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Chance purchase of a second-hand lathe triggers transformation of subcontractor's machine shop

Posted in Technical Members News on 18th Nov 2019

When a customer of subcontractor Apsley Precision Engineering suddenly stopped manufacturing components in-house, one of the redundant machine tools, a Miyano fixed-head, twin-spindle, single-turret lathe, was purchased by the contract machinist's managing director, Peter Aymes.   Its arrival in 2012 on the shop floor at the company's 12,000 sq ft facility in High Post, near Salisbury, heralded the start of a big... Read more...

WTX Co-Pilot drills from Team Cutting Tools aids deep hole drilling

Posted in Technical Members News on 18th Nov 2019

Developed as an intermediate step between the WTX-UNI and WTX-Quattro 4F pilot drills and the WTX High Performance Deep Hole drills in the WNT range, the new WTX Co-Pilot solid carbide drills enhance the machining of holes up to 50xD by piloting to as much as 20xD.  By using these intermediate length WTX Co-Pilot drills after an initial 3xD pilot hole... Read more...

Kingsbury Quadruple-spindle lathe doubles output

Posted in Technical Members News on 6th Nov 2019

Even in its standard version, the C200 lathe built in Germany by Index-Werke is a highly productive bar auto with three turrets and two spindles that are horizontally opposed. Now the manufacturer has introduced a tandem version with two main spindles mounted side by side and two counter spindles for even more cost-effective production. Sole sales and service agent in... Read more...

Qualiturn Products Ltd Reduce Inspection to Seconds with Sylvac Scan F60T from Bowers Group

Posted in Technical Members News on 25th Oct 2019

Qualiturn Products Ltd has reduced the inspection time of its turned parts to just seconds using the Sylvac Scan F60T optical measurement centre. Located in Hertord, Qualiturn Products Ltd was founded in 1974 and is now one of the leading suppliers of precision mill-turned components in the UK.   Nick Groom, Managing Director at Qualiturn Products Ltd said: “We’ve made a... Read more...


Posted in Technical Members News on 17th Oct 2019

A second pair of Miyano BNE-51MSY turn-mill centres from Citizen Machinery UK has been installed at contract machinists Unicut Precision, Welwyn Garden City. Joining two identical twin-spindle, twin-turret lathes with live tooling and a Y-axis on the upper turret supplied at the end of 2017, they form the mainstay of highly efficient production of complex components for the hydraulics industry,... Read more...

Bowers Group Sales Team

Posted in Technical Members News on 11th Oct 2019

Bowers Group Announces Management Team Restructure   Bowers Group is pleased to announce the recent important changes to the structure of its management team. On 1st October 2019, Martin Hawkins was promoted to UK Sales Director, a step up from his previous role of UK Sales Manager. In addition, Dave Smith has been promoted to UK & Ireland Sales Manager, having previously... Read more...

Citizen Machinery UK's open house on 1st and 2nd October 2019 focused on machine price and purchasing options.

Posted in Technical Members News on 9th Oct 2019

Citizen Machinery UK's open house on 1st and 2nd October 2019 focused on machine price and purchasing options. This article highlights some of the points of discussion with potential customers regarding flexible machine finance.   The head of Citizen Finance, John Lane, who has experience in accountancy, banking and selling capital equipment, is evangelical on the subject of establishing a business case... Read more...

Productivity and quality boost with CERATIZIT’s MaxiMill 271 milling system

Posted in Technical Members News on 1st Oct 2019

The ability to achieve cost-effective, secure, milling, with added process flexibilty is now a reality thanks to the development of CERATIZIT’s MaxiMill 271 indexable insert milling system. The extremely soft-cutting MaxiMill 271 tool system can be used for a wide variety of applications and offers a range of effective options to produce high quality surface finish. Further advantages are that... Read more...

Turnkey Excellence is the focus for Team Cutting Tools at Engineering Technology Group event

Posted in Technical Members News on 27th Sep 2019

Team Cutting Tools from CERATIZIT will be participating in the upcoming Discover Turnkey Excellence event hosted by the Engineering Technology Group at its Wellesbourne, Warwickshire headquarters over the 2nd and 3rd October. The event will highlight the latest machine tool and tooling technology in a series of demonstrations over the two days, with Team Cutting Tools highlighting its capabilities on... Read more...

Ceratizit participation at Star Open House strengthens partnership

Posted in Technical Members News on 25th Sep 2019

The upcoming open house hosted by Star GB over the 8th to 10th October at its Derby Technology centre will provide an ideal opportunity for visitors to see the latest sliding head tooling developments from Team Cutting Tools from CERATIZIT.  With the opportunity to see the latest in sliding head machine and cutting tool technology, the Star Open House promises... Read more...