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Apex Identifies Growth Through Automated Grinding

Apex Identifies Growth Through Automated Grinding

In the early 1990’s, a small family owned business called Niagara Tools that was re-grinding hand-tools and producing HSS cutters was sold by an ageing Dave Milne to the next generation of owners; a step that eventually took the company from 3-4 employees in a small rental unit to a business with a turnover above US$4m. Initially founded in the early 1970’s, the company has undergone an unrecognis ...

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Kerf Installs Colossal Cutting Machine at Steel Processing Plant

Kerf Installs Colossal Cutting Machine at Steel Processing Plant

Like many small start-ups, P.P. Profiles Ltd was a business conceived in a remarkably small building. In this case, a basement of a cotton mill in Walkden, Greater Manchester. Wind forward 43 years and the profile and processing company has bought a Plasma and Flame cutting machine from Kerf Developments that at 39m in length, wouldn’t fit in most factories, let alone the basement of a cotton mill ...

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ITC Tables a Motion for Success

ITC Tables a Motion for Success

With its 25th anniversary on the horizon, Uxbridge based Inplas Plastic Fabrications Ltd has spent quarter of a century in the limelight. The ten-employee company designs, manufactures and fabricates projects for TV, the film industry, retail and Point of Sale, architecture, furniture and the interior design sector. The success of the company has seen it work on high profile films and TV sho ...

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New MAPAL Facility Relies on Vollmer

New MAPAL Facility Relies on Vollmer

As a world leading cutting tool manufacturer and technology partner, the importance of the US market to MAPAL is something that was re-affirmed in 2013 with the opening of the company's second US facility in Fountain Inn, SC. Complementing the existing headquarters in Port Huron, Michigan, one of MAPAL`s mottos is ‘Always close to the customer, worldwide.’ “MAPAL is dedicated to continuously m ...

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Saw Manufacturer Sharpens its Focus With Vollmer

Saw Manufacturer Sharpens its Focus With Vollmer

Marking its 60th anniversary, the Sharp Tool Company in Hudson, MA is company that throughout its history has achieved a number of milestones, and in this landmark year; the company has purchased five circular saw blade grinding machines from Vollmer. Founded by Walter Morette, a truck driver that was the owner of a haulage company and also an ex-military veteran, the Sharp Tool Company started ...

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Takumi Takes-Off with hyperMILL

Takumi Takes-Off with hyperMILL

A name established from the Japanese term for craftsman or artisan, ‘Takumi’ Precision Engineering has been delivering both in abundance to the shores of Ireland for over 20 years. The Limerick based company has invested heavily in recent years with a recent factory expansion that has taken floor space to 50,000 ft2 and over €5m Euros invested in new machine tools and CAM software to further exten ...

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ITC Increases Productivity for Automotive Subcontractor

ITC Increases Productivity for Automotive Subcontractor

Leading Scottish subcontract manufacturer, Euro Precision Ltd has now specified cutting tools from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) to improve productivity on a range of automotive components. The Glenrothes subcontract engineering company has build its reputation upon manufacturing critical precision components & assemblies to exacting quality standards for the aerospace, automotive, medical, ...

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Spanish Automotive Manufacturer Choses Tornos Turning Technology

Spanish Automotive Manufacturer Choses Tornos Turning Technology

Teixidó has been specialising in the mass production of precision parts since it was founded in 1952. Based in Catalonia, the bar turning company is the largest of its kind in Spain. Teixidó operates in the automotive, pneumatic, equipment and aeronautics industries. The bulk of its production covers diameters from 0.5 to 20mm. As Spanish group sales director Xavier Teixidó Pont explains: “Many ...

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ITC Designs Route to Productivity for Signmaker

ITC Designs Route to Productivity for Signmaker

The Design Shop in Barnstaple is an established commercial signage, print and interior design company that offers an exceptionally varied range of services and products. From its manufacturing facility in North Devon, the company can make everything from banners, feather flags, vehicle graphics, PoS & PoP displays, roller banners, exhibition stands, internal and external signage and much more with ...

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Vollmer Hosts VDays Grinding Event in Biberach

Vollmer Hosts VDays Grinding Event in Biberach

Vollmer recently hosted its 4 day VDays event at its world headquarters in Biberach, Germany. The Swabian sharpening experts were visited by over 400 customers from around the globe to witness the very latest technology from the world leading manufacturer of grinding and erosion machines for the processing of rotary cutting tools and circular saw blades. What's New With Vollmer? Dr Stefan ...

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Press Releases

Formaldehyde Release Biocides: Latest legislative change

The legislation has changed with regards to the use of formaldehyde in cutting fluids, here ROCOL tells MTD what you need to know ...

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