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Quality measures


Andrew Allcock takes a look at one of the first users of Renishaw's new ballbar system; large parts measurement using portable arms; and a challenging fuel injector measurement task

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The racing season is here!


Steed Webzell reviews recent investment driven by the motorsport sector, an industry that remains among the UK's most alluring and lucrative

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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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A common approach


BSI's PAS 99 can help reduce the costs of maintaining several management systems, as John Hele, group product manager performance, BSI, explains

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Freeform best practice


Steed Webzell joined more than 100 delegates at the launch of NPL's National Freeform Centre in Teddington, Middlesex, last month

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Pioneering partners


Mori Seiki and Castle Precision have more in common than a shared name (Seiki is Japanese for precision) – they are both pushing technology boundaries, together and separately. Andrew Allcock reports

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Driving forward


Following three months of consecutive growth in terms of sales, the automotive industry is, at last, revving up. Steed Webzell reveals how companies are improving their operations

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Multiple capabilities


The patented Werth Tomoscope – the world's most accurate industrial computer tomography machine – will bring benefits to manufacturers in healthcare, automotive, aerospace and plastics. Machinery reports

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Professional image


Machinery visited 50-man Higar Engineering and heard and saw how a world class precision sub-contractor operates. The establishment of robust processes at all levels is key, he found

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Making it better


Machinery reviews three technology applications that are making a difference to companies in the aerospace sector. Toolholding, sliding-head turning and inspection come under the spotlight

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European showcase


EMO is Europe's biennial, international manufacturing technology exhibition. Last held in Italy six years ago, in 2003, the event this year takes place in the new showground, the "Fiera Milano" fairground, over six ...

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Small focus


The IEC Ricoh Arena in Coventry is the setting for the Micro, Precision & Nano Manufacturing event, which takes place from 20-21 October. Machinery reports

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Selling measurement skills


NPL is expanding the availability of its dimensional measurement training courses and also expanding the portfolio of courses that make up its Training Framework. Machinery reports

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One-stop retrofit shop


Renishaw revealed earlier this year that it was to enter the CMM retrofit market. Andrew Allcock heard about the company's service and explains here

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Watchful eye


Germany’s Argotech GmbH supplies in-process monitoring systems for the metalworking/metalcuting industries. In Germany there are some 1,500 installations; in the UK a handful. Companies such as Star Micronics GB and ...