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Hexagon Metrology launches Leitz sensor automation system

The new Leitz SenmatiQ sensor automation system is now available from Hexagon Metrology. The system, which premiered at Control 2015 in Germany this past May, enables the fully automatic exchange of sensors within part programs. The new Leitz system is designed to make programming easier while maximising machine uptime and productivity. The SenmatiQ interface is […]

Blum Novotest opens new to purpose-built premises

Blum Novotest, the German metrology specialist, has moved its training and testing business to a whole new purpose-built demonstration facility in Burton-upon-Trent. The company has installed a Bridgeport GX710 machining centre from ETG for on-machine demonstrations, as well as testing and customer training. As noted by David Mold, Blum Novotest UK managing director, this new […]

Marlor Tooling first in Europe to use Walter Helicheck Pro tool inspection system

Marlor Tooling is the first European user of the Walter Helicheck Pro tool measuring machine with integrated robot loader and pallet system. The robot loader allows for 100% unmanned tool inspection for the first time. The cutting tool specialist, based in Peterborough, carried out tool inspection with the Walter Helicheck Pro tool measuring machine to […]

Asset International Ltd makes significant CNC investment

Asset International Ltd, one of the UK’s leading water management solutions companies, has investmented in two CNC cutting machines for use in its manufacturing facility in Newport. Asset produces Weholite large diameter plastic pipes, and their significant investment of £350,000 into a variable angle band saw and a CNC Gantry Miller will ensure that they […]

Alucast purchases UK licence for MAGMASOFT

Alucast, a specialist supplier of sand gravity and pressure castings, has purchased the UK licence for MAGMASOFT®. The acquisition of the new casting simulation software aims to reduce the cost of prototyping while leading to over £1 million of new opportunities, including new jobs at the firm. MAGMASOFT® works by simulating the casting process and […]

Brandauer’s £200,000 investment is paying off

Birmingham-based presswork and stampings firm Brandauer has won £70,000 worth of work from clients in the automotive, medical and renewable energy sectors as a result of its six-figure investment into a new special products division. The division, which opened in mid-July, aims to improve its one-off, prototyping and low volume manufacturing capabilities. The firm has […]

Hurco Inc to acquire Milltronics and Takumi machine tool companies

US machine tool and CNC specialist Hurco Inc is to acquire two machine tool companies: US-based Milltronics Manufacturing Company and Taiwan’s Takumi Machinery Co. The move comes as a result of the company acquiring Milltronics Manufacturing Company via through a wholly-owned subsidiary, and acquiring the business, technology and operating assets of Taiwan’s Takumi Machinery Co […]

Rolls-Royce and Unipart to form MetLase

Rolls-Royce and Unipart have teamed up to form a joint venture called MetLase. The power systems and aero-engine manufacturer that is Rolls-Royce is coming together with Unipart’s manufacturing, logistics and consultancy group to develop solutions “for advanced fixturing and products applicable across a range of manufacturing industries”. The new MetLase company is to focus initially […]