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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 bed.
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  7. August 05, 2019

    New DRO Package for Chester Machine Tools Champion 16V Mill Machine



    We are now stocking a new 3-axis M-DRO Digital Readout Kit with Magnetic Encoders which is custom designed to fit onto the Chester Machine Tools Champion 16V Milling 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. Suitable for the 500mm x 140mm table and with minimal modification, this kit would also fit the Warco WM14.

    For more information on our DRO Kits, please
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  8. July 30, 2019

    Review on the Moore & Wright Micrometer Set - Customer Video



    We always welcome reviews from customers (written or video) and we’re very happy to see DoubleBoost have included a short review on their new Moore & Wright Micrometer Set purchased from us.

    Watch the full video here (our review starts from 6:15mins) or to find out more about this Micrometer Set (Part No. MW215-03BL), please click here.

    Alternatively, you can contact our Technical Product Specialist on 01992 455921 or
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  9. July 29, 2019

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Using Baty Profile Projectors



    The world of F1 is the pinnacle of technology in sport, which is why the best equipment and most precise measuring tools are used across all F1 teams.

    In a video posted by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, it shows Valtteri Bottas being shown around PETRONAS University of Technology in Brackley, including a demo of the Baty SM350 Vertical Profile Projector. Precision and accuracy is an extremely high priority when working with the engineering of a Formula 1 car, hence why Baty Profile Projectors such as the one mentioned can be found in workshops such as those in the PETRONAS University of Technology. You can find the full video
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  10. July 22, 2019

    Using a Linear Rail and Guided Reading Head Carriage (Video)



    M-DRO's Guide Rails allow you to achieve precise results quickly and efficiently, giving you safe and perfectly straight power tool guidance as demonstrated in this video.

    Click here to watch the video and click here to view our range of guided rails.

    Contact our Technical Product Specialists on 01992 455921 for more information and/or a demo.
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