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May 2018

Academia and manufacturing can connect

AI enables smarter assembly, superior products

Precision coolant helps fasten thread-turning operations – Sandvik

Somta invests in new equipment to enhance productivity and quality

New Takumi allows BMW Engineering to alleviate bottlenecks and enhance capabilities

King Bull appointed distributor for Schumacher threading tools

Stillam adds WorkNC to its portfolio of CAD/CAM software it markets

U & L Engineering invests in MTool vertical boring mill

TWR Steel moves into fiber laser cutting of thin gauge and is loving it

Atlantis Foundries well advanced in Smart Foundry ambitions

Sassda calls for entries to 2018 Awards

Cast Products South Africa established as IDC awaits Competition Commission approval

Concern about impact of US tariffs on South African steel industry – Solidarity

UK plasma cutting table manufacturer enters South African market

InnovMetric and South African business partner launch PolyWorks South Africa

COMA 2019 – International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing

Ford expands engine assembly operations at Struandale engine plant

BMW reveals production plans for Africa

No winds of change at ITAC

Buoyant German machine tool industry

Huge break for auto companies as China removes ownership caps

Bystronic now acquires tube and profile processing specialist TTM Laser S.p.A

Canada shuts door on cheap metal imports

India overtakes UK as car sales surge

Marposs announces acquisition of aviation tooling supplier BPMA

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1 000 jobs at Solihull

NASA enlists Lockheed Martin in the quest for the supersonic thump

UK scientists on brink of titanium revolution

Swedish Steel Prize 2018 finalists stand out with pioneering designs

Röhm Group Acquired by Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding Group

Japan machinery manufacturers with China links hit by trade war fears

Tenneco buying Federal-Mogul for $5.4 billion

Wohlers Report 2018 shows dramatic rise in metal additive manufacturing and overall industry growth of 21%

EuroBLECH 2018 – The technological showcase for the sheet metal working industry

Autonomous 3D scanner supports individual manufacturing processes

Haas celebrates milestone

DMG Mori’s ‘Path of Digitisation’ focuses on automation solutions, new technology

3D printing rocket engine parts

GE’s giant wind turbines will have rotors as long as football fields

Astronomical wonders need CNC machines to manufacture the equipment that astronomers and scientists use in their research

Steel Services and Allied Industries continues with its smart investments

Design it. Make it. Brand it.

How to check the performance of your press brake and tooling

Castrol metalworking fluids reduce the use of additives and biocides

VMC enables precise five-axis machining

Heidenhain’s DROs offer useful software features

Mazak five-axis HMC mills aluminium for aerospace, superconductors

Doosan compact VMC designed for lean manufacturing cells

Four launches for Hurco in its 50th year

The new TruLaser Tube 5000 now also creates threads in tubes

OSG Exocarb ADF drills

Amada’s 3kW Ensis fiber laser machine

Kennametal KBH10 – Mastering the challenges of hard turning

Victor CNC 5-axis range tackles parts up to 1.2 metres

Tungaloy expands its TungCap programme for small part machining in CNC lathes

Colchester launch new generation of Typhoon CNC turning centers

Iscar indexable tools challenge solid carbide for small diameters

Renishaw’s SFP2, a new, improved surface finish measurement probe for use with the Revo 5-axis measurement system on CMMs

Studer introduces a new CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine to the market

Vero Software’s Edgecam 2018 R1 release

Hexagon’s CMM offered in four capability packages

Flexible Flow Mach 200 waterjet

Yaskawa Motoman welding robot provides extra long reach

Kitamura Mycenter-2XD Sparkchanger

Mobile job costing and quoting software – TurboTime