Roll out the barrel to slash cycle times by 90%


High efficiency milling using conical barrel tools can slash cycle times by up to 90%, when machining surfaces. Tooling supplier WNT and CADCAM specialist Open Mind Technologies UK got together to underscore this ...

EMO 2017 - Industry 4.0 gains momentum


This year’s edition of biennial show EMO returns to Europe’s manufacturing technology heartland, Germany, with the six-day event kicking off on 18 September at its usual home, the Hanover show ground. Andrew Allcock ...

Gühring UK - geared up for growth


Ahead of its official opening on June 9, Andrew Allcock paid a visit to Gühring’s new home in Birmingham. A picture of modern manufacturing is what he found

Sandvik Coromant - Software is the solution


Electronics and combined software-hardware packages for turning dominated a March press event held at tooling company Sandvik Coromant’s Sandviken, Sweden, technical centre. Will Dalrymple was there

TDM Systems - Online digital tool service


Cloud-hosted toolholder/tool 3D models for CAM system use are already available from services such as Machining Cloud and Tools United, but tool management expert TDM Systems has thrown its hat into the ring, as Andrew ...

The web tutor


Sandvik Coromant's metalcutting e-learning programme provides an introduction to production engineering.

Aero challenge - extended feature


Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Europe hosted one of its first UK events since being bought by the Japanese industrial conglomerate Kyocera last year. Key themes were technical collaboration and superalloys, Will Dalrymple ...

Mazak new machines and industry 4.0 news


The traditional Open House event at Yamazaki Mazak’s European Technology Centre in Worcester in November 2016 launched two new machines among more than 20 displayed, and revealed several software-related developments ...

Solid v. indexable tooling


A back to basics look at the relative merits of single-piece solid and insert-based rotary cutting tools, and their materials, by Dormer Pramet ( product managers Ricky Payling and Lukas Pavlis. ...

Tool vending systems provide production intelligence


Tool vending machines are more than just bonded stores on a workshop floor. When set up correctly, their sophisticated monitoring functions can provide insight into what actually happens during production; this can help ...

Tooling case file: Looking at the detail


At Seco Tools UK, the applications support offering has been taken a step farther than most UK tooling providers, being developed into two formal services: documented cost reduction (DCR) and productivity and cost ...