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Production Engineering, Tooling & Machinery

Powering The Connected Future Of Manufacturing

If asked what a prosthetic hip joint, the front axle housing for an F1 car, and drilling hardware for the oil and gas sector have in common, you’d be forgiven for not knowing the answer. However, one company that could point you in the right direction is Yamazaki Mazak.

Start-up Vouches for ITC

When two ex-work colleagues were working around the clock in their respective posts, the engineers and friends decided to set-up their own machine shop with the core philosophy of automated production and reduced man hours.

To achieve this, Multax Engineered Precision bought its first machine in December 2016, a 10-pallet 5-axis Mikron HSM600U.

Robo-Trex makes light work of Qualiturn lights-out milling

Equipment such as bar-feed mechanisms have enabled businesses involved in turning operations to work in highly efficient lights-out modes for some years.

Now, the availability of advanced automation aids, such as the Lang Robo-Trex system from Thame Workholding, are allowing forward thinking businesses to operate milling machines unmanned for extended periods. One such progressive company is Hertford based Qualiturn Products.

Rock Solid Investment

GraniTek is the UK’s leading manufacturer of precision granite (polymer concrete) castings and was formed following a management buyout from Taylor Hobson in 1997, with the metrology specialist remaining a key customer.

Since the MBO Managing Director, Derek Robinson has developed the business and its market, expanding sales to a diverse range of customers and with a capacity to regularly create castings from 10 kg up to 10 tonnes it is producing everything from scientific instruments, machine tools, precision lenses and semi-conductors.

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