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Types of construction vehicle and opportunities for in-situ machining

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM


If you’re an on-site machinist looking to get work in the construction and mining industries, you’ll need to understand the basic types of plant used in this lucrative sector. From bulldozers backhoe loaders, getting familiar with each vehicle type will help to avoid potential embarrassment when talking to potential customers. More importantly it will open your eyes to new opportunities for in situ machining.

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Topics: On-site machining, construction, line boring

In Focus: MRY 3-axis Milling Machines

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 13, 2018 1:47:00 PM


How much do you really know about portable 3-axis milling machines? The name describes what they do, but not how they work, or the type of projects they're used on. 

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Topics: portable milling

Portable machine tool photo round-up: Q2 2018

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jul 4, 2018 2:07:57 PM


These featured photos are highlights from those posted on our social media channels from April through to the end of June 2018. Included are heat exchanger machining, building of a clamshell cutters, a supersized hot tapping cutter and machines on test.

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Topics: hot tapping, flange facing, portable milling, portable machine tools

Case study: Machining i-beam end faces with a milling rail and gantry

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 27, 2018 1:11:00 PM

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 Using a gantry with a milling rail creates working envelope to suit the specific project. it will also enables a 2 axis milling rail to be used across 3 axes. This is illustrated in this case study from the construction sector.

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Topics: gantry milling machine, portable milling

How to get a new flange facing machine at a reduced price

Posted by Alan Hillier on Jun 22, 2018 11:20:00 AM


This week, we take a break from the usual technical insight to bring you something different. 2018 marks our 25th year as a manufacturer of portable machine tools, so we’re launching a superb offer to celebrate this important landmark. We also look back at how Mirage has evolved from its humble beginnings back in 1993 to the global company it is today.

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Topics: flange facing, joint integrity



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