In today's podcast episode, we discuss the benefits and differences between a VTL (which actually stands for Vertical Turret Machine) and a VBM (Vertical Boring Machine). Find out what the differences are and which machine you should be using for what application.
Joe chats with Mike Malkin from Autodesk who looks after the global manufacturing team and sales teams. He is joined with Greg Fallon who leads the marketing strategy for the manufacturing industry team for Autodesk.
They both offer insight into Autodesk, the company, it’s growth and where they expect to grow within the future of the industry. They share with Joe how they are innovating faster than their competitors within the same market space.
This week Autodesk is hosting another of...
Colin, Gio and Joe dive into the subject of lubricants and the importance of liquid tools.
Using the right lubricant for the right machines the importance of this and how it can save your business money.
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What you need to know about tool holders and how it affects the machining process.
Gio, Joe and Colin discuss the topic and how to best approach purchasing tool holders for milling machines and how it will affect the longevity of the machine.
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Paul and Gio kick off the show talking about the latest football match where MTD CNC vs FANUC UK on the 8 May in Coventry. The match is raising money for the Teenage cancer trust. Donations are welcome and our Just giving page is here.
Paul and Gio discuss the pitfalls and considerations when purchasing turning centres.
Topics covered include understanding turning centres and how they fit in to evaluating your business plan and...
Thinking of buying a VMC? You may want to think again or, it could be the best purchase your company buys! Paul Jones and Gio Albanese discuss the pitfalls and considerations you may face when purchasing a vertical machining centre.
They cover what you need to consider prior to purchasing these machines, what to avoid and understanding the forever innovating market space that these machines are competing in.
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Is your company able to grow without finance? MTD CNC Joe Reynolds, Colin Griffiths & Mark Deadman discuss.
Joe argues that not all companies need finance he expresses that the subject is very broad and needs to be specified to gauge what companies really need.
Colin believes finance is an essential part to stabilise cash flow but suggests a broker may be your better option to a branch.
An interesting debate.
Mark shares his knowledge on metrology and debunks myths that circulate the industry in the perceptions around inspection. He expresses that metrology inspections are usually the last part of the process but now with smart technology and vision systems you can now measure on the machines whilst on the job!
All three debate the challenges and perceptions around how much more advanced we are now when measuring metrology.
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Colin is joined by Mark and Joe as they discuss automation including; robots, automation cells, pallet systems which are enabling manufacturers to be more profitable through things like lights-out machining and automatic pallet systems.
But won’t automating your workshops mean job losses? Not at all, in fact, the opposite! We discuss the benefits that automation will bring in the workforce of the future!
Shane Kelly who is the University of Wolverhampton Racing driver for their Formula 3 racing team joins us on the podcast this week. He speaks with us about what students at the University of Wolverhampton can learn when studying on their motorsport engineering courses and what it's like for them to have direct access to the machining technologies and real-world experience to students so that they can easily transfer their skill into careers.
We go into what Shane's daily routine is like and...
It's a full studio on today's podcast, we almost ran out of mics! Today's ring leader is Paul who is joined by Joe, Gio and our resident joker, Colin (he's going to love that accolade!).
Today we go deep into 5-axis machining. particularly milling and discuss the type of applications you would have and why you would choose one over the other. We also discuss different types of 5-axis machines.
It's a great episode which you'll love if you work on the machines and love everything to do with...
On this week's episode of the MTD Podcast, Paul is joined by Gio and Colin again. They talk about modern workholding solutions and whether workholding is overlooked when purchasing new machine tool technology...
In episode 9 of our MTD podcast, we discuss the positives outcomes from Brexit with Sanjay Vallabh, Managing Director of Vallabh Associates Ltd discussing methods which other European countries have used to get the best trade deal with Europe while remaining unchaperoned.
Using his extensive experience working with banks and specialising in international finance, Sanjay is familiar with supporting businesses with their international requirements. He has worked with small business all the...
In this edition of the MTD CNC Podcast, the team engage in some banter and discuss sliding head lathes. Paul, Joe and Colin record the first podcast of 2019 at the studio, discussing their purposes, why engineers should invest in them and also why engineers already are investing in them.
But first, Paul, Colin and Joe get rid of the elephant in the room by shedding some light on MTD’s defeat at the hands of SECO for the Tooling Cup last week. While Paul claims that his managerial skills...
What a week we've endured so far in the Brexit conundrum! The Prime Minister just suffered the biggest loss in Parliament in political history in what the British public are calling the worst time in modern politics.
To ensure that manufacturers are well equipped with both possible outcomes from our divorce with the EU, we caught up with Peter Wilding, the man who literally "invented" the word 'Brexit', a term he calls a "sad word" which was first coined when he wrote it in an article...
On today’s episode, the team sit down with Clinton and Chris from Autodesk to discuss the current and future trends of CAM, and how it consolidates manufacturing; enabling engineers to prosper with the combined use of the technology.
Autodesk have been promoting the convergence of designer manufacturing for a number of years in an attempt to create a process in which the method of manufacturing parts influences the design of the parts. We discuss their Generative Design technology,...
On this episode of the MTD Podcast, we are live from the Hurco Open house show in High Wycombe, discussing the event highlights for not only MTDCNC, but the overall main attractions at the exhibition. With the team finally recovered after a great Christmas party at the NEC on Saturday night, it was time to get back to business, and what better way than the final Open House event of the year at Hurco.
The talking points of the two-day exhibition were the technology displays and the tooling...
On today’s episode, the MTD team records live from Mazak’s 'Mazak Live' event at their European headquarters in Worcester, after a long day of inspecting innovating machinery from Mazak and discussing personal highlights of the event and new equipment on display. The talk of the show was Mazak’s new HCN five-axis machine, which was not only mechanically advanced in the sense of having one the fastest jerk rates on the market with a power of 30,000rpm alongside 80kw, but also accompanied with...