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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.

CS Technics, which has offices in Westmarsh, near Canterbury, Kent, and Bridlington, East Yorkshire, is now an authorised distributor for Heidenhain (GB) Limited within the Greater London, Kent, Essex, Sussex and Surrey regions.

A new web site, www.pressbraketooling.com, has been launched by sheet metal machinery specialist, Press & Shear, to allow press brake users to browse an online catalogue containing the full range of tooling that the company supplies.

Formed in 1964, Marquin Engineering Co. Ltd, Wolverhampton, has been owned by the Spencer family since 1975. It specialises in machining castings and forgings for companies in the transportation, construction equipment, overhead electrification, commercial refrigeration, defence and rail industries. Notably, it has supplied parts for NATO peacekeeping vehicles and to London Underground.

At the Birmingham factory of Emhart Teknologies (part of the Black & Decker Group), an automated cleaning line from Dürr Ecoclean became operational at the end of 2007 to provide centralised and more effective removal of oil contamination during the manufacture of various fasteners including POP® rivets and mandrels. Supplied by UK agent, Geo Kingsbury, the enclosed washing system uses a...

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Widely used in the steel and construction sectors, horizontal bending machines are finding new uses for producing sheet metal parts and processing a variety of materials including copper. The process allows closed forms, boxes, pipework and frames to be bent to exacting tolerances. Aimed at this market is the Stierli Bender 300 CNC/WP, a new, hydraulically actuated bending machine from the...

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A new web site, www.pressbraketooling.com, has been launched by sheet metal machinery specialist, Press & Shear, to allow press brake users to browse an online catalogue containing the full range of tooling that the company supplies.

To expand production of laser resonators and maintain its leadership in state of the art laser technology, TRUMPF Inc., has opened a new research and manufacturing facility in Farmington USA. This new Laser Innovation and Technical Excellence (LITE) Building will add nearly 8,000 sq metres to the existing campus. Of that 5,000 sq. metres will be devoted to production and over 500 sq. metres...

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The new flagship combination machine from TRUMPF – the TruMatic 7000 - breaks new ground on many fronts. Its speed exceeds all current expectations for combination processing. In part this is thanks to the incorporation of flying optics and additional axes in X and Y on the cutting head that allows it to travel to position quicker. To maximise this potential the machine also introduces a...

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