Members News

Mazak puts manufacturers in pole position

With its close and longstanding association as an Official Supplier to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, Yamazaki Mazak is hosting Grand Prix themed events in March and April. At both events visitors will witness the exciting developments that continue to take place at Mazak, and how they can be of benefit to any manufacturing company, large or small.

FARO Announces New FARO Scene Software for the Laser Scanner

FARO, the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, announces the release of FARO Scene 4.7, the latest version of its scan processing software for the FARO Laser Scanner.

Roemheld’s new 5-axis vice is a quick fix

Roemheld has just launched a new fixed jaw vice designed to offer a fast ROI for 5-Axis applications across a wide range of industries.

Amada provides light relief at Dextra

Rupert Martin, Group Chairman at leading UK lighting manufacturer, Dextra, explains how six new high functionality Amada press brakes have eased set-up times and helped the company extend its lead over the competition.

Trumpf laser maximises uptime at Powell Manufacturing

Bradford-based subcontract fabrication specialist Powell Manufacturing has achieved notably impressive 99.68% uptime since installing its latest TruLaser 3040 laser cutting machine from TRUMPF.

FARO will be showing long-range, high-resolution Photon scanner at XCES and GEO-10

FARO, the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, will be exhibiting at XCES (2nd – 3rd March, Esher) and GEO-10 (23rd – 24th March, Coventry).

600 Group releases Interim Management Statement

The 600 Group PLC (“600 Group” or “the Group”), the manufacturer and distributor of precision engineering products to international markets, announces its Interim Management Statement for the period from 27 September 2009 to 25 January 2010 (“the Period”).

World’s oldest drill pipe machine still going strong after 40 years

Thompson is celebrating a remarkable engineering milestone after learning one of its first friction welding machines for producing oil drill pipes is still in use more than 40 years after it was made in the Midlands.

Mould tool maker extends machining capability with XYZ vertical machining centre

Five years after setting up their mould tool making business Dave Bowyer and Steve Riddle took delivery of their first CNC machine tool. This ProtoTRAK turret mill was the first of several CNC/manual mills and lathes to be supplied by XYZ Machine Tools Ltd of Burlescombe, Devon. However, Sterling Products’ latest investment is a full-CNC XYZ 1010 VMC equipped with Siemens 810D ShopMill control. This 15 kW (20 hp)/8000 rev/min vertical machining centre was installed some 18 months ago and, according to Dave Bowyer, "is providing the versatility and reliability that we need."

Roemheld launches space saving threaded body work supports

Roemheld’s new generation of threaded body work supports offer a space saving solution designed to resist the wear and corrosion that is a typical problem caused by swarf or aggressive coolant penetration in today’s manufacturing environments.