tooling

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Tooling up for the future

03/08/2007

Tooling firm Seco's chief executive explains his comany's expansionist agenda in an industry where the large players continue to snap up the small fry.

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5-axis success factors

24/07/2007

Some 50 delegates attended Machinery’s 5-axis seminar last month at the Heritage Motor Centre. Machine tools, CNC, tooling, workholding, programming, program simulation and user experience, all formed part of the day, ...

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On the inside at Seco

19/07/2007

A UK journalist hasn’t been invited to Seco’s production facilities in Sweden for over 15 years. Machinery accepted the invitation. With a turnover in 2006 of €600 million, Seco Tools AB is the world’s fourth largest ...

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Accurate, rigid, repeatable

14/07/2007

The new toolholding system for the all-new Hardinge RS-Series turning centres — Eppinger’s ESA top-plate, toolholders and PreciFlex adapters — was developed and made on the German toolholder specialist’s four Harding ...

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Accurate; repeatable; rigid

13/07/2007

The new toolholding system for the all-new Hardinge RS-Series turning centres — Eppinger’s ESA top-plate, toolholders and PreciFlex adapters — was developed and made on the German toolholder specialist’s four Harding ...

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Tooled up for multi-tasking

12/06/2007

Multi-tasking machine tools require complementary tooling systems. Sub-contractor Oxford Engineering has implemented such a system and has witnessed benefits.

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More time at the bar

24/05/2007

Almost 85 per cent of barfeeds are sold with new machines so the selecting the right model for the task can be tricky, considering that you’ve never even switched on the lathe you are buying, let alone seen it cut metal ...

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Combined strength

11/04/2007

Walter, Titex and Prototyp - three brands now available from a unified sales operation.

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Exotic sub-strates

11/04/2007

CBN, PCBN, ceramics and cermets. What are their application areas today? Machinery reveals the current state of the art.

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Cutting tool coatings

11/04/2007

Coatings technology developments continue to support cutting tool performance improvements. Machinery reviews latest advances, highlighting their particular focus or strength.

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The drive for productivity

02/03/2007

Tooling and toolholding innovations are helping sliding-head auto users to get the most out of their machines.

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Tooling Matters

27/02/2007

A new one-day event this year will bring users and suppliers together for a day of one-to-one discussions about cutting tooling challenges. Twenty of the UK's tooling experts will be on hand to advise.

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Alive with technology

09/02/2007

The growing healthcare industry is providing challenging work in parallel with opportunity for growth to UK sub-contractors. The work demands leading edge technology and for those willing to invest, rewards follow. And ...

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Preset for productivity

06/12/2006

Not a new technology, indeed, probably one taken for granted, but presetters continue to offer the advantages of low machine setting times plus consistency of performance in the case of milling tools where tip position ...

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Service gives the best edge

06/12/2006

When all tooling products are good, what differentiates them? The level of service relating to application support and the speed with which they are delivered.