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Yamazaki Mazak’s recent Grand Prix themed event attracted over 100 manufacturers to its Worcester European headquarters, all keen to share in the manufacturing technology and productivity expertise which helped Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to become FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Champion for 2008.

The close relationship that WNT(UK) has with its customers has resulted in an extension of its existing range of thread milling cutters. The new solid carbide profile corrected cutters have been developed to meet the UK-specific demand for a range of high quality, cost-effective, thread milling cutters.

Yamazaki Mazak’s ongoing attendance at Southern Manufacturing affirms the Worcester-based machine tool builder’s belief in the strength of the show’s target audience. The many precision engineering sub-contracting companies along with tier one suppliers and OEMs that attend the show match the extensive range of machine tools on offer from Mazak.

Worcester-based machine tool manufacturer Yamazaki Mazak is enhancing its appearance at MEDTEC UK 2009 by sponsoring the PrecisionTec area of the show, which take place on the 25 and 26 March 2009 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

The latest insert grade from WNT (UK) is set to make big improvements in the machining of heat resistant super alloys, through increased productivity and tool life.

The November 2008 open days at XYZ Machine Tools Ltd’s demonstration facility situated adjacent to J26 of the M25 motorway drew the best attendance ever to the Waltham Abbey (London) showroom. This two-day event followed similarly successful open day events at the company’s other showrooms in Burlescombe, Blackburn and Nuneaton, which in total attracted more than 200 visitors to see XYZ’s...

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A long-time user of CNC press brakes for the production of garden tractors and ride-on mowers, Countax is also now making tower storage systems for factories. It needed press brakes of increased bed length to cope with large sheet metal panels and other components, but equally important was ease of shopfloor programming, as each store is tailor-made to the user’s requirements.

An enormous working envelope of up to 40 metres in the longitudinal X-axis, 5.1 metres in the vertical Y-axis and 1.8 metres in Z is offered by a new, travelling-column machining centre from SHW, Germany. Called UniForce 7, the horizontal-spindle machine has been added to the top end of the manufacturer’s range, axis travels being respectively 25, 12.5 and 33 per cent more than on the next...

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The latest 5-axis machining centre and driven-tool lathe from Hurco Europe will be among 11 machines under power at the company’s next open house, to be held at its High Wycombe showroom on 9th, 10th and 11th December 2008, 9.00 am until 5.30 pm each day.

The latest generation all-electric BLM ELECT CNC tube bender is essentially ‘two machines in one’, because it can be switched quickly into a right-hand or left-hand bend configuration. This capability can save secondary bending operations or even the need for a second bending machine.

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