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Training that measures up


Three new initiatives, from Mitutoyo UK, NPL and Hexagon Metrology, aim to give metrology training a long-overdue leg-up, reports Will Dalrymple [Article updated 5 March 2015]

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Machinery briefing - ISO 9001 update imminent


Global quality management system ISO 9001, first published in 1987, will see a major revision published next year – ISO 9001:2015. Standards organisation BSI's lead programme manager, governance & resilience Sally ...

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Roaring forties - Renishaw gets into its stride


Renishaw hit 40 earlier this year. Since 2000, it has been steadily growing its UK and international footprint, getting badly buffeted along the way, but is now in expansionist mood, as Andrew Allcock reports

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Control 2013 preview


Andrew Allcock previews the annual Control show, held at Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, highlighting just a few of the developments that will be unveiled

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Innovation to die for


Tool, die and mouldmaking operations require a skill set that is virtually unique in the machine shop segment. And, as Steed Webzell discovers, the technology is remarkably impressive, too

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Unusual measurements


Andrew Allcock gets the measure of latest news in the application and development of metrology technology, discovering some surprising applications in this area

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Mould making and mould manufacturing technology


A rapid moulding prototyping service is favourite for Eaton Electric, while Delcam software supports a multitude of processes at a Belarus tyre mould-making facility. Plus product and news updates

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The many sides of Hexagon


Andrew Allcock travelled to Telford, to Hexagon Metrology's UK Precision Centre, to catch up on metrology and company news. Portable measurement technology is particularly active, he finds, while industry metrology ...

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Making perfect parts


How can you be sure, when you press the cycle start button, that you will machine a perfect part? Metrology Software Products (MSP) has developed a suite of software that can make that possible. Andrew Allcock reports ...

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Autosport manufacturing made easy


Complex parts, tight tolerances, difficult materials? Nothing a trip to Autosport 2012 won't resolve. Steed Webzell previews the main attractions

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Southern Manufacturing 2012 preview


Steed Webzell previews Southern Manufacturing 2012, which has grown to become the UK's largest regional manufacturing technology and subcontracting exhibition (with video links)

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X-ray vision and more


The application of computer tomography is still limited in engineering, but one German mould maker is benefiting. Elsewhere, probing is paying dividends. Andrew Allcock reports (includes links to product information and ...

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Core business - EuroMold 2011 preview


The optimised machining of moulds and dies, and associated features such as cores and cavities, will take centre stage at EuroMold 2011. Steed Webzell previews the main attractions