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Guhring Celebrates

From the perspective of promoting new product lines and meeting the industry, MACH 2018 was a major success for Guhring. The cutting tool manufacturer yielded lead generation that surpassed previous exhibitions with a high level of new business contacts collected. From a personnel perspective, MACH 2018 was the swansong exhibition for longstanding Managing Director Mike Dinsdale.

COMPACT MACHINE FOR LARGE COMPONENTS

A new turn-mill centre with an upper B-axis spindle having a ±150 mm Y-axis and an optional lower BMT turret with the possibility of a ±40 mm Y-axis and live tooling and has been introduced by DMG MORI for highly productive, complete machining of components up to 1.5 metres long from bar of 102 mm maximum diameter.

Measurement Solutions Wins Orders

MACH 2018 proved a success for metrology innovators Measurement Solutions with the company selling several Metrascan 3D Inspection Systems throughout the week, as well as a host of other 3D scanning, measurement and inspection technology. Four Metrascan units have been sold to major UK automotive OEM’s and a leading F1 team.

NEW WORKPIECE PALLETISING AND HANDLING SYSTEMS

1st Machine Tool Accessories has introduced a range of workpiece handling cells that allow components to be clamped manually onto pallets, automatically loaded into store and subsequently retrieved for robotic transfer into and out of 3-, 4- and 5-axis machining centres. The equipment is ideal for long periods of unattended and lights-out running and hence for extracting maximum benefit from investment in machine tools.

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