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‘Factory Fortnight’ – to close or not to close – that is the question!

In the 50’s and 60’s the annual factory fortnight, an enforced shutdown to give staff leave during the school holidays, and a chance for machinery to be maintained, was very common. It can be argued that these annual shutdowns helped with pre-planning and production schedules, ensuring enough staff would be “in work” for production needs. […]

Success of exhibiting – #Mach2018

We’re just back from a week at the NEC, Birmingham #theNEC exhibiting at the #Machexhibition – what a week! Well, actually, we didn’t miss anything weather wise – the journeys from Derbyshire to the NEC each day were damp and dreary, just like the journeys home each evening, and the traffic was just as bad […]

Why attend a trade show?

Research the companies and determine ahead of time what you would like to find out by visiting each trade show display. Identify your goals based on whether companies are competition or a potential contact. If they are a potential contact, how would they specifically benefit your company? Have questions ready to ask exhibitors to save […]

Burrs – the latest status, with SCHNEEBERGER

Today, carbide and HSS burrs are used in numerous application areas and are suitable for both manual and mechanical use. Depending on their form and design, the little helpers are suitable for deburring, edge breaking, weld seam and surface processing of various materials, and are used for example in production technology, model construction, the jewellery […]

Knife and special production parts

The flexible machine kinematics, the individual in-house software development and experienced staff of specialist’s at Schneeberger make the difference when it comes to the implementation of specific grinding tasks. Schneeberger has met the needs of the Italian market for more than 20 years for numerous medium-sized companies and ensured their economic success by specialisation and […]

A few simple rules for grinding

Grinding is a manufacturing process that is often left up to a designated, experienced grinding expert in a workshop. Why can’t any other machine operator perform this work? Certain basic rules must to be observed during grinding, just like milling. The grinder has to know which material can be machined with which tool. And just […]

Round head cutter in top form

In the field of cutters, the die sinking cutter still occupies a special position. Special cutting edges have constantly met with interestover the last few years. With the new approach in the description of these tools, and also in cutting technology, the new Quinto 5 Software from J. Schneeberger Maschinen AG takes this interest into […]


Join us in Hall 19 on Stand 316 – registration is now open Mach2018 – 9-13 April – NEC, Birmingham Reasons to visit MACH2018 Meet over 600 exhibiting companies showcasing their latest products and services Experience live, working machines demonstrating the latest techniques and solutions See the latest products and developments relevant for your sector […]

Never too early to think about Christmas (shutdown)

Battery replacement Most control panels and machines have a battery back-up, intended to maintain site protection during short power outages of a few hours at most. These batteries require maintenance, and we recommend replacing them every two years or so. If they don’t receive appropriate attention, the power being cut can drain residual power in […]