Production Engineering, Tooling & Machinery

Full steam ahead

Year on year, Starrag’s Turbine Technology Days never fail to impress – and the 2018 edition, the sixth in the annual series, was no exception.

It showcased developments to further improve the efficiency of machining turbine blades, blisks and engine casings, including:

Advanced Metal 3D Printing Technology for Mass Production to Accelerate 4th Industrial Revolution

“We are in the midst of a digital industrial revolution that is transforming the $12 trillion manufacturing industry”

At the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), HP Inc. launched HP Metal Jet,  advanced 3D printing technology for the high volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. Customers placing orders include global stalwarts Volkswagen and Wilo and innovative vertical market leaders such as Primo Medical Group and OKAY Industries. As part of its mission to transform the way the world designs and manufactures, HP also launched the Metal Jet Production Service3, enabling customers around the world to rapidly iterate new 3D part designs, produce final parts in volume, and integrate HP Metal Jet into their long-term production roadmaps.

‘Small But Powerful’

Yamazaki Mazak is ramping up the promotion of its PRIMOS range of machines for UK machine users. The new campaign, which has the strapline “You don’t have to be big to be powerful” is promoting the QT-PRIMOS series, a range of compact, high performance turning centres, and its vertical version, the VC-PRIMOS 400 SG, a compact vertical machining centre.

Getting a Grip - On Productivity

Leaving the comfort of employment and starting a business is a decision loaded with emotion and taken with cautious trepidation.

For the two ex-aerospace engineers that founded GD Precision, re-mortgaging their homes to finance the leap emphasises their confidence and passion. Seventeen years later and the decision has paid dividends for the West Sussex entrepreneurs.

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