When Hardwicke Enterprise, a subcontract CNC machining specialist needed to upscale production after it won a new contract, it needed a flexible, quick and simple solution to increase speed and ensure quality.
To cloud or not to cloud? That is the question but the answer is not a simple one. Cloud computing is the term given to providing services via the internet, whether that is by means of backups or use of an application. In keeping with many other applications, production control software can be provided […]
The shaft in the image demonstrates that the answer is as many as it needs. The substrate material is EN32, and three materials have been added to the three diameters. The materials are: Stellite 6 A hard chrome alloy Inconel 625 The Stellite material is a great all-rounder in combating galling, erosion, corrosion, and mechanical […]
Two coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) manufactured by LK Metrology, Castle Donington (www.LKmetrology.com) have largely superseded the use of a pair of smaller capacity, 15-year-old machines in the inspection room at contract machining specialists WLR Precision Engineering, Wilford, Nottinghamshire (www.wlrprecision.co.uk). To enable production operators as well as quality inspectors to operate the new CMMs and access […]
The first Fitbit tracker was released over 10 years ago. Fitbit sold 11 million devices in 2020, and in the same year, there were over 31 million active users of the device in place. People report it to be a great way to monitor their activity and encourage users to be more physically active and conscious of […]
The start of the Covid pandemic caused some panic on all sides. In addition to the fear for life and loved ones, it became increasingly apparent that we were woefully unprepared. As a result, people began to pull together to cope. ‘Scrub hubs’ began springing up as anyone with a sewing machine started making scrubs and washing […]
Choosing the right shaft collar will impact the security and precision of clamping, not to mention the ease of installation and future maintenance. With a variety of styles and sizes available, whether your requirement is to mount tooling or a gear system, it’s crucial that you choose the right shaft collar for your application needs. […]
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is one of the most powerful and precise methods of cutting within the manufacturing industry, recently creating a buzz with its impressive capabilities.