Dassault Systèmes introduces Solidworks 2017

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company and 3D design software maker, has announced the launch of SolidWorks 2017. From small startups to global organisations, more than 3.1 million users can create multi-sensory experiences through innovative product design, with access to easy 3D design and development applications anytime, anywhere and on any device.

EEF: Government must speed up plans for a new industrial strategy

A new report by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and NatWest, has called on the UK Government to speed up plans to introduce a consistent and coherent long-term industrial strategy to ensure that manufacturers’ growth ambitions are fully supported across the pre- and post-Brexit divide. It says that swift implementation is vital if growth ambitions are not to be allowed to fall by the wayside, particularly while the UK steers towards Brexit.
Shoulder Milling Like Never Before. Double-sided 90 degree from the tooling experts
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Sandvik hollow bar used for Norway’s high speed railway

Sanmac 2205 duplex stainless steel hollow bar was used for construction of the Holmestrand station, part of a new high-speed rail system that will transform Norway’s transport infrastructure. Sandvik’s input contributed towards the project’s on time completion.

Thyssenkrupp steps up UK investment

A £4 million investment programme at Vetchberry Steels, the coil processing division of thyssenkrupp Materials (UK), a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp AG, is reaching maturity at a pivotal point for its manufacturing customers in the UK, who can now look forward to the opportunities which a more competitive currency may present.

Mills CNC’s sales soar in quarter three

Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, has reported stronger than expected sales results in quarter three, with 95 machines being installed by the company in the July to September 2016 period.

Chris Kenward rewarded for services to industry

Chris Kenward, process engineering manager at subcontract induction heat treatment specialist Ajax Tocco has won a prestigious ‘Meritorious Service to the Heat Treatment Industry’ award.

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An aid to engineered quality

Since being established in Aberdeen in 1948, AJT Engineering has developed into a renowned provider of multi-discipline engineering services to a broad cross section of industrial sectors.

Seat of learning

Harlow College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC), which is to open in early 2017, is the culmination of intensive research and collaboration between public bodies, local industry and high technology suppliers.

All change

Two new sawing systems from Addison Saws are bringing considerable benefits to manufacturing at AJ Binns, the Hertfordshire-based specialists in washroom and changing room furniture.
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Adding it up in aerospace

In this Q&A interview, Scott Sevcik, director for aerospace and defence business development within the Stratasys VBU (Vertical Business Solutions), offers his insight on how additive manufacturing continues to impact the aerospace industry and what we can expect from the technology moving forward.

Subcontractor’s entry into aerospace fuels growth

In 2009, almost all of Galway subcontractor Dawnlough’s turnover came from the design and manufacture of special purpose tooling for the medical device manufacturing industry. This work continues undiminished and Boston Scientific, Stryker, Medtronic and Abbott are among many regular customers.

Real world innovation

Nikken’s recently opened Innovation Centre Europe (NICe) located at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield is impressive by anyone’s standards.

On target washing

Quality comes first without any compromises is the ethos of the Gamebore Cartridge Company, a leading manufacturer of shotgun cartridges that contacted MecWash when a new component cleaning system was needed.

A tale of cutting tool development

In this article Ricky Payling, product manager for round tools, and Lukas Pavlis, product manager for indexable tools, at Dormer Pramet discuss the key elements which make up the differences between the two types, including the material, performance and versatility. PES reports.

OCTOBER COVER STORY: Consult the Oracle

Developed in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry over a two-year period, Jemtech’s Oracle – a new, intelligent and fully automated metalworking fluid management system claims to embrace the principles of Industry 4.0 and ‘Factory of the Future’ technology. Dave Tudor attended the official launch event during August.

Sawing evolution

Founded by its present chairman Allen Peatfield in 1987, Saws UK has evolved into a leading metalcutting bandsaw specialist and bandsaw blade supplier.

Totally turnkey

A new and innovative prototyping and prove out service now being offered by Coventry-based Hyfore Engineering is being used by a range of manufacturers that will benefit from integration of skills and processes coupled with cost savings for product development and pre-production projects.

Advancing onwards

Since its origins in 2009 the Advanced Engineering show has grown to become one of the most keenly anticipated events on the UK manufacturing calendar. Ed Hill discusses the event with organiser, Easyfairs.

Aircraft structurals machined 35% faster

Kansas-based Triumph Structures - Wichita is a US subcontractor specialising in high-speed machining and sub-assembly of aluminium and titanium structural airframe components with wall thicknesses down to 0.020 inches.

Adding value to turbine manufacturing

Aerospace production engineers from throughout the country heard all about how Starrag achieves its ‘Engineering precisely what you value’ mission when Starrag UK and sister company TTL unveiled their latest developments in turbine machining technologies to a UK audience.


