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If it's not burning, it's not earning

If it's not burning, it's not earning

To realise its ambitions of being the UK’s leading independent profiling and processing company, the P.P. Group has consolidated its business interests by bringing its three manufacturing facilities in Salford, Gorton and St Helens, under one roof - a brand new 110,000sq/ft 6 acre site in Oldham. Moving to its new factory in 2017, the £9m investment included a 36m oxy-fuel and plasma cutting cell ...

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BCT Taps into Profit Margins With ITC

BCT Taps into Profit Margins With ITC

When BCT Engineering Ltd opened its doors for business over 30 years ago, the Woking Company revved up its revenue from producing performance parts for motorcycles. Over the last three decades, this has evolved into the automotive, automation, offshore, aerospace and motorsport industries. With a concerted effort to speed-up productivity, the Surrey subcontractor has enlisted the support of Tamwor ...

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Tornos Helps Schaller to ‘Rock All Over the World’

Tornos Helps Schaller to ‘Rock All Over the World’

Top guitar players and metal-cutting experts share a common passion - The search for the last µ and for the perfect sound. And that's what they find at Schaller, a company that produces mechanical components of absolute precision for electric guitars. To achieve this precision, Schaller relies on CNC automatic lathes from Swiss manufacturer Tornos. Schaller GmbH is a German manufacturer of ...

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Clamping technology increases productivity for Maas Frästechnik

Clamping technology increases productivity for Maas Frästechnik

"With the production of single pieces and small series, there is still a great deal of potential today that is going to waste at the moment", says Stefan Maas, owner of Maas Frästechnik. Primarily when it comes to choosing the clamping devices, there is a great deal of potential that is not being used in his opinion. Together with Martin Schultheis from Qmax Plus Tooling + Engineering and SCHUNK, ...

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Motorcycle Dealership Streamlines Service Department With Nederman

Motorcycle Dealership Streamlines Service Department With Nederman

Founded in 1980, P&H Motorcycles has grown from a garden shed business to one of the largest motorcycle ‘destinations’ in the South of England. Operating from a 28,000sq/ft facility in Crawley, the growth of the business has recently noted the extension and refurbishment of its motorcycle service and repair department. In refurbishing and enlarging the new service facility from 3,000 to 4,000s ...

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If it's not burning, it's not earning

If it's not burning, it's not earning

To realise its ambitions of being the UK’s leading independent profiling and processing company, the P.P. Group has consolidated its business interests by bringing its three manufacturing facilities in Salford, Gorton and St Helens, under one roof - a brand new 110,000sq/ft 6 acre site in Oldham. Moving to its new factory in 2017, the £9m investment included a 36m oxy-fuel and plasma cutting cell ...

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ITC Drills Provide 400% Cycle Time Improvement for GPR

ITC Drills Provide 400% Cycle Time Improvement for GPR

In 2016, Surrey based GPR Ltd made its first strides from 3 to 5-axis machining and it was Tamworth cutting tool manufacturer Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) that fully supported the subcontractor in selecting the optimal tooling solution for the new machine. Two years after the Matsuura MX-520 was installed to complement the company’s 3 & 4-axis HAAS machining centres and ITC Technical Sales ...

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Vetech Reaps Rewards With ITC Cutting Tools

Vetech Reaps Rewards With ITC Cutting Tools

Vetech Product Design & Development Ltd is a subcontract manufacturer that was conceived by engineers with an expertise in the garden equipment sector. When the Buxton based company opened its doors for business in 1994, the founders applied their industry knowledge to win business from the globally recognised Bosch brand. Since its inception, the company has always invested in the latest technolo ...

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Tornos Packs a Punch for Plastic Part Producer

Tornos Packs a Punch for Plastic Part Producer

Back in 1979, an entrepreneurial greengrocer diversified into selling plastic packaging, which eventually became more profitable than ensuring Staffordshire residents were getting their daily portion of healthy eating. This soon set the foundation of Kenson Industrial Plastics Ltd, a company that evolved from healthy eating to packaging, and then on to the trading of plastic rods and tubes. Ju ...

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Print Specialist Yields Benefits of DYSS Digital Cutting Table

Print Specialist Yields Benefits of DYSS Digital Cutting Table

There are very few print businesses that can say they have ridden the tide of continuous change and market evolution and remained successful throughout their existence. Thomas Leach Colour is a company that has not only sailed through the industry challenges; it has excelled since its inception almost 120 years ago. Founded in 1901 as a print and stationery business primarily working in the Oxf ...

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Press Releases

ITC’s New Indexable Holemaking Platform from WIDIA

The new Top Cut 4 indexable drilling platform from WIDIA is targeted at end users that machine a broad assortment of products and ...

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Richard Floyd, Managing Director, Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd