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 […]

Bowers Metrology to showcase new demonstration suite in September

Bowers Metrology will hold a materials testing seminar on September 16 in its brand new demonstration suite in Camberley in Surrey. The demonstration is designed to give customers an insight into the principles of hardness testing, as well as providing an overview of the solutions available from Bowers Metrology. The demonstration will be followed by […]

AMRC to build world’s first high speed 3D printing machine

AMRC are currently developing the world’s first high speed printing machine. Built for the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing (pictured), the new machine will have the ability to manufacture plastic parts as quickly and as cheaply as traditional manufacturing methods. The machine is to be developed by the AMRC’s Design and Prototyping […]

YSS the first to install Amada ENSIS 4020

YSS Ltd, a Halifax-based fabrication specialist, is the first UK firm to order a new Amada ENSIS 4020 AJ fibre laser-cutting machine. The brand new patented ENSIS variable beam control unit allows users to move between fibre and CO2 style beams for cutting both thin and thick materials. In contrast, conventional fibre laser-cutting systems generally […]

Brown & Holmes becomes sole agent for Mytec tools

The Mytec expanding clamping tool is now available from Brown & Holmes. Tamworth-based Brown & Holmes has become the sole UK and Ireland agent for Mytec hydraulic expanding clamping tools, which offer seal-less technology for hydraulic expansion clamping tools. Brown & Holmes is perhaps best known for its work holding products design and the manufacture […]