The recent series of open days hosted at XYZ Machine Tools Ltd’s regional showrooms in Blackburn, Nuneaton and Waltham Abbey resulted in orders for CNC/manual mills and lathes and full-CNC machine tools valued at nearly £700,000. This provided the backdrop to what Nigel Atherton, Managing Director, describes as manufacturing industry’s more positive attitude to capital investment.
With infrared transmission and therefore no cable connections, the new TT 449 touch probe from Heidenhain (GB) - the UK subsidiary of the world-leading manufacturer of angular, linear and rotary encoders, digital readouts and CNC systems - provides complete flexibility of tool inspection in conjunction with CNC system measuring cycles on a wide range of machine tools using Heidenhain iTNC 530 CNC systems.
First published in 1996, ‘Fascination of Sheet Metal’ has become a valuable reference work for designers and production engineers alike. Its foreword gives a taster of the scope of this material. A stainless steel teapot, a cash register, a pair of glasses, a cruise ship, a jet turbine and hands of a watch – as one of its author’s Professor Leibinger says, “Sheet metal is a material with limitless possibilities.”
The UK’s most prestigious accolade for business performance, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation, has been won by Centek in 2008 and again in 2009. Based in Newton Abbot in Devon, the company is a major name in the design and manufacture of oil and gas casing centralisers. These are mechanical devices that prevent the drill casing from making contact with the well bore wall.
The restructuring process now completed by Heidenhain (GB), the UK subsidiary of the world-leading manufacturer of angular, linear and rotary encoders, digital readouts and CNC systems, promises customers a streamlined and focused approach to the company's operations.
Yamazaki Mazak’s attendance at Aero Engineering 2009 on the 10-11 November at the Manchester Central Convention Complex will provide visitors with an ideal opportunity to gain an insight into the extensive range of CNC machine tools and in-house technical expertise on offer from the world's largest manufacturer of CNC lathes, machining centres and manufacturing systems, many of which can be applied to the aerospace manufacturing sector.
ModuleWorks, the leading supplier of CAD/CAM components for toolpath generation and simulation will be showing the latest release of its CAM components, version 2009.9, at the EMO exhibition to take place in Milan from 5 - 10th October 2009.
Sheffield based CNC machine tool specialist Ward Hi-Tec Limited are celebrating 20 years of providing extended machine warranties on their extensive range of CNC turning machines and machining centres.