All Machining articles

  • BLOODHOUND04
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    Bloodhound’s additive challenge

    2019-11-08T13:20:00Z

    Advances in additive manufacturing are being put to the most stringent of tests as the Bloodhound Land Speed Record project makes its first high-speed runs. Chris Pickering speaks to the engineers behind the project and the contribution made by 3D-printed components, one of the key production technologies helping to make the attempt possible

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    Clean, recycle, reimagine

    2019-09-03T15:24:00Z

    For precision cleaning of metalworked parts, Castrol’s Techniclean XBC has been designed with ‘circular economy’ characteristics built-in, making it durable and reusable to help reduce water consumption and process costs

  • Tornos SwissDeco 36
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    Raising the bar

    2019-09-02T14:32:00Z

    The future looks bright as Tornos helps automotive players to meet their challenges with flexible and efficient technology

  • Mazak-compact-machining-centre-WEB
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    Compact machining centres

    2019-03-20T14:30:00Z

    The QT-PRIMOS 50 SG is a compact, CNC turning centre, designed for mass production environments, says Mazak. It features a rigid integral spindle motor and intelligent thermal shield that it’s claimed provides accuracy and high-speed cutting, with the main spindle capable of 5,000rpm. Other compact models include the QT-PRIMOS ...

  • Siemens digital machining
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    At the leading edge

    2019-03-04T12:18:00Z

    Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations Certain terms surrounding digitisation have become pretty familiar over the past 5-10 years: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 (I4.0), edge computing, big data, smart factory, artificial intelligence ...

  • Carlos Ghosn
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    In our next issue...

    2019-02-08T13:21:00Z

    Coming soon in our March-April issue… The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance – We report on manufacturing operations as the OEM’s longstanding partnership faces testing times of scandal and corporate upheaval Japan – How are Japan’s OEMs faring at home as ...

  • Hainbuch workpiece ejector
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    Pneumatic workpiece ejector

    2019-01-30T11:10:33Z

    The new vario flex pneumatic workpiece ejector allows for the ejector depth to be adjusted flexibly by means of a retaining mechanism, and positioned in the machine exactly as required for the workpiece, claims Hainbuch. It can also be used as a basic end stop for coolant wash or air ...

  • Fanuc EDM machine
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    Wire EDM machine

    2019-01-15T08:30:21Z

    Featuring a bigger 800mm table, the new α-C800iB CNC wire EDM machine is the largest machine in its ROBOCUT portfolio, says Fanuc. This variant uses Ø0.1-0.3mm wire to process thick, stepped and tapered workpieces up to 300mm in thickness and 3000kg in weight. It also features an increased XY-axis stroke ...

  • MAPAL radial ISO indexable inserts
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    Pressed, radial ISO indexable inserts

    2019-01-14T11:29:23Z

    Mapal says it now offers a milling programme with pressed, radial ISO indexable inserts. The new face, shoulder, slot and shell end face milling cutters are designed for roughing and for medium machining of cast iron, steel and stainless steel, says the company. It’s claimed the tool bodies are designed ...

  • Ford hotforming Saarlouis
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    Casting a duo

    2019-01-08T16:37:00Z

    Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future

  • JBT AGV_
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    AGVs drive industry revolution

    2018-11-28T10:42:00Z

    JBT is working with automotive manufacturers to offer a range of a provider of automated guided vehicle solutions, in line with the transformation to Industry 4.0 Automotive manufacturers have become experts on automation. However, from the vantage point of automation suppliers, the needs of their automotive clients are ...

  • Henkel therma edrive
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    Driving the future of e-mobility

    2018-11-23T16:36:00Z

    Henkel is responding to changes in the automotive industry with a range of technologies for the emerging trend towards e-drive modules Building on years of experience and expertise in engine and powertrain applications, Henkel is investing in new technologies and products for the efficient, large-scale manufacturing of ...

  • Roemheld self-centring vice
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    Vice for cylindrical or prismatic parts

    2018-11-21T10:30:21Z

    The PC80Z self-centring vice is available in a new, two-in-one version that accepts the manufacturer's optional round inserts, enabling cylindrical components or billets from 44 to 95mm in diameter to be clamped securely, says Roemheld. The company says the vice can be converted back within a couple of minutes to ...

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    Extended reach

    2018-11-19T10:12:00Z

    FARO’s technology combinations are allowing users to focus more on the actual measurement and less on the measurement processes Ensuring the quality of a car’s performance and design, FARO 3D measurement technology solutions provide a simple, yet accurate way of taking contact and non-contact measurements for quality control ...

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    Hot stamp harmony

    2018-11-19T09:58:00Z

    With the demand for quality specifications from OEMs on the rise Gestamp turned to Zeiss for a new approach to quality assurance Deer graze undisturbed in the fields that stretch off into the distance as far as the eye can see. Yet there is a lot more to ...

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    Power from plastics

    2018-11-11T14:34:00Z

    James Bakewell speaks to thermoset plastics specialists Pieter Vanderstraeten and Hendrik De Keyser about the increasing scope for composite powertrain components While the use of advanced composites in structural applications has hogged the limelight in recent years, these lightweight materials also have many advantages for the manufacture of components ...

  • Yasa production facility, Oxford
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    Academic circles

    2018-11-11T14:12:00Z

    Mike Farish visits Oxford-based start-up YASA, a special electric motor company sprung from academia that’s now attracting the attention of premium OEMs Early this year a bland-looking industrial estate a few miles to the north of Oxford officially became the manufacturing site for what one of its residents believes to ...

  • Heller 5-axis, horizontal-spindle machining centre
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    New 5-axis horizontal machining centre

    2018-09-28T16:36:00Z

    The HF 3500 is a new model to Heller’s 5-axis, horizontal-spindle machining centre range. The company says this machine is intended for 5-sided or simultaneous 5-axis dynamic machining of medium to large batches of complex prismatic parts, ranging from small workpieces to heavier components up to the 550kg maximum table ...

  • Ford drones
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    Drones take off at Ford Dagenham

    2018-08-30T17:33:52Z

    UK – Maintenance teams at Ford 's Dagenham Engine Plant are now using camera drones to inspect the hard-to-reach parts of the facility. Previously, access to areas such as high-rise gantries, pipework and roof areas required automated extendable platforms and scaffolding to assess the 40-metre-long gantries that support the plant’s ...

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    How to outrun the competition

    2018-08-28T11:28:00Z

    Precision engineering and manufacturing technology specialist Renishaw is poised to support North American customers in tackling a new breed of production challenges Shorter product lifecycles and growing product mix require flexible machining and measurement solutions, which is why Renishaw’s technologies are increasingly being applied to support productive automotive ...