A premium partnership

A cooperative partnership between the Haimer Group and DMG Mori has been further strengthened, including the acquisition of DMG Mori’s Microset presetting technology by the tool holding manufacturer. The deal means that Microset will now operate under the name Haimer Microset GmbH.

Feel the force  

CGTech has recently released Vericut software version 8.0.2, CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation software. Numerous enhancements have been added to the Force optimisation module.
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Serving the south

Grinding specialist Master Abrasives has appointed Joe Phillips as its new technical sales representative for the South.

MCMT races ahead with Loton Park deal

Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology (MCMT) is urging young people interested in a career in automotive or motorsport to visit Loton Park over the Easter weekend (16th-17th) as part of its headline sponsorship of the Speed Hill Climb.

Management team changes bring a new focus at 600 UK

600 UK has announced changes to its management team, with Terry Allison appointed managing director and in-turn appointing sales director Paul Rushworth and production director Trevor Moore to the senior management team.

ETG’s technical team continues to grow

CNC machine tool and manufacturing solutions provider, Engineering Technology Group (ETG), has announced the appointment of Steven Howes to the role of applications and presales technical engineer.

M.A. Ford Europe achieves ISO 9001 accreditation

A two-year long process of updating, enhancing and implementing the quality systems at M.A. Ford Europe has resulted in the company being awarded the ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance accreditation.

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Save the day

Technoset has a longstanding reputation for supplying complex components to the aerospace industry built up over a number of years.
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Winning streak

MHP Industries introduced Tebis CAD/CAM software to its production processes last year and is reporting a 20% time reduction in its manufacturing processes.

Giving the edge to rapid response

With customers spread across a wide range of industries, including yellow goods, telecoms, power distribution as well as a significant investment to gain approval for the manufacture of engine components for one of the UK’s prestige car manufacturers, Merseyside-based Bryken has learnt to be precise and responsive.

Seamless integration

Pete Baxter, vice president of digital manufacturing at Autodesk takes a look at the future of CAD and CAM in manufacturing and how the two technologies can be integrated effectively.

Convenient scanning on the factory floor

Rugby-based precision engineering company Technoset has invested in a Sylvac Scan 52 machine from the Bowers Group for the measurement of components on the shopfloor. The new scanner enables the company to automate measurement processes, save data electronically and deliver fast, accurate results. PES Reports.

Forming engineers for the future

A new advanced manufacturing training centre has been opened at Harlow College, Essex. Equipped with the latest manufacturing technology, such as Jemtech’s Oracle cutting fluid management system, the centre aims to provide industry-ready employees for UK manufacturing. Ed Hill reports.

Moving from manual to CNC EDM

Toolmaker, Complete Tooling Solutions (CTS) has given its machine shop a significant boost by replacing two ageing manual spark eroders with the latest Sodick AD35L CNC die sink model from Sodi-Tech EDM. According to the company, the AD35L has ‘totally outperformed’ its manual machines.

APRIL COVER STORY: More than machines

DMG Mori’s annual open house in Pfronten, Germany is traditionally a shining showcase of cutting edge technology. With an 8,500m² display area and 80 high-tech exhibits, including three machine tool world premieres, the 2017 event attracted more than 9,000 visitors across its five-day duration. Dave Tudor mingled with the masses.

Diverse workpiece clamping solutions

A selection of workholding solutions from 1st MTA has enabled one hydraulic part specialist to increase its unmanned machining and boost production. PES reports.

Greater control

Europe’s biggest trade show dedicated to quality control is set to attract record visitors and exhibitors this year thanks to a reorganisation of the exhibition hall.

Modern EDM manufacturing

Tipton, West Midlands-based Modlit Engineering, is a designer and manufacturer of press tools, mould tools, tube bending and tube assemblies for the automotive, telecommunications, aerospace and medical industries.


Precision and performance guaranteed

Axis drives up to 54m/minute with a high torque 600Nm spindle drive in a compact, high rigidity horizontal machining centre structure are key features of the 630mm square pallet capacity Mitsui Seiki HPX63 ll now available from 2D CNC Machinery.

Customer-driven enhancements

The U-630 and U-1530 ranges of 3-, 4- and 5-axis vertical machining centres (VMCs) from German manufacturer, Spinner, have been significantly uprated in response to suggestions from end users. Sole sales and service agent for the UK and Ireland, Whitehouse Machine Tools, explains the improvements.

Precision honing from a VMC

Indianapolis-based machine tool manufacturer Hurco has teamed up with honing specialist Bates Technologies in nearby Fishers, Indiana to develop a high precision honing process that can be carried out on standard machining centres.

New drills for profit

The global metalworking industry is driven by the relentless progress of high-end technologies that are becoming ever more sophisticated, according to David Jones, Iscar UK sales manager.
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Vision system for large and palletised parts

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is expanding its vision product range with user-friendly and practice-orientated system solutions for the measurement of large or palletised 2D moulded parts.

