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UK composites technology base expands further


Advanced Composites Group (ACG), Heanor, East Midlands recently finalised expansion plans that will see an investment of over £7 million in new buildings and equipment, creating a ‘world class’ composites Manufacturing ...

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Engineering company rescuer looks north


Vincent Bootes, owner of PG Technology, Mitcham, Surrey has stepped in to rescue part of a car parts manufacturer in Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham that went into administration and secured 125 jobs.

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Top 500 for Bott


Workshop and storage equipment specialist Bott has been listed as one of Europe’s top 500 companies.

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DSG lathe gets life on board US aircraft carrier


The newly rejuvenated Dean, Smith & Grace has received an order for a new manual machine destined for the machine shop of the US Navy’s Nimitz Class aircraft carrier, the George H W Bush (41st president of the USA).

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Holroyd Machine Tools wins Chinese aerospace order


Holroyd Machine Tools, Rochdale has just concluded a deal with a leading Chinese aerospace company worth $1.2 million to supply a full turnkey production facility for the manufacture of jet engine drive shafts.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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Toolholding standard


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