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New desktop CNC machine Stepcraft 2 launches on Kickstarter

Another desktop all-in-one machine has launched online, promising a multitude of manufacturing features aimed at individual ‘makers’ interested in tools that multitask as CNC mills, 3D printers and laser engravers. The Stepcraft range has already been successful in Europe, and has launched its second iteration in the United States as well. Building on its original […]

BLM Group USA launches the E-Flex CNC wire bending machine

BLM group USA, a world-renowned manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has introduced the E-Flex, a highly versatile CNC bending machine for wire fabrication. Featuring an automatic single head, this fully electric CNC machine is designed for simple to highly complex three-dimensional wire bending, for both short runs and high-volume production. The Michigan-based firm specialises in […]

CNC Software Inc. announces Meghan Summers-West as new president

The developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, CNC Software Inc recently named its new president as Meghan Summers-West. Summers-West has served as the firm’s operations manager since 2009, and the announcement was made at the beginning of April at the firm’s Connecticut HQ by the her father, ex-president and now-chairman Mark Summers. In his announcement, he […]

CNC software developers to exhibit NCSIMUL at Eastern State Exposition

CNC software developer Spring Technologies will be exhibiting at EASTEC in Massachusetts, in mid-May this year. The focus of their stand will be their flagship simulation software NCSIMUL Machine and NCSIMUL Player 9.2. Aiming to reflect the growing adoption of remote and mobile software accessibility, Spring will also showcase its new mobile system called WYSIWYC […]

Daltons Wadkin provides Kimla solution for rail arm of iLECSYS

When Hertfordshire-based firm iLECSYS needed a large capacity CNC solution to increase production of their engineered GRP rail systems, they found Daltons Wadkin – and their Kimla 4-Axis BPF model. According to Alex Dalton of Daltons Wadkin, diversity and capacity were key considerations. Dalton said: “To cope with the range of GRP material being processed […]

Hybrid Ambit system wins award at Manufacturing for Growth

Texas-based firm Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies won the inaugural International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) on the for its 3D printing machine hybrid technology. The award was presented at The Manufacturing for Growth Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Dr Jason Jones, co-founder and CEO of Hybrid, gave some insight into the innovative Ambit system. He said, “Hybrid technology […]

Haffner’s Italmac Turn 4 Axis CNC machine proving popular

Specially designed to mill and drill aluminium and PVCu bars and work pieces, Haffner’s Turn 4 Axis machine from its new Italmac range is selling well with fabricators. Haffner launched the range of aluminium fabrication machinery in the UK market in 2014. Haffner’s MD Dave Thomas said: “All the machines in the Italmac range represent […]

Kickstarter-funded BoXZY combines 3D printing, CNC mill and laser printer

Described by its makers “as the most versatile desktop fabrication device on the market”, Pittsburgh-based manufacturing team BoXZY are on fundraising site Kickstarter appealing for funds to build their innovative machine. The “triple threat” BoXZY Rapid-Change FabLab has a compact black anodised aluminium body, and features three quick-change heads to allow any craftsperson to mill […]

AJCBM 800 the first UK-built machine to feature TNC 320 control system

The launch of Ajax Machine Tools International’s AJCBM 800 features Heidenhain’s highly popular TNC 320 control system, and extends its range of heavy-duty, solid boxway CBM Interactive bed-style milling machines. Ajax MD William Savin announced that “Ajax is now the largest installer of Heidenhain control systems on new machines in the UK and is the […]