Clever Machinery https://clevermachinery.com Industrial & Manufacturing intelligence news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:00:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 134434637 Die casting company installs two more high-speed machining centres https://clevermachinery.com/case-studies/die-casting-company-installs-two-high-speed-machining-centres/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:54:22 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2329 In medium volumes, there is little difference between the cost of producing machined castings in China and in the UK Zinc and aluminium high-pressure die casting specialist RD Castings has used Japanese-built, high-speed, twin-pallet machining centres from Brother since 1989 and currently has nine of them adding value to its products in two machine shops

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“Quality machines for quality parts ” – Reginson Engineering turns to Ward CNC https://clevermachinery.com/machining-cnc/quality-machines-quality-parts-reginson-engineering-turns-ward-cnc/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:49:23 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2328 Reginson Engineering’s unequivocal need to use “quality machines to produce quality components” has seen a batch of ten Hyundai Wia vertical machining centres and CNC lathes installed to help the company meet the demands of an ever-increasing order book for aero-engine components. Steve Hatch, Director of the Nuneaton-based specialist sub-contract machinist, also says that the

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ABB’s innovative flash-charging technology goes live https://clevermachinery.com/intelligent-technology/abbs-innovative-flash-charging-technology-goes-live/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:43:43 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2327 First e-buses with ABB’s world-record flash-charging technology go into commercial service. ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology was a hot topic today as two articulated electric buses, the first of their kind in the world, went into service on bus line 23 in Geneva. It takes less than 1 second to connect the bus to the charging

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ABB achieves breakthrough with world’s most powerful HVDC transformer https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/abb-achieves-breakthrough-worlds-powerful-hvdc-transformer/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:40:24 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2326 ABB writes next chapter in electrical history as transformers and key equipment for world’s first 1,100 kilovolt (kV) project in China pass stringent tests ABB has set another pioneering innovation record with the successful testing of the low and high voltage units of the world’s most powerful ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transformer. The +/-1,100 kV

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AMRC Castings unveil largest ceramic shell titanium casting created in Europe https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/amrc-castings-unveil-largest-ceramic-shell-titanium-casting-created-europe/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:33:08 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2324 The Castings Group of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has unveiled the largest ceramic shell titanium casting ever created from a single pour in Europe. The casting is a milestone test piece and will become a showcase for development of the AMRC’s titanium casting facility which became operational earlier this year. The large-scale, near

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A cut above the rest: the western world’s oldest scissor manufacturer develops sharp new generation of blades after teaming up with AMRC https://clevermachinery.com/manufacturing/cut-rest-western-worlds-oldest-scissor-manufacturer-develops-sharp-new-generation-blades-teaming-amrc/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:32:26 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2325 William Whiteley & Sons (Sheffield) Ltd, the family owned scissor manufacturer which has been in operation in Sheffield since 1760, has recently teamed up with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s Design and Prototyping Group (DPG) to create an innovative new state-of-the-art design for their hand-crafted EXO range of scissors. William Whiteley’s, the oldest documented scissor

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Robots will set us free https://clevermachinery.com/intelligent-technology/robots-will-set-us-free/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:29:08 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2323 Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour party, will soon launch the final report of the Future of Work Commission, which has concluded that we should not fear the “march of the robots”. The report is a welcome change the typical narrative that has painted the rise of automation as something that will result in

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Digitalization — not just for big business https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/digitalization-not-just-big-business/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:26:51 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2322 New technology is making digital solutions affordable for SMEs When cellphones were first released in the mid-1980s, a handset would set you back $4000 — the equivalent of almost $10,000 today. Here, Markus Brettschneider, Group Senior Vice President and General Manager for Global Food & Beverage applications for ABB, explains how smaller food manufacturers can

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New tools for milling small threads https://clevermachinery.com/machining-cnc/new-tools-milling-small-threads/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:53:03 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2318 A new thread milling system, designated DCG, has been developed by Horn for producing M1 to M2.5 metric ISO threads DIN 13 – 20. The solid carbide, single-row, coated milling cutters, which have extremely sharp edges and are suitable for universal use, are available as standard for producing a thread length up to 2 x

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Davturn enters new turning arena with latest Miyano BNE-51SY6 installation creating a greater competitive capability https://clevermachinery.com/machining-cnc/davturn-enters-new-turning-arena-latest-miyano-bne-51sy6-installation-creating-greater-competitive-capability/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:49:08 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2297 Davturn, a small family-owned precision sub-contract machinist based in Bromsgrove has found increasing its production capability by installing a Miyano BNE-51SY6 turn-mill centre has added fuel to the burning desire to expand the five-people business into new larger premises.  As a result, managing director Mark Birley maintains, such has been the impact of the new

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