Welding / Fabrication

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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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The future for titanium airframe parts


After three years of research into how to save material and reduce machining costs when producing titanium airframe parts, Steed Webzell heard about a project’s successful outcome and of a bright future for linear ...

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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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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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The world’s largest machining research centre


Spanning machining and welding, the Nuclear AMRC aims to beef up the UK's supply chain for civil nuclear power. Now fully kitted out, the factory is open for manufacturing research projects, large and small. Will ...

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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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Nuclear manufacturing


Andrew Allcock visited the Nuclear AMRC ahead of the official opening this year. Supply chain development and manufacturing process development are key (extended version)

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MTL's success is result of strategy


MTL Group is a fast growing medium to heavy fabrication specialist that has gained leading positions in construction, defence and renewables. Andrew Allcock paid a visit to its newly opened Rotherham factory to hear ...

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Subcon 2011 - Drawing the crowds


This year's Subcon exhibition, NEC Birmingham from 7 to 9 June, looks set to be the best yet for British exhibitors, say the organisers. Andrew Allcock reports

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Friction is good for Thompson


Black Country firm Thompson Friction Welding is highly successful globally in a niche market. Long associated with traditional engineering goods, the high-tech aerospace sector now increasingly beckons. Andrew Allcock ...

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Forming new horizons


The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a new facility set to push metal forming beyond existing boundaries. Nine months from completion, Machinery visited to gain an exclusive preview

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Efficiency in the round


Hi-tech laser cutting is making sure that IAE’s fencing products and more fit well prior to welding.

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New dawn at Carlton Laser


Having doubled floors pace to 34,000 ft2, Carlton Laser Services has populated its additional area with shrewd investments, making it one of the most progressive UK sub-contract fabricators.