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Filtermist secures second acquisition of 2019

Telford-based industrial air filtration specialist Filtermist International Ltd has finalised a deal to purchase the assets of Carter Environmental Engineers (CEE) Ltd’s air services division

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Advanced Grinding Solutions expands its UK operation

Advanced Grinding Solutions Ltd, the Midlands-based supplier of a wide range of grinding and finishing machines and associated equipment, has moved to a new and larger industrial unit on the Binley Industrial Estate in Coventry as it continues to expand its operations due to a growing order book for its range of machine tools

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GE certification adds to aerospace surface finishing ambitions

Fintek has gained GE certification for mass surface finishing. Adding to its existing AS9100 and AS9001, the new certificate is an important milestone for the company as it continues to expand its subcontract surface finishing services in the aerospace sector

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Kaman UK invests £1m in new chemical treatment line

World-leading aerospace innovator, Kaman UK has invested over £1m in a new chemical treatment line which will deliver surface treatment techniques to the aerospace industry

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Paris Air Show to feature Wallwork Heat Treatment for first time

Exhibiting for the first time at the International Paris Air Show, Wallwork Group is looking to expand its thermal processing services into Europe.

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Vollmer VDays

Vollmer recently hosted its four day VDays event at its world headquarters in Biberach, Germany. The Swabian sharpening expert was visited by over 400 customers from around the globe

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Liebherr-Verzahntechnik takes over Wenzel GearTec

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH, whose range of products covers gear technology and the area of automation systems, purchases all the shares of Wenzel GearTec GmbH, a manufacturer of gear measuring machines

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Höganäs replaces H.C. Stark brand

As of 1st June, HöganäsGroup of Sweden and H.C. Starck Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders (STC) act under the same brand and name on the market: Höganäs.

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Blackfast announces the launch of its new online store and website

If you work in the engineering, tooling, automotive or manufacturing industries and regularly need to black small metal parts and components thus enhancing both appearance as well as tested corrosion resistance, then Blackfast Chemical’s products are what you have been looking for. 

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Advanced heat treatments and hard coatings at Made in the Midlands

Stand L22 at the Made in the Midlands Expo 2019, June 20 will see Wallwork Group showcase a range of heat treatment and ultra-hard coating services. “The midlands and surrounding area represents a significant customer base, so we are pleased to be exhibiting again at MIM in its 10th anniversary year. Wallwork Birmingham, based in Smallheath, is one of our busiest group members,” comments Howard Maher, sales manager.

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The ultimate accessory-change system for grinders

ne click is all you need. Bosch Professional has introduced a revolution in convenience for angle grinder users with X-LOCK, the fastest, simplest, most trouble-free accessory-change system ever. Launched at the same time as this game-changer are six small but powerful X-LOCK angle grinders, whose innovative features will improve productivity, ergonomics and safety

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MecWash launches new website to showcase world-class systems

Global leader in high performance aqueous cleaning technology, MecWash has launched a brand new website to showcase its range of aqueous parts cleaning and degreasing systems for a variety of specialist sectors

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A partnership to drive innovation

Siemens is collaborating with a number of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapults across the UK to help support the growth and success of advanced manufacturing

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“United for your success” – Grinding Symposium 2019

For the fourth time in succession, the UNITED GRINDING Group is inviting international experts from the field of hard fine machining to this summit, held over three days against the beautiful panoramic backdrop of the Swiss Alps, at the Grinding Symposium from 8th-10thMay 2019 in Thun, Switzerland

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Gleason to acquire Faessler honing business in an asset deal

Gleason Corporation has announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Daetwyler Industries AG and MDC Max Daetwyler AG to acquire all assets of Daetwyler’s Faessler gear honing business. Under the Faessler brand, Daetwyler has been producing gear honing machines, related workholding and tools for the high-precision hard finishing of gears

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GrindTec 2020 update

The 300 registrations for the GrindTec 2020 in just under five months speak for themselves, while the leading platform for grinding technology is becoming more and more international. Whereas at the GrindTec 2000 just 15 percent of the 164 exhibitors came from outside Germany, most recent figures showed 45 percent of the 644 companies

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MecWash heads to NFPC Industry Open Day

