Extrusion service brings designs to life

Onsite processing facilities allow MG Metals to off er material cut to size, meaning little or no waste, and delivered anywhere within the UK on very fast timescales. It carries a large range of aluminium, stainless steel and brass and supplies sawn aluminium plate in 6082, precision machined cast tooling plate and 2014. It also off ers bar sawn billets, extrusion cutting and guillotined sheet. As well as standard aluminium extrusions, a bespoke extrusion

Labels can be any size or shape

design service brings designs to life. A selection of the range of finishes will be on display, together with a range of aluminium profiles and stainless steel sections.

Visit MG Metals at stand E205

Ovens and furnaces for additive manufacturing

Many methods of additive manufacturing require subsequent heat treatment of the manufactured components. The requirements for the furnaces depend on the component material, the working temperature, the atmosphere in the furnace and, of course, the additive production process. Nabertherm off ers

solutions from curing, for conservation of strength, up to sintering in vacuum furnaces in which metal objects are annealed or sintered. The company off ers burnout furnaces, laboratory furnaces,

heat treatment plants and vacuum furnaces.

Visit Nabertherm at stand K180

Contract manufacturer specialises in demanding markets

Customers operating in demanding markets such as defence, aerospace, medical, instrumentation and transportation are supported by Nemco. The UK-based contract electronics manufacturer off ers PCB population (six lines SMT and conventional), test solutions (functional, ATE and flying probe), e-mech assembly, wiring harness production, box build, design services and supply chain management. The company operates a fully

functional cleanroom with on-site x-ray facilities and is accredited to ISO 9001; AS9100; SC21 (Silver). Its commitment to service in terms

of quality and delivery is supported by continued investment, says the

Among the range of products for in-house technical and facility labelling available from MLPS, visitors can see the SMS R1. This is a new concept in multi- colour and cut labelling systems; designed to be fast, eff icient and – above all – productive. It can print in up to 14 colours and cut almost any shape in any size in minutes. It can be used for product labelling, technical labelling, cable and wire identification and maintenance labelling. There is also the Kodiak, a new,

multi-colour, large format system that can print up to 20cm wide onto a range of high durability vinyl and polyester. It has two print heads and interchangeable ribbon colours. It operates as a

Temperature control saves

standalone system or can be connected to a PC.

Another model to see is the

SMS430. It produces signs and labels from 13 to 100mm widths in a range of material types. Look out too for the SMS Tag-

ID, which improves any lockout/ tagout programme or it can be used to produce a range of tags and die-cuts for fast on-demand ID solutions.

Visit MLPS at stand N240

ERP software streamlines manufacturing

Based in Worcestershire, MIE Solutions UK off ers over 25 years’ experience in supplying production control and ERP software to hundreds of manufacturers from across the UK and Ireland. The multi-award winning MIETrak Pro is a complete ERP package that has been designed by manufacturers, for manufacturers. The cost-eff ective, yet powerful

end-to-end solution comprises estimating, order processing, works orders, scheduling, shop floor data capture and tracking, purchasing, quality control, MRP, stock control

multi-shift production use, the

and warehousing, reporting and KPIs, shipping and finance. The company welcomes the

opportunity to discuss and show visitors how the software and expertise can help streamline a company.

Visit MIE Solutions UK at stand K120

Outsourcing goes global

company. Visitors are invited to discuss

services and how choosing the right contract manufacturer is paramount for business success and growth.

Visit Nemco at stand D145

Two releases of the hyperMILL CAM suite by Open Mind Technologies incorporate the latest requirements and trends of production machining into the software. In the last version of MAXX

Machining, turn-roughing was implemented with trochoidal toolpaths. Optimised connecting paths and fluent machine movements

ensure high-performance machining, says the company, so significantly higher machining values can be driven compared to conventional roughing methods. A function that is generally useful

for everyday work is the definition of macros for recurring geometries. Full text searching has been added to the macro database. Users can also

Now with a new UK arm, British- owned and managed outsourcing specialist, Omnidex, says it has a truly global presence. Formerly known as ChinaSavvy, it has manufacturing, design and support facilities in Guangzhou, Jinan and Xintang (for intellectual property sensitive assembly), China, as well as in Vietnam, Hong Kong and the USA. Its team of qualified mechanical

and electrical/electronics engineers off ers customers a choice of 73 manufacturing processes. As well as a burgeoning electronics department, it also claims to deliver

Software upgrades CAM strategies

define machine and material groups as defaults to make it easier to select macros. The global fitting hyperCAD-S

function is integrated into the CAM strategy in five-axis tangent machining. It allows multiple faces to be joined into one face with defined ISO orientation. The principle of using CAD elements

for CAM programming is also applied, for example, for automatic face extension. Bounding surfaces are automatically extended during programming to improve the edges of the machined surfaces and simplify programming, since these adjustments are made within the CAM strategy, without switching to the CAD environment.

the highest quality metal and plastics engineering services to companies around the world. While its prices are competitive,

at no point does the company lower its commitment to the toughest world-class quality standards, the manufacturer has retained its ISO 9001 certification for more than 10 years. In addition to machining,

fabrication, metal casting, finishing, plastics and its Entrusted Care customer service, the company is strong on research and development, with many patented products

developed by the company’s R&D department from concept to production. The customer is always in control

with weekly reports on the progress of an order, with communication via a multi-lingual team.

Visit Omnidex at stand J160

rugged, all-metal design includes housing, soldering iron and tool stand. The system is easy to operate, adds the company. Just power it on, set the temperature with arrow keys and start soldering, no training required. It is supplied with the new TD-200 tip-heater cartridge soldering iron, with an ergonomic aluminium handle designed to stay cool and comfortable during continuous production soldering.

Visit Pace Europe at stand A70

time At the heart of the ADS200 lies Pace Europe’s new AccuDrive temperature control technology, which is claimed to deliver unsurpassed thermal performance and highly accurate temperatures, without the need to change tip cartridges or calibrate. Advanced electronics provide

instantaneous load sensing and on-demand power to quickly reflow solder joints at the lowest, safest temperature required, regardless of the mass of the application. Intended for extreme,

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