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ITC invests in new AXYZ routing machine

As the sign industry’s leading manufacturer of cutting and routing tools, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has now installed an AXYZ routing machine for the development of its next generation of cutting tools

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Horn and W & F Werkzeugtechnik combine their strengths

A new cooperation between two German companies, tool manufacturer Horn and lathe toolholder producer W&F Werkzeugtechnik, aims to offer customers complete solutions covering everything from the spindle to the tool cutting edge

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A Royal crown for Harlow Group’s long serving staff

Last month, staff at the Harlow Group were delighted to receive His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent KG, when he visited the company as one of the key businesses in the town. As the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Kent carries out engagements on behalf of Her Majesty

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Manufacturing Performance Network ends the year with a bang

Engineers, researchers, academics and industry experts flocked to the company’s headquarters near Derby to enjoy product launches, software advancements and live demonstrations across three days packed full of unique industry insights

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Universal Robots celebrates 10-year anniversary of selling the world’s first commercially-viable collaborative robot

Universal Robots is marking a decade of pioneering collaborative robots, now the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation. The company is poised for continued growth as its cobots continue to lower the automation barrier within a wide range of industries

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SPI Lasers opens new facility in Shenzhen

SPI Lasers, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of fibre lasers has increased its footprint in Asia with the opening of a new Sales/Service/Applications centre in Shenzhen in Southern China.

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Successful first year spurs new laser investment for Oxfordshire company

ES Precision filed its accounts for its first trading year in September 2018 and the precision laser processing specialist shows a profitable start with turnover ahead of expectations.

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JETCAM announces second v20 release of Expert CAM/nesting

JETCAM International s.a.r.l. has announced a new release of its JETCAM Expert CAM and nesting automation software. V20.23.01 includes further enhancements to JETCAM’s JET-Cut fly cutting and JET-Optimizer path optimising, significant enhancements to common cutting and an all-new advanced reports designer and generator.

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Rofin-Sinar UK celebrates its 20th anniversary

Rofin-Sinar UK is celebrating its twentieth year as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sealed CO2 laser sources

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Gewefa ‘facing up’ at Hurco Open House

Gewefa UK will be exhibiting in the suppliers village at the forthcoming Hurco Christmas Open House that takes place on December 4th and 5th

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Citizen success at Open House brings immediate sales of 15 machines worth over £2.7 million

Citizen Machinery UK’s (CMUK) highly successful, recent 3-day Open House immediately added a further 15 machines, worth over £2.7 million, to its existing order book of record sales

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FARO new technology days

FARO has announced the locations and dates for its latest technology days

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Automotive technology focused Open House event at MCMT

In-Comm Training & Manufacturing Group to host automotive event in December

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New online video link allows users to service their own saws and storage systems

Innovative video solution from KASTO that allows customers to participate in maintaining their own machines and systems

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Expansion that matches ambitions

The Vigilance Group has annouced a significant expansion of its operations in Bristol and the opening of a new showroom facility in the East Midlands

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Tungaloy joins the WEAF and MAA

Tungaloy UK has joined both the Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) and the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF)

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Expansion plans gather pace at RK International Machine Tools

RK International Machine Tools has announced the appointment of Andy Woodthorpe to the newly created role of sales and office manager at the Erith, Kent-based machine tool company

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OPEN MIND becomes Tier One partner at the AFRC

OPEN MIND Technologies has become a Tier one partner at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)

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Machine tool factory in Poland expanded and digitised

DMG Mori has unveiled extensive improvements to its Famot machining centre and CNC lathe factory in Pleszew, Poland

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Bowers Group joins Silverstone Technology Cluster

Bowers Group has announced that it has joined the Silverstone Technology Cluster, based at Silverstone Racing Circuit, Northamptonshire

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Carfulan Group announces technology event

The Carfulan Group’s Manufacturing Performance Network event takes place from December 4th-6th at its Innovation Centre in Foston, near Derby

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Lantek exceeds the quality requirements of the medical and surgical sector

The continual innovation of the software company, which leads the market in its sector, is the best ally of medical equipment and pharmaceutical furniture manufacturers