MecWash Systems Ltd is heading to the 2019 NFPC Industry Open Day next week to highlight its global, class-leading parts cleaning and degreasing systems. The Open Day, held on Wednesday 20 February, is a key event in the fluid power industry with companies and organisations associated with hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, control and automation attending from throughout the UK and further afield

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Filtermist International adds DCS Group to its portfolio with £6.6m acquisition

A leading Industrial air filtration and extraction specialist has successfully completed its largest ever acquisition with the £6.6million purchase of Yorkshire-based DCS Group

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Master Abrasives now representing Microdiamant

Master Abrasives has been appointed the UK and Ireland representative for the range of diamond products for fine grinding, lapping and polishing applications manufactured by Microdiamant AG, based in Lengwil, Switzerland

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Ellesco lays down the challenge at its week-long Open House

As the UK and Eire’s leading supplier of deburring, polishing and finishing machines, Ellesco is opening the doors of its Christchurch, Dorset facility for a week-long Open House event. Beginning on the 25th February

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Queen’s Award presented to NCMT

At a reception on 14th November at the Coventry technical centre of machine tool and production solution provider NCMT, the company was presented with the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2018

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Knowledge forums “made by” Klingelnberg

In 2016, solutions provider Klingelnberg initiated its own international “GEAR Seminar” series. Since then, the exclusive trade events have been held annually for Klingelnberg customers, at different locations each year. This year, Klingelnberg has chosen Italy, Asia (with Taiwan and China) and the USA as its priority venues.

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Master Abrasives now representing RHODIUS

Master Abrasives has been appointed the UK representative for the range of innovative cutting and grinding products manufactured by Rhodius Schleifwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG, based in Burgbrohl, Germany.

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25 years of providing dust and fume extraction solutions

In September 2018, AirBench Ltd is proudly celebrating 25 years in business. Since beginning operations as WorkPoint Environments Ltd, the Colchester-based company has supplied in excess of 10,000 dust and fume extraction units to customers across the UK, EU, and worldwide.

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STUDER wins user satisfaction award in China

Swiss grinding machine manufacturer, Fritz Studer AG has won a user satisfaction award in China. The prize was awarded by the "AI Automobile Production" magazine during the Chinese Engineering Fair CIMES in Beijing. In total, 38 products and solutions for the automotive industry won awards

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Guyson International awarded ISO 9001:2015

Leading industrial finishing equipment manufacturer Guyson International Ltd, based in Skipton, North Yorkshire has announced that it has achieved yet another milestone, in this its 80th year of business, by being awarded ISO 9001:2015

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New grinding exhibition announced

Grinding Technology Japan 2019 - the grinding processing expertise exhibition will be held at Makuhari Messe Exhibition Hall 1, Chiba, Japan for 3 days from 18th to 20th 2019 and thereafter every two years.

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Mollart appointed to represent Ohio Tool Works

Ohio Tool Works (OTW) a specialist honing machine tool, tooling and bore finishing application company has added Mollart Engineering to its worldwide distribution network. As a result, the new agency brings a further dimension to Mollart’s deep hole drilling portfolio, in particular for bore finishing tool supply

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Master Abrasives installs eco 200 at Border Ballistics

Following the sale at MACH 2018, Master Abrasives has installed the Micromatic eco 200 grinding machine in Border Ballistics Technologies (BBT) facilities based in Scotland.

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Captured by confidence

Flame Hardeners’ impressive long roll and shaft hardening machine, with a capacity to handle components up to 500 mm in diameter and up to 7 metres long, has been captured on canvas as the result of a combination of circumstances.

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From HNC to Engineering degree

When three young adults joined Holroyd Precision’s modern apprenticeship programme back in 2011, little could they imagine that, as well as securing an exciting career, they would each achieve BEng (Hons).

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DANOBAT strengthens its international presence

DANOBAT, the leading manufacturer of machine tools and production systems has opened a 2,500 m2 plant in the town of Bistagno (Piemonte), in order to strengthen its position in Italy, the second market in machine tools in Europe after Germany.

