Manufacturing in excess of 1500 motorcycle disc brake rotors per week, Northampton-based EBC Brakes is constantly looking for productivity gains. However, one such gain brought with it an additional requirement for deburring.
Last years’ event took place in Manchester over three days in March, attracting 22,500 people, a three-fold increase over attendance at the first Big Bang in 2009, and it’s hoped that 2011 will raise the bar yet again during it’s residency in the capital.
More than a decade ago, TRUMPF was the first company to introduce industrial diode-end-pumped marking lasers to the market. This made laser marking fast, economical and reliable. Today its systems are used throughout industry and in the medical technology sector in particular, for high value tasks such as product labelling, traceability and plagiarism protection.
Precision collet chuck systems tend to be aimed at niche application areas such as finish machining, but with the newly extended Centro-P system from WNT (UK) users have a universal and cost-effective system that delivers high accuracy and improved component quality.
According to a new intelligence factsheet released today by Sector Skills Council Semta, the UK’s 430,100 metals employees produce an average of £49,900 Gross Value Added (GVA), compared to a UK average of just £35,500. The data reiterates the important contribution the sector is making in rebalancing the UK economy.
WNT’s reputation is based on providing cost-effective metalcutting solutions, introducing innovative cutting materials while making use of the latest in manufacturing technology and volume production to ensure that its customers receive the highest quality at very competitive pricing. The latest extensions to its range are prime examples of this.
Gloucestershire’s largest business employer, Renishaw plc, played host this week to John Barrowman, the popular media celebrity, and star of well-known TV programmes such as Torchwood, Tonight’s the Night and Doctor Who.
TRUMPF UK is pleased to confirm the dates of its next In-Tech Open House as Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th March 2011. In all, three new machines will be introduced to the UK market at this event, but the main focus will undoubtedly be on fibre-guided laser processing. This will be the first time that this technology is demonstrated in the UK and indeed the UK launch of the TruLaser 5030 fiber.