Metal Products

Survey finds manufacturing industry optimistic for recovery from COVID-19 despite supply chain concerns

A new survey from SteelScout has found that more than 60% of professionals in the manufacturing industry expect the sector to recover from COVID-19 and return to business as usual by the middle of next year. However, they highlighted issues in the wider supply chain which might impact the recovery…

🕘 5 days ago

Manufacturing exports slump to lowest level in three years

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to work with industry and take whatever steps are necessary to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on supply chains on the back of a survey showing exports have slumped to their lowest level in three years. The Q1 Manufacturing Outlook…

🕘 16/03/2020

Getting to Gripple with manufacturing

With a history dating back to 1984, Gripple is a Sheffield-based manufacturing success story that started by making field fencing, barbed wire and fencing staples in a disused furniture factory, and now produces a growing range of fastening products across three state-of-the-art sites which are…

🕘 04/11/2019

Fanuc to champion robot integration at EMO 2019 with series of new launches

Fanuc will be sharing the knowledge garnered from over 590,000 industrial robot installations at EMO 2019, with a series of on-stand demonstrations profiling the easy integration of robots into a wide range of industrial applications. It has never been easier to automate a processing machine with a…

🕘 01/08/2019

Cutting welding time and cost

A common requirement in the construction sector is the production of H-section or I-section structural beams by joining three plates. Often the material will be rusty mill scale plate that has to be welded directly without any preparation. Cost pressures mean the welds must be made as quickly as…

🕘 05/03/2019

Versatile abrasive tool for CNC machining decreases cycle and finishing time

For contract part manufacturers, the ability to produce tight tolerance parts at a faster rate is the key to remaining profitable in a crowded, highly competitive market. To do this, machine shops constantly seek out creative ways to improve on overall cycle time, including speeding metal finishing…

🕘 11/09/2017

NSK bearings deliver €46k savings for steel plate rolling mill

A major steel manufacturer experiencing high maintenance costs relating to bearings on a plate rolling mill has improved the situation with an application specific product replacement from NSK. The existing open roll bearings required a daily maintenance routine to ensure sufficient lubrication…

🕘 26/02/2015

Engineering simulation is key to optimising productivity and quality for steelmaker

TimkenSteel, a manufacturer of special bar quality (SBQ) large bars and seamless mechanical tubing, is leveraging the power of ANSYS simulation to solve customers’ engineering challenges. TimkenSteel creates tailored products and services for its customers’ most demanding applications.

🕘 19/02/2015

ABB drives improve blast furnace control and efficiency

A major refurbishment of a Blast furnace in South Wales has given Tata Steel better control and improved efficiency following the installation of ABB variable-speed drives (VSDs). Solutions supplied include what are believed to be the largest low voltage air-cooled VSDs in the UK, delivering 2.7 MW…

🕘 18/02/2015

Voestalpine invests in edge finishing technology

Processing over 60,000 tons of steel plate a year, Austrian manufacturer Voestalpine has invested in a slag removal, deburring and edge rounding system from Lissmac to increase production capacity and improve consistency. Available from Surtech in the UK, the new plant has been a revelation to the…

🕘 29/09/2014