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AirBench delivers 5.5 m VertEx Booth to French customer

AirBench has delivered a large VertEx booth to a major customer in France. The customer will be installing its own mixing equipment within the booth area. The system is designed to capture dust from the whole contained area, with various operations taking place within the booth.

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Tenova contracted to supply roll grinding machine for the US aluminum market

Tenova, a company in the Techint Group, specialising in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, has been contracted by JW Aluminum to supply a roll grinding machine for work rolls and back-up rolls, a chock changer for work rolls and back-up rolls and a chock tilter for its expansion plant at Goose Creek, South Carolina

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UNITED GRINDING Group continues its course of success with new owners

One of the world's leading machine tool manufacturers, the UNITED GRINDING Group, has a new owner. The new owner structure comprises a strategically aligned pool of investors organised by the Swiss BZ Bank Aktiengesellschaft

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Key appointment at ANCA

Dr Christopher Hegarty has been appointed The Group CEO effective from 1st July 2018, succeeding Grant Anderson FAICD and FAIM who, following eight years in the role at ANCA, will retire at the end of Jun

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Riley Surface World announces major summer disposal of new and used machinery

Riley Surface World is one of the world’s leading resellers of surface finishing plant and machinery. The company has recently achieved ISO 9001 accreditation, has a strong global online presence.

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Agathon celebrates 100 years with prestigious event

Leading Swiss company Agathon AG pulled all the stops out at its recent 100-year anniversary event at its factory in Bellach and at a special evening event in Soloturn

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ARKU InfoDays 2018: smart and networked

Info event focuses on reliable production processes and a major birthday - Faster, more efficient and more reliable: today’s production standards are more demanding than ever before. The metalworking industry faces the same challenges.

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New approval from leading helicopter engineering manufacturer

Indestructible Paint Ltd has announced further approval by one of the world’s leading helicopter engine manufacturers for its specialist coating products. The move confirms the use by Safran Helicopter Engines, a Division of the Safran Group, of IPAL1041 diffusion coating to meet the company’s CT_00618 approval

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Delivering precision for rotor grinding in China

Thanks to the technologies of Holroyd Precision, a major industrial group in Northern China will soon embark on the production of its own range of air ends, helical rotors and screw compressors

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Curtis Machine Tools celebrates the sale of 100th Vector grinding machine

With more than 40 years’ experience in producing engineered grinding solutions for high volume production environments, Curtis Machine Tools is celebrating the sale of its 100th Vector™ grinding machine into the USA for the production of diesel injection components.

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New Hone-All website goes live

Over the past few months Hone-All has been working hard on getting its new website ready to launch. The current website has served the company well but is showing its age.

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Riley Surface World awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification

Riley Surface World is one of the world’s leading resellers of new and used surface finishing plant and machinery. The company has been trading since 1966 and operates from 5,000 square metre premises in Aldridge, West Midlands.

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DVS focuses on automation

The DVS TECHNOLOGY GROUP is further extending its “Machine Tools & Automation” sector. As announced by the board of the company group, DVS will be taking multiple stakes in rbc Fördertechnik GmbH backdated to January 1, 2018.

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Seal of approval

Following on from Rolls-Royce approval at Wallwork’s Manchester site, the company’s Cambridge plant has secured the aerospace giant’s seal of approval for vacuum brazing, Plasma nitriding and heat treatment.

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Acquisition of Dust Control Solutions completes fifth Filtermist deal

Telford-based air extraction and filtration specialist Filtermist International has finalised a deal to acquire the business assets of Glasgow firm Dust Control Solutions Ltd (DCS).

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Oelheld expands UK presence

Renowned as an industry leading manufacturer and supplier of metalworking fluids, water-soluble lubricants and filtration and extraction systems, Oelheld UK has now expanded its UK operation. The Denbigh headquarters in North Wales has doubled in size with the acquisition of a new warehousing unit.

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Major success at MACH

With the widest range of grinding and finishing products being exhibited in 50 years of trading, the Master Abrasives stand was busy as expected at MACH this year and the grinding specialist welcomed hundreds of visitors onto its stand to view the machine by Micromatic Grinding Technologies.

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Positivity and orders up for RK International Machine Tools at MACH

The decision to increase its stand size to allow a wider and more diverse range of grinding technology to be exhibited at MACH 2018 proved to be the right decision for RK International Machine Tools.

