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MonsterMill TCR -the pinnacle of titanium machining

Posted in Technical Members News on 7th Aug 2019

  With the UK consolidating its position as a major centre for aerospace manufacturing, worth over £30 billion annually to the UK economy, it is no surprise that there is a growing demand for the machining of titanium, and to do that in the most efficient way possible. Ceratizit Group and its Team Cutting Tools partnership of leading tooling specialist has... Read more...

Filtermist International set to unveil two upgrades at EMO 2019

Posted in Technical Members News on 31st Jul 2019

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of oil mist collectors will be introducing two upgrades at EMO 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for the metalworking sector. Filtermist International, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will be unveiling F Monitor 2/2+ and FX Fusion at the show in Hannover (Sept 16-21st), both new developments that will improve the effectiveness of... Read more...

PRODUCTION CONTROL SOFTWARE INVESTMENT IS KEY TO DAVTURN'S TURNED PARTS OPERATION

Posted in Technical Members News on 31st Jul 2019

Davturn Limited of Bromsgrove offers customers a complete turned parts facility and growth at the company has long been based on competitive pricing and high levels of customer service. This includes close cooperation with the customer at all stages of the production process, from initial design through to supplying prototypes and samples. This approach helps to reduce costs and manufacture... Read more...

VERSATILE BAR AUTO IS HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE

Posted in Technical Members News on 24th Jun 2019

A new, twin-spindle, 10-axis CNC turn-mill centre, the Miyano BNA-42GTY LFV, has been introduced by Citizen for manufacturing complex components in one hit from bar stock up to 42 mm diameter. The hybrid machine is of fixed-headstock design, but the head is also able to move in and out of the working area for extra versatility, similar to that offered... Read more...

CITIZEN'S NEW 32 mm SLIDING-HEAD LATHES HAVE LOW FREQUENCY VIBRATION SOFTWARE

Posted in Technical Members News on 24th Jun 2019

Two new sliding-headstock, twin-spindle, turn-milling centres of 32 mm bar capacity have been added to Citizen Machinery's Cincom programme. Designated L32-X LFV and L32-XII LFV, both feature the firm's patented, low frequency vibration software in the control's operating system that acts in two axes to convert what would normally be long, stringy swarf into short, more manageable chips. It is... Read more...

5-axis mill-turn centre installed for titanium aero engine component production

Posted in Technical Members News on 24th Jun 2019

Silcoms, a niche UK supplier to the aerospace industry of nickel alloy, titanium, stainless steel and aluminium aero engine ring components and assemblies including seals, shrouds, segments and casings, was awarded an additional contract last year (2018) to supply a complex rotating fan seal for a large civil aircraft engine programme.   Additional capacity was needed at Silcoms' Bolton factory to... Read more...

SHELDON PRECISION BEING THE BEST THEY CAN WITH PSL DATATRACK

Posted in Technical Members News on 10th Jun 2019

The real time Status Board display system for the shop floor is the latest acquisition by Sheldon Precision Engineering for its PSL Datatrack production control software system. The fast-growing Barnstaple based company provides specialist subcontract engineering and turned parts manufacturing services which have been effectively managed using PSL Datatrack since the business started. Managing Director, Howard Sheldon, says: “What sets us... Read more...

PRODUCTION CONTROL SOFTWARE KEY TO TEFLOTURN’S EXPANSION

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

Tefloturn Limited supplies components in PTFE and a variety of other plastic materials to customers in industries as diverse as food and dairy, electrical, medical and engineering. Products include everything from gaskets and seal washers to more complex sensing probes, thermocouples and compression fittings. However, it is not all about the end product but also about quality management standards as... Read more...

SEYCHELL PROFITS FROM REAL TIME INFORMATION WITH STATUS BOARD DISPLAYS

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

Seychell Engineering has added the Status Board display system to the PSL Datatrack production control software modules used to run the company's business. All jobs that pass through the shop floor on a daily basis are now presented as clear visual information with action lists and alerts to shop floor operators, ensuring they are dealt with at the right time... Read more...

A GUIDE TO PRODUCTION CONTROL SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION by Geoff Gartland, Managing Director, PSL Datatrack.

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

Production control software is specifically designed to offer a measure of control in the production environment. That in itself begs the question, what do we actually mean by ‘production?’ It may seem like a simple question, but production means many different things to many different people and businesses. Production can be simply defined as the making or manufacturing of components... Read more...