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  1. July 23, 2020

    Mill Star Now Available - Turret Mill Quill Digital Readout

    A new batch of our M-SURE Mill Stars are assembled and now available! Mill Star kit offers an easy fitment to the Mill Quill. Install swiftly with several different fittings and instructions supplied. The heavy duty digital readout has an easy to read LCD display, switching between metric and imperial reading. The unit can be set to zero in any position allowing easy depth setting. The digital readout kit is compatible with standard Bridgeport turret mill as well as other common machine quills – please contact us with your machine make and model. Don’t miss your chance for same day despatch if ordered 3pm BST! Part no. ME-MILL-STAR

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  2. November 01, 2019

    What is a Feeler Gauge used for?



    Feeler Gauges are used to precisely determine the size of small gaps between two objects that are in close proximity and usually consist of several finger-shaped strips of thin metal which vary in thickness (also known as leaves or blades), secured at one end by a pivot pin.

    Metric and imperial versions are available, each individual finger is etched with the thickness of the finger. Multiple thicknesses can be achieved by layering several fingers together to reach the thickness you require. If the gap is larger than the blade, and there is little or no resistance, change to a thicker gauge or add additional blades until the resistance feel is correct.

    Feeler gauges are traditionally used by mechanics for the fine setting or verification of clearances between two parts, such as spark plug gaps, ignition ‘points’ on a petrol engine or engine
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  3. October 21, 2019

    1 Tool. 6 Attachment Types. Multiple Benefits. – The Longbow Multi-tool & Accessories



    The universal Longbow Oscillating Multi-tool allows you to sand, saw, scrape, cut, polish and grout by simply changing the attachments to fit your needs. As our customer is demonstrating in the images sent to us, our multi-tool is ideal for home hobbyists, DIY projects, renovators and other trades of all kinds; with a variety of attachments and a variable speed functions, meaning you have all the tools you need to complete the job quickly and accurately. The universal head allows most other branded attachments to be fitted (check fittings before purchase).

    Most of the attachments can be positioned in a 180° (22.5° steps) and clamped firmly in place to avoid any inaccuracy. The corded multi-tool powers a 220W motor without the fuss of batteries running out or dropping in power. The lightweight, slimline body is finished with durable rubber which
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  4. October 11, 2019

    5 Things you can do with your Bare Conductive Electric Paint (50ml Jar)



    If you’re new to Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint, it’s just like any other water-based paint, except that it conducts electricity and allows you to make your projects interactive. Paint wires or sensors directly onto almost any material around you, including paper, wood, plastic and glass, then watch it come to life. Here are some quick and easy ideas on what you can do with Electric Paint.

    1. Paint a Capacitive Sensor - Turn your simple piece of paper into a capacitive sensor with Bare Conductive Electric Paint. The surface becomes conductive once the paint is applied, so when it’s connected to a small device like the Bare Conductive Touch Board, you can experiment with triggering audio and
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  5. October 11, 2019

    5 Things you can do with your Bare Conductive Electric Paint (50ml Jar)



    If you’re new to Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint, it’s just like any other water-based paint, except that it conducts electricity and allows you to make your projects interactive. Paint wires or sensors directly onto almost any material around you, including paper, wood, plastic and glass, then watch it come to life. Here are some quick and easy ideas on what you can do with Electric Paint.

    1. Paint a Capacitive Sensor - Turn your simple piece of paper into a capacitive sensor with Bare Conductive Electric Paint. The surface becomes conductive once the paint is applied, so when it’s connected to a small device like the Bare Conductive Touch Board, you can experiment with triggering audio
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  6. October 07, 2019

    Plastron Sealed ABS Enclosures – New Brand



    Introducing our new Plastron branded Sealed ABS Enclosures - Our range of cost-effective IP65/IP66 rated Sealed ABS Plastic enclosures are tough, lightweight units that will keep components safe and secure. These Sealed ABS Plastic Enclosures are the ideal option for industrial electronics such as analogue and digital instruments, sensors, heating, climate & ventilation systems, machine building, construction equipment interfaces and security systems.

    Browse our full range of Plastron Sealed ABS Enclosures here, or for more information, you can contact our Technical Product Specialist on 01992 455924.
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  7. 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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  8. 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 devices
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  9. 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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  10. 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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