environment

We need to talk about solvent

06/02/2017

There is a continued need for solvent-based cleaning. With related plant cost a stumbling block in many projects, an event responded to that and set out the bigger picture. Andrew Allcock reports (extended article)

Managing coolant: the machinery options

16/01/2017

A variety of web-based services and automated machinery is helping machine tool operators manage, monitor and maintain metalworking fluids, as Will Dalrymple reports

Changing everything

11/07/2016

In 10 years, honing expert Delapena has actually travelled many decades to arrive at the success it is today, in terms of its current machine tool technology, in-house working practices and service offerings. Andrew ...

This month 25 years ago: March 1991

09/03/2016

Environmental legislation; investment boost request; Mitutoyo starts UK manufacture; Hurco in-house CADCAM development; rotary forging club; EU and national industrial policy in the news; machining centre developments

Well-oiled production

07/03/2016

Already involved in prolonging coolant life and reducing consumption, Environmental Technologies is adding premium metalworking fluids to complete the package and drive further benefit

Double savings

16/11/2015

Incentives are available to help cut energy, water and air usage, driving down related utility and environmental costs in parallel. Will Dalrymple investigates

MQL - the case for

31/12/2014

Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) has been around for many years. Andrew Allcock reviews the process in brief and talks to two of its proponents, while providing a round-up of other relevant news. Picture: Some MQL ...

Briefing - Compressed air efficiency - ISO 11011:2013

03/10/2014

A new standard, ISO 11011:2013, defines requirements for conducting and reporting the results of a compressed air system assessment. Stephen Boults, capital equipment manager at Thorite (01274 66347), explains all to ...

Clean decision – what future for trichloroethylene?

28/10/2013

Trichloroethylene has been favoured within the aerospace industry for vapour degreasing of titanium, in certain applications, but the chemical has been facing an uphill battle. Is its Annex 14 REACH listing the end of ...