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Thankful for small blessings


MM Live 2010, taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 19-20 October, promises much for the micro-manufacturing fraternity. Steed Webzell previews this much anticipated event

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Cutting tales


Improved productivity through the application of latest tooling innovations has been achieved by three companies: one in the UK, another in Germany and a third in Jordan. Andrew Allcock reports

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Positive and productive


Andrew Allcock spent five days at MACH 2010 (7-11 June) and delivers this positive verdict on a show that was held at a difficult time but which delivered above many's expectations [extended version of magazine article]

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Finding the right blend


Successful composites machining is achieved through a combination of correctly specified tooling, machine and software, ensuring little margin for error. Machinery reports

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Cutting inefficiency


Andrew Allcock reviews two recent tooling applications, one at a high volume turned parts manufacturer, the other at motorcycle maker, Triumph [extended version of magazine feature]

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Opportunity dawns


With plenty of new developments in wind power, offshore in particular, Steed Webzell investigates what it could mean for UK companies

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Sandvik Coromant Coropak 2 highlights


Sandvik Coromant releases products in two stages throughout the year. Andrew Allcock reviews some of the highlights from the Coropak 2 unveiling last year. Composites machining, medical, wind power plus specific product ...

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Boosting productivity in the energy sector


With energy demand greater than ever, machinists in this buoyant sector are finding that investment really does pay dividends. Steed Webzell reports. (This is an extended version of a feature first published in ...

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Productivity edge


Andrew Allcock reviews a variety of tooling challenges and their successful solutions for a cross-section of components and firms

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Professional image


Machinery visited 50-man Higar Engineering and heard and saw how a world class precision sub-contractor operates. The establishment of robust processes at all levels is key, he found

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Small focus


The IEC Ricoh Arena in Coventry is the setting for the Micro, Precision & Nano Manufacturing event, which takes place from 20-21 October. Machinery reports

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Tooling challenges met


Modern tooling technology enhanced the output on elderly machines for one company, while converting to single-point thread milling is paying dividends elsewhere. Machinery explains

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Innovation in the blood


Micro Metalsmiths, tucked away on the southern fringes of the North York Moors, continues to demonstrate innovation in its production processes, as Machinery discovered

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Sky high demand


NCMT and ATI Stellram recently toured the country, taking their titanium machining message to several interested groups. Machinery sat in on one of the events

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Heat-shrink’s grip tightens


Tooling supplier LMT (UK) underlines the benefits of heat-shrink tooling, noting that its use in low speed, difficult-to-machine materials is as relevant as the high speed applications normally associated with its ...

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Staying in the fast lane


It's been well reported in the media that Formula One has taken a knock at the hands of the credit crunch. However, rather than smashing headlong into the crash barriers, as some reporters would have you believe, the ...