Engis UK offers a complete range of Helical Lapping Solutions

Superabrasives specialist, Engis UK, is offering customers a complete range of premier helical lapping solutions, including standard and special I.D. and O.D. lapping tools, which are capable of producing mirror surface finishes with effective geometry.
Shoulder Milling Like Never Before. Double-sided 90 degree from the tooling experts
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Cube Precision re-certified to AS 9100

West Midlands-based engineering company Cube Precision has achieved full AS 9100 re-certification, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to supply high quality work to the aerospace industry.

XYZ sales team looks to the future

XYZ Machine Tools has announced the expansion of its sales team with the addition of two area sales engineers, to enhance sales support in the south west of England and south Wales; and Scotland.

STEM starts at home, survey reveals

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors are struggling to attract school leavers and are seeking solutions to their ongoing skills gaps.

Grainger & Worrall invests £5 million in new machining facility

Grainger & Worrall (GW), a UK provider of high precision casting technologies, is to open a new £5 million machining facility at its site in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The new centre, which will be operational from early 2017, will centralise the company’s machining operations.

Manufacturing gaining momentum as recovery begins – EEF/BDO survey

Britain’s manufacturers saw the delayed recovery finally arrive in the final quarter of 2016 with a much improved boost to output and orders, according to a major survey released today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and accountants and business advisory firm BDO LLP.

Three women celebrated at Young Woman Engineer of the Year

Three young female engineers have been recognised at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards for their work in engineering. All three winners will play an ambassadorial role for the engineering and technology professions in the forthcoming months, promoting engineering careers to girls and young people.

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The right combination

The ability to satisfy a short delivery requirement by combining deep hole drilling and milling operations into a single operational cycle has resulted in Mollart Engineering’s subcontract division securing orders from a UK automotive company to produce a family of mould blanks having up to 30 interconnecting cooling holes drilled from five faces of the component.

Grinder proves to be a perfect fit

FSG Tool & Die based in Llantrisant South Wales cannot be described as your typical toolmaker. Investment at its modern facility has seen numerous machining centres, turning centres, EDM machine and robotic loading systems installed.
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Race performance levelling 

Bowers Group has supplied Carlin, a professional motor racing team, with several Wyler Clinotronic Plus digital inclinometers. The inclinometers are used in the workshop, garage, and at the track, making them a key tool in the set-up and maintenance of Carlin’s motorsport cars.

Micro-magnetic filtering

Eclipse Magnetics has supplied Mollart Engineering with a Micromag magnetic filter to remove submicron particles from the oil in a gundrilling and general machining centre.

DECEMBER COVER STORY: Designing the new world

The world of product and component design has been transformed over the last thirty years by the introduction of CAD software such as SolidWorks. Ed Hill discovers what its developer Dassault Systèmes has in store for the future of design.

Pushing the fibre boundaries 

No-one in their right mind could accuse Tividale, West Midlands-based Accurate Laser Cutting of not investing in its future. When Dave Tudor visited the company just over a year ago, it had just spent a cool £1 million on new press brake and laser cutting equipment. Now a year later the business is really pushing technology to its limits with the purchase of a10kW laser cutting machine from Bystronic – said to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Gearing up

In June 2016, contract machining firm Norjon Precision Engineering upgraded its multi-tasking, turn-milling capacity with the addition of a Japanese-built Okuma Multus U3000 2SW from UK agent, NCMT.

Pole position show for motorsport engineering

With the first two days of the Autosport International event dedicated entirely to trade and industry professionals with Autosport Engineering, PES takes a look at what visitors can expect to see at the show held at the NEC in Birmingham from 12-15 January 2017.

How the new apprenticeship levy will help close the manufacturing skills gap

Initially published in 2001, the Skills Gap Report, published in partnership with Deloitte, was a study which indicated a mismatch between the skills of available to working people and the skills that the manufacturing industry required. The reports that followed confirmed that gap and showed an increasing mismatch of skills. Jessica Penny, general manager of sales at Penny Hydraulics, explains why manufacturing companies need to be aware of what the new Apprenticeship Levy and its effect on the recruitment of new staff.

Where will metrology be in the next 5-10 years?

Metrology has come a long way since its conception during the era of the pharaohs. Measurement Solutions’ managing director Iain Caville gazes into his crystal ball and predicts developments over the next five to ten years.

UK-first laser investment

Sheffield-based specialist laser machinists, the Laser Cutting Company, has announced a significant investment in its machining capabilities which will allow the company to meet growing customer demand for larger and more complex workpieces.

A decade of success   

Dudley-based GF Laser is celebrating 10 years as a leading supplier of subcontract flatbed 2D and 5-axis 3D laser cutting services.


Safe and sound 

Developing cutting fluids is a fine balancing act between ensuring performance whilst adhering to strict health and safety regulations. With its rhenus FU 800 coolant, Rhenus Lub has developed a formulation that is free from amines, boric acid and formaldehyde depots.

Clamping by segments

Anybody cutting gears is all too familiar with the issue that clamping solutions for the gear-cutting sector have very special requirements. This is why Hainbuch has developed its new Mando G211 segmented mandrel system with a slim interference contour.

Big performance, small footprint

A new, vertical spindle machining centre has been introduced by the German manufacturer, Spinner, which despite having a generous working envelope of 1,650 x 820 x 820mm, occupies a relatively small footprint on the shopfloor of 3,550 by 2,750mm.

Slot milling at a high feed rate

The new Garant MasterSteel SlotMachine from the Hoffmann Group is a solid carbide roughing end mill which achieves high feed rates when slot milling from solid in steel.
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Finishing touches

When two metal parts come into contact with each other, the resulting friction causes heat build-up.

