August 2019

Automation from AP&T takes customers into the future

By | August 20th, 2019|Uncategorised|

As we all know, we are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, where connected, fully automated machines that communicate with each other enable smarter and more efficient production. AP&T, a leader in modular-based linear robots, sees a great deal of potential in the changes currently taking place in the manufacturing industry. “The technology is developing quickly, and opportunities for new applications that can improve our customers’ competitiveness in the global market are growing as well,” says AP&T Product Manager Automation Martin Sahlman. One example is AP&T’s [...]

ROSS CONTROLS® Announces Acquisition of Pneumatrol Limited

By | August 14th, 2019|Uncategorised|

      TROY, MI – July 2019 – ROSS CONTROLS® is very pleased to announce the acquisition of Pneumatrol Limited (Pneumatrol) as of July 31, 2019. “We are ecstatic to add Pneumatrol to the ROSS group of companies.  Pneumatrol’s focus of providing high quality, safe and innovative solutions to the Process, Rail and Industrial markets supplements ROSS’ long history in the pneumatic market.  This acquisition is exciting for many reasons; most importantly, we have a combined vision to innovate and grow the Process Safety market to build on ROSS’ [...]


By | August 14th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Roemheld SCS vices are ideal for securing workpieces during 5-axis machining. New, compact workholding systems that are well suited to metalcutting operations on 5-axis machining centres have been introduced by Roemheld UK. They are manufactured by the German group's Hilma division in Hilchenbach. The design of the fixed-jaw SCS vice is compact and allows good accessibility of tools to the component. It means that five-sided machining can be achieved without collision using short standard tools, lowering costs and improving workpiece accuracy due to the generation of less vibration. [...]


By | August 13th, 2019|Uncategorised|

K 2019 exhibition preview information 16th - 23rd October 2019, Duesseldorf, Germany Roemheld Rivi - Hall 11 - Stand C68 Magnetic clamping systems from Roemheld Rivi can be configured flexibly with regard to size, geometry, clamping force and fittings, and can be delivered at short notice. Last year Roemheld Rivi, a manufacturer of magnetic clamping plates for securing dies and moulds, enjoyed growth in sales in all areas of the plastics processing industry as well as in forming technology and in 2019, order numbers and revenue continue to [...]

The MMMA sits down with Glen Callum Associates

By | August 5th, 2019|Uncategorised|

This quarter our spotlight turns to the topical subject of recruitment within the engineering sector. With unemployment falling to the lowest level for decades (still below 3.8%), engineering firms are facing the here and now problem of the skills shortage. Glen Callum Associates Ltd joined the MMMA in 2017 as their preferred recruitment partner / advisor and is active in helping the members quest to attract and hire into the sector… Can you tell us about the company? Glen Callum Associates Ltd was founded 20 years ago by Glen Shepherd [...]

MTL Engineering has launched a Brand-New Website

By | August 1st, 2019|Uncategorised|

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new MTL Engineering website. Our branding has now been refreshed ready to kick off with a whole refreshed new look.  Speaking of the new corporate refresh, Mark Lewis, managing director, comments: “We have identified that now is the perfect time to modernize and refresh our corporate branding. We wanted the new company branding to fully reflect our ranges of modern, market leading services and products. Our ongoing commitment to unrivalled customer service and supplying superior cutting-edge machinery remains as strong [...]

July 2019

MACH 2020 – MMMA Metalworking Village

By | July 29th, 2019|Uncategorised|

The MMMA ‘Metalworking Village’ at MACH 2020 will be the largest area taken by the MMMA and has already exceeded expectations of members attending, with 23 confirmed and more to be confirmed. As the original space for the ‘Metalworking Village’ has been filled, as and when more space is requested by members, additional space will to be requested. This is a fantastic result for the Association and makes the ‘Metalworking Village’ space taken to around 650 square metres. This is the fourth largest in the entire exhibition halls. At present, [...]


By | July 18th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Rhodes Interform, a specialist in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, will be showcasing its expertise in ­superplastic forming and diffusion bonding at the Advanced Engineering Show (NEC, Birmingham 30-31 Oct 2019, Hall 3A - L50.) SPFDB Press at BAE SYSTEMS MAI Samlesbury The company designs, manufactures and installs titanium and aluminium forming cells for leading aerospace and automotive manufacturers worldwide.  This recently included designing and manufacturing a world class composite forming facility at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (ARMC). The composite forming press is [...]


By | July 9th, 2019|Uncategorised|

Suitable for operating pressures up to 500 bar and temperatures to 200°C (optionally 250°C), a new range of compact hydraulic cylinders with block-type body and high load capacity has been introduced by Roemheld for use in punching and forming applications. The new Block Cylinder S (strong) is a further development of the manufacturer's proven cylinder range. Hydraulically double-acting, it is ideal for linear movements with demanding force requirements, as it is able to withstand high loads, including side loads which are absorbed by piston and rod guide rings. These also [...]

The MMMA sits down with Worcester Presses

By | July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorised|

Welcome to our first special member feature! Each quarter we will be speaking to a member company to delve into their business and learn some new and exciting facts. First up we have our longstanding member Worcester Presses... Can you tell us about the history of Worcester Presses? Worcester Presses was founded in 1932 as a division of Jones and Attwood.  The Company was originally set up to manufacture 2 ton to 50 ton mechanical power presses, but as the years progressed, it expanded into other areas.  In 1990, we [...]

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