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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

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Peddling high-tech kit


Andrew Allcock details bicycle parts maker Hope Technology’s unusual manufacturing philosophy and explains how cutting tool specialist WNT (UK) is both helping to make and benefiting from its components

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Online data and more


Following the October 2014 <a href="" target="new">article on cloud computing</a>, Andrew Allcock reviews Kennametal's cloud-based offering in more detail. It is not just a source of ...

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Cloudy outlook promises benefits


Andrew Allcock investigates the emergence of 'cloud' solutions for CNC programming and cutting tool data provision. Within the last year, there have been very many developments, he discovers (extended version)

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Briefing - Trochoidal milling’s time is now


The time is now right for trochoidal milling to make a major contribution to improved milling efficiency, argues Wayne Whitehouse, general manager of Mapal UK. Andrew Allcock asks him to explain

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Tool edge preparation – wet blasting


Tools require a precise cutting edge, if optimum accuracy and longevity are to be achieved. Wet blasting offers a powerful method of creating precise cutting edge profiles to within a few microns, explains Tim Berry, ...

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CBN tooling expertise - Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal


Andrew Allcock travelled to Germany, to be the first European journalist to visit Sumitomo Hardmetal's European Design and Engineering Centre, following its official opening 18 months ago. He heard about the company's ...

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Tool presetting for beginners


Andrew Fulton, managing director of Zoller UK, explains the virtues of modern tool presetting techniques, for those unfamiliar with this innovative, time-saving and cost-effective technology (online-only feature)

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Made of sterner stuff - composites machining


Machining composites takes resolve, ingenuity and, of course, the supporting manufacturing technologies. Steed Webzell rounds up the latest developments in this evolving segment

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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