Getting to grips with friction stir welding

Eclipse Magnetics recently supplied some of its magnetic chucks to drive efficiencies at TWI, a leading worldwide research and technology organisation specialising in advanced welding techniques across a variety of industry sectors.
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Mitutoyo engages clutch production

When searching for ways to improve efficiency levels most manufacturers concentrate their efforts mainly on increasing the productivity of manufacturing plant and improving the effectiveness of operational systems.
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New Grob machine is a big deal for Hampshire precision subcontractor

Spending around £1m on a new machine tool is a big undertaking by anyone’s standards, but for Andover-based subcontractor R E Thompson, investment in a new Grob 5-axis machine – plus other items as part of a £2.2m+ package – will enhance the company’s ability to process large components quickly, consistently, and more accurately than ever before.
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Generating high-quality edges

The Trumpf edge trimmer TruTool TKA 1500 reliably generates metallic blank edges that can be repeated accurately without any rework and, according to the manufacturer, is now even better than before.
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A keen-eyed pathway into production

Microscope and 3D digital inspection and measurement specialist, Vision Engineering has created a Technology Exploitation Division to explore new business opportunities for its innovations and strengthen the manufacturing services and capability it offers to potential partners. Ed Hill hears more.
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New products fresh from EMO!

M.A. Ford Europe launched several new high-performance tooling ranges and product extensions at EMO Hannover including solid carbide end mills, thread mills and taps, plus non-pull out hydraulic chucks & sleeves. Click the image to download our new products brochure.

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Subcontractor installs large, twin-column machining centre

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