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Mazak takes five lasers and two automation solutions to EuroBLECH

Yamazaki Mazak is taking five state-of-the-art laser cutting machines and two automation solutions to EuroBLECH 2018. The highlight is likely to be a new 6 kW version of the OPTIPLEX 3015 DDL (Direct Diode Laser) machine

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Ward CNC strengthens senior management team with new appointments

As part of the new strategic direction for T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC), the company has announced three new senior management appointments

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Bystronic acquires a majority interest in automation specialist

To serve growing demand from manufacturers for automation in sheet metalworking, Swiss laser cutting machine and press brake manufacturer Bystronic is acquiring a 70 per cent share of Antil S.p.A., Milan, an Italian manufacturer of automated sheet metal handling plant

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ProtoMAX is now available for broad global release

OMAX Corporation announces the ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet has achieved CE certification. The ProtoMAX brings all the versatility benefits of large abrasive waterjet cutters in a sleek and economic package that’s perfect for small job shops, engineering classrooms, makerspaces, and personal use

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Quaker Chemical recognised as Foundational Principles Supplier of the Year by FCA

Quaker Chemical Corporation was honoured with a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Foundational Principles Supplier of the Year Award at Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, USA in April. The Supplier of the Year awards recognise automotive suppliers that have shown an extraordinary commitment to FCA US LLC.

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Free ZEISS Webinar: Unlock the power of your quality data Wednesday 12th September, 09:30 – 10:00

ZEISS will be holding a free webinar "Unlock the power of your quality data", on Wednesday 12th September between 09:30 - 10:00. Online registration is now open.

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UK location for new Sodick Europe HQ

Continuing sales success has spurred leading EDM distributor, Sodick Europe, to create a new, architect-designed HQ in the Midlands.

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ITC appoints new engineer to support Northern customer base

ITC is conscious of maintaining its impressive commitment to service and customer support. This is why it has appointed Gary Murrey as the latest addition to its growing team.

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Offline tool pre-setting solution delivers huge time and cost savings

A specialist die castings manufacturer has reduced factory down time by an incredible two hours a day thanks to an investment in offline tool pre-setting.

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SCHUNK introduces new general manager

After 18 years at the helm of SCHUNK Intec Ltd, Martin Kent has stepped down from his role as general manager to allow Marcel Machado to take the reins and continue Martin Kent’s exceptional efforts.

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Blum celebrates major anniversaries in style with LC50 breakthrough

Blum-Novotest is celebrating two big birthdays in 2018, with its UK operation 18 years-old and its German parent reaching half a century.

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Matsuura apprentice welcome evening

Matsuura Machinery Ltd recently held a welcome evening for the 4 successful delegate candidates who comprise its next intake of technical apprenticeships.

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OMAX Corporation celebrates 25 years of leading waterjet technology

OMAX Corporation, is celebrating 25 years of leading waterjet technology. A special event took place at OMAX’s Kent, Washington campus on July 27th, 2018.

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Mills CNC confirms attendance at Seco’s Inspiration through Innovation

Mills CNC, has announced that it will be attending Seco’s Inspiration through Innovation 2018 which takes place on the 9th and 10th October at Seco’s Technology Centre facility in Alcester.

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£3 million sales confirmed

TRUMPF UK celebrates highly successful Open House event.

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Record breaking day at Slough

XYZ Machine Tools officially opened its new showroom at Slough on the 12th July and the event drew customers from far and wide resulting in a record-breaking day for machine sales.

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Future Engineering Ireland 2019

Future Engineering Ireland, is owned by the MTA and will provide an opportunity for manufacturing technology providers to show off their latest
innovations to potential customers in this growing market.

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Different focus – Different strategy – Different structure

Seco Tools UK’s annual ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ advanced manufacturing best-practice event will take place this year at the company’s Technology Centre in Alcester, on the 9th and 10th of October.

