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Employment boom expected for UK Oil and Gas

Posted by Simon Pownall on Apr 16, 2014 9:01:36 AM


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Topics: On-site machining

In focus: MR1000 (40" stroke) 20 axis portable milling machine

Posted by Martin Broadhurst on Apr 15, 2014 5:08:13 PM

In a new feature for the Mirage blog we'll be taking an in-depth look at a specific portable machine tool. This week we take a look at the MR1000, a lightweight portable milling machine that is ideal for general purpose in-situ milling.

MR1000 milling machine

The MR1000 portable milling machine is everything you would expect from a Mirage milling machine: rigid, lightweight yet precise.

Using a direct drive ISO 40 spindle, you can use standard tool for your milling operations. The machine can use both hand or auto feed across the 'x' axis and uses linear 'V' rails for absolute precision.

Applications that this milling rail can be used for are varied but insitu heat exchanger repair is often conducted using these machines as well as being used for steel mill stand, pump and motor pads, turbine split lines and more. We can even adapt them for subsea milling.

Workshop setup of subsea milling machine by Mirage Machines
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Video gallery of Mirage portable linear and gantry milling machines

Posted by Simon Pownall on Apr 11, 2014 8:30:00 PM

When looking for a portable linear milling machine there are number of things you might be looking for. Is it a 2-axis or 3-axis machine you need? For surface or subsea milling? Whatever your requirements, Mirage Machines can help.

Remotely operated CNC gantry milling machine

This was a bespoke project that saw us design a 5m x 5m gantry mill that was remotely operated and have drilling capabilities too.

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Topics: On-site machining

10 best Twitter accounts to follow for oilfield workers

Posted by Simon Pownall on Apr 9, 2014 12:00:00 PM

3939487692_0486e3e87e_zHow do you keep up to date with the latest trends within the oil and gas industry? If you're on Twitter, you could start by following these accounts and making sure you are subscribed to the latest trends in the oil and gas industry.


As the go to source for oil and ga sindustry news for many people, it isn't a surprise to see Rigzone listed on here. Lots of news and articles featured on here taking you straight to the information you need. Not much in the way of multimedia though.


Platts is a reliable source of industry news and comment covering oil, gas and energy markets. The regularl podcast provides expert analysis and insight into the latest happenings within the industry.

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Topics: On-site machining

Four things to know about Mirage portable milling machines

Posted by Simon Pownall on Apr 7, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Mirage Portable Linear Milling Rail MR2000 On-Site Machining

As a manufacturer of high-quality, durable portable machine tools we pride ourselves on creating innovative solutions to meet the needs of on-site machining engineers. This is no more evident than in our portable linear milling machine range where we have created some of the most robust tools on the market.

Our linear milling machines accept standard tooling

We believe in giving the customer the best possible experience when using our tools. That's why machines such as the MR15000 portable milling machine have been designed to accept standard tooling. When you buy a portable milling machine from Mirage Machines you won't be tied into buying expensive and difficult to source proprietary tooling.

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Topics: On-site machining