February 2016

Worcester presses the button on record year after major sales boom

By | February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A Stourbridge manufacturing specialist is celebrating the best twelve months in its 67-year history after turnover doubled to £2.8m. Worcester Presses, which provides a range of mechanical and hydraulic presses and coil processing equipment from its Titan Works factory, sold more than 50 machines last year following strong growth in the UK’s automotive, aerospace and construction sectors. It even completed its first export order to the US in 2015, with a reconditioned high-speed press prepared and sent to a customer in Detroit for use in producing riveted aluminium parts. Bosses [...]

Largest ever Metalworking Village set for MACH 2016

By | February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The latest in metalforming technology will be on display at this year’s MACH 2016 exhibition after the MMMA revealed it had sold all available space in its Metalworking Village. The Council of the Metalforming Machinery Makers Association have seen a fantastic response from its members, with more than 20 companies committed to exhibit…the best turnout for more than a decade. Visitors to the Metalworking Village in Hall 4 will be able to see the latest coil processing machinery, high speed presses, press brakes, die clamping and mechanical presses, not to [...]


By | February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Roemheld (UK) Ltd has expanded its technical support by appointing a new area manager for the South West and South Wales. Neville Luxton, who joined the company at the end of 2015, brings years of previous experience in the workholding industry to the Roemheld team. Neville said: “ I am very excited at the opportunity to offer customers high quality products in order to solve their manufacturing problems. I am delighted to join the team and be able to continue giving help and support in the aerospace, automotive, medical and [...]

January 2016

Bill Neal marks his retirement with Cyril Johnson Memorial Award

By | January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The 2015 Cyril Johnson Memorial Award has been given to Bill Neal of Roemheld UK, in recognition of his achievements and dedication to both the company and the engineering industry as a whole. The award is presented to an individual who, through their commitment to the precision engineering sector, has driven their company forward and helped to add economic value and skills to British industry. A delighted Bill said: “The award came as a fantastic surprise and I was very proud to receive it. As I look back at the [...]


By | January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Cutting edge solutions and new products will be on display on the Roemheld stand 5022 at MACH. The stand will be split into technology zones for 5-Axis clamping, zero point mounting, automation and materials handling systems. Within each technology zone, the latest product ranges will be on show, including new components that will be launched at the show. The latest innovations will also be demonstrated. Visitors to the stand will therefore be able to see examples of how Roemheld offers leading workholding solutions right across different manufacturing processes and applications. [...]

New forming method of aluminum can cut chassis weight in half in cars of the future

By | January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

AP&T is cooperating with Raufoss Technology, Hydro Aluminium and the SINTEF research institute to develop a new method for forming of aluminum sheet. The method will enable passenger cars to be manufactured with a significantly lower weight than today, which will enable greatly reduced fuel consumption and envi-ronmental impact. Dr Christian Koroschetz, Director Technology Development, sees great potential in the new method. "The goal is for chassis parts that are currently made of steel or die-cast aluminum to be manufactured from aluminum sheet in a PressFormHardening process, resulting in significantly [...]

December 2015

Group Rhodes CEO, Mark Ridgway OBE, DL, named as one of the most inspirational figures in the ‘The Manufacturer 2015 Top 100’ list

By | December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Group Rhodes CEO, Mark Ridgway OBE, DL has been named as one of the manufacturing sector's most inspirational figures for 2015. The 2015 list, unveiled at an awards ceremony at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on November 25, identifies the sector’s most dynamic leaders and innovators to help inspire others. Ridgway is CEO of Group Rhodes, a Wakefield headquartered group of seven engineering companies serving the aerospace, metalforming, precision engineering, environmental, heavy ceramics and oil and gas markets. Ridgway has helped the Company become one of the largest original [...]

AP&T receives distinction for outstanding know-how in press hardening

By | December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

AP&T has received the University of Kassel's new distinction for outstanding knowledge in press hardening. The distinction, Certificate of PHS Team Excellence, was conferred at AP&T's Future Forming Seminar, which was organized in Shanghai for the car industry in the middle of October. How can the car industry take advantage of new materials and forming methods to reduce vehicle weight and thus also fuel consumption and climate impact? This was the central question when AP&T organized the Future Forming Seminar in Shanghai from October 12-13. The speakers were world-leading experts [...]

November 2015

AP&T making the future lighter, safer and more energy efficient

By | November 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

For AP&T, the route to future research and product development has been determined. With our research and development, we want to be a world-leading supplier of production solutions that contribute to weight reduction, energy efficiency and safety in our customers' products. After major success as a supplier of production solutions for press hardening of sheet metal parts for the automotive industry, new materials and methods are next. Hot forming of high tensile aluminum and forming of composite materials are examples of production solutions where there is a great deal of [...]

October 2015


By | October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Roemheld Modulog assembly and handling system brings safe, ergonomic and secure hand assembly to automotive workstations and green button cells. Various linear and rotary modules, some with integrated media ducts, are easily operated via either a small command module or foot or hand switches. They enable the operator to carry out assembly work ergonomically and fatigue-free at the different positions of the component. The Roemheld Modulog system consists of a variety of combinable components for lifting, rotating, panning, tilting and fixing of mechanical components. The range includes lifting columns [...]