The World Robotics 2021 Industrial Robots report from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows a record of about 23,000 industrial robots operating in factories of the UK – an increase of 6%.
Sales of XYZ Machine Tools’ range of machine tools, particularly its ProtoTRAK controlled mills and lathes, are showing strong growth across Europe, with sales now representing 13% of company turnover.
Citizen Machinery UK, has reported a successful open house. The event, held by the bar-fed sliding-head and fixed-head CNC turning machine specialist, was the first organised by the company since the start of pandemic.
A UK supplier of cutting tools, oils and lubricants has partnered with an Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre spin-off to accelerate the adoption of smart factory data-analytics to improve machining productivity.
The current crisis around the energy shortage and resulting high prices underlines the importance of research and innovation within the foundation industries, the UK Metals Council (UKMC) heard recently.