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Mitutoyo Delivers Precision For Seal Manufacturer

Mitutoyo Delivers Precision For Seal Manufacturer

When CDK Seals won an order for the production of metal components from a new aerospace customer, the leading manufacturer of seals for the food, pharmaceutical and petrochemical sectors had to employ new production equipment and methods. Historically, the Yeovil manufacturer has produced its seals on specialist machines from a variety of PTFE composites, however the new £100,000+ order required a ...

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Aerospace Subcontractor Takes-Off With Victor CNC 5-Axis

Aerospace Subcontractor Takes-Off With Victor CNC 5-Axis

When McGreevy Engineering made a strategic decision to move into the aerospace industry, the company recognised the relatively complex component manufacture required multiple and time consuming set-ups. The Belfast subcontract business realised it needed to take its first step into 5-axis machining, the machine of choice was the Vcenter AX800 from Victor CNC. Tommy Hanna, Works Manager at McGre ...

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TaeguTec Chains Together Tooling Savings For FB Chain

TaeguTec Chains Together Tooling Savings For FB Chain

Since employing a new managerial team, FB Chain has undergone a transformation in the last five years that has seen the Letchworth company move to a new 15,000sq/ft factory and invest over £1m in new plant and equipment. The manufacturer of leaf chain anchor bolts has been growing annually with support for its lights-out production facility and help from TaeguTec. Part of the growth strategy h ...

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Northern Print Company Finds Niche in Grand Format with AG/CAD

Northern Print Company Finds Niche in Grand Format with AG/CAD

When Malcolm Cairns was faced with the prospect of redundancy from his managerial position at a print company, the entrepreneur took the initiative by setting up a print business from his garage with nothing more than a printer, a laminator and guillotine. Wind forward six years and Graphic Print & Sign (GPS) has found its niche as one of the UK's few print specialists that can offer grand for ...

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Motorsport Subcontractor Accelerates Productivity with hyperMILL

Motorsport Subcontractor Accelerates Productivity with hyperMILL

When Mark Goodman decided to set up his own machine shop, the motorsport engineer made sure that the first thing he bought with his first machine tool was a seat of hyperMILL CAM software from OPEN MIND Technologies. With over 30 years expertise as a motorsport development engineer that has taken in stints at Mercedes AMG, Cosworth and Red Bull, Mark knew the value of buying CAM software from OPE ...

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ITC Delivers Material Benefits for Oil & Gas Specialist

ITC Delivers Material Benefits for Oil & Gas Specialist

Bucking the trend during the prolonged downturn in the oil & gas industry, Chappell Engineering has just had the most successful four years of its 45 year history. Four years ago the Stonehouse subcontractor moved to a new facility and since moving, the company has invested over £5m in new technology. The investment includes a mixture of five XYZ machining and turning centres, two Doosan Puma t ...

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CNF MAXXimises Performance with hyperMILL CAM Software

CNF MAXXimises Performance with hyperMILL CAM Software

Recognised as a high-end manufacturer of medium to high volume CNC machined components, CNF Precision Engineering has recently purchased two seats of hyperMILL CAM software from OPEN MIND Technologies to support its two new Matsuura 5-axis machining centres. The new machines were strategically purchased for prototype and development work with the aim of taking new prototype customers through the p ...

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From the garage to global market leader with Tornos Turning Centres

From the garage to global market leader with Tornos Turning Centres

What do you say to a lathe operator who usually turns highly complex parts with an outer diameter between 0.4 and 0.6mm? Kudos! Ingun Prüfmittelbau GmbH started in a garage and has developed to the global market leader in the fields of test probes and test fixtures within just a few years. Since 2014, the company has been applying the technology of the Tornos SwissNano machine that has been contri ...

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AG/CAD Delivers Complete Package for Box Manufacturer

AG/CAD Delivers Complete Package for Box Manufacturer

Producing over seven million boxes and cartons a year, Advanced Packaging considers itself a typical 'brown box' manufacturer. Priding itself on its remarkably high customer retention levels over its 13 years in business, the Staffordshire company isn't resting on its laurels and has taken a decision to drive the business forward with an investment in a DYSS X5-1630T Digital Die Cutter ...

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Kerf Cuts A Bright Future for Scottish Steel Working Company

Kerf Cuts A Bright Future for Scottish Steel Working Company

Evolving from a small blacksmiths to a 1.5 acre site, John Thorburn & Sons Ltd has grown beyond recognition during its 70 year history. The family run business that specialises in the construction, agriculture and commercial steel-working sectors has always invested in the latest technology to underpin its continuous growth. This investment has now seen the Scottish company invest in an UltraSharp ...

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Press Releases

OPEN MIND & WNT Announce 5-axis Event at AMRC

As the industry benchmark in 5-axis CAD/CAM and cutting tool solutions respectively, OPEN MIND Technologies and WNT tooling will b ...

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