ITC team expands

Continued growth at UK cutting tool manufacturer Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) has resulted in a further expansion of the company’s sales team. With two new additions to the team in recent weeks, ITC is now announcing Graham Fuller as a technical sales engineer in the southeast. This addition to the team is due to the efforts of long-standing technical sales engineer Dave Cleeve, who ITC says has become a “victim of his own success”. Cleeve today finds himself spending more time servicing key account clients. To support Cleeve in his efforts to further expand the ITC brand, Fuller has joined the team.
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Citizen secures sales of £2.7m

Citizen Machinery UK’s (CMUK) recent three-day open house added a further 15 machines worth over £2.7m to its existing order book of record sales involving some 100 Cincom sliding-head and Miyano fixed-head turn-mill centres stretching into 2019. Says deputy managing director Darren Wilkins: “Over 350 people came through our doors over the three days with several bringing important future projects for us to investigate. This influx of interest was from both the OEM and the subcontract sectors, and in particular involved oil and gas, aerospace, and automotive companies.”

Citizen’s patented Low Frequency Vibration (LFV) programmable chip-size machining technology was a major focus of attention at the open house, adding to the ratio of seven out of every eight orders currently featuring its inclusion. This ratio was confirmed with interest at the event in the new 38 mm capacity Cincom L32-VIIILFV sliding-head and Miyano BNA-42GTYLFV moving-headstock machines.
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Faro roadshow

Metrology specialist Faro has named two further dates for the company’s latest technology days: Southampton on 13 November; and Huddersfield on 15 November. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness demonstrations of new 3D measurement and laser projection technologies. For instance, the new eight-axis FaroArm system will be put through its paces. The eighth axis is a fully rotational axis that is integrated into the portable Quantum FaroArm, offering a complete contact/non-contact metrology solution. Also demonstrated will be the new Faro Prizm laser line probe (LLP), which is designed to operate as a compact, tightly integrated solution with the FaroArm.
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XYZ names showroom clearance event dates

XYZ Machine Tools’ will throw open the doors of its Sheffield and Nuneaton showrooms for customers to take advantage of its clearance events, where enticing deals will be applied to every machine in the showroom as part of XYZ’s regular process of renewing the models on display. The events, which take place on the 15 November in Sheffield and 22 November in Nuneaton, provide an opportunity to pick up an ‘as-new’ XYZ machine from the company’s showroom stock, with all machines having had limited use as they are used purely for customer demonstrations and are replaced on a regular basis to ensure the latest models are on display.
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the metalworking metropolis

The ASEAN region’s largest international machine tool and metalworking technology trade exhibition and conference, METALEX, is set to take place on 21-24 November at the BITEC venue in Bangkok, Thailand. Described as Southeast Asia’s ‘metalworking metropolis’, over 100,000 visitors are expected to come and see the latest machine tools and metalworking solutions from 3300 brands. Among the major themes is Industry 4.0 and the benefits that are presented by connectivity.

Over 64,000 sq m of exhibition space will be taken up by some 4800 machinery and technology exhibits. Also at the event will be 15 international pavilions, the ASEAN Industrial Investment Forum, ASEAN Metalworking Summit and METALEX Congress. MTI will of course be taking its regular place at METALEX, where the friendly team will be busy handing out copies of the show issue from the company’s stand (AP26) and engaging with visitors keen on discovering the market’s easiest way of buying and selling machine tools and associated equipment.
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