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Dudley-based 2D and 3D laser-cutting specialist GF Laser has placed an order for a Trumpf 5-axis CNC laser-profiling machine that is the first of its kind in the UK.
Due to be installed in August 2019, the machine will be set to work on the 5-axis profiling and trimming of pressings, extrusions and spinnings – or any component containing a form – for sectors such as automotive, yellow goods, construction, architecture and art.
Samuel Taylor Ltd (STL) will be exhibiting at Railtex 2019, the UK’s premier exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services.
STL, manufactures precision stamped components and metal assemblies typically used in electro-mechanical switches as well as sophisticated bonding of base and precious metals. The company has over 120 years of manufacturing history, and over the past 60 years has developed an in-depth understanding of precious and semi-precious metal stamping for rail focused projects.
PP Control & Automation is helping a leading maker of robot milking machines boost production thanks to a strategic manufacturing partnership.
Fullwood Packo, which employs 240 people at its headquarters in Ellesmere, has tapped into the design and build expertise of the Cheslyn Hay firm to increase capacity of its M2erlin robotic milking machines by 100% over the last three years.
A new turn-mill centre at JJ Hardy & Sons completed its first job, which involved turning and milling a batch of parts from brass bar, in less than three quarters of the time it previously took.
The Hartlepool subcontractor, which specialises in supplying the rail, oil & gas and energy sectors, purchased the Okuma Genos L3000e turn-mill from sole UK and Ireland agent, NCMT.
A £900,000+ research project, led by KW Special Projects (KWSP) and funded by Innovate UK, is set to rethink the additive manufacture of ceramics.
Called CerAMake, the project aims to exploit existing deposition technologies to provide improved properties via a scalable ceramic binder jetting platform. The outcome should bring significant competitive advantage to the UK’s commercial pottery sector, refractory filter market and wider industry for additive manufactured ceramics.
New fibre lasers give Holmfirth-based sheet metal design and engineering specialists Allsops Ltd at least three times the capacity if its previous CO2 machines.
The company mainly processes mild steel from 1.2 to 3 mm thick and for these gauges not only is the output higher, but the running costs on its two Bystronic fibre laser machines are much lower.
Together, the machines are so productive that it is no longer necessary to run the factory 24/7 to produce the required output.
Two leading metrology supplierss have agreed a formal partnership designed to help customers dramatically improve their production processes.
The deal will see all bespoke jigs and fixtures for OGP UK supplied by Verus Metrology Partners, alongside an agreement for OGP UK to supply V-FIX – Verus’s modular metrology fixture product – for non-bespoke fixturing solutions.
Since Verus’s inception back in 2008, the company’s relationship with OGP UK has been critical to its success in establishing a global customer base.
A new 5-axis machining centre is slashing cycle times at Newcastle Tool and Gauge and allows it to machine parts it could not previously have taken on.
An advanced multi-sensor system provides fast, detailed and reliable data for Torus Group’s bespoke metrology customers.
The Torus Group provides automated metrology solutions for internationally renowned names like Coca-Cola, Rolls-Royce and GlaxoSmithKline.
In incredibly competitive industries such as medical, aerospace and packaging, customers want instant results – but they also need results they can rely on.
ASTM International’s additive manufacturing technologies committee is developing four standards that aim to help aircraft parts manufacturers meet safety and performance requirements.
ASTM International member Shane Collins notes that the use of additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry (including commercial aviation, military, and space) has grown quickly as new advances in areas such as metal powder bed fusion have emerged.
ES Precision has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Subcon Launchpad Awards 2019 for its work on making artificial limbs more comfortable.
The event is at the NEC in early June and aims to promote cutting-edge innovation across UK manufacturing industry.
ES provides a laser processing service focused on finer, precision jobs for businesses such as medical device manufacturers, motorsport companies and the general engineering sector.
New orders for luxury cars, smart meters and textile machinery add up to a £2m contract haul for MGS technical plastics.
The Blackburn-based company says that the orders have come from its ability to offer rapid turnarounds, global project management and deep knowledge of the plastics market< It will recruit extra staff to help manage the influx of demand from new and existing customers.
The bulk of the new work has been granted by three companies.
Efficient powder handling is the key to more productive metal additive manufacturing of F1 components at Progressive Technology.
Progressive Technology uses CNC multi-axis machining and additive manufacturing (AM) to manufacture complex metallic components, primarily for the Formula One market.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association today celebrates 100 years of representing UK Manufacturing Technology Suppliers.
The 15th April holds a special place in the history of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), as it was on this date in 1919 that the Association was founded and the first meeting of its members held.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), had recorded a 17-year high for manufacturing in March 2017. Across the UK-based car plants there were over 170,691 vehicles manufactured throughout that month, which had increased by 7.3% compared to March 2016.
The Government has launched a £16 million programme to help make the UK’s advanced automotive manufacturing supply chain more competitive.
SMMT Industry Forum – the organisation set up by the UK government, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and vehicle manufacturers to improve the competitiveness of the UK’s automotive supply chain – is to play an important role in the new initiative.
Speakers at this year’s Subcon conference will cover topics ranging from Industry 4.0 and Brexit to electric cars and aeroplanes.
Running from 4 to 6 June at the NEC the free to attend conference includes 34 presentations in two theatres and runs alongside Subcon, the UK’s dedicated subcontract manufacturing event.
Organisations represented among the speakers include Siemens, Rolls-Royce, MakeUK, the MTC and WMG.
The UK subcontract manufacturing market continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019, despite a continued lack of resolution on Brexit. According to the latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) figures, business was up 7% in the first three months of 2019 compared to the final quarter of 2018.
There was an upward trend throughout the quarter, compared to a downward trend that had been evident in the last three months of 2018.
Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of the Year competition is now open for entries. Sponsored by the Independent Garage Association (IGA) and run in partnership with Garage Wire, the competition is open to garages from across the UK and Ireland.
Entries can be made online https://garagewire.co.uk/garage-of-the-year-2019-entry-form/ but must be submitted before the deadline of 26 April 2019.
Arlington Industries Group has acquired the Wahler Thermostat business from BorgWarner.
The move complements its acquisition of Magal Engineering in 2017. The Wahler acquisition will provide new technology and manufacturing synergies to a wider base of OEM and Tier One customers as well as providing its Arlington Automotive division with an established aftermarket business.