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JETCAM and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announce partnership

JETCAM International s.a.r.l. and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation have announced a partnership by signing the Developer Agreement of “LA-Module” with subsidiary company Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics Software Corporation, whereby JETCAM will develop enhanced support for Mitsubishi’s range of CNC laser machines

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New flow line for machining centre production at Heller’s UK factory

More than £2 million has been spent upgrading the Heller Machine Tools manufacturing plant and headquarters in Redditch, UK. The administrative and applications engineering departments have benefitted from a comprehensive makeover, a new customer area for machine demonstrations has been added, and production output of horizontal machining centres has risen by 30 percent

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Warwick Machine Tools to concentrate its efforts on Excetek EDM

Following an exceptional 12 months business with repeat and new customer orders plus enquiries for the range of high performance, cost-effective Excetek CNC wire cut machine tools, Warwick Machine Tools will go forward concentrating exclusively on providing pre- and post-sales and service support for the brand in the UK and Eire

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TDT Technology becomes TDT Machine Tools

TDT Technology Ltd has changed its name to TDT Machine Tools Ltd with effect from 1 May 2018. The move reflects the increasing number of leading international machine tool manufacturers now represented by TDT in the UK

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High attendance at Bystronic Open House

A record number of visitors attended Bystronic UK’s latest Open House, held at its Coventry showroom concurrently with the MACH 2018 machine tool show at the NEC (9th to 12th April). The theme of the event was MACH SPEED

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Erodex Group celebrate 20 percent growth and £1.75m investment

Erodex, a UK leader in the provision of EDM supplies, graphites and graphite machining is celebrating 20 percent growth over the past 12 months, following a period of substantial investment

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XYZ continues to spread the 3D message

Following the success of its 3D printing seminar in collaboration with HP and other specialists in the 3D printing sector, XYZ Machine Tools has announced a second seminar at its Nuneaton Technical Centre on the 5th July

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Fourth Unison bending machine for leading aircraft component manufacturer

Aircraft component manufacturer, Globe Engineering, has installed a fourth Unison all-electric CNC tube bending machine at its facility.

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A GibbsCAM distributor since 1988

Tech CADCAM is celebrating 30 years as the UK distributor for GibbsCAM. The Suffolk-based company distributor has been bringing innovation to the manufacturing industry since 1988.

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50 years success in Europe for Mitutoyo

For five decades, customers who seek a boost in their quality assurance have turned to Mitutoyo, a leading manufacturer of highly accurate and innovative measuring devices and outstanding custom solutions.

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Bowers Group holds Metrology Open Day

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 three miles away.

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3D printing goes live at XYZ

XYZ Machine Tools has created a separate page dedicated to its HP Muliti Jet Fusion 3D printing technology on its website. Visitors to the page can see a range of videos that highlight the potential created by the innovative and revolutionary HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer technology.

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MACH 2018 pulls in the crowds for Ceratizit WNT

Best MACH on record for cutting tool specialist - The decision to invest in the largest MACH exhibition stand in the Group’s history proved to be a correct one as record numbers of visitors visited the Ceratizit WNT stand over the five days of the show.

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Renishaw launches guide to additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) systems and software manufacturer and user, Renishaw, has launched a dedicated AM Guide on its website. The company will use the new information hub to educate and inform customers.

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SIC Marking strengthens its position in the market

SIC Marking’s headquarters in France have recently started to complete a building expansion creating 2,000 M² more production and office space to handle efficiently the market demand.

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Hexagon to host high performance metrology event

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is offering a rare opportunity for you to learn more about high performance metrology solutions at a special event at Coventry's Manufacturing Technology Catapult Centre on May 23

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Bystronic acquires TTM Laser

Swiss sheet metal equipment manufacturer, Bystronic, which produces fibre laser cutting machines, automation solutions and press brakes for processing flat material, has announced that it is to take over the Italian manufacturer of laser-based tube and profile cutting machines, TTM Laser S.p.A.

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Measurement Solutions wins orders at MACH

MACH 2018 proved to be a resounding success for metrology innovator 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

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CGTech ‘ins and outs’ at MACH 2018

Due to the continued expansion of the VERICUT user base for both CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation, plus the growing use of the VERICUT Composites Applications Suite for advanced non-metallic materials, CGTech recently announced it is expanding and restructuring its UK operation

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Markus Horn appointed managing director of Paul Horn GmbH

Markus Horn has been appointed the new managing director of Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH.

