Technology spotlights

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Faster feature-based machining from Delcam


Delcam has launched the 2011 version of its FeatureCAM feature-based CAM system, which incorporates support for 64-bit computers, improved data exchange from a wider range of design software, the ability to use stock ...

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Delcam’s FeatureCAM for digital prototyping


Delcam's FeatureCAM range of feature-based CAM software products has been certified, by the Autodesk Inventor Certified Application Program, for Autodesk Inventor 2011 mechanical design and engineering software.

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Minimal foam but maximum return on investment


The chemistry of semi-synthetic cutting and grinding fluids makes minimal foaming difficult to achieve. However, not only has Master Chemical Europe cracked this problem with the introduction of its new TRIM SC415 and ...

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High precision machining from Plalite


Plalite is a supplier of high quality precision machined components based in the South East of England. With an extensive plant list including simultaneous 5-axis machining centres, 7-axis turning and wire EDM ...

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Bowers ‘hard’ working tester


Bowers Metrology has announced the launch of the Nexus 7000 bench hardness tester. Featuring a user-friendly operator panel displaying hardness values for all common hardness test procedures, the cost effective Nexus ...

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TRIM - a performance coolant for the aero sector


The aerospace industry is one in which Master Chemical Europe has considerable expertise. Its metalworking fluids are highly stable and their predictable performance has been recognised by the formal approval of the ...

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Cutting lubricant disappears with Bielomatik MQL


Upgrading to the Bielomatik MQL (Minimal Quantity Lubrication) two-channel system paved the way forward for more efficient automated manufacture of wing panels for the A380 Airbus at Broughton, enabling components to ...