Drilling

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Made of sterner stuff - composites machining

13/05/2013

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

08/08/2012

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

06/02/2012

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

02/06/2011

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

14/01/2011

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

04/06/2010

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

05/02/2010

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

11/01/2010

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

18/07/2008

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

07/05/2004

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 ...