A Pro-Level Milling Machine Gets a New Name, and a New Audience

A Pro-Level Milling Machine Gets a New Name, and a New Audience

BY THE TIME Bre Pettis bought Other Machine Co. this spring, he already knew what he needed to change. As the founder and former CEO of MakerBot Industries, a company that makes desktop 3-D printers, Pettis understood the allure of ubiquitous, at home-manufacturing tools. He also understood the limitations. When he founded MakerBot eight years ago, Pettis made a multi million-dollar bet that at-home 3-D printing would become the future…

MPI: Harvest Machinery Out On Manitoba Roads

MPI: Harvest Machinery Out On Manitoba Roads

WINNIPEG, MB. — Manitoba Public Insurance is reminding drivers that harvest season means large agricultural equipment will be traveling on public roads. “It’s important that both producers and motorists do their part to stay safe on the road,” says MPI’s Ward Keith. “Farm equipment is large and slow moving. Producers need to ensure their equipment is properly lit when traveling on the roadway and motorists need to fully aware of…

Surprise Fall in Japan January Machinery Orders Raises Doubts about Recovery

Surprise Fall in Japan January Machinery Orders Raises Doubts about Recovery

Japan’s core machinery orders unexpectedly fell in January from the previous month and dipped the most in five months, adding to worries about whether recent signs of economic recovery will be sustainable. Japanese policymakers hope a recovery in capital spending will help drive growth in the world’s third-largest economy and pull it out of deflation and stagnation. Core machinery orders fell 3.2 percent in January, sharply undershooting the economists’ median…

Ulma Packaging Launches New Vertical Sealing Equipment for Fresh Produce

Ulma Packaging Launches New Vertical Sealing Equipment for Fresh Produce

Leading packaging machinery and complete automated lines supplier, ULMA Packaging Ltd, has announced a significant investment in exciting, new ultrasonic vertical sealing equipment which can help boost productivity and reduce waste in the fresh produce sector. The international firm, part of a multi-faceted co-operative which is totally committed to the Global Packaging Machinery marketplace, is targeting the fresh produce sector with the innovative VTI 600 and VTC 800 ultrasonic Vertical…

Imports of Oil, Food and Machinery Rise

Imports of Oil, Food and Machinery Rise

ISLAMABAD: The import bill of oil, machinery and food rose 21 per cent year-on-year in the first half year of 2016-17 despite drop in global prices. The share of these products increased to 55.4pc in Pakistan’s total import bill in July-December from 50.2pc a year earlier, putting more pressure on the country’s balance of payments. Since the start of the current fiscal year, the trade deficit is widening because of…

German Machine Tool Industry Grows

German Machine Tool Industry Grows

Germany – At the annual press conference of VDW, Dr Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, chairman of VDW, was optimistic about future trends in the German machine tool sector. Political insecurities in UK and US, however, dampen the enthusiasm at the beginning of the year. “We expect a significant increase in production of 3% for the current year”, said Dr Heinz-Jürgen Prokop on Thursday in Frankfurt, Germany. This assessment is based on the…

Precision technology – now in Edinburgh!

Precision technology – now in Edinburgh!

Vert Rotors, an Edinburgh manufacturing company, has today announced that it has installed ultra-precise machinery to enable it to make micro-processors to be used in satellites and medical devices. David Bryden of DMG-Mori UK who made the machine said : “The HSC-20 linear 2nd generation CNC machine, is the most precise 5-Axis machine in Scotland, and the first such machine in the UK. This is the machine you must have…

Swiss Turning and Laser Cutting on One Machine

Swiss Turning and Laser Cutting on One Machine

It’s possible to perform Swiss-turning and laser-cutting operations without switching machines when using the SS207-5AX LaserSwiss. Live cutting demos using the SS207-5AX LaserSwiss—a machine that lets manufacturers perform Swiss-turning and laser-cutting operations on one machine—will take place at Tsugami/Rem Sales’s Booth #1117 this week at MD&M West. Tsugami/Rem Sales is the North American importer of Precision Tsugami machine tools. The Tsugami SS207-5AX LaserSwiss is “a 7-axis Swiss turn with a…

Automated Packing Solution at Major Food Company

Automated Packing Solution at Major Food Company

HMPS, a leading Australian case packing and palletising machinery builder, has been awarded the contract for the installation of its HMPS1000 RSC Bag in Box (BIB) Case Packer and System Integration solution at a major local food and beverage company. A large dairy producer requested the supply and installation of an HMPS1000 Bag in Box Case Packer. The machine had to erect, load and seal a carton containing cream cheese.…

Industry Supports Machine Tools Africa 2017 as Sales Exceed 70%

Industry Supports Machine Tools Africa 2017 as Sales Exceed 70%

With seven months still to go and the two allocated exhibition halls largely booked, industry has demonstrated its strong support for Machine Tools Africa 2017, taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May 2017. Exhibition space sales have exceeded 70% of overall square metres available and many other stands have been provisionally booked. These will be finalised before the end of the year. Sales are on track…