Electric shock


Electric car, good; internal combustion engine, bad. Simple, right? Not if your country is a major producer of cars and internal combustion engines, the machine tools that make related components, as well as the tools ...

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

A rising tide lifts all


Last month (April), London-headquartered technology supplier representative organisation the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) divined more positive meaning from manufacturing-related indices than did the ...

Citizen Machinery UK - Change of leadership


After some 42 years’ involvement with Citizen CNC sliding-head machine tool sales, and around six with Miyano, Geoff Bryant is stepping down as managing director of Citizen Machinery UK. A new team is already in place. ...

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 ...

A strategy for all


In March, Andrew Allcock attended a meeting in London: ‘Priorities for shaping the UK’s Industrial Strategy’. Having a manufacturing theme, he picks out some so far less well-aired points

Equally valued, technically


Over many years, Machinery has watched how technical training has fallen away (as measured by engineering apprenticeship numbers) and as initiative after initiative to boost parity of esteem between academic and ...

Vision of steel


Driven by a new vision of integrated British steelmaking, commodities trader Sanjeev Gupta has, in the last few years, built an industrial conglomerate that aims to underpin British manufacturing post-Brexit, starting ...

The web tutor


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

Progress on CAM for AM


CAM software for subtractive machining is well developed and integrated with the CAD process. It is not the same for additive manufacturing (AM) or combined AM and subtractive processes, but there are new developments ...

Back to basics: DMG Mori Open House review


Customer service, machine rigidity, software and Industry 4.0 were the key product themes of the company’s annual Open House in Pfronten, Germany; but behind-the-scenes changes were also evident. Will Dalrymple was ...

The micron factory


JLR’s new powertrain metrology facility offers engineers access to unprecedented levels of precision, thanks to a dozen-strong fleet of the best equipment in the business. But that’s just the start of the ambitious ...

Aerospace supply chain profile: the intermediaries


Aerospace companies often work with intermediary purchasers and parts stockists that are tasked with the delivery of a variety of items, often in kits. Andrew Allcock spoke to FSL Aerospace, which is looking to grow and ...

Increasingly smart


Switzerland-headquartered Studer had both machine technology and smart factory news for those attending its annual gathering. Andrew Allcock was there and has the detail