Image for article 3994

High-speed milestone


High-speed and 5-axis milling machine tool specialist Mikron, part of Agie Charmilles, has recently celebrated the 1000th sale of its high-performance and high-speed (42,000 rpm spindle) milling machines.

Image for article 3995

Pallet change savings


Pallet changer specialists Midaco has made available an online calculator for potential users to calculate the payback such a system could deliver.

Image for article 3997

‘Green’ machine tool project underway


PROLIMA (Environmental Product Lifecycle Management for Building Competitive Machine Tools), a European research programme, is being co-ordinated by AFM, the Spanish Association of Machine Tool Manufacturers.

Image for article 3998

Rail system brings flow-lines to heavyweights


A simple rail system, Strothmann GmbH’s RoundTrack, enables machine manufacturers, for example, to set up production flow-lines with ease is available in the UK, and German firms have already benefited.

Image for article 4001

Toolholding standard


Sandvik Coromant has applied for its Coromant Capto toolholding system to be the basis of an ISO standard.

Image for article 4002

TaeguTec tool management


TaeguTec has launched a tool management system called CTMS (Commodity and Tool Management Services).

Image for article 3965

Punch and die maker expands in Europe


AW Precision, Europe’s leading manufacturer of punches, dies, die sets and press tool accessories, has opened a new high-tech manufacturing facility in central Belgium.

Image for article 3970

Emco/ESPRIT agreement


Austria’s Emco Maier and US CADCAM company DP Technology have launched a joint CNC programming agreement to co-operatively market DP Technology’s ESPRIT programming system, specifically adapted to fit Emco’s product ...