ASEAN region opportunities for UK manufacturers

The Engineering Industries Association is offering UK companies the opportunity to build their export business outside the EU by participating at leading manufacturing events in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.
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Delapena Group celebrates its 10 year anniversary

Delapena Group is celebrating its 10 year anniversary under the ownership of David Arthur. Reporting a seven figure order book, the business continues to grow and has set its sights on doubling its turnover by 2020.

Fun and networking at the WNT/XYZ trackday

The annual WNT (UK)/XYZ Machine Tools trackday took place at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire with over 100 customers in attendance putting a wide variety of motorcycles through their paces throughout the day.

TEC responds to announced AS9100:2016 publication dates

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has announced that the new AS 9100:2016 standards will be published from October to December this year. Aerospace and defence quality specialist TEC Transnational has stressed that though this is six months behind schedule, the implementation remains the same.

Schunk expands UK team with automation expertise

Clamping, gripping and automation specialist Schunk has seen considerable growth over the last two years which has seen the Milton Keynes-based company increase its team with three new area sales managers. With increased sales figures and additional sales engineers, the latest addition to the Schunk team is a new product specialist for automation.

Farnborough closes on a real high

At the close of the Farnborough International Airshow five day trade exhibition organisers confirmed that the show had recorded orders and options to the value of US$123.9 billion defying industry expectations.

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Insert gives special performance

Staff at Druckguss Service Deutschland (DSD) – a company producing special purpose machinery such as die casting machines in Lübeck – are enthusiastic about the Garant HB 7020 turning grade from Hoffmann as it has enabled them to reduce throughput times by up to 30%.
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Precision powerhouse under the flightpath

Investment in Mazak machining centres has enabled Hayes-based Wellington Engineering to flourish as a subcontractor and win new work in some of the highest precision component sectors. PES reports.

No job too difficult 

The installation of a large capacity Hartford vertical machining centre has not only allowed CS Simmons Precision Engineering to expand the size of niche work it handles for its established customer base in the oil and gas sector, but the new machine is also enabling the Bath-based company to effectively produce in one hit completed components that were formerly also machined on turning centres.

Making the switch

WKT Technische Produkte GmbH, founded by Werner Keil in 1986, offers its customers a wide range of services.

Reduced roughing cycles

Allied Automation was established in Dublin in 1998. The main aspect of the company’s business is manufacturing bespoke, automated assembly machines used by many of the world’s leading medical, pharmaceutical, and life science companies.

Stand purchase increases capacity

Just two days before MACH 2016 Sub-CNC Precision received a contract for a family of 30,000 parts destined to the nuclear industry. The company used the timely start of the exhibition for its two directors to decide which CNC sliding head turn-mill centre best suited its needs.

Industry first

Dynamatic-Oldland Aerospace is installing a DMG Mori DMC 340 U RS4 Giga milling centre in a new purpose built unit at its Swindon facility, the first machine of this type in the private sector in the UK.

Making the most of the mix

Proseal, a global specialist in the design and manufacture of tray sealing machinery and tooling for the food packaging industry, working in partnership with Cardev-Motorex, has delivered major environmental gains and cost savings.

Tackling tall workpieces with EDM

Leighton Buzzard-based Anotronic, a precision subcontractor specialising in multi-axis CNC milling, turning and EDM/ECM, has installed the latest Sodick AG600LH Premium from Sodi-Tech EDM.

Sealing the deal on stock plate

Formed by directors Steve Malone and Robbie Hargreaves in 1998, Proseal has not only become a leading UK manufacturer of tray sealing machinery and tooling, but is now recognised as a major force internationally.

JULY COVER STORY: Top technology in Turin

Prima Power’s new 5,000m² Headquarters and Technology Centre in Turin, Italy not only looks impressive, modern and functional – it’s also within easy reach of UK customers wanting to get up close and personal with the company’s wide range of laser and sheet metal working machines. Dave Tudor went to see for himself.


Deep hole flexibility

Manufacturer of deep hole drilling systems and technologies Unisig, engineered its new B700 Drop Bed machine to effectively generate the critical, high precision features on large and irregularly shaped aerospace components such as landing gear struts.

Aerospace end mills take off

If the name wasn't specific enough, the RF100Ti Aircraft range of end mill tools from Guhring is a line of high performance end mills for cutting high tensile titanium alloys and special materials that are specified in the aerospace sector.

When the going gets tough

Good news from Mills CNC for manufacturers machining large, high precision and often complex parts from difficult-to-machine materials is the addition of the new Doosan Mynx 9500/50 vertical machining centre to the Mynx range.
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Now you’re torquing

Claiming the largest working envelope in its class having a maximum swing diameter of 3,200mm with a workpiece height of 2,100mm and now featuring in the Toyoda machining centre portfolio, is the heavier duty FH1600SW-i available through 2D CNC Machinery.

New machine, same price

The UK EDM market was first introduced to Excetek Technologies’ wire cut machine tools in October 2012. Now, the company’s entry-level machine, the V350G, has been redeveloped and upgraded to offer increased capacity and performance.

Moving to a modular system

To increase productivity, Hainbuch says it has conceptually moved away from the strategy of using individual clamping devices.

Twin pallet productivity

A Quaser MK 603 SE twin pallet vertical machining centre now available from the Engineering Technology Group is claimed by its manufacturer to offer the highest productivity available from a machine with such a small footprint.

Going up

Specifically for cutting tubular material, Kasto has introduced a new bandsaw, called KASTOwin tube A 5.0, on which the blade cuts from the bottom upwards – the reverse of the action on most other bandsaws.

Cutting on the move

Bandsaw blade and machine specialist Starrett has added a new bench top band saw machine to its extensive range.

Good health

Matchmaker CNC has introduced a range of equipment specifically to combat the potential threat to health and environment within the workplace.

Larger size CMMs

The Altera ceramic bridge coordinate measuring machine (CMM) range manufactured by Nikon Metrology has been extended by the introduction of high accuracy Altera+ models as well as larger size machines.


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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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.

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.


Lean manufacturing simplified

Properly implemented, Lean manufacturing techniques can really help to streamline businesses by making them more efficient and profitable. This new video from EEF is ideal for those looking to get a buy-in from senior management.
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Machining the 'impossible dovetail' puzzle

Dating back to 1902, the impossible dovetail puzzle is a brain-teaser that doesn’t appear possible to take apart because it has dovetails on all 4 sides. Watch as Clickspring machines the puzzle using aluminium and brass.

Machining a chess rook

Watch Glacern Machine Tools demonstrate turning a chess rook using a 2.5" diameter 6061 aluminum bar stock on a Mori Seiki NL2500SY-700 CNC Turning Center

CNC machining in slow motion

If you've ever wondered what CNC machining looks like in slow motion, this 5 minute video by 'That's interesting' gives you a great overview at a high frame rate.

Cryogenic machining in action

Okuma and 5ME are joining forces to educate the machining world on the benefits of using internal liquid nitrogen (LN2) instead of coolant during the cutting process.

3D printed sundial displays the time digitally

While most sundials simply cast a line to indicate the hour, Julien Coyne has invented a digital sundial - when light passes through the 3D printed frame, it displays the shapes of numbers.

Multi-edge face milling operations

Offering high productivity and a low cost per edge, the CoroMill 745 has a double-sided, multi-edge design that is ideal for large batch productions.