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Right-first-time Tube Bending Technology to be shown at MACH 2012

January 16, 2012 – All-electric tube bending machine specialist Unison will be demonstrating its innovative laser-controlled spring-back correction system at MACH 2012. Now available as a build-to-order option on any of the company’s bending machines for tubes from 50 mm diameter upwards, the system will be shown on a 76 mm model to highlight its benefits for manufacturers producing relatively large diameter tubular parts.

WNT Open House Appeals to Industry and Academia

WNT(UK)’s open house on the 20 and 21 March will provide visitors from industry and the education sector with the opportunity to see the latest cutting tools in live demonstrations, emphasising the productivity benefits of using the latest technology.

Roemheld Signs up to Leading UK R&D Development

Roemheld has become a partner in the UK’s largest manufacturing research and development centre. The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was created to bring together the country’s leading academics, engineers and industry professionals to develop advanced manufacturing technologies.

Delcam’s PartMaker CAM Supports Growth for Medical Device Manufacturer

A combination of unique knowledge, old-fashioned customer service and Delcam’s PartMaker CAM software has helped Marc Stipo, President of High Point Precision Products, to grow his business from the family basement in Northern New Jersey into a fifteen-man company serving the medical device market in Sussex, New Jersey. Programming all of its machines with PartMaker keeps the company competitive and provides its customers with fast turnaround and the shortest possible lead times.

Rotary Tables Boost Manufacturing Efficiency by 40 per cent

Welsh firm DMM Engineering, which manufactures mountaineering and outdoor products, reports productivity increases of around 40 per cent on vertical machining centres (VMCs) at its Llanberis factory, following replacement of old rotary tables with new ones from Kitagawa. They were supplied in 2010 by sole agent, 1st MTA, Salisbury.

Versatile Machine Tools Cut Cycle Times by up to 60 per cent

A workshop servicing one of the UK's leading scientific research facilities, the Diamond Light Source synchrotron near Didcot, has installed new machine tools from Hurco that cut cycle times by up to 60 per cent.

Anniversary edition of Seiki's Networked Manufacturing System (NMS) - NMS 2012

In 2012 Brighton based manufacturing software development company Seiki Systems celebrates its 20th anniversary year. To celebrate Seiki is launching NMS 2012, a special anniversary edition of its core shop floor production management system module. The software is designed for companies looking to maximise productivity and get the most from lean initiatives by utilising a complete shop floor system to electronically distribute and collect manufacturing process data.

Roemheld Rotor Locking System Secures Wind Turbine Market

Roemheld offers a cost-effective modular rotor locking system designed to secure wind rotor turbines when maintenance and safety checks are being carried out.

Formaplex continues 5-axis expansion

Havant-based rapid manufacturing company, Formaplex, a leading supplier to the motorsport, automotive and aerospace industries, has ordered two DMU100U monoBLOCK 5-axis machining centres from DMG (UK). They will be installed in May 2012 to assist the company in meeting short-lead-time deliveries to demanding customers.

High-speed Spindles Extend Versatility of Sliding-head Lathes

Manufacturers of medium to complex turned parts need to be aware that fitting one or more high-speed spindles, capable of milling and drilling at up to 100,000 rpm, can extend the range of applications that are possible on sliding-head lathes and solve problems on existing jobs. This is the view of Ian Baker, managing director of Emmaco UK, Hinchley Wood, the agent for sales, installation and service of high-frequency motor spindles manufactured by the Swiss company, IBAG.