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To celebrate another highly successful season as Official Supplier of CNC Machine Tools to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and, of course, newly crowned World Champion Lewis Hamilton, Yamazaki Mazak U.K. is hosting its own Grand Prix event.

Visitors to stand E322 at Autosport Engineering will get to see, first hand, examples of the machine tools that helped Vodafone McLaren Mercedes achieve the consistency to deliver the Formula One Driver’s World Championship for Lewis Hamilton.

Whereas at last year’s Autosport International, KASTO exhibited its automated storage and retrieval systems for long stock, sheet metal and other materials, at the 2009 show (8th / 9th January, NEC) the company will present its latest Workshop range of sawing machines.

Orders to the value of nearly £1.5 million have been placed with BLM GROUP UK Ltd, following the recent Intube in-house event held at its Ampthill, Bedfordshire headquarters. This five-day event introduced the new BLM ADIGE LT 722D Lasertube tube processing system to the UK, building on the success of a similar event earlier this year that highlighted various models of BLM all-electric tube...

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Compared with 40-taper machining centres, Brother’s new 30-taper model is 40 per cent more productive and four times less polluting The Japanese machine tool manufacturer, Brother, which specialises in building machining centres that use 30-taper spindle tooling, has unveiled a new model that takes speed of operation and power consumption to unrivalled levels of efficiency. Celebrating its...

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The launch by Avery Weigh-Tronix of a new range of on-board weighing products based on digital load cells, designed to fit to the axles of commercial vehicles to prevent them being overloaded, prompted a comprehensive review of the prismatic metalcutting equipment in use at the company’s Smethwick factory.

A new, horizontal-spindle machining centre capable of fully interpolative 5-axis CNC machining of prismatic components has been introduced to the UK by Whitehouse Machine Tools, sole UK agent for the Japanese machine tool manufacturer, OKK.

Iscar tooling and consultancy turn loss into profit at aerospace subcontractor by optimising exceptionally rigorous milling of stainless steel

Renowned for supplying machining centres capable of very high levels of accuracy, the Japanese manufacturer, Makino, has announced a sequel to the V55-5XA vertical-spindle, 5-axis machining centre that it launched in 1999. Designated D500, the new machine overcomes limitations of similar models on the market in five key areas.

Such has been the success of Seco’s Jetstream Tooling™ range of high-pressure, through-coolant turning tools that the Swedish company’s UK subsidiary, where all the new tools are being manufactured, has had to increase production capacity sharply. In July 2008, automation equipment was retrofitted to its first Hermle 5-axis C 30 U vertical machining centre and a second, identical automated...

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