Robust rotary encoders for arduous applications

A pair of new, sealed, incremental rotary encoders of sturdy construction with reinforced bearings capable of withstanding high axial and radial loads of up to 75N, ensuring years of trouble-free service in demanding environments has been developed by Heidenhain (GB).

Going with the V-Type

The TaeguTec turning line has now been extended with the arrival of new V-Type turning inserts with an innovative ML chipbreaker design.

New turn-mill centre from Index

The second generation of the Index G200 turn-mill centre, launched at AMB 2016 in Stuttgart in September 2016, is available in the UK and Ireland through Geo Kingsbury, sole sales and service agent for the German manufacturer.

Innovative workpiece clamping

When manufacturing companies are looking for productivity gains to remain competitive their first options are often to review machine tool and cutting tool optimisation.

A new twist on set-up time

Quick change modular tooling is a clear way to increase productivity, shorten set-up time and generally improve the bottom line for job shops and large manufacturers alike.

Slim style hydraulic toolholding

With the Schunk Tendo Slim 4ax hydraulic expansion toolholder, it is now possible to combine the complete outside geometry of heat shrinking mountings according to DIN 69882-8 with the proven qualities of Schunk hydraulic expansion technology.

Wedged-up clamping

A new range of programmable, electro-mechanical wedge clamps for sliding tables, injection moulding machines and presses has been introduced by Roemheld. These offer a hydraulic-free solution for automatic clamping even in clean room conditions.

Going with the rollers

Mollart Engineering has introduced its Elliott roller burnishing tool range to a customer enabling it to replace separate time consuming OD finish grinding and unpredictable manual polishing operations on steel forming rolls.

Back to basics

Over the years, Hurco’s entry-level machining centre, the vertical spindle VM1, evolved into the more capable VM10 and the manufacturer has continued to improve the specification.


GARANT eco - efficient cooling

With Garant eco, the heat working area is reduced so the indexable insert is exposed to less heat and higher cutting speeds are possible. This results in an increase in productivity.

Garant VG1 pre-setting device

Intuitively fast with high precision, the Garant VG1 pre-setting device is used for the measurement and pre-setting of cutting tools used on Hoffman Group's different machining centres.
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Greenleaf tooling directory

Tooling directory covering Greenleaf's metalcutting products in areas including: milling, turning and boring, grooving and profiling, indexable drilling and tube scarfing.

Garant TPC milling cutters

With special geometries and optimised milling paths, Garant TPC tools deliver high machining volume with low cutting force and minimal wear. Discover the benefits of this strategy with the new TPC milling cutter generation, which in combination with a trochoidal milling strategy translate into real value.


Approved to BS EN 9100: 2009 & ISO 9001:2008 standards, Hone-All Precision specialise in Deep Hole Boring, CNC Gundrilling, Deep Hole Drilling, CNC Turning, and CNC Honing and also manufacture bespoke rollers for the print, packaging and converting industries. Continual investment and improvement combined with a commitment to excellent customer service, flexibility and absolute quality all contribute to their ongoing success.

Garant ZeroClamp

The Garant ZeroClamp by Hoffman Group is flexible, versatile and ready  for the challenges of Industry 4.0.


A guide to Microloc by Micron Workholding, an advanced referencing workholding system for production engineering, aerospace, automotive and subcontracting industries.

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.


Machining into the future: Mazak open house

Yamazaki Mazak held an open house event recently at its European Technical Centre in Worcester. Production Engineering Solutions talked to Alan Mucklow, Managing Director UK & Ireland Sales Division, about the company’s latest machines and it focus on the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Optical metrology at Koenigsegg

Manufacturer of high performance sports cars, Koenigsegg have realised the benefits of using the latest optical metrology systems to support the design and assembly of their latest vehicles.
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Fast and reliable robotic micro screw fastening

This fully integrated and ready-to-use robotic system from Kuka makes it easy to automate manufacturing of small parts and products containing micro screws. The integrated system including the KR 3 AGILUS robot is the first six-axis robotic system for fastening M1 and M2 micro screws.

Reducing production cycle times for turned parts

Learn how the Multi-Spindle Series from Index by Geo Kingsbury can reduce production cycle times to deliver what the company says is cost savings of 30% on unit cost. New features include: improved ergonomics for maximising workspace, faster setup times for rapid changeover between orders,  multi-functional machining and 80% reduction in production cycle times.

Versatile and efficient rough grinding

The new Garant MasterSteel SlotMachine is designed to be versatile, using a new solid carbide HPC roughing end mill, that allows the user to push through extreme performance limits in all areas of milling.

Faro expands factory metrology offerings

BuildIT Software & Solutions specialises in process-configurable 3D metrology software solutions with hardware agnostic interfaces. By adding BuildIT Software to its metrology portfolio, Faro Technologies' customers now have even greater software options for use in a variety of 3D metrology manufacturing applications to reduce inspection and assembly times and increase productivity.

Generative machining for complex parts

The Lasertec 65 3D's combination of laser deposition welding with a powder nozzle and milling on the is a modern generative machining method. It allows a faster production of complex geometries and individual 3D parts.

Microloc Corporate

New MicroLoc Corporate video presented by Matt Jenness, sales director of Micron Workholding , the Manufacturers of the MicroLoc Workholding System. Step by Step instructions on how to sep up the MicroLoc System.

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.

Finishing concept for cast iron face milling

The face milling finishing concept for cast iron - CoroMill 425 - is designed for the automotive business. The accurate and reliable adjustment system makes CoroMill 425 an easy to use system.