News

Funding boost for low carbon projects in automotive sector

Projects that will bring fuel cells into van fleets, develop high efficiency transmissions and create the next generation of electric and hybrid buses are among the latest to

Metal casting industry agrees £77m for new technologies and techniques

The UK’s metal casting industry has agreed a £77m boost to its attempt to bring new techniques and technology to the factory floor.

Online tool puts manufacturers in the right mindset for success

England’s manufacturers are being encouraged to see if they have the ‘high growth’ mindset by completing an online tool that could help them expand.

Colebridge Trust clients help to produce over four million automotive parts

Adults with learning disabilities have helped to produce four million automotive parts as a result of collaboration between the Colebridge Trust and Automotive Insulations.

Recruitment consultancy launches digital design office

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has launched a digital design office to support automotive OEM’s with digital design and prototyping solutions.

Product News

Larger capacity gets affordable

The new XYZ XL 780 heavy-duty lathe is the latest addition to the XL range of medium to large capacity lathes available from XYZ Machine Tools, and says XYZ, is proving popular with customers looking for larger capacity turning without breaking the bank.

Complex part production in 20mm sliding head lathe category

Star has launched the latest offering in the 20mm sliding head lathe category – the ST-20 is geared towards complex “high value” part production and its capabilities mirror that of its bigger sibling the ST-38.

Roemheld grips 5-axis clamping

Carbide inserts have been recently introduced to the Hilma MC 100 vice range of vices and jaws from Roemheld, which enable end users to hold concentric components on just 3mm in a vice.

Economic solution for automated drill sharpening

A new, versatile, automatic drill sharpening machine manufactured by the US firm, Darex, has been introduced to the UK by agent, 1st Machine Tool Accessories. Called XT-3000 Auto, it bridges the gap between a manually operated machine and a fully automated CNC sharpening system.