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New recruit boosts customer support at Ellesco

As the UK’s leading provider of deburring and surface finishing equipment and systems, Ellesco has developed a reputation for high levels of customer support and service. This will now be enhanced by the appointment of Armin Berndt to the role of applications engineer

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PTG recognised as a Northern Powerhouse export champion

Rochdale-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG) has been named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT)

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Continental Diamond Tool acquires Consort Precision Diamond

Continental Diamond Tool Corporation (CDT), an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and application of diamond & CBN grinding wheels and tools, has announced the execution of a acquisition of Consort Precision Diamond Company Ltd, a leading UK manufacturer of sintered and reverse plated rotary diamond dressers. Operations will continue uninterrupted in the existing facilities and with retention of key management personnel.

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Henkel unveils its dedicated, BONDERITE® functional coatings website

Industry leader Henkel is lifting the wraps on its new online platform for functional coatings. The fully-featured website at http://www.bonderite-solutions.co.uk makes it easier than ever for customers to explore the company’s BONDERITE® range of advanced functional coatings. Based on decades of experience, these surface technology solutions have been specially developed to clean, coat and seal metal surfaces to improve paint adhesion and protect against corrosion.

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Eclipse Magnetics appoints UK sales manager for Filtration

Eclipse Magnetics has welcomed David Buchan to the Eclipse sales team in the role of UK sales manager for Filtration. As part of the growth and development of the business, David is another valuable addition to the Eclipse Magnetics filtration team.

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RK International expands sales team with key appointment

Ahead of the MACH exhibition RK International Machine Tools has made a key sales appointment with the announcement that machine tool industry specialist Sandy Berry is joining the Erith-based company as regional sales manager for the Midlands

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Studer unveils new machine for long workpieces

Studer unveiled its new universal machine, the favorit 1600 with a centre distance of 1,600 mm (63 inches) in order to handle long workpieces.
As with all Studer cynlindrical grinding machines, the proven Granitan® machine bed ensures the legendary precision. The wheelhead, which can be automatically positioned every 3 degrees, can take one belt-driven external and internal grinding spindle respectively.

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Filtermist International sales up fifteen percent

Telford-based oil mist filter manufacturer Filtermist International has reported record growth following a year of further acquisitions and increased sales across all departments.

2017 UK sales of Filtermist oil mist filters increased by 18 percent, while the company’s export department secured a record-breaking year with sales increasing by 26 percent.

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Great in-show events and fresh, new strategy a winning recipe for SurfaceTechnology show

Leveraging established strengths to create fresh opportunities -that's the formula for SurfaceTechnology GERMANY, the international trade fair for surface treatment solutions, as it heads into its 2018 season from 5-7 June in Stuttgart.

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Precision Surfacing Solutions announces acquisition of Reform Grinding Technology GmbH

Precision Surfacing Solutions, formerly Lapmaster Wolters Group and a leading supplier of equipment and services for precision lapping, polishing, grinding, and honing, has announced that it has acquired Reform Grinding Technology GmbH, a provider of machine tools and systems for high-precision grinding applications.

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Sunnen Products Company acquires BTA Heller

US-based honing systems manufacturer acquires premiere deep hole tooling and systems manufacturer to provide complete bore creation and finishing solutions

Sunnen Products Company has acquired BTA Heller Incorporated, the US-based manufacturer of deep hole tooling and systems for primary hole generation.

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First Micromatic Machine sold to Earlsdon Technology

Master Abrasives has sold and installed its first Micromatic grinding machine in the UK, the ECO-200 high accuracy universal grinder, at Coventry-based Earlsdon Technology Ltd.

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Guyson Safe Contractor accreditation

Leading industrial finishing equipment manufacturer Guyson International has received accreditation under the Alcumus SafeContractor scheme, which is accredited by UKAS, the UK's national accreditation body for certification providers It is also a member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement),

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Bodycote’s Swedish site earns Nadcap HIP accreditation

Surahammer hot isostatic pressing facility achieves prestigious aerospace certification
Bodycote, the world's largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, has announced that its Surahammar,

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