Updated functionality

A major new feature is introduced in the latest release of the Javelin production control system from Vero Software.

Linear developments

XYZ Machine Tools continues to extend its range of machine tools with the addition of three linear rail ball bearing slideway vertical machining centres.

Brush away the burrs

Designed specifically for the removal of burrs, Xebec Technology released its simple but innovative Brush Wheel Type at the end of 2016

Compact turning centre for flexible production

The turning line from Victor CNC has robust heavy duty characteristics that enable the brand to provide high performance machine tools built to last. However, such highly-specified machines have historically demanded a considerable floor area.

Solid rock stability

The combination of water-cooled main drive motors and ballscrews, plus a temperature-controlled structure, a natural granite machine bed and thermal compensation of the linear and rotary axes, has resulted in the Heckert Solid Rock machining centres – claimed by the company to be the most thermally stable horizontal machining centres available.

Small parts production simplified

Whilst the production of tiny holes, minute features, extreme accuracies, and fine surface finishes may prove difficult for larger CNC machines. Haas Automation’s new CM-1 Compact Mill is a small-footprint, high-accuracy solution for the production and prototyping of small, high-precision 2D and 3D parts, such as those found in the communications, aerospace, medical, and dental industries.

Absolute accuracy

Mitsui Seiki describes its ‘Ultimate Mother Machine’ as being able to realise jig borer levels of positional accuracy within ±1µm with the ability to contour with ultra-high accuracy due to the introduction of the MAMS (Mitsui Accurate Milling Support) thermal monitoring system.

Deep advances

Deep hole drilling machine specialist Unisig has unveiled newly developed technologies that substantially improve performance while reducing cost in its larger B-series machines. These advances are introduced in the newly launched B850 model and will be integrated into larger models in the series.

Three-way machining

Turn-milling cycles using up to three tools simultaneously enables the Miyano BNE-51MSY from Citizen Machinery to machine both ends of a workpiece created from 51mm bar in a single cycle.

Entry level circular saw

The HCS 150 E is a compact entry package circular saw with a loading magazine for round material and optional rectangular profiles.


Tebis Product Catalogue

Software manufacturer Tebis creates products that ensure process efficiency and a technological edge in international die, mould and model manufacturing, in industrial design and in machinery and equipment.

PTG Workholdings Product Catalogue

PTG Workholding is a supplier of workholding technology working in many existing markets, including organisations within the following sectors: automotive, aerospace, machine tool manufacturing, sub-contract operations, electrical engineering and medical.
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Quicker. More modular. Smarter.

The new GARANT Tool24 Smartline concept is impressively simple: Sturdy tool cabinets offer you round the clock access to the desired items. Intuitive software allows you to make your selection quickly - by scanner, key word search or item number.


Handheld Dot Peen Pinmarking

Trend Marking Systems demonstrates the new Flexmark Combo Dot Peen Marking System. This Pinmarker offers amazing flexibility, able to switch between Bench Mounted and Hand held in seconds.

Garant Xpent 5-axis vice in practical test

The Garant Xpent 5-axis vice demonstrates its accessibility when milling in 1.0503 / C45. Also in use: the Garant TPC solid carbide mill and the Kyocera MFH mini high feed mill.

Overview of the HPSAW310

Overview of the HPSAW310 high performance CNC bandsaw from Amada Machine Tools, represented in the UK by Accurate Cutting Services Ltd.
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Tendo Slim 4ax

The Tendo Slim 4ax is the Schunk hydraulic expansion toolholder for axial machining for drilling, reaming chamfering and thread cutting.

Mini chucks with adaptations by Hainbuch

As part of the Hainbuch modular system, the new mini series allow the usage of mandrel adaptations and jaw modules in addition to reduced mass and size. The company says they are the best choice for main and sub spindle in small machining areas for effective tool accessibility, without trading-off set-up flexibility.

Component cleaning made easy

Precision engineering firm Qualiturn Products has invested in a new Pero R1 solvent washing system, supplied in the UK by Kumi Solutions. Production Engineering Solutions visited the Hertford-based company to see it in action.

Cutting a path to advanced machining

Cutting tool specialist Kyocera SGS held a ‘Lunch and Learn’ event at its UK, Wokingham headquarters recently. The event was staged in collaboration with the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF), and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and with the participation of other industry partners.

Tutoring titanium machining

At Kyocera SGS’ Lunch and Learn event machining demonstrations were conducted on a titanium workpiece using a Grob G350 5-axis machining centre and Edgecam CAD/CAM software.

Highlights of Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2016

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is an exhibition for the manufacturing and electronics industries in the North of England. Its location at Event City in the heart of Manchester makes the show easily accessible to visitors from across the North.