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Made of sterner stuff - composites machining


Machining composites takes resolve, ingenuity and, of course, the supporting manufacturing technologies. Steed Webzell rounds up the latest developments in this evolving segment

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Worth their weight in gold


Steed Webzell reviews the heavy hitters of the machine tool world, discovering no lack of innovation when it comes to tackling big components

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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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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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The right materials


Paul Dawson, sales director of subcontractor Dawson Precision Components*, considers selection and use of different materials for metal parts manufacture and the pitfalls that can occur during the selection and ...

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Deep knowledge


Cirencester is Sandvik Coromant's new Global Application Centre for Deep Hole Machining. Andrew Allcock visited and reveals the company's ambitions for this small, specialist activity [extended version of magazine ...

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Boosting productivity in the energy sector


With energy demand greater than ever, machinists in this buoyant sector are finding that investment really does pay dividends. Steed Webzell reports. (This is an extended version of a feature first published in ...

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Prime cuts


Andrew Allcock investigates recent installations in bar and section working, taking in sawing, as well as ancillary operations of drilling, tapping and marking

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Decision time


Mollart Engineering set up its Welsh facility in 1998 to service next-door-neighbour TRW with volume components. It didn’t work out like that, as Machinery reports.

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Beyond honing


Back in 1997 the name Hone-All Precision said it all. But by then the Dunstable-based subcontractor had already identified that a combination of rising transport costs and increasing pressure to reduce lead times was ...