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Machinery safety - two become four - CE moves to UKCA


The first of January 1995 is a distant memory, but the EU Machinery Safety Directive became mandated in the UK on that date and saw the CE mark of conformity become a visible feature on many commercial and industrial ...

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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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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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Energy case file: investing in in-sourcing


Guided by a desire to bring machining of rings and discs in house, Graham Hart (Process Technology) has bought a Hankook vertical turning centre from T W Ward CNC Machinery (0114 276 5411).

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Case file: DW Engineering's new threads


For DW Engineering of Burnbank, Hamilton, the reliable production of threads in high precision, high value parts was a concern that Horn Cutting Tools, Ringwood, Hants, was able to eliminate.

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Showmanship: MACH 2016 review


The biennial MACH exhibition is the UK’s number one manufacturing technology showcase. Machinery tracked down new launches for its June ‘Launched at MACH’ supplement, but offers these early observations on the event as ...

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Drilling issue resolved


Magellan Aerospace needed a solution to counter poor tool life when drilling a range of lithium aluminium aerostructure components. Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal obliged

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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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Meet, listen, learn


New Manufacturing Technologies Association president Guy Mollart outlines his plans to maintain the association’s relevance and to support membership. Andrew Allcock reports