June 28, 2018

Craftsman Tools welcomes MTDCNC

Craftsman Tools welcomes MTDCNC // Craftsman Tools has welcomed the UK's leading online marketing portal for machine tool and tooling suppliers in the UK into the workshop. MTDCNC, who achieve over 200,000 views per month, visited the company to cover the installation of a brand new Matsuura MAM72-35V. This is Craftsman Tools' first foray into 5-axis, multi-pallet machining.

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January 18, 2018

65 Year Milestone Hails Growth for Otley Engineering Firm

65 Year Milestone Hails Growth for Otley Engineering Firm The Managing Director of a family-owned precision engineering firm based in Otley has used the milestone of the company’s 65th anniversary to pledge to continue to invest in technology and people in West Yorkshire. Robert Johnson, Managing Director of Craftsman Tools Ltd, has said that continuing investment, together with recent news that UK manufacturing output is at its highest for 10 years, means that the future of the company is looking bright as it ...

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August 1, 2017

Craftsman Tools Wins Innovate UK Grant for Intelligent Tool-Holding

Craftsman Tools Wins Innovate UK Grant for Intelligent Tool-Holding Craftsman Tools have been awarded a grant by the UK’s Innovative Agency (Innovate UK) to develop intelligent tool-holding for metal-cutting machine tools, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield. Craftsman Tools Ltd is a multi-award winning UK precision engineering company specialising in innovative solutions for tool-holding, work-holding and supply chain management services and solutions. The partnership, with funding from Innovate UK, seeks to create new intelligent tool-holding by incorporating “internet of things” (IoT) sensing ...

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June 22, 2017

Robert Johnson, MD of Craftsman Tools wins Industry Award

Robert Johnson, MD of Craftsman Tools wins Industry Award Congratulations to Robert Johnson, Managing Director of Craftsman Tools Ltd who, at the GTMA's 75th Anniversary celebration at Jaguar Land Rover was presented with the Industry Award originally set up in memory of his father, Cyril Johnson for dedication to the precision engineering industry. He was presented the award by Jake Bishop Chairman of GTMA and Dave Atkinson Head of Manufacturing Lloyds Commercial Bank. The award was set up in his father, Cyril Johnson’s memory to recognise people ...

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May 15, 2017

Job Vacancy – Finance Manager

Finance Manager: Craftsman Tools Hours: approximately 25 hours per week Responsibilities Monthly accounts Cash flow statement to be created monthly. Paying suppliers Creating invoices and chasing payment Reconciling bank account Verifying credit card statements Staff Payroll Grant claims Customs – Instrastat VAT Checking expenses Providing information to insurance companies etc If you are interested please send your CV and covering letter to Annette Cheetham - a.cheetham@craftsmantools.com  

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April 25, 2017

New Apprenticeship Opportunities at Craftsman Tools

New Apprenticeship Opportunities at Craftsman Tools Award Winning Apprentice School Craftsman Tools have run an award winning Apprentice School since 2013, having taken on apprentices throughout its history the company saw the opening of a dedicated apprentice training area as part of its commitment to continued growth and to bringing the next generation into engineering. In addition, the company believes the scheme has helped improve competitiveness, increase productivity and ensure there is a committed and competent workforce in place to meet future challenges. A fantastic opportunity ...

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January 31, 2017

Award winning Cube Type Workholding

Award winning Cube Type Workholding Did you know Craftsman Tools have an extensive range of award winning Cube Type Workholding which have been developed over the last 30 years at our manufacturing facility in the UK? As the leading UK manufacturer of Cube Type Workholding we produce a complete range from either our large standard stock range of plain faced cubes, or bespoke designs to meet your exact process requirements. The use of prismatic, or cubic type workholding brings all of a machines axis ...

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January 25, 2017

NATEP Distortion and Residual Stress Control for Manufacture Project

NATEP Distortion and Residual Stress Control for Manufacture Project Earlier this year we announced that Craftsman Tools Ltd had been awarded grant funding from NATEP (National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme) that funds new technologies in the UK aerospace supply chain. Craftsman Tools secured involvement in a project titled “Distortion and Residual Stress Control for Manufacture” Craftsman Tools decided to undertake a technology development project because for over 60 years we have prided ourselves on ‘Collaborating with the World’s Finest’, designing, engineering and manufacturing tools ...

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November 9, 2016

Craftsman Tools Cube Type Workholding

Craftsman Tools Cube Type Workholding Craftsman Tools manufacture a complete range of cube type workholding, either from our large standard stock range of plain faced cubes, or bespoke designs to meet your exact process requirements. Detailed product information, including our standard range is available on our website http://www.craftsmantools.com/work-holding/cubetype-workholding/ Our large range of machining brackets offers you the flexibility to allow you to load a horizontal machining centre pallet with the maximum number of components. This maximises the productivity of both single, twin and ...

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