New sales appointment for Star Micronics GB


Mick Webster has been appointed by sliding-headstock lathe company Star Micronics GB as area sales manager for the East and South East of England, with effect from 1 March 2006.

Hexagon consolidates after-sales service and support


All Hexagon Metrology after-sales support, both mechanical and software, has been consolidated at the company’s Telford Headquarters, this applies across all of the brands of products within the Hexagon portfolio.

MTA takes over secretariat of hard metals association


The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has announced it has taken over the running of the Secretariat of The British Hardmetal and Engineers' Cutting Tool Association (BHECTA), effective from 1 April 2006.

Trike and nPB alternative offered by 3M


The Solvents Emissions Directive, which becomes mandatory at the end of October 2007, has major implications for the thousands of companies who currently use Trike as a solvent for cleaning and degreasing purposes.

600 Group wins £4.4 million Airbus order


The 600 Group has reported the winning of a £4.4 million contract for the supply of four Mitsui Seiki horizontal machining centres and a Fastems materials handling system to Airbus UK.

Mighty fine agreement


BSA Machine Tools & Mighty USA have signed an agreement which sees BSA market the Churchill Viper range of CNC in the UK and Ireland and other markets in China and the Far East.

Renishaw and Delcam join up to boost productivity


Delcam, developer of the PowerINSPECT inspection software, and Renishaw, one of the world’s leading metrology companies, have joined forces to offer On-Machine Verification (OMV) technology to all companies seeking to ...

Dean Smith & Grace order for new breed CNC lathe


Dean, Smith & Grace of Keighley, West Yorkshire has received the first order for one of its new breed of CNC shaft lathes - purpose-built for fully automated, high-precision, internal and external machining of large ...