European launch for workholding stabiliser system

US firm Blue Photon has designed a new, photo-activated adhesive workholding system, comprising patented grippers and inserts, intended for use with stabiliser systems marketed by Big Daishowa and others that add extra rigidity to tall components while they are being machined.
3 weeks ago

Okuma announces green credentials

Machine tool manufacturer Okuma has announced that, since October 2022, production in its three main factories in Japan has used only carbon-neutrally generated electricity, a goal that was achieved earlier than expected.
6 months ago

Machine tool supplier sponsors university racing team

University of Wolverhampton Racing has gained a new official sponsor – machine tool supplier NCMT, best known in the UK and Ireland as the sole agent for selling the Japanese Okuma and Makino brands. The agreement was concluded mid-February 2023, in time for the first race of the Britcar Prototype Cup.
6 months ago

NCMT appoints sales engineer in the West Midlands

Sam Sutton has been appointed sales engineer covering the West Midlands by NCMT, sole agent in the UK and Ireland for Japanese-built Makino machining centres and EDM machines, and Okuma machining centres, CNC lathes and grinders.
10 months ago

Start to finish productivity gains

Fort Vale Engineering, Burnley, is a global leader in the manufacture of stainless steel valves and ancillaries used in the tank container industry for transportation of bulk liquids and gases by road, rail and sea.
1 year ago

Makino EDM machine is claimed to be world’s fastest

New from Makino will be a wire-cut electric discharge machining (EDM) centre, the U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme, which in addition to using standard wire from 0.1 to 0.3mm is optionally able to run the largest diameter wire – 0.4mm – of any machine on the market.
1 year ago

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