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Local Lads Making World-Class Custom Classics

14 Jul,2017 - There are few things we love more than a fast machine, here at Machines4u. A fast machine, fine-tuned and built to perfection from the ground up? Well, that’s basically catnip to us. So, when we found out about some local lads who are building world-class customs, we may have spent a little too much ‘work ...

Quick-Tips to Prolong Your Metalworking Coolant

17 Jun,2017 - If you’ve recently started cutting steel with a CNC or any other machine that utilises coolants, it’s best to be aware of any bacteria that may be contaminating your coolant tanks. An issue simply developed from poor upkeep, coolant tanks can develop solids and swarfs, soon becoming a breeding ground for bacteria and contamination. How does ...

What do brands like Dodge, Maserati and Speedos have in common with Sutton Tools?

03 Jun,2017 - What do brands like Dodge, Maserati and Speedos have in common with Sutton Tools? Simple, they’ve all been around for 100 years. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Sutton Tools Group and to top it off, at this year’s AMTIL Expo they were inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame. So we thought we’d ...

Why You Should Be Using A Vertical Band-Saw For Your Mitering Jobs

30 May,2017 - One of the more unique machines at Austech 2017, the team at Power Machinery had the HYDMECH V-20 on full display during the expo. We spoke with Ken Christensen, Director of Power Machinery, to get all the latest on this new tech. Imported from the US, the V-20 is a band-saw configured with a unique overhead ...

The Most Powerful Lasers in the World and What They’re Used For

20 May,2017 - Lasers are a brilliant example of human ingenuity. If you like pocket-sized facts you can pull out at parties, here’s a couple for you: the word ‘laser’ is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; and lasers have existed in the world for the same amount of time as Antonio Banderas, Hugo ...

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