Indespension

Trailer manufacturer doubles productivity with fibre laser cutting

At the Bolton factory of trailer manufacturer, Indespension, sheet metal cutting productivity has doubled following the replacement of a CO2 laser-powered machine with a...
Hurco

Hurco machining centre fits into tight space

A new subcontract machining firm has been set up near Coventry to undertake small batch manufacture and project work that other subcontractors and OEMs...
Altra motors

Motors and drive systems in the water industry

The water industry provides one of our most vital resources right to our doorstep, but the processes that are required to maintain this service...
NCMT

Mouldmaker chooses bridge-type machining centre with temperature compensation

Last autumn (2016), when precision mould manufacturer and injection moulding specialist BM Injection was looking to replace an ageing, 3-axis, vertical-spindle machining centre of C-frame...
Bystronic

US banker becomes sheet metalworking subcontractor in the UK

Former investment banker Troy Barratt believes passionately in promoting manufacturing in the developed world – so much so that he gave up his career...
BEKO TECHNOLOGIES UK

Why calibration of your instruments is so important

The main reasons for this are to ensure the reliability of the instrument, that it can be trusted. To determine the accuracy of the...
PDJ Vibro

Subcontractor sets up manufacturing cell for Perkins Engines

Peterborough subcontractor Westcombe Engineering has installed a new manufacturing cell to produce increased quantities of a family of aluminium engine components for Perkins Engines....
Hurco

55-year-old uses his pension to start successful subcontracting business

It is never too late to become an entrepreneur, it seems. Brian Yates, a machinist since he left school and latterly a manager in...
ABB Food and Beverage

The cost of functional safety for food processing

How neglecting functional safety can have serious consequencesIn 2014 in the UK, a large food manufacturer had to pay a £800,000 fine after a...
Mitsubishi Electric robot training

Single source supply can massively reduce costs for machine builders of any size

The automotive industry and other global manufacturing businesses have long espoused the mantra of a reduced supplier base in order to find assembly efficiencies...