tooling

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Cutting-edge investment

29/04/2013

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?

20/04/2013

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

04/01/2013

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

09/11/2012

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

05/11/2012

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

01/11/2012

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

05/10/2012

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

04/08/2012

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

10/07/2012

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

21/05/2012

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

17/04/2012

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

06/04/2012

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

08/03/2012

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