April 2019


By | April 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|

DESPITE THE ON-GOING POLITICAL ISSUES SURROUNDING BREXIT, THE UK MANUFACTURING FRATERNITY IS SEEING CONTINUED MASSIVE INVESTMENT. IN TIMES OF DOOM AND GLOOM, THESE ARE THE THINGS WE NEED TO BE SHOUTING ABOUT AND MAINTAINING THE MESSAGE GREAT BRITAIN, OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL! Demand for UK goods and services is growing across the world, according to the latest figures released by the ONS. The figures show the export of goods and services to non-EU trading partners in 2018 reached a high of £345.1 billion, demonstrating the growing appetite for British produce [...]

March 2019


By | March 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|

We have all no doubt seen masses of media coverage about the brexit situation and obvious speculation about the end result. However, we strongly feel that good news stories deserver as much, if not more coverage to show what the state of manufacturing is in the uk. Here are some good news stories so far from 2019. - Space industry manufacturing in the UK up 27% annually. The UK’s space industry has seen significant growth in income, exports and employment with total income now standing at £14.8 billion, Science Minister [...]

February 2019


By | February 21st, 2019|Uncategorised|

Atkin Automation, part of Group Rhodes based in Wakefield, UK, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary as the UK and Ireland distributor for Taiwanese company Shung-Dar Industrial Co. For the past decade Atkin Automation has been a distributor for Shung-Dar’s growing range of coil stamping and processing equipment for carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium processing plants.  Today, the full product portfolio includes automatic slitting lines, cut-to-length lines, combined lines and multi-blanking lines. Shawn Yang of Shung-Dar, Pete Anderton, Director of Atkin Automation parent co. Group Rhodes, Mark Ridgway [...]

ROEMHELD: Variety of Carrying Consoles for Quick Die Exchange on Presses / Reduced Delivery Terms for Driven and Undriven Consoles / All-in-One Solutions for the Forming Industry

By | February 19th, 2019|Uncategorised|

ROEMHELD: Variety of Carrying Consoles for Quick Die Exchange on Presses Reduced Delivery Terms for Driven and Undriven Consoles All-in-One Solutions for the Forming Industry Hilchenbach, 19 February 2019. If large and heavy dies have to be exchanged on presses, carrying consoles are useful and comfortable handling aids. With a comprehensive range and reduced delivery times, ROEMHELD initiates a product campaign. Production process optimisation allowed the Group to reduce the manufacturing time to four weeks. Suspended, displaceable carrying consoles The carrying consoles facilitate the positioning of dies placed [...]

AP&T’s experts: “Our solution for hot forming of car body parts in high-strength aluminum can result in weight savings of up to 40 percent ”

By | February 11th, 2019|Uncategorised|

What were the results when AP&T developed its revolutionary and award-winning production line for hot forming of aluminum? And what are the most important advantages? Read what the experts have to say here: To meet increasingly strict government requirements regarding CO2emissions, the automotive industry has, for many years, been working to reduce fuel consumption and the climate impact of newly manufactured vehicles by taking various measures to reduce weight. New materials, new design and manufacturing methods have made possible lighter parts and components, resulting in reduced vehicle weight. In this, [...]

January 2019


By | January 30th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Rhodes Interform, the Group Rhodes business which specialises in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, has expanded its team with the appointment of three new service engineers to enhance its services to customers. New starters include Gary Lymm, Nigel Hartley and Paul Lowden who are all highly experienced in either mechanical, hydraulic or electrical engineering, servicing and repair. Steve Jackson, Technical Sales Manager for Rhodes Interform, explains: “There has been growing demand over the past 12 months for our repair and maintenance services from the metal press industries, including aerospace, [...]

Pete Waterman OBE becomes an Honorary Member of the Metalforming Machinery Makers Association

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|

The MMMA are very pleased to announce that Pete Waterman OBE has become an Honorary member of the Association.  This follows on from the after- dinner speech Pete gave on the evening of the MMMA – ISME, Gold Medal Awards night in May 2018. Pete was on his feet for over an hour, speaking about his hugely successful Music career and giving a very interesting and passionate talk, regarding his enthusiasm for Engineering and training of younger people within the industry. So much so, that in 2013 the Government invited [...]

ROEMHELD: New wedge clamping element with additional locking mechanism for maximum safety

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Die is retained even with complete failure of the hydraulics Hilchenbach, January 15th 2019. The ROEMHELD range of die clamping systems for presses, systems and injection moulding systems has been supplemented with a new series of robust wedge clamping elements. The group of companies has developed a hydraulic model specifically for the fixing of upper dies which meets the highest of safety requirements. An additional locking cylinder hold the wedge clamping bolt in position and prevents any inadvertent retraction. Release of the clamping device is only possible once the locking mechanism [...]


By | January 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|

New tower clamping systems A new range of compact, three- and four-sided tower clamping systems manufactured by Roemheld group's Hilma division in Hilchenbach will be launched at Southern Manufacturing 2019 on the stand of Roemheld UK. Intended for use on 4- and 5-axis vertical machining centres as well as horizontal-spindle machines, the steel monobloc SCT towers, which are either mechanically or hydraulically actuated, are optimally sealed against swarf and other contamination. Applications range from use on manually loaded machines through twin-pallet-change centres up to fully automated flexible manufacturing systems. Clamping [...]

December 2018

New Bruderer press delivered to leading UK manufacturer

By | December 12th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Brandauer has long been a valued client of Bruderer and have recently invested further in the latest technology available from Bruderer UK Ltd. This investment is centred around the latest model from Bruderer, the BSTA 410-110B2 press, which benefits from an impressive 1.1m bed area, fully adjustable stroke settings and speed of up to 1600 strokes per minute and is fitted with a mechanical Bruderer feeder model BBV191 (capable of processing strip material up to 2mm thick and 160mm wide. Along with the press, a full package of ancillary equipment [...]