Reaching New Heights

July 25, 2017

As a pioneer in milling technology, F Zimmermann GmbH enjoys a high profile in the global CNC machining community, with news of new developments eagerly awaited. This year’s Open House event did not disappoint, with the launch of several new products and the unveiling of…

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THE BIRTH OF A NEW ERA?

July 19, 2017

Earlier this year, we looked at the factors reshaping our automotive industry (Read blog). A key trend was a shift towards hybrid and electric power solutions. This month has seen a series of announcements that reveal just how fast the pace of change is accelerating,…

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FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR AIRBUS WING COMPONENTS

July 18, 2017

A flexible manufacturing system (FMS) for producing small to medium-size wing components for the Airbus A330 family of long-range, wide-body jetliners has started operation at a leading aerospace subcontractor in the south of England. The FMS incorporates five Hermle 5-axis, vertical-spindle machining centres – four…

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5-AXIS MACHINING OF COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS

July 18, 2017

Large composite components for the Airbus A350 family of wide-body jetliners are being machined in a pair of German-built Zimmermann FZ33 portal machining centres at a specialist subcontractor in England. Supplied by sole sales and service agent, Geo Kingsbury, each machine has a working envelope…

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Bridging the Gap

July 3, 2017

Finding the right people with the right skills is a conundrum that confronts manufacturing companies world-wide. While industry leaders and educationalists lobby Governments to act now to create new jobs and align training with employment needs, it is also up to us all to rethink…

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A first for Ireland! Hermle C250 5-axis machine set for delivery to Belfast

June 19, 2017

Next month will see the arrival of the very first Hermle C250 in Northern Ireland. Following their recent visit to the Hermle Open House in Gosheim, Southern Germany, Boyce Precision Engineering, decided that the Hermle platform provided them with the best route into 5 axis…

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Additive Manufacturing: the way forward?

June 9, 2017

The excitement surrounding Additive Manufacturing (AM) has grown as confidence in the technology builds, resulting in the increasing commercial application of the technology for parts production. Geo Kingsbury Principal – Hermle AG – has spent the last ten years undertaking pioneering research into AM technologies,…

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8-spindle multi for turn-milling components from 40 mm bar

June 9, 2017

German turning machine builder, Index, has launched a second 8-spindle CNC multi-spindle automatic, designated MS40-8, capable of turn-milling components from bar up to 40 mm diameter. The manufacturer’s first 8-spindle multi, with a bar capacity of 24 mm, was introduced in 2011. Machine availability in…

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HERMLE LAUNCHES LOW-COST AUTOMATED WORKPIECE HANDLING SYSTEM

June 6, 2017

Three- to five-axis CNC machining centres manufactured by the German company, Hermle, can be equipped with a new, automated workpiece handling system that requires low capital investment. UK and Ireland agent, Geo Kingsbury, says that the equipment can be factory fitted or retrofitted to machines…

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JUST FANTASTIC! THE VERDICT ON HERMLE’S 2017 OPEN HOUSE

May 15, 2017

Hermle’s recent Open House Event at its Gosheim headquarters welcomed more than 2700 visitors from around the globe in just four days. Visitors had the opportunity to explore and learn about more than 20 machine models fitted with ingenious machining solutions for various industry sectors,…

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