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ETG Proves Priceless in Covid-19 Battle

28 May 2020

ETG Proves Priceless in Covid-19 Battle

Like any socially responsible and conscious manufacturer, Yorkshire Precision Engineering Ltd (YPEL) was one of the many companies that offered to support the UK Government and its Ventilator Challenge UK consortium. When the call came from Rolls-Royce plc, YPEL turned the first batch of parts around in just one week. Founded in 2001 by Michael and Lynda Laybourne, the Keighley Company received ...

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Is Your Machine Tool Protected For COVID-19 Downtime?

19 May 2020

Is Your Machine Tool Protected For COVID-19 Downtime?

If you have scaled down production during the current challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, have you considered when and how you get back to full-scale production? An equally important question is whether you have considered the impact of idle time on your machine tools and how you can prepare them for their return to optimal production levels? You wouldn’t leave your car idle for ...

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Is Your Workshop Prepared for Covid-19 ‘Idle Time’?

18 May 2020

Is Your Workshop Prepared for Covid-19 ‘Idle Time’?

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has thrown industry into unchartered territory with many machine shops running reduced capacity, idling some machines or completely closing the doors to the business. But what about your machine tools? You wouldn’t leave your car idle for weeks, as you know it isn’t good for the vehicle. So why would you leave an expensive machine-tool? Here, ROCOL gives engineers some tips ...

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Floyd Publishes Latest Cutting Tool Catalogue

5 May 2020

Floyd Publishes Latest Cutting Tool Catalogue

As the industry leader in specialist cutting tool solutions for the small turned parts sector, Floyd Automatic Tooling has now published the latest edition of its 2020 Applitec product catalogue. The new publication is packed with high-performance Swiss manufactured tooling lines suitable for CNC turning centres and sliding head-turning centre users that are manufacturing high-quality precision pa ...

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ITC Breathes Life Into NHS Support Program

4 May 2020

ITC Breathes Life Into NHS Support Program

During the unprecedented Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the true value of the UK manufacturing industry is being fully appreciated by the British public. As leading manufacturers race to design, produce and supply over 30,000 ventilators for the NHS at breakneck speeds; sign makers and plastic processing businesses the length and breadth of the country are simultaneously rushing to make protecti ...

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ITC Adopts Environmentally Friendly Packaging

28 March 2020

As part of its commitment to the environment, sustainability and social responsibility, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has now changed all of the packaging on its UK manufactured cutting tools to 100% recyclable materials. The Tamworth headquartered cutting tool manufacturer has always demonstrated best practice in both its manufacturing operation and its environmental impact; making this mo ...

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ROCOL Has Lubricants Formulated for Ventilation Equipment

18 March 2020

ROCOL Has Lubricants Formulated for Ventilation Equipment

With the Department of Health calling for help from industry to support the national effort for Coronavirus ventilator production, fluid experts ITW ROCOL are on hand to support every manufacturer planning to support the ‘call to action’. Acknowledged as a world leader in fluid and lubrication solutions, ITW ROCOL’s OT20 lubricant has been formulated specifically for use in ventilators for hospita ...

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Formaldehyde Release Biocides: Latest legislative change

21 December 2019

Formaldehyde Release Biocides: Latest legislative change

The legislation has changed with regards to the use of formaldehyde in cutting fluids, here ROCOL tells MTD what you need to know about the legislation and how it effects your business. What is formaldehyde? Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring chemical compound containing hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. Everything from bacteria to plants, fish to animals and even humans produce formaldehyde as ...

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Tornos Expands Team With 3 New Engineers

27 May 2019

Tornos Expands Team With 3 New Engineers

Following continued annual sales growth, Tornos UK has now expanded its UK team with the addition of three new highly skilled engineers. The new appointments will all serve to strengthen the service, customer support and technical engineering solutions available from the leading manufacturer of Swiss sliding head turning technology. Joining the company through May and June 2019, the appointment ...

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Optimising 5-axis machining with hyperMILL CAM Technology

25 May 2019

Optimising 5-axis machining with hyperMILL CAM Technology

OPEN MIND is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The hyperMILL CAD/CAM suite is a success story that is closely linked with 5-axis technology, a technology that has been greatly shaped by OPEN MIND. Despite its leading position, the experts at CAD/CAM pioneers OPEN MIND are stressing that 5-axis simultaneous machining is not always the best solution. There are few software companies that are as clo ...

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Richard Floyd, Managing Director, Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd