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Italian lathe is ideal for machining plastics

Many subcontractors offer to machine components from metal as well as plastics, but they are different disciplines and it is difficult to excel at both. Plastic materials present special challenges, not the least the long, stringy swarf that is normally...


Precision Subcontractor buys more seats of hyperMILL CAM Software

Essex based BTL Precision has now extended its investment in CAM software with even more seats of the hyperMILL CAM package from OPEN MIND Technologies. Serving key industry sectors such as the Military, Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Petro-Chemical and Automotiv...


Nederman 'Clears the Air' for UK's leading tube manufacturer

Processing over 30 tonnes of tube each week, Iracroft Limited is the UKs leading tube manipulation company, achieving its prominent market position through a program of continuous investment and diversification. This strategy has seen the Blandford Forum...


Aqueous cleaning is best for removing coolant residue

Electron beam welding requires components to be scrupulously clean to ensure integrity of the welds, according to specialist provider, Electron Beam Processes (EBP), whose customers in the aerospace, subsea and other sectors demand the highest quality...


Complex manufacturing drives the need for internal inspection

Many components and assemblies have internal features that are difficult to inspect non-destructively, as conventional metrology requires them to be sectioned. Examples are a hollow hydroformed camshaft, a 3D printed mould with conformal cooling channels...


30 per cent faster machining and CMM inspection cut 5-fold

Huddersfield engineering firm, Reliance Precision, installed a Hermle 4-axis machining centre in January 2013 to improve the production of a tightly toleranced defence industry component. ...


Jones & Shipman Suprema takes a shine to chromium grinding

Having secured a long term contract to finish machine chromium plated hinge pins used in aircraft landing systems, Bristol based Redcliffe Precision Limited has invested in a new Jones & Shipman Suprema 650 EASY U cylindrical grinding machine to fulfil...


Tooling Manufacturer Develops New Products & Growth With Vollmer

When Prima Tooling recognized the exponentially increasing demand for PCD tooling, the company invested heavily in Vollmer machine tools to support cutting tool production. However, the Essex based cutting tool manufacturer that opened its doors for business...


Motorsport component manufacturer adopts sliding head turning

Business is booming at Vire Engineering, Totnes, which produces high quality hose and pipe fittings for plumbing race cars, from Clubman up to Formula One, to ensure that brake fluid, fuel, oil and coolant all flow reliably. Subcontract work is also carried...


CMM cuts inspection times for Labone's medical device quality control

The use of an OGP SmartScope CNC 500 co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) that integrates both touch trigger and optical inspection routines is enabling R A Labone to satisfy the stringent quality control requirements of a series of plastics injection...


Vollmer is Part of the Family at Ernest Bennett's

Celebrating its 50th year of business next year, one of the founding partners and company chairman at Ernest Bennett (Darlington) Ltd puts the company’s success down to the hard work and support of his family, long serving staff and a strategy of heavy...


Bystronic fibre laser cuts new materials and manufacturing costs at WEC

A Bystronic fibre laser CNC profiling machine installed in January 2013 at the Darwen, Lancashire factory of WEC Group has resulted in significant cost savings when processing stainless steel sheet in the 1.5 mm to 4 mm thickness range. Some nests can...


Project Nesting using Vero Software

An engineering subcontractor says Radan’s Project Nesting function has changed his life and completely revolutionised the way his company works....


Derby-based Promach 3D discover how valuable training can be

Investing the time to learn how to use the very latest software technology to its full potential, is essential for manufacturers to stay efficient and profitable, according to an engineering subcontractor specialising in complex, unusual components....


Lotus F1 invests in six new 5 axis machines

Lotus F1 Team invests in six new 5-axis machines from GF AgieCharmilles as a route to boosting productivity and improving performance....


