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21
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and business in 2016. We wish you all the best throughout the festive season and look forward to working with you again in 2017.

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30
Nov

WHY FIBRE IS GOOD FOR YOU

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It’s only been a couple of years since cutting metal using fibre laser technology was introduced, but in that short space of time it’s been the ‘go to’ machine for producing metal blanks. Since its introduction in 2014 our own Amada FLC 3015 AJ Fibre Optic has significantly increased our capacity. We believe that by […]

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11
Nov

PLASTIC MATTERS

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It may come as a bit of a surprise to those that know us as a sheet metal fabricator, that a core part of our business is painting plastic components. Over many years we have been involved in the process of refurbishing plastic components to a high standard. The different demands in finishing plastic against […]

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20
Oct

IT’S ALL ENGINEERING…ISN’T IT

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Bill Timpson, Harlow Group MD was a keynote speaker at the, It’s All Engineering … Isn’t It, event held at The Welding Institute recently. Organised by INVEST Essex, in partnership with Lloyds Bank, the event was aimed at engineering companies who are redefining themselves away from making specific products or product ranges for particular sectors […]

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10
Oct

HGL HOSTS MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

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At the Harlow Group we put our diet on hold when we organised our own Macmillan Coffee Morning on the 30th September. The fundraising was a  great success with a fabulous £544.38 raised to support Macmillan Cancer Research. Thanks to everyone who made a donation and supported the event!

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28
Sep

WHAT GETS MEASURED WHAT GETS DONE

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HGL Invest in Latest Co-ordinate Measuring Machine In order to support our customers growing demand for accurate repeatable measurement of fine-limit sheet metal fabrications and CNC machined components we are pleased to announce we have invested in the latest AXIOM Co-ordinate measuring system. This new system comes complete with high speed dedicated control systems and […]

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07
Sep

3D PRINTING SPEEDS PRODUCTS TO MARKET

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HGL have purchased its first 3D production unit. The new printer has proved greatly beneficial in our customer design workshops and new product introduction projects as it allows us to trial complex parts in a fraction of the time and cost normally associated with hard tooling and jigging.We have already seen several projects greatly aided […]

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29
Jul

MACHINE CENTRE UP AND RUNNING

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The Harlow Group has introduced a dedicated machining centre into the business. We have invested in two of the very latest state of the art YCM (NXV1020A) milling machines.  Driven by Heidenhain controllers the NXV1020A milling machines are highly accurate with direct drive motors and capable of producing market leading accuracy. The machines have been […]

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06
Jun

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

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NEW SPRAY BOOTHS BRING SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS In April, two new wet back spray-booths were installed at our Harlow based finishing facility. Replacing an old pair of dry back filters booths, this latest capital investment is aimed at reducing our environmental impact to society whilst at the same time lowering noise levels in the paint […]

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06
May

Harlow turns on to energy savings

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Sheet metal manufacturer, the Harlow Group, has used energy management specialist Ecopare to analyse its energy consumption, identify energy reduction opportunities and guide its capital equipment investment decisions. Using Ecopare’s Lean Energy Management solution, Harlow Group was able to identify electricity and gas usage per manufacturing workstation and individual pieces of capital equipment.  These included […]

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