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The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre (AMAC) at Training 2000 has launched a series of seminars on Machining and Machine Tools.

Held in partnership by AMAC, Machine Tool Technologies, the University of Huddersfield and Renishaw, the first event was held recently and focused on ‘Machine tool metrology at the heart of manufacturing productivity.”

The event featured talks from leading industry and academic experts in machine tool measurements, who gave presentations on the effect of machine accuracy on performance, quality and availability in today’s manufacturing environment.

Live demonstrations were also given on AMAC’s precision CNC machines, and the latest Renishaw calibrator, equator gauging system, ballbar and probing systems.

Peter Drever of Machine Tool Technologies, said: “MTT, working in collaboration with The AMAC at T2000 has instigated a series of what we hope will be highly informative seminars on the broad subject of ‘machining and machine tools’, all of this with a view to encouraging positive interaction and an open forum for learning.

“The first seminar was well received by participants from a very wide range of industrial and academic organisations.

“The team, David Starkie and Mark Aspinall at AMAC, did a great job in organising the seminar which was very well attended, with numbers exceeding expectations. Feedback has been positive throughout and there is already good deal of follow-up activity underway.

“The next seminar will focus on digitisation and the impact of i4.0 on our industry.”

Melissa Conlon, Commercial Director, AMRC North West, added: “This was an excellent event with a diverse range of attendees and speakers who pitched their presentations with the right balance between technology and practical application.

“It was useful to understand about how the principles of metrology need to be applied throughout the entire production process to ensure parts are machined in accordance with specific tolerances and how that can be achieved in advanced manufacturing with some of the technologies that were being demonstrated.

“It is reassuring to know that Lancashire advanced manufacturers can draw on local expertise who are utilising the latest metrology techniques to help them to optimise their machine tool performance.”

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