Unless you’ve been on another planet (pun intended) you’ll know that July 20th 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing – an event that continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of millions as if it happened only yesterday...

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Editor’s comment for August 2019

Unless you’ve been on another planet (pun intended) you’ll know that July 20th 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing – an event that continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of millions as if it happened only yesterday.

At 20:17 (UTC), the Apollo Lunar Module ‘Eagle’ touched down on the moon’s surface. Six hours 39 minutes later, Commander Neil Armstrong historically became the first man to set foot on the moon. 19 minutes after that, he was joined by Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin while the third member of the team, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins flew alone in lunar orbit in the Command Module ‘Columbia’ ready to dock with the lunar module on its return journey to Earth...

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EMO Hannover 2019: The Smart exhibition

‘Smart technologies driving tomorrow’s production’ will be the theme at the 22nd EMO Hannover exhibition taking place from 16-21 September 2019. Dave Tudor attended a press conference at the Gherkin...

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XYZ Machine Tools to launch automation system in September

XYZ Machine Tools’ mobile machine tool automation system, Robo-Tend, will have its official customer launch at two events in September. The first of these will be at the company’s headquarters in Devon ...

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Project to combine robotics and laser processing for aerospace

A new Innovate UK-funded collaborative project has launched to investigate combining a high speed, accurate and stiff robot with a laser processing capability for the manufacture of high-end aerospace...

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UK aerospace industry slows amid no-deal Brexit fears

Global aircraft deliveries for the year reached 716 by the end of July, with several factors leading to a slower production rate than originally forecast. The total aircraft deliveries now stand at 93 behind...

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August cover story: Turning on a centre of excellence

The official opening of Citizen Machinery UK’s new Centre of Excellence in the West Midlands took place recently to an audience of invited guests, senior Japanese management, European distributors...

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Made in Sunderland: Nissan Juke teased ahead of launch

New images of the new Nissan Juke have been revealed as it completes its final stages of road testing ahead of its launch in September. Taking to the Millbrook testing track in the UK with a camouflaged...

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HS2 review is missing key aspects of the programme to investigate – IMechE

The Government announced yesterday it will conduct an independent review into the High Speed 2 (HS2) project, led by Douglas Oakervee. Mr Oakervee, a civil engineer and former chair of HS2...

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Driven by success

In relative terms, the Haas F1 Formula One team is a newcomer to the scene. The team debuted in 2016 as the brainchild of Gene Haas, founder of the largest machine tool manufacturer in North America...

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View the Subcontractor Sourcing Guide 2019

The PES Subcontractor Sourcing Guide 2019 is a brand new digital publication to help you source the right subcontract solution for your business.

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What is ‘Made Smarter’? Here’s an overview of the initiative

This video explains Made Smarter, a partnership between Government and business to boost the application of digital technologies in manufacturing. The initiative is an investment between government...

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Titanium is a super class material — Lightweight, stable and resistant. Titanium is however difficult to manufacture, difficult to machine and is therefore expensive. The costly energy-intensive production...

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