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Maxcor buys Ex-Cell-O: more purchases in pipeline


Maxcor, parent company of US-based Cincinnati Lamb is to acquire the Ex-Cell-O companies from the German-based IWKA Group. It will join Cincinnati Lamb and ThyssenKruppMetalcuitting within Maxcor’s MAG Industrial ...

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Rewarding efforts


An eight-man team from Yamazaki Mazak’s Worcester sheet metal shop will represent Mazak Europe at a ‘Kaizen excellence celebration’ being held at the company’s world headquarters in Oguchi Japan.

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Metris buys LK and more


Metris has acquired LK, Derby, 3D Scanners, London, and Arc Second Inc, Virginia, Washington, USA.

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EU funds aero engine virtual manufacturing project


A new EU research project lead by Sweden’s Volvo Aero and including the UK’s Rolls-Royce and Nottingham University is to develop technology for the virtual simulation of the aero engine manufacturing process.

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Mitsubishi/Amada collaboration


Amada and Mitsubishi Electric have announced that they will collaborate in the laser cutting arena. Amada currently uses Fanuc lasers in its machine tools, while Mitsubishi uses its own lasers in its own profiling ...

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Apprentice of the year


For the second year running, the Apprentice of the Year award has been won by a Heller Machine Tool employee.

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China scam


The CBM says that British companies continue to be contacted by individuals from China posing as the representatives of companies placing large orders for products from UK-based factories.

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Climate change rebate lobby for laser users


Confederation of British Metalforming members saved more than £2 million on energy bills last year, thanks to a climate change levy rebate agreement and now others may be able to benefit.

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Landis sale complete


UNOVA has completed the sale of its Landis grinding machine tool operations to Groupe Fives-Lille, a leading industrial engineering group based in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France.