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CECIMO expects a double-digit growth in production in 2011; Europe’s Machine Tool Market enters into robust sustainable growth phase

The recent decline in machine tool production in Europe hit bottom in 2010. Strong growth in order intake indicates that the industry will continue its strong recovery over the current year, 2011.


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.

Centro-P precision collet system turns niche into mainstream

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.

Metals employees are significantly more valuable to the UK economy than other workers, according to new research from Semta

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 drill and reamer range gets a whole lot bigger

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.

TV star visits leading engineering business

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.

Phase Vision Supports Racecar Engineers of the Future

In any motor racing environment, cutting build time to increase the time available for testing is integral to the overall long-term success of the team.

TRUMPF In-Tech 2011 : 8-10 March 2011, Luton

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.

Production capacity increased with Timesaver from Ellesco

The growth of the business and a series of investments in new sheetmetal processing equipment, brought the need to safely and efficiently increase the deburring capacity at Manitowoc Foodservice UK Limited’s, Sheffield plant. After benchmarking various machines Manitowoc Foodservice UK Ltd chose the services of Ellesco with a Timesaver rotary deburring machine.

Delcam supports GKN Aerospace ice protection project for Boeing Dreamliner

Delcam has played a major part in a GKN Aerospace project to supply new electro-thermal ice protection technology for the wings of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The project represents the first application of this technology to a major wing environment.