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ITC End Mills Excel With New Trochoidal Strategies at CNF

ITC End Mills Excel With New Trochoidal Strategies at CNF

When CNF Precision Engineering purchased its first two 5-axis machining centres and a seat of high-end CAM software to drive the 5-axis machining strategies, an abundance of cutting tools from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) soon followed. Aylesbury subcontractor CNF has been utilising a wide variety of solid carbide cutting tools from Tamworth manufacturer ITC for over a decade. However, ...

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Subcontractor enters new dimension with MultiSwiss

Subcontractor enters new dimension with MultiSwiss

Established in Eschert, Switzerland in 1964, family-owned G&Y Leuenberger SA came under new management in 2014 with family member Boris Leuenberger, a young and enthusiastic engineer taking the reins. This period was a particularly troubled time for Swiss companies and even if the pressure is still to be felt, it has to be noted that the company has managed to respond to the situation with a signi ...

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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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Press Releases

SCHUNK Has A New Flagship For Quick-Change Pallet Technology

SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology has now introduced two premium quick-change pallet modu ...

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