ETG Celebrating a quarter of a century and presenting the latest manufacturing technology
Machine tool and turnkey solutions provider Engineering Technology Group (ETG) celebrated its 25th birthday early October with a big bang.
UK-based ETG celebrated its 25th birthday recently with over 450 industry delegates showcasing its latest manufacturing technologies, which included two new product launches, a UK debut for the Nakamura MX100 and an in-depth look at the latest additive manufacturing and wire EDM machines. The two-day event took place at the company's Wellesbourne headquarters.
Orders for four new CNC machines were even taken during the event, which marked a milestone birthday for the company, reinforcing the growing demand for ‘lights-out’ manufacturing, automation and machine tools that offer top precision and flexibility.
Sub-contract manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, medical and renewables sectors showed interest in the new Quaser UX500 twin pallet machine (with 15k to 24k rpm spindle), the 5-axis simultaneous machining power of the bavius TR80 machining centre as well as high-performance Chiron DZ15 machining cell.
Other systems presented included the Hyfore workholding, Filtermist oil filters, Blum-Novotest laser measuring systems, the Robojob turn-assist and ABB's latest robot.
ETG MD, Martin Doyle, said: “We wanted to make a big statement for our 25th and I believe we’ve achieved this, bringing the latest machine tools, automation and additive manufacturing technology to the UK.” He added that while there is a little uncertainty out there, firms recognise the need to stay ahead when it comes to technology.
ETG technical partners also presented their products and services, which included Hydrafeed, Ceratizit, Bott and Jemtech.
The Open House also gave ETG the opportunity to introduce its new business, HK Technologies, which it recently acquired. Gareth Jones, HK's MD, was at the event, promoting the importance of educating the industry on the benefits of additive manufacturing and why companies, large or small, can deliver prototypes and low/medium volume production with AM.