Monthly Archives: August 2019

  1. August 29, 2019

    New Product: Moore and Wright Universal Dial Centre Finder



    Accurately finding the centre position to your workpiece has just got a lot easier with the new Moore and Wright MW612 Universal Dial Centre Finder for Internal and External Alignment.



    The precision centre finder is used to accurately position the tool axis, centrally to the workpiece. It’s an easy to use gauge able to find the centre of a bore, external cylindrical boss or align with centre punch marks and is supplied with 6 feelers for internal and external alignment. The 10mm diameter mounting shaft has a metric gauge fitted to the

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  2. August 29, 2019

    A ‘Super’ Project Made with Reliable Crafting Tools (Customer Images)



    Super Mario is one of the most popular video games since its launch in 1983 and still to this day, it’s a favourite amongst all ages. Our customer has gone a step further and has created an amazing 3D Art Box with a Super Mario World theme, by using Allendale Craft tools.

    Using a host of different cards and precise measuring and cutting tools (as well as a very steady hand), our customer needed equipment which would be cost-effective but reliable, hence why they turned to Allendale Crafts for the best tools for the job. The finished project looks fantastic and we look forward to seeing more of this kind of craft in the near future.

    The tools used for this project from Allendale Crafts were:

    • ModelCraft 28mm Rotary Cutter
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  3. August 23, 2019

    Out of this World - Metrology Tools that Supported the Moon Landing



    History was made on July 20th 1969 as the first man walked on the moon, all thanks to the Apollo Program which changed the world we live in now in terms of technologies and engineering. The program was a huge accomplishment for engineering and due to its success, it resulted in a massive overhaul of new technologies and products coming into the world. Off the back of the Apollo Program, they stimulated multiple areas of technology (over 1,800 products, in fact), these include; the CAT scanner, computer microchip, cordless power tools, joysticks, and satellite television.

    Here are some stats from the Saturn V rocket which went into space:

    • The Saturn V rockets that launched Apollo 11 into space was 363 feet tall, weighed 6.2 million pounds and took 7.5 million pounds of thrust to get the Armstrong and his team off of Earth.

    • 400,000
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  4. August 19, 2019

    Fantastic day of racing at Silverstone F3 Cup



    A massive thank you to the University of Wolverhampton Racing team for the hospitality and a brilliant day of racing at Silverstone yesterday. Also a very big well done to race driver Shane Kelly and the UWR pit stop team for a fantastic performance on the track.

    We’re very excited for the opportunity to work with and sponsor UWR in the near future.
    Formula 3

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  5. August 17, 2019

    Interesting Facts - National Massachusetts Day



    Today marks National Massachusetts Day which recognises the first New England colony and the 6th state to join the Union. Massachusetts was named after the people who populated the area when explorers (later the pilgrims) first arrived, Massachusetts became an support for independence, education, and industries across the USA. It’s also the location of one of our key partners in the USA where they have an office in Boston.

    Check out and enjoy some interesting facts about Massachusetts:

    • Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897

    • The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston cream pie

    • The 14 counties in Massachusetts are made up of 43 cities and 308 towns

    • Boston Common became the first public park in America

    • As of June 2018, the population of Massachu
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  6. August 15, 2019

    New DRO Package for Chester Machine Tools Centurion 3 in 1 Machine (Long Bed Version)



    We are now stocking a new 2-axis M-DRO Digital Readout Kit with Magnetic Encoders which is custom designed to fit onto the Chester Machine Tools Centurion 3 in 1 Lathe Machine. Click here to view product listing.

    This is a specific kit with CNC machined brackets and step by step, full-colour install guide to assist with the installation. A robust non-contact system with the magnetic encoder being fully sealed to IP67 and flexible armoured cable. High precision 5-micron resolution Magnetic Encoders on both the cross slide and carriage (higher resolution upgrades are available, please contact us).

    Suitable for the 800mm between centre model long bed.
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  7. August 12, 2019

    New ‘Award Winning’ Allendale Staff Picks: Available Now



    Picked by our dedicated Technical Product Specialists – Our new collection of staff picks have been collated and has been published.

    In our latest Allendale Hotlist, it includes the most popular and the newest products from each of our Allendale stores. This essential publication was made for professionals and beginners who are looking for supplies, such as electronic & mechanical engineering tools, communications components, arts & crafts enthusiasts, equipment cases, technical metrology tools and lots more.

    Our unique collection of products provides you with customer value and ease of purchase, all in one place, backed by superior customer support and service. Available to download now or copies available upon request by contacting us on 01992
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  8. August 12, 2019

    2 mins with Giuseppe Milazzo - Employee Spotlight Questions



    For you to get to know our Marketing Manager, Giuseppe, a little more, we asked some questions about himself. This is what we asked, along with his answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    1 year

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Footballer (standard) or a Chef

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Mastering magic tricks

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Laughing face

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    Football – Man United & Juve

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Goodfellas

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    Im pretty good in the kitchen (cooking not cleaning)

    What’s your biggest pet peeve?
    Leaving a tiny drop of juice/milk in the fridge

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  9. August 05, 2019

    New DRO Package for Chester Machine Tools Champion 16V Mill Machine



    We are now stocking a new 3-axis M-DRO Digital Readout Kit with Magnetic Encoders which is custom designed to fit onto the Chester Machine Tools Champion 16V Milling Machine. Click here to view product listing.

    This is a specific kit with CNC machined brackets and step by step, full-colour install guide to assist with the installation. A robust non-contact system with the magnetic encoder being fully sealed to IP67 and flexible armoured cable. Suitable for the 500mm x 140mm table and with minimal modification, this kit would also fit the Warco WM14.

    For more information on our DRO Kits, please
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  10. August 02, 2019

    Raising a Glass to International Beer Day



    Today marks the global celebration of the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world and is celebrated annually on the first Friday of August. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer.

    We created a graphic with some interesting beer-related facts that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as cracking open a cold one. Cheers to that!
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