October 2020

Press Tools Innovative Guiding Technology – Kaller Case Study

By | October 14th, 2020|Member News, Press Tooling|

As the metal stamping industry evolves, it requires press tools that can keep up with it. These days, production demands have increased in terms of managing new sheet metal materials and time efficiency, which has made the already challenging forming operation even harder to perform than before. When stamping sheet metal, lateral movements appear in the press tool. Because of those, tool guiding elements are also required, to save the gas springs from breaking. Due to these new production demands, the gas spring guiding technology also needed to improve. Lightweight [...]

Chairman’s Update – October

By | October 1st, 2020|Member News|

Chairman's Update from the over the last few months. Dear Members, Firstly, I hope you're all well and safe and making the best of the new now! We at the MMMA have been keeping you up to date with the latest industry and manufacturing developments re: Covid-19 and what we are doing for our sector, promoting your individual companies with our social media shout outs. This year albeit a very strange one, has appeared to fly by its October wow! We are seeing the economy starting to recover with the [...]

September 2020

Member Feature: Press Form Machinery Ltd

By | September 30th, 2020|Member News, Uncategorised|

In this Member Feature, we speak to Press Form Machinery Ltd. With over 25 years’ experience in the supply and servicing of sheet metal working machinery, their extensive expertise within the industry ensures they provide a first class service to clients. They represent many high profile equipment and system manufacturers from Europe and the USA, and have an extensive range of production enhancing machinery for sale. Based in a central UK location, Press Form provide a nationwide supply and servicing solution for stand-alone units or comprehensive manufacturing systems. Below, they [...]

R&D Tax Credits: ForrestBrown discusses opportunities for MMMA members

By | September 30th, 2020|Member News|

ForrestBrown explains the R&D Tax Credits incentive to MMMA Members. R&D tax credits are a reward for businesses that have already invested in staff, materials and other project overheads. However, despite the manufacturing sector’s reputation for innovation, the incentives have largely been under used by manufacturing businesses. R&D tax credits specialist ForrestBrown can help explain the benefits and how you can access the incentive. ForrestBrown’s Adam Kotas says, “Whether your investment is part of a digital transformation or a more physical one - the development or modification of a specialist [...]

MPPS installs first SIMPAC Press line in the UK

By | September 21st, 2020|Member News|

MPPS as the UK Sales and Service Agent for SIMPAC Mechanical and Hydraulic presses has just installed an automated press line at a leading manufacturer of central heating products. The line includes four 300 tonne Solid Frame Mechanical Presses with Blank Destack / Feeder and Inter-press Shuttle Transfer system. MPPS project managed and provided personnel and heavy lifting equipment for the unloading of the equipment from delivery vehicles, unpacking, then transporting and positioning of the presses within the factory using twin VersaLifts. Working within the constraints of Covid-19 conditions MPPS [...]

KALLER – Die Follow Up Service

By | September 21st, 2020|Member News|

Die Follow up Service from KALLER. Fake gas springs are dangerous. And more importantly, very hard to distinguish from an original. To fight the growing issue and ensure safety at your workplace, we offer you our free Die Follow Up Service. Let us verify your products, and help you stay safe.We have recognised the concern for counterfeit products used in production of outsourced tools, as the counterfeits cause a significant safety risk for concerned personnel. To fight this, we have launched the Die Follow Up Service - a free die [...]

August 2020

Advanced flanging with smart tool solutions – KALLER

By | August 18th, 2020|Member News|

Smart design and optimal timing for flanging is central to press tool implementations. The dies, each with its own task and function, are designed to run in a high-precision sequence. All steps must be carefully timed to prevent costly jam and to keep the production line running smoothly at all times. Detailed planning is essential for every vehicle manufacturer designing a production line and its sequence. Each die in production must operate optimally, as the speed and reliability of simultaneous or sequential steps are crucial for production efficiency. When selecting the [...]

Bruderer ‘first’ helps Xandor Automotive Canning Brett boost production output by 400%

By | August 12th, 2020|Automotive, Member News|

A leading supplier to the European car market has invested in its first ever Bruderer to help it increase output for current and future models. Xandor Automotive Canning Brett, which manufactures exterior, interior and under bonnet components, installed a refurbished BTSA 40 high-speed press and BBV 202-120 feeder three months ago and is already achieving a 400% daily increase in volumes on selected lines. The company is using industry-leading control and patented ram tool guidance technology to manufacture up to 200,000 clips, fasteners and washers every day, with the flexibility [...]

June 2020

AP&T joins with NPA Plast to manufacture protective aprons for healthcare professionals

By | June 30th, 2020|Member News|

In the wake of Covid-19, one of the presses at the AP&T test centre in Ulricehamn, Sweden, is running two shifts, but rather than cutting steel, it's cutting plastics to make protective aprons for healthcare professionals. “A while back, NPA Plast in Ljungby, Sweden contacted us asking for help with increasing their production of plastic protective aprons. Up until this time, they mainly cut their plastic manually. Naturally, we wanted to help, as of the end of May, production at our Ulricehamn facility,” Patrik Haglund of AP&T  Bundles of plastic [...]

Raybould Machine Tools is now the UK Distributor for mechanical and hydraulic power presses from Pressix

By | June 24th, 2020|Member News|

Raybould Machine Tools Ltd is a worldwide dealer and supplier of new and pre-owned machinery, it predominantly works with companies within the metal pressing and forming industry. It is delighted to announce the agreement to act as the Official UK Distributor for the range of mechanical and hydraulic power presses, manufactured by Pressix® of Italy. Pressix® manufactures a wide range of high quality, open-fronted gap frame, adjustable-stroke and mechanical power presses, with capacity ranges from 25 to 250 tonnes. Straight-sided presses, with one or two connecting rods, offer a choice [...]