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  1. June 03, 2020

    Edge Technology ME-ED-44-000 feature

    Model Engineers Workshop” describes how our Edge Technology Indicator holder is used to fix a DTI onto a mill. Peter shares his smart solution for the difficulty of finding a solid fixing point for a DTI on his Alpine mill. He found a spare 3/8” chuck and 3/8” internal thread in his collection and set about fitting the z axis sender mounting, leaving approximately 30mm studding extra. He then proceed to merely turning down a piece of 12x1.75mm studding. A 3/8” x 24 thread was cut on opposite side of the chuck and they joined together with a 12mm extension nut. This solution allowed him to clamp a range of bracket fittings in addition to this initial purpose. You can view our Edge Technology Indicator Holder with 3/8" Shank Mount here https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/edge-tech-indicator-holder-with-shank-mount .

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  2. June 03, 2020

    Wixey WR360 feature

    The Wixey WR360 digital angle gauge has been featured in “Model Engineers Workshop” for an interesting application. The article consists of Howard Lewis’ use of the digital angle gauge as an aid to sharpen drills. He began by using a clamp to set it parallel to the face of the grinding wheel. The aluminium is then milled to a rectangular block, set at 59 degrees with the assistance of the WR360. Once a tip angle of 118 degrees is positioned, the vice is tilted up at 45 degrees for a 90 degree vee to be cut by the end mill. This is just one useful example of how our Wixey digital angle gauge can be used to execute a task comfortably with precision. Find your own solutions and buy one here https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/wixey-digital-angle-gauge-with-hold-function-and-level-bubble .

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  3. April 17, 2020

    Allendale 'Pub' Lockdown Quiz

    In an effort to keep spirits high in this challenging time, we organised a pub style quiz for all of our staff. Using video chat network Zoom, this was a great opportunity to catch up and have some fun. There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to put a smile on everyone’s faces! One colleague went the extra mile to really add the pub feel by using a greenscreen background. Our testing quiz consisted of 6 rounds – General knowledge, Geography & International, Science & Nature, Film & TV, Sport and a Picture round. We had some surprisingly good answers on a question about Kim Kardashian and some not so good for the name of The Grinch’s dog. David Ingham closely guessed the length of the M1, making him the winner of the tie breaker and the first Allendale Lockdown Quiz. Organising fun events like these are a great way to stay in touch with friends and colleague under the difficult circumstances. I’m sure we will have a round 2 very soon!

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  4. March 13, 2020

    2 mins with Jo Shepherd – Employee Spotlight Questions

    We caught up with our Operations Manager, Jo Shepherd, and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Jo’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    5 years

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Teacher

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Papercraft

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Christmas tree (or really smiley face)

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    Not really into sports

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Labyrinth

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    I make the best peanut butter cupcakes

    What’s y

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  5. March 06, 2020

    Kai Supporting His Allendale Group Baby Grow

    In July, we congratulated Hayley and her partner on the birth of their baby and gave baby Kai lots of gifts on behalf of the Allendale Group which included an Allendale Group branded baby grow. Fast forward half a year and Kai can be seen wearing the Allendale Group baby grow in all his cuteness.

    It’s great to see Kai pop into the office with mum, Hayley, every now and again and we wish them all the best.

    Baby Kai

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  6. January 08, 2020

    Exhibiting at London Model Engineering Exhibition – Stand 41

    The Allendale Group team are looking forward to another year of exhibiting at the London Model Engineering Exhibition on 17th – 19th January 2020. Held at London Alexandra Palace, it’s going to be a big one with over 2,000 models on display. We are excited to see the full spectrum of modelling, from traditional model engineering through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters, as featured on “The One Show”.

    This is a great day out for all of the family, if you’re an experienced hobbyist or a keen beginner, then this show is perfect for you. There will be lots on offer at our stand (Stand 41), showcasing our Machine-DRO, Allendale Ultrasonics, Cases and Enclosures and lots more products including an exclusive feature of our new measuring tools range, M-SURE.

    Come and visit our Technical Product Specialists on Stand 41, we look forward to seeing

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  7. December 02, 2019

    2 mins with Joanne Murphy – Employee Spotlight Questions



    Find out a little bit more about a member of our Customer Support team, Joanne Murphy, as we catch up with her and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Joanne’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    3 months

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Popstar

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Dance

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Blushed smiley face

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    I don’t watch sports but like watching boxing

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Pretty Woman

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    Not rea
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  8. November 28, 2019

    Enter Our Christmas Crafts Competition

    T’is the season to be creative and we have a fantastic opportunity for you to make this Christmas extra special by offering you the chance to WIN a £25 Voucher to spend across any Allendale Group store. All you have to do to enter is send us a picture of your creative Christmas crafts/cards, it's that easy.

    You can submit your Christmas Crafts picture to our social media pages by mentioning us and adding #AllendaleXmas to the post. Alternatively, you can email your entry to sales@allendale-group.co.uk.

    Anyone can enter (the more the merrier) so please share our competition with families and friends! Winner will be announced on Thursday 2nd January 2020, so follow us on social media to see who the lucky winner is. Follow the Allendale Group today: Twitter |

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  9. November 25, 2019

    Ultrasonic Cleaners Used to Clean Military Weapons



    Making sure soldiers’ guns are thoroughly cleaned is important to avoid any rust or a reduction in the gun's performance. Scrubbing their guns with equipment such as oil and brushes are now a thing of the past, and now set to be replaced by ‘deep cleaning’ machines such as Ultrasonic Cleaners.

    Soon, Ultrasonic Cleaning Tanks may be kept on patrol bases so that soldiers won't have to rely on good old fashioned elbow grease when cleaning the dirt off their artillery. Trials are taking place on selected rifles and machine guns, with the Ultrasonic Cleaners possibly being rolled out to 5 regiments if they prove to be a success.

    Sgt Daniel Birks, who will be overseeing the trial, mentioned that this system would give the soldiers more time to focus on the more important aspects of their job and will help them focus more on training, as well as carrying less kit from place to place. “The Armed Forces still clean with oil and
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  10. November 19, 2019

    M-DRO Kit with Embedded Cross Slide Installed on a Myford Super 7 (Customer Images)



    “I bought the kit about 1 year ago and I installed your 2-axis Myford DRO Kit with the integral cross slide fitting - and I love it. Now I want a kit to fit my Tom Senior E Type miller.” It’s clear to see that our digital readout kits prove to bring many benefits to our customers and on this occasion, that’s exactly what we have found again.

    The install was using our Myford Super 7 Kit (Part Number: DRO-012-L72-MM), our embedded cross slide version. The customer has fitted a cable carrier/chain to keep the encoder cables looking neat. Adding a simple alloy angle bracket to the standard saddle bracket provides location and support for the cable chain
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