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  1. October 04, 2019

    Celebrating National Manufacturing Day



    Today we celebrate those who continue to develop products and unlock new technologies, growing our economy. Manufacturing businesses create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalises Manufacturing across all four corners of the world.

    Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) graduates will power the next chapter of production and innovation for the next generation of manufacturing professionals. We are proud to supply a large number of Manufacturing businesses with precision Engineering equipment and metrology tools from leading brands from our key partners.

    Browse our Machine DRO store to see our full range of measuring tools for all precision measuring applications, alternatively, you can contact our Technical
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  2. October 04, 2019

    Using an Ultrasonic Cleaner to Create Flavoured Infusion Vodka



    Mixing drinks with ultrasonic waves is proving popular amongst modern bars and across the world as they are equipped with equipment such as our Ultrasonic Cleaners, which have their roots in the laboratory or apothecary.

    Brand Ambassador of Crystal Head Vodka, Chris Baldwin, has been working alongside Stu Bale at Crucible in London, England to create Ultrasonic flavour infusions for their vodka. Crucible is the first creative hub for drinks and has one of the best flavour labs in the UK. Chris has been developing new ideas and techniques using Ultrasonic flavour infusion, with an endless list of flavours that can be created using Ultrasonic Cleaners.

    Watch Chris demonstrate how you can create a Lemon Peel Martini using Crystal Head Vodka, lemon peel and our Ultrasonic Cleaner.
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  3. September 23, 2019

    Introducing the Edona Plating Range – Going for Gold



    We are pleased to announce our new Gold Plating Solution range, Edona Plating, which is available now. Our new brand offers the latest electroplating technologies, products and services to the Jewellery industry, as well as other users who are looking to refresh their products via plating solutions. Edona Plating specialises in precious metal finishing, electroplating, protective coatings and precious metal recovery.

    Plating solutions are available in Rose Gold, 14 karat gold, 18 karat Gold & 24 karat Gold (more plating options to follow), which all come in either 1 litre or 30ml bottles. The 1-litre bottles contain 8g of gold, whereas the 30ml bottles contain 10g of gold. Edona Plating Solutions are perfect for bringing a luxury look and feel to all jewellery, pens, coins, metal items and anything else that you feel can do with a gold finish.
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  4. September 16, 2019

    Next Generation WIFI 6 – What is it?



    There are more than 9 billion WIFI devices in the world and everyone is looking for the strongest & fastest connection speed, and it’s about to get a lot faster. However, the next generation of WIFI (known as WIFI 6) isn’t just about simply boosting the speed. It brings more benefits for our future-facing upgrades designed to make sure our internet speeds don’t suddenly decrease in a few years’ time. The new WIFI 6 is starting to arrive this year, and there’s a good chance it’ll be inside your latest technologies at home and at work.

    A new naming system, from the WIFI Alliance, identifies WIFI generations by a numerical sequence making it much easier to understand the technology on offer:

    • Wi-Fi6 are devices that support 802.11ax technology

    • Wi-Fi5 are
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  5. September 09, 2019

    Unboxing the Aoyue Soldering Rework Station (Customer Review & Video)



    It’s great to see our customers excitement when they receive their items from us, especially when we can capture the moment on video. This PCB Soldering customer, in particular, has created a video on unboxing his new Aoyue 852A+ Hot Air SMD Rework Station as well as writing a short blog.

    If you would like to read the blog, please click here. If you would like to watch the video review and unboxing of the package, please click here.

    For more information about our PCB Soldering products, please
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  6. September 02, 2019

    Mitutoyo 500-196-30 Absolute AOS Digimatic Caliper – Rated No.1 for Machinists



    It’s one of the first tools that come to mind when you ask a machinist to name a measuring tool and the caliper is normally the most important tool in their toolbox. A recent Top 5 Digital Calipers for Machinists article put together and published by Practical Machinist have given the crown to the worthy winner which is the Mitutoyo 500-196-30 Absolute AOS Digimatic Caliper.

    The Japanese-made Mitutoyo AOS Digitmatic Caliper is the best in class when it comes to precision metrology hand tools. It’s equipped with standard outside and inside jaws, made from hardened stainless steel construction and has ABSOLUTE System scale for error-free, high-speed measurements. The ZERO/ABS button
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  7. August 29, 2019

    New Product: Moore and Wright Universal Dial Centre Finder



    Accurately finding the centre position to your workpiece has just got a lot easier with the new Moore and Wright MW612 Universal Dial Centre Finder for Internal and External Alignment.



    The precision centre finder is used to accurately position the tool axis, centrally to the workpiece. It’s an easy to use gauge able to find the centre of a bore, external cylindrical boss or align with centre punch marks and is supplied with 6 feelers for internal and external alignment. The 10mm diameter mounting shaft has a metric gauge fitted

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  8. August 29, 2019

    A ‘Super’ Project Made with Reliable Crafting Tools (Customer Images)



    Super Mario is one of the most popular video games since its launch in 1983 and still to this day, it’s a favourite amongst all ages. Our customer has gone a step further and has created an amazing 3D Art Box with a Super Mario World theme, by using Allendale Craft tools.

    Using a host of different cards and precise measuring and cutting tools (as well as a very steady hand), our customer needed equipment which would be cost-effective but reliable, hence why they turned to Allendale Crafts for the best tools for the job. The finished project looks fantastic and we look forward to seeing more of this kind of craft in the near future.

    The tools used for this project from Allendale Crafts were:

    • ModelCraft 28mm Rotary Cutter
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  9. August 23, 2019

    Out of this World - Metrology Tools that Supported the Moon Landing



    History was made on July 20th 1969 as the first man walked on the moon, all thanks to the Apollo Program which changed the world we live in now in terms of technologies and engineering. The program was a huge accomplishment for engineering and due to its success, it resulted in a massive overhaul of new technologies and products coming into the world. Off the back of the Apollo Program, they stimulated multiple areas of technology (over 1,800 products, in fact), these include; the CAT scanner, computer microchip, cordless power tools, joysticks, and satellite television.

    Here are some stats from the Saturn V rocket which went into space:

    • The Saturn V rockets that launched Apollo 11 into space was 363 feet tall, weighed 6.2 million pounds and took 7.5 million pounds of thrust to get the Armstrong and his team off of Earth.

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  10. August 15, 2019

    New DRO Package for Chester Machine Tools Centurion 3 in 1 Machine (Long Bed Version)



    We are now stocking a new 2-axis M-DRO Digital Readout Kit with Magnetic Encoders which is custom designed to fit onto the Chester Machine Tools Centurion 3 in 1 Lathe Machine. Click here to view product listing.

    This is a specific kit with CNC machined brackets and step by step, full-colour install guide to assist with the installation. A robust non-contact system with the magnetic encoder being fully sealed to IP67 and flexible armoured cable. High precision 5-micron resolution Magnetic Encoders on both the cross slide and carriage (higher resolution upgrades are available, please contact us).

    Suitable for the 800mm between centre model long
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