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Cutting metal round the clock

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Stoneswood Precision Components has automated its Hermle 5-axis machining centre with a multi-pallet storage and retrieval system to allow unattended subcontract production overnight and at weekends.

The C 400 5-axis vertical machining centre (VMC), supplied by sole agent Kingsbury, has now been operating around the clock at the Duckinfield company, a member of the Hyde Group.

Green EV supply chain

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The global growth of electric vehicles is making industry face up to the need for a greener, more efficient automotive supply chain.

Plate benders expand cutting

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Barnshaws Plate Bending has expanded its laser cutting capacity with the installation of a new Bystronic BySprint Fiber machine that can process ferrous and non-ferrous metals in sheets of up to 12 x 2 m.

LIDAR for crossing safety

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

BVM has upgraded and future-proofed safety systems at the UK’s level crossings with a new LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system.

Cube cuts bottlenecks

11 Sep 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Black Country manufacturing specialist Cube Precision Engineering is investing in a multi-axis CNC milling centre to help it deliver £2m of new orders from automotive and aerospace clients.

The company, which can handle single op prototype tooling to complex multi-stage tooling suites, has spent £300,000 on a new MTE BF3200 that will boost capacity at its Rowley Regis facility and support development of low to medium volume.