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Birmingham Prototypes invests in three Trumpf machines
A specialist in the design and manufacture of one-off and low-volume parts has installed three high-specification machines from Trumpf, including a five-axis TruLaser Cell 7020 fiber. Birmingham Prototypes Ltd (BPL) has located all three machines at its new 20,000 sq ft facility in Birmingham, where they are helping the company keep pace with an expanding order book for sectors such as automotive and aerospace.
Schaeffler spherical plain bearing is largest yet manufactured
Schaeffler has produced the largest spherical plain bearing in the company’s history. This special bearing weighs around 4.7 tonnes and has an outside diameter of 1,900mm, a bore diameter of 1,500mm, and a height of 600mm. The bearing will be used on a cutter suction dredger that was designed and built by Royal IHC, a Dutch company that specialises in equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets.