years, honing expert Delapena has actually travelled many decades to arrive at the success it is today, in terms of its current machine tool technology, in-house working practices and service offerings. Andrew ...

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Turbo boost


Aftermarket attachments can offer tool rotation speeds greater than those achievable by the machine’s spindle, particularly improving the performance of small diameter tooling

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Tool edge preparation – wet blasting


Tools require a precise cutting edge, if optimum accuracy and longevity are to be achieved. Wet blasting offers a powerful method of creating precise cutting edge profiles to within a few microns, explains Tim Berry, ...

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Research; result - ultra-precision machining


Ever wondered what government science research funding generates? Andrew Allcock reveals how an investment in ultra-precision technologies has generated new manufacturing and process technologies, businesses and ...

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Taking the rough with the smooth


Steed Webzell examines one of manufacturing's oldest dilemmas – deburring and surface finishing – discovering it's not quite the chore of yesteryear, with plenty of modern solutions equal to the challenge

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DMG's Bavarian bonanza


Gildemeister AG's sales organisation DMG's annual Open House at the Deckel Maho, Pfronten, Bavaria, manufacturing facility again highlighted the German giant's propensity to roll out new, high technology developments, ...