Soft and smooth  

With some product launches there is often a need to read the associated information several times in order to fully understand the benefits. However, this is apparently not the case with the new S-Cut milling cutters from WNT.

New saws mean more productivity

The HBE Dynamic bandsaw series from Behringer is heralded by Simon Smith, managing director of Pitstone, Bedfordshire-based Behringer Ltd as the answer to ever growing market demands for more efficient, more economical and more precise sawing machines.

We’re all connected

GF Machining Solutions is advancing the Industry 4.0 vision of the smart Factory of the Future with the launch of its rConnect in-depth remote machine tool diagnostic solution.
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Freedom of measurement

Unveiled at the recent IMTS and AMB exhibitions, Renishaw has introduced its new XM-60 multi-axis calibrator.

All round premium performer

The new Dah Lih MCV-720 from Ward Hi-Tech has now been introduced as a cost-effective all-rounder that offers speed, precision, rigidity and reliability.

Extended flutes for ball nose range

Iscar attributes its success to the company’s ability to help customers improve productivity, profitability and performance through the application of leading edge technologies and the use of advanced cutting tools.

Cutting times halved

German metal sawing and storage equipment manufacturer, Kasto has introduced a new, high performance, economically priced bandsaw, called KASTOwin pro AC 5.6.

Turning with new grooves

With the Ceratizit 3x3 range the cutting tool manufacturer is introducing a user-friendly concept which it says intelligently combines carbide grades and chip grooves. This makes the quick selection of the most economical solution for the turning of steel possible.

New distributor for Ferrari machine tools

After an absence from direct sales into the UK market of over 15 years, Italy-based machine tool builder, CB Ferrari, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has appointed IWSH as its UK distributor.

It’s a blast

Guyson International has been manufacturing blast cabinets since 1938. The company says the latest ‘Euroblast Plus’ variation of its longstanding, premier quality, manual cabinets takes some beating for versatility and features.

Triple benefits

At the start of 2016 Mapal brought a number of innovations to the cutting tool industry with its patented QTD drill and HTC toolholders that are both produced with additive manufacturing technology. Now the company is strengthening its drilling line with the introduction of the new TTD-Tritan drill.


Drill Service - Ceramic Fibre Deburring & Surface Finish Solutions

Xebec Technology Co LTD offers a wide range of deburring and surface finishing solutions that dramatically improve manufacturing productivity and greatly reduce costs. Xebec products utilize a unique, patented process to produce brushes, sticks and stones of solid ceramic fibres that simply outperform older technologies.

WNT Special Offers

The WNT (UK) Special Offer brochure is a great place to introduce yourself to the selection of high performance cutting tools available from one of Europe’s leading suppliers of tooling and workholding technology.

UK Precision Machined Parts

Mini Gears Group is well renowned for input into design help and cost saving ideas for machining requirements and we have helped many of our customers achieve their optimum target design as well as help reduce manufacturing costs.
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Gears, Gears, Gears

Mini Gears, probably best known for manufacturing and sourcing medium to high volume batches of commercial gears and racks for a wide range of industries, has recently diversified into additional new markets

Steel Turning Endurance (GC4325)

Edges to rely on - In a small country in the northern hemisphere, a team of experts at Sandvik Coromant was facing the challenge of creating a grade that would last longer than ever before in the broadest possible range of steel turning applications.


Gigantic plastic pipes milled with Kuka robots

Kuka partner Riexinger has developed a fully integrated, automated solution for the milling of huge plastic pipes using Kuka KR Quantec robots with other equipment, and put this solution into operation at its customer's production facility in Wales for milling Weholite pipes measuring up to 3.5m in diameter.

Citizen's LFV technology cutting nylon

We all know how problematic stringy swarf can be! Check out Citizen's new Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) cutting technology officially launched at its recent open house. This demo is showing it cutting nylon.
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Seiki Manufacturing Software

Seiki specialises in real time manufacturing execution and production control systems that provide an immediate, visual and dynamic picture of the 'plan to make' production process.

Driving productivity at IMTS 2016

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) features more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants. In the six days, featuring the latest technology, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence showed visitors metrology and manufacturing solutions that help drive productivity.

CNC machining a skull

Watch as a skull is machined from aluminium using the XYZ 1060 HS CNC machine from XYZ Machine Tools.

AML wins plaudits from Rolls-Royce for blisk manufacture

Machining blisks is challenging at the best of times but when manufacturing solution provider AML won a contract to supply Rolls-Royce with multi-blade variants for the Advance3 aero-engine programme, it chose Siemens NX Turbomachinery software to help optimise part programming and machining.

Cellular manufacturing for the masses

The ProtoTRAK 2-OP by XYZ Machine Tools is a portable VMC designed to allow smaller companies to gain cell-type manufacture benefits. The machine features the easy to use ProtoTRAK control.