Excetek wire EDM provides exceptional Return on Investment

A UK-based plastics injection medical moulding company employing around 260 highly skilled staff has invested in a new Excetek V350 CNC wire EDM machine tool, supplied by Warwick Machine Tools, and has seen some dramatic results. In fact, the purchase...


Mill Turn Centre Installed at Shepherd Engineering

Such has been the effect of Citizen’s machine tool development programme on Shepherd Engineering that the installation of the latest Citizen A32-VII CNC sliding head turn-mill centre has enabled the high precision subcontract machinist......


Alliance Tooling Ltd revolutionise the production of their copper electrodes

A tooling manufacturer says the combination of a new Sodick EDM AG60L spark eroder and switching to Vero Software’s dedicated electrode design module, VISI Electrode, has completely revolutionised the production of their copper electrodes....


Rowecord purchase heavy duty FICEP Gemini HD36 machine

Rowecord has experienced a very successful 2012 and the substantial projected increase in orders for 2013 has prompted the company to look to increase the output of plate for fabrication from their fittings shop to meet this increased demand....


Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry Invests

Under a long-term partnership agreement, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry is implementing a broad range of machine tools from DMG / MORI SEIKI to underpin its metalcutting requirements. ...


Widia M1200 carbide s halve cycle times

The use of Widia M1200 carbide s for face milling a titanium aerospace component has not only halved cycle times at TGM Precision CNC Machining but, because of the shearing ‘free cutting’ action of the s, the company has also eliminated the possibility...


Trust Precision Invests to in Small Turn Part Technology

His was the first ever UK installation of the M32-VIII supplied by Citizen Machinery UK – and it was Mr Street’s sole machine to provide his start-up capability – and since its installation in February, Trust Precision has gone from strength to...


Okuma MA-600HB twin-pallet FMS System and FMC

FMC Technologies, Dunfermline, has invested over £2 million in a Fastems flexible manufacturing system (FMS) to streamline production of components for subsea control modules (SCMs) that fit into the company's Christmas trees, which control the flow...


Super Surface Finishes from ITC

When Bolton Sign won a prestigious contract to manufacture the signage for the Superdry brand of clothing, the company had to acquire new cutting tools to ensure its surface finishes were up to the remarkably high standard demanded ...


14-axis Citizen machine offers total flexibility for Markits

Making full use of the flexibility of the 14-axis Citizen machine, Mr Arscott has turned his hobby as a railway enthusiast into becoming a thriving enterprise supplying very accurate ...


Turbex is the premier choice for Bosch

Worcester, part of the Bosch Group, is a market leader in domestic heating and hot water appliances, employing over 1,800 people at its headquarters and manufacturing plants in Worcester and at Clay Cross in Derbyshire. In the first half of 2012, the...


Jemtech goes the extra mile

Located just 17 miles south of John O’Groats and a four-hour drive north from Aberdeen, Wick and Kongsberg Maritime Ltd are slightly off the beaten track. However, the timing of a visit by Jemtech’s Craig Wieland proved beneficial to both parties....


Reduction in machining costs and lead times at Lyndhurst Precision

Batches of precision-machined components make up just a small proportion of the workload at Lyndhurst Precision Engineering, the Chorley-based company established 25 years ago by Phil Sweeney....


CNC universal grinding machine installation at Cogsdill-Nuneaton Ltd

During the last 4 years Cogsdill-Nuneaton Ltd has been investing in new technology CNC machinery. This was a strategic decision specifically for the company’s turning and milling requirements. Cogsdill, who provide engineered speciality tooling solutions...


LMS opt for Thame Workholding

LMS Precision opt for Thame Workholding when looking for cost effective workholding....


Clitheroe Light Engineering Invest 1.4 Million

Clitheroe Light Engineering, a family-run contract machinist employing 35 staff, has invested 1.4 million in a second flexible manufacturing system (FMS) at its factory in Clitheroe, Lancashire, to cope with continuing high levels of business growth....


VTL Group invests in advanced GF AgieCharmilles EDM technology.

