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Tornos Deco 20s for AEL (Dorset)


AEL (Dorset), Blandford Forum has purchased a Tornos Deco 20s from Tornos Technologies UK at the French Simodec exhibition last month (7-11 March).

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Bulging order book prompts Star purchase


A bulging order book has prompted sub-contractor APT Leicester to increase its production capacity for close tolerance turned components with the acquisition of a Star SR-20R II sliding-head CNC lathe.

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New sales appointment for Star Micronics GB


Mick Webster has been appointed by sliding-headstock lathe company Star Micronics GB as area sales manager for the East and South East of England, with effect from 1 March 2006.

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Hexagon consolidates after-sales service and support


All Hexagon Metrology after-sales support, both mechanical and software, has been consolidated at the company’s Telford Headquarters, this applies across all of the brands of products within the Hexagon portfolio.

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MTA takes over secretariat of hard metals association


The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has announced it has taken over the running of the Secretariat of The British Hardmetal and Engineers' Cutting Tool Association (BHECTA), effective from 1 April 2006.

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Trike and nPB alternative offered by 3M


The Solvents Emissions Directive, which becomes mandatory at the end of October 2007, has major implications for the thousands of companies who currently use Trike as a solvent for cleaning and degreasing purposes.