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.
3 days ago Features

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.
4 days ago Features

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.
5 days ago Features

Subcontractor installs large, twin-column machining centre

Having a working volume of 2,200 x 1,700 x 750mm, the Hurco DCX22i twin-column, bridge-type, vertical machining centre (VMC) with eight tonnes table load capacity is now the largest item of prismatic machining equipment on the shopfloor at Jones Nuttall Precision Engineering, Warrington.
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