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Renishaw supports new Being Brunel museum

Being Brunel has launched this year as part of the UK-wide Year of Engineering.

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Starrett celebrates 60 years of UK manufacturing

Starrett is celebrating six decades of UK manufacturing.

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Manufacturing Technology Centre introduces FANUC technology to state-of-the-art training centre

FANUC has installed a range of its technology at the MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, as part of the MTC’s continued commitment to the next generation of engineers.

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Siemens to invest £27m in new 3D-printing factory

Siemens to invest £27m into a new 3D-printing factory for Worcester based Materials Solutions Ltd that will create 55 new jobs.

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New catalogue keeps things current at WNT

Supplementary catalogue highlights pace of change at WNT

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MACH 2018 seminar programme launches

The seminar programme for MACH 2018 is now live and visitors are encouraged to book ahead.

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Hexagon announces more PC-DMIS software seminars

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced plans to take its annual PC-DMIS metrology software seminars to a wider range of locations this year.

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North of England Metrology Networking Event

FARO UK, Manchester Metrology and Optimax have joined together to organise a Metrology networking event in the North of England.

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30 years at the forefront of production control software

PSL Datatrack is celebrating 30 years at the forefront of production control software development for precision engineering subcontractors.

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Translas expands into the UK with new limited entity

With effect from 1st March 2018, Dutch welding and extraction specialist Translas has expanded into the United Kingdom, with the establishing of Translas UK Ltd.

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Renishaw shortlisted for Company of the Year at PLC Awards

Gloucestershire-based global engineering technologies company, Renishaw has been shortlisted for Company of the Year at the PLC Awards, 2017.

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ESAB completes acquisition of Sandvik welding business

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Sandvik welding operations

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Key appointment at leading UK measurement specialist

Measurement Solutions, the UK partner for Creaform 3D portable metrology and Metrologic Group inspection software, has announced the appointment of Andrew Tagg as its new business development director.

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RARUK Automation adds traditional robots to its portfolio

RARUK Automation has teamed up with TM Robotics to offer the Toshiba Machine SCARA, Cartesian and 6-axis robots.

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Altus welcomes Quick as a pre-eminent supplier

Altus has recently added innovative automated handling solutions, robotic soldering systems and technical furniture to its range following its collaboration with Quick.

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New 2018 catalogue now available from Dormer

Featuring more than 540 product families over 640 pages, the new Dormer catalogue is now available in 20 languages.

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SMEs predict best sales in three years

Barometer shows that manufacturers must improve productivity to meet expected sales and profit growth

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Norbar celebrates its 75th anniversary at Cologne International Hardware Show

Norbar Torque Tools is heading to the Cologne International Hardware Show from the 4th to 7th March, with its largest range of devices on display.

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MAN creates 125 jobs after record-breaking year

A unique industrial collective is casting aside the shadows of Brexit by recording its best ever year, with a £10m increase in sales paving the way for 125 new jobs.

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Geo Kingsbury enters additive manufacturing sector

Known for selling turnkey metalcutting systems to UK and Irish manufacturing industry based on prestigious German machine tool agency ranges of CNC turning, milling and grinding centres, Geo Kingsbury has announced that, with immediate effect, it is also offering additive manufacturing solutions.

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Blum measures up to a record year in the UK

Industry’s search for greater accuracy and real-time data has helped an East Staffordshire measurement specialist secure a record-breaking year.

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Walter GB to demonstrate Engineering Kompetenz with Made in the Midlands membership

Tooling expert Walter GB has joined Made in the Midlands, the influential peer group for MDs and CEOs of manufacturing and engineering firms in the Midlands.

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ASF Metrology intends to acquire coordinate measuring machines business from Nikon Metrology

Nikon Metrology has announced that ASF Metrology intends to acquire Nikon Metrology’s coordinate measuring machines (CMM) business. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in about 2 months.

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Booming MTC expects to create 100 new jobs this year

Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) continues to become one of the city’s booming businesses, after seeing its workforce grow by more than 20 percent in the past year and it is predicting further growth in 2018, including an increase in the number of apprentices, which currently stands at 147.

