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SurfaceTechnology Germany Exhibition

Due to the new scheduling situation this year, SurfaceTechnology GERMANY will now run parallel to parts2clean, the leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning. The two trade shows are related not only thematically but are also located side by side at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center

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Mirka celebrates 20 years of dust-free sanding

For two decades, Mirka has been at the forefront of dust-free sanding, thanks to an invention that revolutionised workplaces all around the world. By developing an abrasive that features a net structure instead of a conventional paper backing, Mirka was able to introduce extremely efficient on-tool dust removal that improves both the work quality and working environment

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ANCA joins the fight against COVID-19 – manufacturing components for life-saving ventilators

May 2020: Coming to the aid of a medical system crushed world-wide by the COVID-19 pandemic, ANCA has joined an important consortium to rapidly manufacture invasive ventilators within Australia. This initiative directly addresses the critical supply of mechanical ventilation equipment to support COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation to survive

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Clean air from just £0.26 per employee per day

There’s not much you can buy for £0.26 these days, but it can buy you a breath of fresh air! Leading industrial air cleaning specialist Filtermist Systems Ltd’s brand-new ATLAS service programme aims to make it as hassle free as possible for UK manufacturers to ensure their employees are breathing clean, safe air.

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Guyson provides critical cleaning machines for ventilator challenge

Guyson International Ltd, the UK’s foremost industrial finishing equipment manufacturer, based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, is urgently building precision cleaning equipment for the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium. A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK

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MicroCare offers new surface cleaners amid Coronavirus outbreak

As the world sees the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have a greater impact on the availability of traditional cleaning products used in the manufacturing process, many industries are looking for ways to effectively clean their products and workplaces. In response to those customer requests, MicroCare is expanding its line of surface cleaners in Europe. The purpose is to provide customers with reliable and effective fluids to keep surfaces clean

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Riley Surface World supplies critical machinery to VentilatorChallengeUK

Rileys Surface World is proud to have supported the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium with the delivery of two machines critical to the manufacture of ventilators for the fight against Covid-19. Rolls Royce PLC and GKN Aerospace each have a Kerry Microsolve 250M Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine delivered to their design and manufacturing plants in Filton (Bristol, UK) and Cowes (Isle of Wight, UK), supplied by Riley Surface World.

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New robotic sanding solution

The world’s first patent pending Automated Industrial Programme is being launched globally by Mirka in April 2020, spearheaded by the Mirka AIROS, an innovative, electric Automated Industrial Random Orbital Sander, which integrates with OEMs’ robotic systems to carry out intensive, high work load sanding, where precision and minimal maintenance is critical

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New dates announced for GrindTec 2020

The new date for the GrindTec 2020 has been found: the world’s leading trade fair for grinding technology will take place from November 11th to 13th at the Augsburg Exhibition Centre. This means that the sequence of days the industry wanted, namely, starting on a Tuesday and ending on a Friday, could also be achieved.

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parts2clean 2020: The international hub for component cleanliness

The transformational wave sweeping across numerous industrial sectors and markets is presenting companies with new and ever-shifting challenges and this also applies to industrial component and surface cleaning. This trend is fully reflected by parts2clean 2020

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STUDER offers its customers a wide variety of automation solutions

STUDER offers its customers a wide range of automation solutions. The following write-up gives you an exciting insight into the world of automation. From the entry-level model to the customized solution, everything is offered and implemented

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Okamoto CNC grinder makes an impact at CoorsTek

Following 12 months of trouble-free operation at the Crewe manufacturing facility of CoorsTek, a leading global manufacturer of engineered ceramics, an Okamoto 818 CNC surface and profile grinder has been rapidly integrated as a core part of the company’s specialist surface grinding operations

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KV Tooling takes first place

KV Tooling has taken the coveted first place in ANCA's industry first competition ‘ANCA Tool of the Year’. The cutting tool industry has cultivated and refined its craft over the years to design beautiful tools, applying science to achieve a sub-micron surface finish and superior cutting performance

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International growth drives expansion of MecWash website

Global leader in high performance aqueous cleaning technology, MecWash Systems has expanded its website to include three extra language options, to meet the demand of its worldwide customer base and further expected international growth. French, German and Chinese language option

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Rubix Ireland acquires RGR Ltd

Rubix Ireland has acquired RGR Ltd, a specialist supplier of industrial adhesives and abrasives, as part of the Group’s network development strategy. RGR has over 30 years’ experience and reported sales of €4.5m in 2018. RGR’s location and expertise make it an excellent fit with the current operations of Rubix Ireland and will further reinforce Rubix as Europe’s leading multi-specialist distributor of industrial products and services

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Award-winning engine remanufacturer relies on MecWash Maxi for complete aqueous cleaning solution

MecWash Systems was contacted by one of its longstanding customers, one of Europe’s largest independent engine remanufacturers and assemblers, that supplies some of the world’s leading automotive OEMs

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ITC Takes Delivery of New ANCA

The continued growth at Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has now seen the Tamworth cutting tool experts take delivery of a new ANCA MX7 Linear grinding centre. The next generation MX Linear tool grinder has been designed to meet the needs of companies like ITC

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Filtermist International completes Kerstar Ltd purchase

Telford-based air extraction and filtration specialist Filtermist International Ltd has completed a deal to acquire industrial vacuum cleaner manufacturer Kerstar Ltd

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Gewefa wins record breaking order for aerospace application

Corsham-based Gewefa UK has secured its biggest single order for grinding arbors, along with a large quantity of collet chucks for use with newly commissioned Magerle MFP 100 high productivity grinding and milling centres

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bodycote enters into 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce

Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, has announced that it has signed a 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business. The contract is expected to be worth over £160 million in incremental revenues over the 15-year period. Sales will ramp up over the next five years

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NCMT wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

A machine tool sales company headquartered in Thames Ditton, Surrey and employing 120 people, NCMT has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2018

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Rebranded Master grinding wheel brochure

Master Abrasives has served British industry for over half a century by supplying high quality products with professional service. To further improve their communication and the markets understanding of the MASTER grinding wheel range it has now released a revised and updated grinding wheel brochure.

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Klingelnberg named iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 winner – twice!

The Höfler Speed Viper cylindrical gear generating grinding machine and the Klingelnberg P 65 precision measuring center are the first machines in which KLINGELNBERG has implemented and launched its newly developed design concept.

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Walter installs assembly flow line and reduces delivery times

Walter s.r.o has installed a new assembly line with streamlined work flows that result in shorter machine build lead times and therefore reduced delivery times at its Kuřim site in the Czech Republic.

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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 m2 premises in Aldridge, West Midlands, UK.

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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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