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Cutting-edge investment


Andrew Allcock attended the official opening of SGS Carbide Tool's new UK manufacturing facility. Advanced solid carbide end mills, drills and specials are the company's forté, he explains, noting its particular ...

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ISO 13399 - standard tool data - the next big thing?


Last year, Sandvik Coromant president Klas Forsström said that the application of ISO 13399 was "maybe the next revolution" and, recently, the company has announced it is working with Siemens PLM on a related project. ...

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Savings, guaranteed


Andrew Allcock places Iscar's recent major product launch in context, explaining the highlights. It is a lot more than just a few more grades of carbide, he reveals

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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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AMB 2012 preview


Steed Webzell previews AMB 2012, taking place in Stuttgart from 18-22 September, now one of Europe's largest and most prestigious manufacturing exhibitions

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Cutting credentials


ITC solid carbide cutters provide smooth finish for sign writer; Walter Tiger.tec Silver and Tiger.tec carbide inserts support forging milling; WNT tools and Tool Service cut it for progressive subcontractor. Andrew ...

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Threading thoughts


Andrew Allcock reviews some established threading techniques, highlighting latest thinking and underlining the strengths and applications for modern thread forming, thread milling, thread whirling and thread cutting

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Behind the scenes


WNT is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. High quality tooling, direct sales to SMEs supported by technical staff, and first class customer service backed by next-day delivery are its hallmarks. Andrew Allcock ...

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Perception problem


Think Fenn Tool is a specialist supplier for niche tooling requirements? You're not alone, but it simply isn't true, explains the company, which wants to put the record straight. Andrew Allcock went to hear more

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Milling titanium


Cutting tool expert Iscar explains the difficulties in machining titanium and describes a solution – trochoidal milling. Andrew Allcock reports

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Competence partner


Anniversary celebrations, UK headquarters refurbishment, a fresh corporate strategy, plus new product and service offerings – all were part of a recent Sandvik Coromant event. Andrew Allcock was there

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Seco Tools - on being different


Seco Tools (UK) is setting out to differentiate itself from the pack. Andrew Allcock visited to hear more from the company and how it intends to deliver this message (extended version)

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Trending in vending


Steed Webzell assesses point-of-use vending, discovering there is growing interest in such systems when it comes to consumables such as cutting tools