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Silverline – innovation extends its advantage

Posted in Technical Members News on 18th Mar 2020

Making changes to what is your most popular product can pose significant risk, but in the case of CERATIZIT Group’s SilverLine solid carbide milling cutters, taking those calculated risks has paid significant dividends for customers with improved performance from the totally updated range. SilverLine has been part of the WNT (one of CERATIZIT Group’s competence brands) product range for over 10 years, so it... Read more...

TOOLMAKERS ENJOY FREE WEEKENDS THANKS TO AUTOMATION

Posted in Technical Members News on 18th Mar 2020

The toolmaking division of Gateshead-based TDX, which supplies services and tools to the thin-film plastic thermoforming industry, mainly for food packaging applications, has started to automate its machine shop. The latest purchases have been a Japanese bar-fed turning centre and a German-built Hermle 5-axis machining centre with a 20-pallet storage system. The latter cell was supplied by UK, Ireland and... Read more...

PLASTICS MACHINING SPECIALISTS INVEST IN SLIDING-HEAD LATHE WITH NOVEL CHIP BREAKING SOFTWARE

Posted in Technical Members News on 9th Mar 2020

Gloucester subcontractor Stratos Precision Engineering, a majority of whose business comes from machining plastics, has strengthened and diversified its turning department with the addition of its first sliding-headstock lathe, a Citizen Cincom L32-VIIILFV. Installed in September 2019, the twin-spindle, 35mm capacity, bar-fed turn-milling centre joined an already impressive plant list of five fixed-head, single-spindle chucking lathes for turning parts up... Read more...

MECH Metrology Improves Measurement Certainty by 50% with Trimos Horizon Premium Length Measuring Machine from Bowers Group

Posted in Technical Members News on 28th Feb 2020

Bowers Group has supplied MECH Metrology with a Trimos Horizon Premium Length Measuring machine which has increased their capacity for inhouse calibration services, and improved certainty of measurement by 50%.  In addition to enabling the business to calibrate plug gauges traceable to UKAS standards, the Trimos Horizon Premium is used to calibrate a variety of equipment including thread, plug and ring gauges, plain plug gauges... Read more...

REDESIGNED SLIDING-HEAD LATHE OFFERS 5-AXIS MACHINING AND THREE TOOLS IN CUT

Posted in Technical Members News on 27th Feb 2020

In response to feedback from users, Citizen's M32 sliding-headstock lathe, a popular model in the Japanese manufacturer's range capable of economical machining of components in small or large batches, has undergone a fundamental makeover in its fifth design iteration to the extent that half of its constituent parts are new. It is also considerably more robust, with a bed 500 kg heavier than that of... Read more...

Star GB to demonstrate applications excellence with the latest sliding head technology at MACH 2020

Posted in Technical Members News on 27th Feb 2020

Sliding headstock lathe supplier, Star GB, is delighted to once again be exhibiting at MACH with exciting plans to showcase the very latest in machine tool technology, as well as to educate engineers on the diversity and capabilities of its machinery. With the increasing prominence of sliding head technology throughout the UK, existing and prospective users will have unprecedented access to process demonstrations and... Read more...

SUBCONTRACTOR CONTINUES TO EXPAND, INVEST AND AUTOMATE

Posted in Technical Members News on 19th Feb 2020

Founded in 1984 and having moved repeatedly to larger premises to cope with almost continuous growth in turnover, subcontractor Norjon Precision Engineering expanded yet again at the end of 2018 with the acquisition of an adjacent unit on the Quay West Business Centre in Gosport, which enlarged the factory to 17,500 sq ft. Alongside this increase in shop floor space,... Read more...

BOWERS GROUP @ MACH HALL 18 STAND 510

Posted in Technical Members News on 4th Feb 2020

Discover Manufacturing Connectivity in Practice with Bowers Group at MACH 2020 Bowers Group is attending MACH Exhibition from 20th – 24th April, showcasing a variety of metrology solutions and offering live demonstrations to illustrate how effective data transfer between measurement equipment and applications can boost manufacturing productivity. With a strong focus on connective metrology, Bowers Group representatives will be willing and ready to show visitors... Read more...

CITIZEN @ MACH HALL 20 STAND 150

Posted in Technical Members News on 4th Feb 2020

CITIZEN TO PRESENT NEW SLIDING-HEAD AND FIXED-HEAD LATHES PLUS SOFTWARE ENHANCEMENTS A total of 12 CNC Cincom sliding-head and Miyano fixed-head turn-milling centres will be demonstrated under power on the Citizen Machinery UK stand at MACH 2020 (Hall 20-150), including automated production cells with integrated loading and unloading. Accent will also be placed on high technology software and mechanical enhancements that... Read more...

STATUS BOARD DISPLAY SYSTEM GIVES JOTA ADVANCED ENGINEERING REAL TIME CONTROL OF PRODUCTION

Posted in Technical Members News on 30th Jan 2020

  Jota Advanced Engineering, the subcontract precision engineering division of the Jota Group, has found that investment in the PSL Datatrack Status Board display system has brought a new dimension to its successful business by giving visual real time nformation on its key production functions. Providing CNC machining capabilities into the wider motor racing, aviation, power generation, scientific and medical sectors, as... Read more...