Switzerland/ UK/ Ireland – Erowa's mineral cast tombstone cube combined with the company's MTS (Modular Tooling System) zero-point workholding system is said to provide a high efficiency fixturing system.
UK – Starrett’s recently launched system solutions and test frames – L3 Systems (simpler methodology) and L2 Plus Systems (advanced force measurement and analysis) – for materials testing, force analysis and force measurement simplify the test function, and the management of the test results with the software using SI or Imperial units.
UK - There is no denying automation will require capital investment, will occupy some floorspace and may not be as flexible as having an operator stood at the machine all day. However, when applied correctly automation can deliver considerable cost savings and increased manufacturing capacity.
UK – One of the UK’s largest suppliers of EDM consumables, Erodex, supplies the complete Bedra range of high performance coated wires that can provide an increase of up to 50% cutting speed performance while maintaining the quality of the cut, the supplier claims.
UK – Continental Barum, a leading tyre manufacturer based in the Czech Republic, stays ahead of the competition by meeting its promises to deliver. On the shop floor, the company counts on Vericut simulation software to avoid programming errors. By Simon Simmons.
UK – Lapp Blaster, a surface preparation and finishing cabinet from Erodex, has been designed to remove the recast layer created by the EDM process, and to effectively shot-peen the annealed heat-affected zone.