The machine exhibits a number of unique productivity-enhancing features (e.g. Duotec wire technology AWT Automatic Wire Thread capability etc.), designed to help manufacturers reduce set-up times and cycle times, and reduce operating costs. ...


The finish off the Hermle machines is superb - Norjon Engineers

Subcontractor and mouldmaker, Norjon Engineers, has more than doubled the size of its factory to 14,...


Seco Tools use MCS DNC Pro to transfer NC code from computer to all the CNC machine-tools

Investing in the right combination of machine and cutting tools along with the latest CNC software...


Modern Vice Raises Subcontractors Productivity and Reduces Scrap

This was the experience of contract machinist, Dorman Engineering, before owner Roland Dorman bought...


Automation leads to success for Clitheroe Light Engineering

Back in 2006 Clitheroe Light Engineering invested in what was then a state-of-the-art Flexible.....


Dowse Engineering buys 5 Axis Machine

The new 5-axis machine was installed at Dowse Engineering�s facility in Milton Keynes in January.....


Neida Blue Aquires Star ST-38 sliding-head lathe

Precision parts manufacturer, Neida Blue 62, has continued its investment in the latest mill-turn...


Aerospace supply chain company s TORNOS GAMMA for new project

Rugby based Technoset has been actively involved in the aerospace supply chain since the mid 1990s...


Servo Bar Feed is More Versatile

Selecting an Iemca servo-driven bar magazine from 1st MTA to feed a new lathe...


Norjon Runs 'Lights-Out' With TaeguTec

Norjon Engineers Ltd moved into a new facility and acquired two new machine tools. It is the...


Hyspeed Choose Samsung Multi Axis CNC Lathe from Dugard

The leading sub-contract machinists company Hyspeed CNC was founded by brothers Barry and Gary.....


Tornos Turning Centre Machines Installed at Unicut

Running its machine shop 24 hours a day to accommodate existing business and an influx of new.....


XYZ Machining Centres installed at Delapena

With a history dating back to 1927, Delapena Honing Equipment has witnessed many ups and downs along...


Horizontal Machining Centre Installed at Gretone

The company already had an existing Toyoda FH60 horizontal machining centre installed in 1989 engage...


Support for Apprenticeships Leads Fairbrother & Grimshaw to Dugards

As is well known, the apprenticeship system is based on the concept of training a new generation of ...


Turbine blade manufacturer branches out into VIPER grinding of fir-tree root-forms

Customers include Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Siemens, ITP and Alstom, while in the additional area ...


Motorsport Manufacturer Raises the Bar with Hydrafeed

When T&K Precision Ltd invested in its latest Mazak CNC turning centre, a barfeed from Hydrafeed ...


Automated Bar Store Streamlines Production At Spring Factory

Since the beginning of 2011, production efficiency has increased significantly at the hot coiling.....


Gantry Robot Loader Makes Chuckers as Productive as Bar-Fed lathes

gantry robot loading system from 1st MTA has been retrofitted to a twin-spindle Biglia CNC chucking...


Danobat High Precision Grinding Machine - Hawker Pacific Aerospace Ltd

Fully accredited for the overhaul and repair of landing gears, flap tracks and flap carriage systems...


Blum Z-Nano IR - Lindenmaier Automotive Review

A broken drill bit in your machine is annoying but not really a problem. However, if the breakage...



Advanced Engineering 2018

Advanced Engineering 2018 will be held on the 31 October-1 November, 2018, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. Opt in here to keep updated.


Advanced Engineering Nov 2015

Integrating multiple show exhibit zones with the UK’s largest free-to-attend engineering Conference programme, Advanced Engineering is the must-attend event where the supply chain meet with visiting engineering & procurement decision makers from OEMs and top tier organisations spanning: Aerospace; Automotive; Motorsport; Marine, Civil Engineering, and more.

Whether you are a visitor or an exhibitor, Advanced Engineering will not only provide you with a business...


