Honda demonstrates commitment to UK with £200m investment

Honda’s manufacturing facility in Swindon is to become a global production hub for the next generation Civic following an investment of £200m.

Small manufacturers missing out on online sales opportunities

Around 70 per cent of small manufacturing businesses feel inspired to grow but many are missing out on their share of the £193bn generated by online sales.

C*Blade sold to SIFCO Industries

An Italian company that specialises in the manufacture of steam turbine blades and gas compressor blades for the energy market is to be acquired by SIFCO Industries.

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.

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.