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TDM Systems - Online digital tool service


Cloud-hosted toolholder/tool 3D models for CAM system use are already available from services such as Machining Cloud and Tools United, but tool management expert TDM Systems has thrown its hat into the ring, as Andrew ...

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The web tutor


Sandvik Coromant's metalcutting e-learning programme provides an introduction to production engineering.

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Aero challenge - extended feature


Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Europe hosted one of its first UK events since being bought by the Japanese industrial conglomerate Kyocera last year. Key themes were technical collaboration and superalloys, Will Dalrymple ...

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Mazak new machines and industry 4.0 news


The traditional Open House event at Yamazaki Mazak’s European Technology Centre in Worcester in November 2016 launched two new machines among more than 20 displayed, and revealed several software-related developments ...

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Solid v. indexable tooling


A back to basics look at the relative merits of single-piece solid and insert-based rotary cutting tools, and their materials, by Dormer Pramet ( product managers Ricky Payling and Lukas Pavlis. ...

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Tool vending systems provide production intelligence


Tool vending machines are more than just bonded stores on a workshop floor. When set up correctly, their sophisticated monitoring functions can provide insight into what actually happens during production; this can help ...

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Tooling case file: Looking at the detail


At Seco Tools UK, the applications support offering has been taken a step farther than most UK tooling providers, being developed into two formal services: documented cost reduction (DCR) and productivity and cost ...

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Tooling case file: tough material help


Neath, Wales subcontractor Formagrind was recently tasked with a difficult-to-cut order that included processing of molybdenum, tantalum, titanium and Inconel.

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Tooling case file: successful scaling up


In Sheffield, the North Machine Shop of heavy engineering manufacturer Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFI) has a strong relationship with Walter GB, specifically with its sales engineer Phil Broddle, that has ...

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Tooling case file: Going the extra mile


Applications engineering support and technical advice from UK tooling providers such as WNT (UK) are perhaps under-appreciated aspects of the service they offer to the UK manufacturing industry

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Case file: Overnight express


A subcontractor has standardised on WNT tools, benefitting from the tooling supplier’s application expertise, while also adopting particular operating procedures to underpin secure unmanned overnight rough milling.