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MACH to the future?

Manufacturers have every reason to be optimistic about the year ahead following an encouraging MACH 2018, says Dave Atkinson, UK head of manufacturing at Lloyds Bank.

UK manufacturers are in a strong position. Since the start of the year we’ve seen order books grow and optimism continue to rise. And the sector is confident about future job creation, too, with half of firms telling us they plan to create new jobs in the coming year.

TECHNI-GRIND CAPITALISES ON WALTER’S VISION

Techni-Grind has installed its sixth Walter high specification CNC tool and cutter grinder to increase capacity levels – a Helitronic Vision 400L with integrated robot handling and wheel changer..

The Vision 400L joins the company’s existing portfolio of Walter tool grinders and tool measuring machines that have been progressively installed. Now, with the new machine meaning that two of the company’s Visions are equipped with robot loader and pallet-held tools, these automation devices “are key to our often non-stop 24-hour running which, of course, contributes greatly to the production efficiencies we attain”, says Managing Director David Higham.

New Widia Aluminium Milling Range

Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) Ltd has further added to its comprehensive line-up with the arrival of the Widia Victory High Speed Cutting (VHSC) Series of milling cutters. This versatile new line-up is suitable for everything from face milling, pocketing, ramping, circular interpolation boring, slotting and shoulder milling.  The innovative new range of end mills incorporates a proprietary pocket design that enables the end user to integrate multiple insert radii of one body definition.

Metrology Open Day coincides with Farnborough

Bowers Group is holding a metrology open day at its Camberley Showroom on 17th and 18th of July, coinciding with the Farnborough Air Show which takes place only 3 miles away. Visitors are invited to view a wide range of metrology equipment, not just for use in Aerospace applications, but in all areas of industry.

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