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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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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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Double savings


Incentives are available to help cut energy, water and air usage, driving down related utility and environmental costs in parallel. Will Dalrymple investigates

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Filtermist - cleaning up, globally


Andrew Allcock visited Filtermist’s modern new factory in Telford and learnt how the company is quietly going about further multiplying its turnover from its new base

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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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Haas Automation's service ethic


America’s Haas Automation Inc has an ambition to double turnover to $2 billion within five years. Here in the UK, the company’s longest serving international distributor aims to continue its history of growth, too. ...

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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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Military machine


Andrew Allcock has seen inside BAE System's new multi-million pound titanium machining facility for the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter – JSF). Here is what he discovered (extended online version)

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MEDTEC 2011 - exhibition preview


Machinery is an official media partner of the forthcoming MEDTEC UK 2011 exhibition from 6-7 April at the Birmingham NEC. Steed Webzell previews the main attractions

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Set for success


All machining operations should begin with precise setting of tools, but many are ignoring this fundamental practice. Steed Webzell reveals why this can be a costly error

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Put inefficiency behind bars


The barfeed is noted as an unassuming machine shop workhorse, but there is more than meets the eye to this affordable yet effective technology. Steed Webzell reports

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The need for feed


Effective automation isn't always an articulated arm robot – the humble barfeed has been automating turning operations for a number of years, as Steed Webzell reports

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Racking up productivity


With lathes offering larger (and smaller) bar capacities and increasingly high speed spindles, the demands placed upon today’s magazine barfeeds have never been greater