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NEW TURN-MILL CENTRES FOR MORE POWERFUL MACHINING

Posted in Technical Members News on 17th Dec 2019

The common platform launched in 2018 for the manufacture of two universal turning machines, the B400 from Index and the TNA400 from its subsidiary Traub, has been expanded with the addition of the B500 and TNA500 with larger, more powerful spindles. The machines are available in the UK, Ireland and Middle East through sole sales and service agent Kingsbury (www.kingsburyuk.com).   The... Read more...

2019 Closing Statement from Stephen Totty

Posted in Technical Members News on 17th Dec 2019

  2019 has been an interesting year for Star GB and the industry as a whole. Despite the scepticism amassed through the continued uncertainty of the economy and political climate, it is encouraging to see that a number of new users have invested in Star sliding head technology for the first time alongside continued investment from many existing customers. In addition,... Read more...

MTA DINNER 6th FEB 2020

Posted in Our Events & Meetings on 10th Dec 2019

The BTMA will be at the 2020 MTA DINNER, to book your place please email president@btma.org Please make contact before booking any hotels rooms   Read more...

Wednesday 18th March. General Meeting 1 Norton Motor Bikes

Posted in Our Events & Meetings on 3rd Dec 2019

  Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd Donington Hall Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SG United Kingdom   Read more...

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...

SHEP Welding Seminar

Posted in World Industry News & Events on 4th Nov 2019

SHEP seminar aims to prepare engineering SMEs for 2020 HSE inspections 31st October 2019: The Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP) is running a one-day welding fume and metalworking fluid seminar on November 26th to help SMEs keep their workforces safe and their companies on the right side of the law. The main focus of the HSE’s January-March 2020 fabricated metal inspection... 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...

TWIN-SPINDLE TWIN-TURRET LATHES ARE IDEAL FOR HYDRAULIC COMPONENT PRODUCTION

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...