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Matchmaker adds 5-axis machines to its range

Matchmaker CNC has added two full 5-axis machining centre capability to its Matchmaker range of vertical machining centres. The new competitively priced machines provide high performance, simultaneous 5-axis capacity under the Matchmaker brand for the very first time. Managing director Colin Donhue said: “The addition of full 5-axis capability to the Matchmaker range is a […]

Ward CNC gets a makeover

Ward CNC Machinery, based in Sheffield and one of the UK’s leading suppliers of CNC machine tools, is getting a makeover. With the help of the image specialists at the city design and marketing agency Allen Design Team, Ward CNC Machinery is getting a fresh image in an attempt to link the company’s great industrial […]

Hope Technology buys flatbed cutter for bicycle components

Hope Technology is developing a new range of composite bicycle components and has just taken delivery of a Blackman and White Genesis automated flatbed cutter. In recent years, the bicycle industry has followed the aerospace and automotive industries in adopting modern composite materials such as carbon fibre in the development of top of the range […]

The future of 3D printing

Engineers Matt Burris and Chris Elsworthy, based in San Francisco and Portishead in the UK respectively, are both working towards their own 3D printing system that they believe could spread the technology into an untapped market. Matt Burris, CEO and co-founder of MatterFab, has spent the past two years developing a metal 3D printer, which […]

Altec Engineering announces £1.5 million investment as part of major expansion

Altec Engineering has announced plans to invest £1.5 million as part of a major new expansion in efforts to double the size of its existing premises. The County Durham firm already occupies a 9,000 square foot facility in Bowburn and employs 60 people. The expansion aims to increase turnover and target new markets. In an […]

Shaw Metal Solutions plans for growth with CNC lathe

Halifax-based metal forming firm, Shaw Metal Solutions, has plans for expansion due to increasing its turnover by 30 per cent for the second year running. The company was able to achieve this by investing in the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. This investment allows Shaw Metal Solutionsto plan for further growth. Shaw’s £35,000 investment into a […]

Dawson Shanahan make huge savings after £1m investment

Dawson Shanahan, specialists in precision cold forming and machining, is making substantial savings after investing in new machinery. The company has spent more than £1 million on new machine tools including a pair of Ocean Cincom high production, GN-3200W twin-spindle CNC turning centres with integrated loading systems for producing plasma cutting shield nozzles. The cold forming […]

Hurco Companies Inc files patent for new 3D printing technology

Hurco Companies Inc, the US-headquartered CNC machine tool manufacturer, has filed a US patent application for new technology that combines 3D printing and CNC machining. This intriguing new software effectively turns a CNC milling machine into a 3D printer through the design of an additive manufacturing adapter. The president of Hurco Companies Inc, Gregory Volovic, […]