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 [...]