tooling

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Competitive advances

09/11/2007

Faster EDM; faster programming; better tooling; CADCAM developments; the use aluminium instead of steel tools; mould and die makers have many routes to better productivity.

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Tonnes and microns

17/10/2007

When you are machining some of the largest castings ever produced, it pays to have cutters, and a tooling supplier, that deliver on its promises. Sheffield-based heavy engineering company Davy Markham and tooling ...

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30,000 tools for the job

16/10/2007

Leitz Metalworking Technology Group (LMT) is a Germany-headquartered tooling organisation which boasts sales of £215 million from six tooling specialists employing 3,000 employees. It is itself part of the Leitz ...

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Tooling up for the future

03/08/2007

Tooling firm Seco's chief executive explains his comany's expansionist agenda in an industry where the large players continue to snap up the small fry.

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5-axis success factors

24/07/2007

Some 50 delegates attended Machinery’s 5-axis seminar last month at the Heritage Motor Centre. Machine tools, CNC, tooling, workholding, programming, program simulation and user experience, all formed part of the day, ...

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On the inside at Seco

19/07/2007

A UK journalist hasn’t been invited to Seco’s production facilities in Sweden for over 15 years. Machinery accepted the invitation. With a turnover in 2006 of €600 million, Seco Tools AB is the world’s fourth largest ...

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Accurate, rigid, repeatable

14/07/2007

The new toolholding system for the all-new Hardinge RS-Series turning centres — Eppinger’s ESA top-plate, toolholders and PreciFlex adapters — was developed and made on the German toolholder specialist’s four Harding ...

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Accurate; repeatable; rigid

13/07/2007

The new toolholding system for the all-new Hardinge RS-Series turning centres — Eppinger’s ESA top-plate, toolholders and PreciFlex adapters — was developed and made on the German toolholder specialist’s four Harding ...

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Tooled up for multi-tasking

12/06/2007

Multi-tasking machine tools require complementary tooling systems. Sub-contractor Oxford Engineering has implemented such a system and has witnessed benefits.

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Combined strength

11/04/2007

Walter, Titex and Prototyp - three brands now available from a unified sales operation.

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Exotic sub-strates

11/04/2007

CBN, PCBN, ceramics and cermets. What are their application areas today? Machinery reveals the current state of the art.

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Cutting tool coatings

11/04/2007

Coatings technology developments continue to support cutting tool performance improvements. Machinery reviews latest advances, highlighting their particular focus or strength.

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The drive for productivity

02/03/2007

Tooling and toolholding innovations are helping sliding-head auto users to get the most out of their machines.

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Tooling Matters

27/02/2007

A new one-day event this year will bring users and suppliers together for a day of one-to-one discussions about cutting tooling challenges. Twenty of the UK's tooling experts will be on hand to advise.

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Alive with technology

09/02/2007

The growing healthcare industry is providing challenging work in parallel with opportunity for growth to UK sub-contractors. The work demands leading edge technology and for those willing to invest, rewards follow. And ...