ADVANCED ENGINEERING UK group of events 2014, 11-12 November 2014, Hall 5 , NEC Birmingham. Includes:


Aero Engineering Show & Open Conference 2014 Composites Engineering Show & Open Conference 2014 Automotive Engineering Show & Open Conference 2014 Auto Electronics Show & Open Conference 2014 Performance Metals Engineering Show & Open Conference 2014


Advanced Manufacturing June 4th - 6th

The Advanced Manufacturing Show, provides a platform for board-level decision makers, production and quality engineers to interact with the latest technology and gain a competitive edge by applying high-productivity solutions to enhance manufacturing performance, efficiency and quality.

Showcasing world class advanced manufacturing technologies, visitors will be able to review, plan and make their investment decisions for machining, tooling, laser, metrology, design and much...

AMB Exhibition September 16th - 20th

AMB, International Exhibition for Metal Working, is regarded as the leading industry event in even years and ranks among the world's top 5 exhibitions for this industry. In September 2014 it will be that time again: more than 1,300 exhibitors from almost thirty countries will present the latest developments in machine tools, precision tools and their associated products for metal cutting. AMB will be the industry highlight in 2014.


Autosport 9th - 12th January 2014

For the 24th year running, this annual pre-season motorsport event will be held again at the NEC, Birmingham from the 9th to 12th January, 2014. Covering over 1 million ft², Autosport International is widely regarded as Europe’s largest trade-only motorsport exhibition.
The show uniquely caters for industry professionals and motorsport fans alike, incorporating two Trade-only days (9 & 10) to allow visitors and exhibitors to meet in a business to business...

Autosport - January 8th and 9th

Forming an integral part of Autosport International this two day event is regarded by the industry figureheads as motorsport’s most important technology show.

Taking place during the 8th & 9th January 2015, Autosport Engineering is a dedicated event for specialist technical suppliers to the motorsport and performance engineering sectors. Supported by Racecar Engineering, the show embraces the cross-over of technology from other industries and showcases new suppliers...

Autosport International - The Racing Car Show

Held at the NEC since January 1991, Autosport International will be celebrating its 28th anniversary between the  11th and 14th January 2018  at the  NEC in Birmingham .

This annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula One. Featuring the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside cars and exhibitors from every level...

CIMT - the ideal international business platform

Since 1989 CIMT has developed into the leading platform for the international machine tool industry in China and throughout the whole East Asia region. It is sponsored and organized by China Machine Tool & Tool Builders´ Association (CMTBA), and is recognized as one of the four largest international machine tool shows in the world.

As one of the service partners for the german machine tool industry, IMAG opens up unique business opportunities in the chinese and international...

DMG MORI 21st January 2015

DMG MORI has announced a series of open evenings featuring its ECOLINE range of machines. The first event will be held with a curry in relaxed and friendly surroundings on the 21st January 2015 at the company’s Middlemarch technical centre in Coventry, from 16:00 to 19:00.   To book your place at the above events, please Email Sue Allen sue.allen@dmgmori.com   ...

EMO Hannover 2013 September 16th - 21st

In September 2013, Hannover will once again become the centre of the world of metal- working, because EMO Hannover is the undisputed leading trade fair in the industry.

EMO Hannover is the only fair which covers the globalised markets throughout the world – and it does so right in the middle of Germany, one of the most important customer countries.

You can see all of the world's leading machine tool manufacturers and suppliers at this event, along...

EMO Hannover, The World of Metalworking

EMO is the world’s No. 1 trade show for the metalworking industry, featuring 2,200 exhibitors from 44 countries and over 180,000 square meters (approx.1.94 million sq. ft.) of net display space. Industry professionals with decision-making authority and technical expertise – including CEOs, board members and subject specialists from all production backgrounds – attend the show to learn about all the latest innovations.

EMO Hannover’s standing is such that...

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