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Author: Val Hirst

AXYZ highlights importance of correct router tool selection

Good quality routing and cutting tools are essential in order to get the best out of any CNC router. Purchasing cheaper but invariably inferior quality alternatives often proves a false economy, leading to a sub-standard finish, a significant decrease in tool life and a corresponding increase in material wastage. The most common reasons for tool failure include selecting the wrong tool for the material to be processed, using a tool well past its predicted lifespan, failure to use an appropriate coolant or lubricant and not changing tool-holding devices, such as collets within the recommended timescale. Tooling is a continually...

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Tecna Display wins its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Exhibition and display specialist manufacturer, Tecna Display has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for a second time, having first received the Award in 2012. The company received the accolade, which is awarded annually to coincide with the Queen’s birthday and represents the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a UK business, in respect of its outstanding achievement in the category of international trade. Jonathan Evitt, Managing Director of Tecna Display, said: “Since receiving that first award we have significantly increased our presence in both the US and Europe and our export turnover has been growing significantly...

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See the first live UK demonstration of the Acuity LED 1600R

Fujifilm has announced that one of the newest machines in its Acuity series, the Acuity LED 1600R will feature on the SOS stand (Stand D32) at Sign & Digital UK, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC this week. This accessible, dedicated roll-to-roll printer is optimised for four-colour CYMK printing, but otherwise delivers all the benefits in quality and performance of the highly successful Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid model. First announced in February, it has been commercially available since March 2018. Exclusive to Fujifilm, the machine features Dimatix Q-class industrial printheads and offers four ink channels as standard, with...

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Collect the new Spandex Wrapping Product Guide

Spandex has launched a new product guide aimed at vehicle wrappers. The company’s unique portfolio of wrapping products includes materials, tools and accessories from market leading brands such as 3M, Avery Dennison, ORAFOL, Arlon and ImagePerfect. The new 68-page guide shows products that are available to use for vehicle wrapping and graphics and range from colour change, through to accent and digital films. It is divided into eight clear sections: Colour Change; 3D Wrap; 2D Wrap; Flat Panel; PVC-free; Paint Protection; Automotive Window Films; and Accessories. The new Vehicle Wrapping Product Guide includes hundreds of products, colours, special effects...

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Innova Solutions nominated for Lancashire Business Awards

Innova Solutions has been nominated for two awards at the Lancashire Business Awards 2018, which takes place on the 21st June. The company, which specialises in the production of high strength bonding tapes and eco-friendly adhesives, has been nominated in two categories: Customer Focused Business of the Year and Employee of the Year for Financial & Strategic Director, Linda Barrowclough. The Lancashire Business Awards organised by Downtown in Business, aims to foster recognition of the collective contributions being made by businesses across various sectors in Lancashire and publicly celebrate the successes of the people who are making a real...

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