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CNC multi-spindle automatic gains more power, speed and flexibility

Posted in Technical Members News on 23rd Jan 2020

A new version of the MS32 six-spindle automatic has been introduced by German CNC turning machine manufacturer INDEX, whose sole sales and service agent in the UK, Irish and Middle Eastern markets is Kingsbury. Designed for the series production of high-precision turned parts from bar up to 32 mm diameter, the machine is quick to set, lowering the economical batch... Read more...

Ceratizit Group keeps the innovation coming at MACH 2020

Posted in Technical Members News on 21st Jan 2020

MACH 2020: Hall 18 Stand: 210 Ceratizit Group keeps the innovation coming at MACH 2020 The four competence brands of the CERATIZIT Group, Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, Komet, Klenk and WNT, will be represented at MACH 2020 under the Team Cutting Tools banner, with the opportunity being taken to introduce a wide selection of new and innovative cutting tool developments that will further enhance productivity... Read more...

PUMP MANUFACTURER INSTALLS FIRST SLIDING-HEAD LATHE

Posted in Technical Members News on 21st Jan 2020

PUMP MANUFACTURER INSTALLS FIRST SLIDING-HEAD LATHE Two-year payback expected by bringing subcontracted work in-house One of the UK's largest pump manufacturers shipping more than 200,000 units per year, Charles Austen Pumps (www.charlesausten.com), has invested in its first sliding-headstock bar auto, a Cincom L20-X from Citizen Machinery UK (www.citizenmachinery.co.uk). It was installed in the OEM's Byfleet factory in June 2019 and has taken... Read more...

All round turning grade CTPX710 unveiled by Ceratizit

Posted in Technical Members News on 15th Jan 2020

MACH 2020: Hall 18 Stand: 210 All round turning grade CTPX710 unveiled by Ceratizit Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT a product brand of Team Cutting Tools has introduced its latest grade for turning, CTPX710, which is set to reform insert choice for customers. Developed as a multi-application grade utilising new coating technology and new carbide substrate, CTPX710 now means one grade can be used across many... Read more...

CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT AT THE CENTRE OF LATEST PSL DATATRACK VERSION

Posted in Technical Members News on 6th Jan 2020

The latest version of PSL Datatrack production control software is now available. 227 Wishlist ideas have been satisfied in this release, adding 131 new configuration options which now total in excess of 1300. The update is focussed on improved automation, ease/speed of use and management control, with scheduling efficiency and reporting also enhanced. Many of the software’s additions are based upon... Read more...

Team Cutting Tools keeps you UP2DATE with latest developments

Posted in Technical Members News on 17th Dec 2019

Team Cutting Tools from CERATIZIT has its latest UP2DATE publication containing 122 pages of the latest cutting tool developments from the CERATIZIT Group. The latest UP2DATE focusses on brand new developments and upgrades with indexable inserts from Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT and rotary tools and workholding from WNT, two of the Team Cutting Tools product brands. Key among the many innovations... Read more...

NEW TURN-MILL CENTRES FOR MORE POWERFUL MACHINING

Posted in Technical Members News on 17th Dec 2019

The common platform launched in 2018 for the manufacture of two universal turning machines, the B400 from Index and the TNA400 from its subsidiary Traub, has been expanded with the addition of the B500 and TNA500 with larger, more powerful spindles. The machines are available in the UK, Ireland and Middle East through sole sales and service agent Kingsbury (www.kingsburyuk.com).   The... Read more...

2019 Closing Statement from Stephen Totty

Posted in Technical Members News on 17th Dec 2019

  2019 has been an interesting year for Star GB and the industry as a whole. Despite the scepticism amassed through the continued uncertainty of the economy and political climate, it is encouraging to see that a number of new users have invested in Star sliding head technology for the first time alongside continued investment from many existing customers. In addition,... Read more...

Chance purchase of a second-hand lathe triggers transformation of subcontractor's machine shop

Posted in Technical Members News on 18th Nov 2019

When a customer of subcontractor Apsley Precision Engineering suddenly stopped manufacturing components in-house, one of the redundant machine tools, a Miyano fixed-head, twin-spindle, single-turret lathe, was purchased by the contract machinist's managing director, Peter Aymes.   Its arrival in 2012 on the shop floor at the company's 12,000 sq ft facility in High Post, near Salisbury, heralded the start of a big... Read more...

WTX Co-Pilot drills from Team Cutting Tools aids deep hole drilling

Posted in Technical Members News on 18th Nov 2019

Developed as an intermediate step between the WTX-UNI and WTX-Quattro 4F pilot drills and the WTX High Performance Deep Hole drills in the WNT range, the new WTX Co-Pilot solid carbide drills enhance the machining of holes up to 50xD by piloting to as much as 20xD.  By using these intermediate length WTX Co-Pilot drills after an initial 3xD pilot hole... Read more...