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Showmanship: MACH 2016 review


The biennial MACH exhibition is the UK’s number one manufacturing technology showcase. Machinery tracked down new launches for its June ‘Launched at MACH’ supplement, but offers these early observations on the event as ...

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Walter's way


Innovation is a major business focus of the Germany-based cutting tool maker that strives to match the tool to the process context: doing so takes into account both cutting strategies and machine tool parameters

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Cloud cover


Cloud-connected tooling data has been with us for about three years. Machinery reviewed developments as they appeared, but looks again at this area as yet another initiative is announced. Andrew Allcock journeys through ...

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Managed savings


Lancashire-based precision engineering company Erlson Precision Components has improved cutting tool stock control, technical support and procurement, courtesy of MSC Industrial Supply

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Training to succeed


Successful machining isn’t just about having the latest cutting tool; you also need the requisite knowledge to get the very best out of the technology, as Lancashire-based Pneumatrol discovered

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Drilling issue resolved


Magellan Aerospace needed a solution to counter poor tool life when drilling a range of lithium aluminium aerostructure components. Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal obliged

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Interface choice


Sandvik Coromant details torque and bending considerations for spindle/toolholder interfaces, citing independent research that compares some well-known designs.

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Making carbide tools


A tour of the carbide powder/insert factory was the highlight of Paul Horn GmbH’s Technology Days Open House event in June. Will Dalrymple was there

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Design twist


A feature of its latest drill development, Dormer Pramet’s Continuously Thinned Web (CTW) technology provides a performance boost and aids effective regrinding. Machinery explains

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Hot wired


What is the role of EDM wire, what types are available and for what applications? Steed Webzell talks to the major players to find out

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Changing the game, again


Andrew Allcock heard how Seco Tools has bettered the performance of its Duratomic inserts, introducing its largest insert launch ever in what the company is calling a game-changer