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Walter tools at work in the toughest of machining conditions


Production to Functional Specification

Leicestershire-based Surface Generation designs and builds sophisticated heat-cool solutions for composite part manufacturing. The company’s innovative machines are used by blue chip...

Published : 20, Aug 2015

Focused on systems

With a focus on specialised products and robust manufacturing systems, the Kirloskar Brothers Ltd Kondhapuri Plant is not only carving a niche for itself but also steadily growing its...

Published : 5, Aug 2015

Handling growth in sync

A steel manufacturing plant was looking for a competent partner who could understand the challenges and design a complete material handling system to integrate the various processes....

Published : 31, Jul 2015

When perfection is paramount

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools are used by many manufacturers to check designs before they are used in the field to ensure that the products made are fit for purpose. By Alastair...


A Modern Classic!

When its sub-contractor shut business, advanced CNC machining centres opened newer possibilities for this company manufacturing components for Volkswagen classic cars. By Matt Bailey...

Published : 10, Feb 2015

Robotic brain improves uptime

An upgrade to a newer version of ABB’s robot controller—the robot’s ‘brain’—has led to key improvements in failure risk, maintenance and spare part utilisation for Kia Motors’ large...

Published : 10, Sep 2014

Broken tool detection

A famous two-wheeler manufacturer relies on tool breakage detection to produce unique camshafts preventing damage caused by tool breakage during the machining process

Published : 11, Aug 2014

Powertrain components perfectly joined

With ever more complex constituent components and ever smaller batch sizes, powertrain production is facing many challenges. For a large number of applications in this sector the heat-shrink...

Published : 5, Aug 2014

Extrude hone for surface finishing

New P400 TEM machine from Kennametal Extrude Hone

Published : 28, Jul 2014