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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An excellent result using our Oxidation and Rust Removal Ultrasonic cleaning solution. Our customer has sent us some images showing a remarkable clean of his engine block. As you can see in the before and after images, our cleaning solution has been hugely effective in the removal of rust from a very oxidised engine block. The customer was thrilled with the result and wanted to share his outcome with us. We would love to see more images of customers cleaning reports. If you have some images you would like to send in, please email these to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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The Wixey WR360 digital angle gauge has been featured in “Model Engineers Workshop” for an interesting application. The article consists of Howard Lewis’ use of the digital angle gauge as an aid to sharpen drills. He began by using a clamp to set it parallel to the face of the grinding wheel. The aluminium is then milled to a rectangular block, set at 59 degrees with the assistance of the WR360. Once a tip angle of 118 degrees is positioned, the vice is tilted up at 45 degrees for a 90 degree vee to be cut by the end mill. This is just one useful example of how our Wixey digital angle gauge can be used to execute a task comfortably with precision. Find your own solutions and buy one here https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/wixey-digital-angle-gauge-with-hold-function-and-level-bubble .
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Model Engineers Workshop” describes how our Edge Technology Indicator holder is used to fix a DTI onto a mill.
Peter shares his smart solution for the difficulty of finding a solid fixing point for a DTI on his Alpine mill. He found a spare 3/8” chuck and 3/8” internal thread in his collection and set about fitting the z axis sender mounting, leaving approximately 30mm studding extra.
He then proceed to merely turning down a piece of 12x1.75mm studding. A 3/8” x 24 thread was cut on opposite side of the chuck and they joined together with a 12mm extension nut. This solution allowed him to clamp a range of bracket fittings in addition to this initial purpose. You can view our Edge Technology Indicator Holder with 3/8" Shank Mount here https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/edge-technology-indicator-holder-with-3-8-shank-mount .
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In an effort to keep spirits high in this challenging time, we organised a pub style quiz for all of our staff. Using video chat network Zoom, this was a great opportunity to catch up and have some fun. There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to put a smile on everyone’s faces! One colleague went the extra mile to really add the pub feel by using a greenscreen background. Our testing quiz consisted of 6 rounds – General knowledge, Geography & International, Science & Nature, Film & TV, Sport and a Picture round. We had some surprisingly good answers on a question about Kim Kardashian and some not so good for the name of The Grinch’s dog. David Ingham closely guessed the length of the M1, making him the winner of the tie breaker and the first Allendale Lockdown Quiz. Organising fun events like these are a great way to stay in touch with friends and colleague under the difficult circumstances. I’m sure we will have a round 2 very soon!
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We caught up with our Operations Manager, Jo Shepherd, and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Jo’s answers:
• How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
• When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
• What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
• What’s your most used emoji?
Christmas tree (or really smiley face)
• What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
Not really into sports
• What’s your favourite movie?
• Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
I make the best peanut butter cupcakes
• What’s y
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In July, we congratulated Hayley and her partner on the birth of their baby and gave baby Kai lots of gifts on behalf of the Allendale Group which included an Allendale Group branded baby grow. Fast forward half a year and Kai can be seen wearing the Allendale Group baby grow in all his cuteness.
It’s great to see Kai pop into the office with mum, Hayley, every now and again and we wish them all the best.
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The Allendale Group team are looking forward to another year of exhibiting at the London Model Engineering Exhibition on 17th – 19th January 2020. Held at London Alexandra Palace, it’s going to be a big one with over 2,000 models on display. We are excited to see the full spectrum of modelling, from traditional model engineering through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters, as featured on “The One Show”.
This is a great day out for all of the family, if you’re an experienced hobbyist or a keen beginner, then this show is perfect for you. There will be lots on offer at our stand (Stand 41), showcasing our Machine-DRO, Allendale Ultrasonics, Cases and Enclosures and lots more products including an exclusive feature of our new measuring tools range, M-SURE.
Come and visit our Technical Product Specialists on Stand 41, we look forward to seeing