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Kerf Enables Recycling Company to ‘Design for Manufacture’

Kerf Enables Recycling Company to ‘Design for Manufacture’

As a UK manufacturer that exports globally, Ken Mills Engineering (KME) Ltd has come under increasing pressure from low-cost foreign economies that are manufacturing cheaper and often inferior quality products. The pressure from foreign shores was alleviated when the manufacturer of material reclamation systems, haylage packing systems, straw shredding and processing systems, balers and conveyors ...

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Tornos Delivers its 200th MultiSwiss to Automotive Supplier

Tornos Delivers its 200th MultiSwiss to Automotive Supplier

The rise of the Berger Company has seen it become one of the world's largest enterprises in the field of high-precision turning, a business built with Tornos turning centres. Berger is constantly investing in state-of-the-art technology to produce turned parts with maximum quality at reasonable cost. Against this backdrop, it is no surprise that, only a few months after its market launch, the ...

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Wood and Furniture Industry Relies on Tools from PREWI Manufactured on Vollmer Machines

Wood and Furniture Industry Relies on Tools from PREWI Manufactured on Vollmer Machines

The Herford-based family business PREWI Schneidwerkzeuge GmbH develops tools for the wood and furniture industry, supplying its worldwide customers with milling cutters, drills and circular saws tipped with carbide or diamond. To manufacture these, PREWI uses around 30 sharpening machines from VOLLMER. The Swabian specialist in grinding and eroding machines delivered the first eroding machine to t ...

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Prior Takes A Scientific Approach to Workholding

Prior Takes A Scientific Approach to Workholding

As part of a global group that designs and manufactures a wide range of scientific instrumentation such as microscope automation and optical microscopy, Prior Scientific is the epitome of precision manufacturing. The Cambridge Company manufactures components on its Matsuura and Mazak machine tools that are delivered directly to its assembly department, so precision and quality in the machine shop ...

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Subcontract Machine Shop Start-up Benefits from ITC's Tooling Voucher Scheme

Subcontract Machine Shop Start-up Benefits from ITC's Tooling Voucher Scheme

When two ex-work colleagues were working around the clock in their respective posts, the engineers and friends decided to set-up their own machine shop with the core philosophy of automated production and reduced man hours. To achieve this, Multax Engineered Precision bought its first machine in December 2016, a 10-pallet 5-axis Mikron HSM600U. Winning their first order for 134 stainless stee ...

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DYSS Boxes Up The Perfect Package For Corrugated Case Company

DYSS Boxes Up The Perfect Package For Corrugated Case Company

Recently reaching the landmark of its 20 year anniversary, The Corrugated Case Company Ltd (CCC) has set its stall out from day-one to invest in new technology and offer something a little different from its competitors. For the Chesterfield Company, this difference is identified with its Guarantee of Quality and Service or discount USP and an investment of over £1.07m in the last 12 months. T ...

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DYSS Gives Box Manufacturer a Clean Sheet

DYSS Gives Box Manufacturer a Clean Sheet

As a traditional sheet plant that has been manufacturing heavy duty boxes and cartons since its inception in 1983, S Lester Packing Materials Ltd has recently implemented a new strategy to win new business. This strategy has included the recent opening of a design and innovation centre; central to this new innovation centre is a digital cutting table from AG/CAD. Aimed at attracting new custo ...

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Subcontractor Makes Picture Perfect Parts With hyperMILL

Subcontractor Makes Picture Perfect Parts With hyperMILL

Previously working as an engineer in the F1 industry, it was the unsociable and unpredictable working routines that led Allan Carabine to set up his own machine shop in 2011. Working in the F1 sector taught the new business owner two valuable lessons; the first was to start with a 5-axis machining centre and the second was to implement leading CAM software to drive the machine. For the Milton ...

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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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Press Releases

SCHUNK Develops HRC Grippers For Human & Robot Interface

Typically robots used in manufacturing are kept in cages to protect people working near them from getting hurt. According to many ...

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