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XYZ ends 2017 on a high

XYZ Machine Tools closed out 2017 by posting an increase in order intake for the eight months from May to December. This reflects the positive attitude among manufacturing businesses in the UK and Europe, along with the arrival of new machine tool models to the XYZ portfolio.

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Geoff Bryant retires from Citizen Machinery after creating business platform for record sales

Geoff Bryant retires from Citizen Machinery after creating business platform for record sales

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Manufacturing in motion

With just a couple of months to go before the doors open to MACH 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham, visitor registration is now live.

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Haas Modular Mini-Mill– the next generation 40-taper compact machine

The new Modular Mini Mill from Haas Automation provides an economical solution for small parts machining for new start business

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Mantis inspection equipment ensures quality for handmade shoe manufacturer

Mantis inspection equipment from Optimax ensures quality for handmade shoe manufacturer

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Matsuura kicks off 2018 with significant employee investment

Matsuura Machinery Ltd has continued to strengthen its service and sales team with the appointment of five new employees.

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Hoffmann becomes a European Company

Hoffmann, a leading system partner for quality tools, has become a European Company, Societas Europaea (SE), with effect from 7th December 2017.

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Metrology specialist announces restructuring

Measurement Solutions, the UK partner for Creaform 3D portable metrology and Metrologic Group inspection software, has announced plans to re-structure its business activities.

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Emphasis on productive solutions for subcontractors from Gewefa at Southern Manufacturing

Gewefa UK Ltd, the Corsham based specialist toolholding and allied equipment supplier, is offering products with special appeal to subcontract manufacturers at Southern Manufacturing 2018.

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Hurco to present machining solutions for simple and complex components at Southern Manufacturing

At Southern Manufacturing 2018, Hurco will present its machining solutions for simple and complex components.

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LASYS exhibition becoming increasingly more important

LASYS has become established as the trade fair for laser material processing and is making an impression with continuously increasing numbers of international exhibitors, industrial associations and institutions.

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Unison Ltd and Pneuform Machines Ltd announce joint venture

Joint venture will strengthen portfolio, build scale and accelerate growth

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Walter adds to its digital Engineering Kompetenz

With the acquisition of its long-standing software partner Comara GmbH, tooling expert Walter is reinforcing its decision to strive for further growth in the digital sector and build on the company’s Engineering Kompetenz.

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XYZ Machine Tools awarded major safety accreditation

XYZ Machine Tools has been awarded accreditation from leading third-party accreditation scheme Alcumus SafeContractor for its excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

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Kemppi opens up robotic welding application centre in China

In order to strengthen its robotic welding business and speed up the growth in Asia, Kemppi has opened a robotic welding application centre in China.

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123 Insight releases 36 MRP/ERP Evaluation Workshop dates

123 Insight Ltd has scheduled 36 MRP/ERP Evaluation Workshop events for the first half of 2018 as a result of increasing interest and on the back of year-on-year business growth.

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KYOCERA to acquire power tool business from RYOBI

Acquisition will further diversify and expand product line-up Kyocera Corporation president,

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New product catalogue offers a comprehensive resource

Floyd Automatic Tooling has an impressive reputation for the support it provides to both customers and technical partners; something that was prevalent at the recent Star Micronics and Citizen Open House events.

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Floyd delivers solutions at Star and Citizen Open House events

Floyd Automatic Tooling has an impressive reputation for the support it provides to both customers and technical partners; something that was prevalent at the recent Star Micronics and Citizen Open House events.

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123 Insight showcases latest MRP software and host workshops at the Manufacturing Management Show

123 Insight Ltd will be exhibiting at the Manufacturing Management Show on 22nd and 23rd November 2017 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry and will also be presenting at the Manufacturing Management Workshop events.

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Renishaw’s founder awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Huddersfield has awarded an honorary doctorate to Sir David McMurtry, chairman and chief executive of global engineering technologies company, Renishaw.

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Southern Manufacturing marks 20th anniversary with move to new home

The Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Show is marking its 20th anniversary in 2018 with a move to a new permanent venue at Farnborough.

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