Cost-efficient cutting process from Trumpf

Save up to 70% of cutting gas and increase sheet throughput up to 100% with the cutting process Highspeed Eco. The basis of this process is the touchdown nozzle: it prevents the cutting gas from escaping at the sides. Discover in the video how this cost-efficient nozzle works.

Mazak iSMART Factory in action

The iSmart factory concept utilises Mazak’s Industry 4.0 infrastructure which enables machine users to make the vital step-up from automated cell manufacturing to a completely connected Industry 4.0 factory of the future.

Preparing and manufacturing a top hat

An actual top hat and a human hand were scanned, the surfaces reverse-engineered in Tebis and the parts milled from aluminum and wood. The hat weighs 1.5kg and was milled from a 37kg block of aluminium.

An overview of Smooth Technology home screens

Spanning the entire part production landscape – from programming and metal removal to automation and data collection – Smooth Technology seamlessly brings speed, accuracy, functionality and ergonomics to virtually every type of metalworking application.

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.

Training the next generation

The Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) was opened recently by Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Robert Halfon MP.

Banish those burrs

Simple but innovative. The Brush Wheel Type CNC deburring and polishing tool from Xebec. Available in the UK from Drill Service based in Horley, Surrey.

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.