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C Dugard looks East


Korea’s largest machine tool builder, Hyundai-Kia, has appointed C Dugard, Hove, Sussex, to represent its 34-model lathe and machining centre range in Russia, in addition to the UK market.

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Hardinge purchase


Hardinge Inc has acquired the stock of the minority shareholders of manufacturing operation Hardinge Taiwan making the company a wholly owned subsidiary; it had owned 51 per cent.

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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.