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Nelsom Automotive rebrands as AVISTUD

Nelson Automotive has announced a complete rebrand of its business to customers, stakeholders and industry peers.
The newly launched brand, AVISTUD, reflects the total separation of the Nelson Automotive business from the brand of its former industrial parent Nelson Stud Welding. Nelson Automotive was initially created as a standalone automotive company following the sale of Nelson Stud Welding from Doncasters to Stanley Black & Decker in April 2018.

Leading vessel manufacturer gains from Westermans international service

“Our work with Westermans International enables us to integrate new technology into the manufacture of our full range of pressure vessels in a very cost effective way –  enhancing the performance and value of our service to customers.”  Henry Price, Managing Director of Nottinghamshire-based Abbott & Co. (Newark) Ltd., is clear about the value of the refurbished welding and machining equipment available from Westermans International.

Bearing the gift

Loadpoint Bearings’ high-precision Air Bearing spindle products are used throughout the world across a variety of demanding applications, including grinding, paint spraying and lens turning.

Loadpoint Bearings’ global success has been built on more than 30 years of continuous technical innovation.  The company’s products’ advanced designs provide users with ultra-reliable, high-precision motion, impressive speed and high-stiffness. To help ensure that the ISO9001:2015 certified business remains at the forefront of bearings technology, Loadpoint Bearings works closely with leading UK universities. The company has built its air bearing experience into a comprehensive suite of computer models and has achieved major innovations in the application of DC brushless motors to air bearing systems.

Introducing Automation

Andover-based aluminium diecasting company MRT Castings uses robotic systems in its foundry, but until now automation has not featured in the company’s machine shop.

That situation is due to change following an order placed by MRT’s managing director Phil Rawnson at the Southern Manufacturing show in February for a Brother Speedio M140X2 mill-turn centre, plus a Feedio robotic component handling system to supply raw material automatically to the machine and return finished components. The cell, which will be the first 5-axis machining capacity on site, is due to be operational by May 2019.

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