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
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
The future looks bright as Tornos helps automotive players to meet their challenges with flexible and efficient technology
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.
Steed Webzell looks at edge computing and the hardware requirements for those looking to digitally monitor, measure or control their machining operations
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 ...
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 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 ...
Two innovative metal forming techniques could have a significant impact on the press shop of the future
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.
James Bakewell speaks to thermoset plastics specialists Pieter Vanderstraeten and Hendrik De Keyser about the increasing scope for composite powertrain components
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
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 ...
UK – Maintenance teams at Ford's Dagenham Engine Plant are now using camera drones to inspect the hard-to-reach parts of the facility.