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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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Midlands Graphics Company Buys DYSS Digital Cutting Table

Midlands Graphics Company Buys DYSS Digital Cutting Table

When Ian Hatfield broke his ankle, the Director of Graphics4 Business (G4B) Ltd was confined to working from home. However, like any business owner whose thoughts are never far away from work, the downtime was used to evaluate the business, the industry and the opportunities for a PoS, exhibition and signage business. The result was the purchase of a DYSS X5 digital cutting table from AG/CAD. F ...

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ITC Tools Used to Manufacture Prestigious Sculpture for Dubai Hotel

ITC Tools Used to Manufacture Prestigious Sculpture for Dubai Hotel

Before, during and after graduating from the University of Falmouth with a degree in sustainable 3D design, David Forsyth always had a keen eye for turning the most creative of designs and concepts into a reality. Along the path to setting up Digital Fabrications Ltd, the entrepreneur spent time designing and building surfboards, campervan conversions, trophies and much more. Prior to setting u ...

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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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