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Scanning the horizon


A few years ago, computed tomography (CT) scanning was cited as emerging technology with huge industrial potential. Machinery reviews its progress [video]

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Positive and productive


Andrew Allcock spent five days at MACH 2010 (7-11 June) and delivers this positive verdict on a show that was held at a difficult time but which delivered above many's expectations [extended version of magazine article]

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Toolmaking tales


An Austrian toolmaker is applying Blum's on-machine measurement software, FormControl V3; standardised workholding pays off for an in-house toolroom; VISI software cuts delivery times by half

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Trigger for innovation


With a history of innovation, Renishaw will not disappoint at MACH, unveiling a new touch-trigger probe head that incorporates two axes, drawing on REVO, its scanning head. Andrew Allcock explains [Includes video ...

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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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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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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