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Automated Plating Improves Process Capabilities

Through automated selective plating, the SIFCO Process® plays a fundamental role in achieving the high levels of quality, consistency, and traceability that the aerospace industry demands.
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Big opportunities for start-ups at Advanced Engineering

Following the highly encouraging response to its Enabling Innovation hub last November, Advanced Engineering is set to repeat and extend the initiative further at its upcoming 2017 which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 1-2 November.

Exova signs framework agreement with Saab

Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has signed a multi-million pound framework agreement with global Aerospace and Defence business, Saab, to deliver materials technology expertise and testing services over the next five years (three years with a two-year extension option).

Hexcel at JEC World 2017

At JEC World 2017 taking place in Paris on March 14-16, Hexcel will promote a number of composite innovations for aerospace, wind energy, automotive and recreation industries at Stand J41 in Pavilion 5A.

Smiths Interconnect announces brand transition

Smiths Interconnect, a division of Smiths Group, has announced it is unifying its technology brands of EMC Technology, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, Sabritec, TECOM, and TRAK under the single brand identity of ‘Smiths Interconnect’.

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Dubai Airshow: The Destination for Aerospace

The record-breaking Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, connecting aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry to facilitate successful global trade.
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Setting the agenda for interiors

Polly Magraw, exhibition manager of Aircraft Interiors Expo provides an overview to outline what visitors can expect to see on show during this year’s event.

A level best for testing

Characterising and investigating composite material properties relies on modern equipment and the expertise of skilled materials scientists. But what types of testing do laboratories conduct and why is it so important? Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

Investment casting’s fine finish!

Sean Curley, quality manager of PI Castings explains why a fine surface finish is so important to the company’s customers, and how it can result in shorter lead-times, cost savings and superior dimensional accuracy in production.

IFEC: more than just entertainment

Panasonic Avionics’ senior director, corporate sales and marketing, Jon Norris explains how in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) offers airlines an opportunity to create a premium brand experience, plus all the revenues that come with it.

AEF revs up for success!

Birmingham will offer a warm welcome this April as the first Aero Engine Forum takes place alongside the Midlands Aerospace Alliance’s annual conference.

India adds supply chain spice

Building supply chain bridges with India for the past 20 years, Jaivel Aerospace explains how it goes about operating a lean supply chain across a country getting to grips with aerospace manufacturing.

Behind the mask

Hadleigh Enterprises’ director, David Ogles explains the key role that masking tape products play in the industry and how as a fundamental process, it can offer key productivity gains.

Go West, young engineer!

North America’s aerospace sector is an important contributor to the country’s economy. Mike Richardson examines the good work a selection of US states do to help the nation best position the sector for long-term growth and innovation.

Get the inside track

The Aircraft Interiors Expo will once again open its doors to the expectant world of aerospace design and manufacturing in Hamburg next month.

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Large parts turned in small footprint

Occupying less than 5m2 of space on a shop floor, the new CLX350 CNC lathe from DMG Mori is capable of turning components from bar up to 51mm diameter (65mm optional) and has a maximum turning diameter of 320mm.

A world first for maskants

Spraylat International’s Protectapeel is a water-based protective coating that is applied by airless spray or roller and dries to form a strong, durable coating that can protect internally or externally for up to 12 months.

API Technologies EMI Filtering Components

Best known for their Spectrum Control™ product line, the company offers a complete line of EMI components, ceramic capacitors, power filters, filtered interconnects, and magnetics.
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New HPR400 reams like a dream

Mapal has developed a new HPR400 reaming tool which incorporates accurate insert seats to allow users to replace the inserts instantly using a torque wrench. Incorrect insert mounting is eliminated, as only one mounting position is possible and the inserts can be fitted in any pocket.

Full speed ahead for WMT

Available in the UK and Ireland through sole agent Whitehouse Machine Tools, Brother has introduced an uprated version of its Speedio M140X1 5-axis, 30-taper mill-turn centre.

Small bores, high variants

The 105 Supermini system manufactured by Horn is now available in new versions for boring, internal grooving, chamfering, threading, broaching, facing and parting-off exotic alloys and steels, including those that are structurally inhomogeneous. User benefits include improved productivity and significantly increased tool life.

A compact winner from Spinner!

A new, vertical-spindle machining centre has been introduced by Spinner, which despite having a generous working envelope of 1,650 x 820 x 820mm, occupies a relatively small footprint on the shopfloor of 3,550 x 2,750mm.

Milling from a different angle

Dormer Pramet has introduced a versatile new line of tools and inserts to support economical shoulder milling applications in a wide variety of materials.

CoroMill 390 Silent Tools bring security to titanium pocket machining

In response to both the growth in quantity and complexity of structural aerospace components, an updated range of CoroMill 390 Silent Tools has been developed by cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant. The upgraded Silent Tools dampening technology will allow machine shops to machine deep pockets on titanium aerospace frame parts with greater security and higher metal removal rates.

Quick-change tools lower the cost of reaming small-diameter holes

A new modular system for changing small, indexable-insert reamers in a machine spindle quickly and to a high degree of repeatability has been introduced by Horn Cutting Tools. Called DR Small, the tooling comprises four sizes covering diameters from 13.1mm down to 7.6mm and is a cost-effective alternative to using solid carbide reamers.

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API Technologies - Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions

API Technologies is a leading provider of custom application-specific EMI filter solutions since 1968. Whether modifying an existing component or working from a “clean sheet” approach, the company develops a new product or integrated assembly to help you address the mechanical, electrical and/or power requirements of a design.

Oracle by Jemtech

Jemtech’s new product Oracle is a device that maintains the level and quality of the metal working fluid within a machine tools sump, capturing and holding data on : levels, consumption, pH, concentration and temperature.

Global CNC Manufacturing with VERICUT

Vericut driving up productivity in Aerospace Manufacturing, Simulation - Verification - Optimisation, Composite Programming and Simulation, CNC Machine Tool Simulation, Drilling, Fastening and Assembly Machine Programming and Simulation

ATMS Brochure (v7)

An easier way to manage your stores & tooling inventory Special introductory offer on our new Windows 7 compliant version
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TestMaster® Line Card

TestMaster® Hydrostatic Test Tools offer fast, snap-on coupling and positive sealing of tubes, tube assemblies and systems.

NuQuip® Line Card

NuQuip® High-Pressure Accessories and Components supply power, connect equipment, channel fluids and control pressures to improve system performance for industrial applications with working pressured to 60,000 psi (4,137 bar)

Bore Solutions

An AS9100 / ISO 9001:2008 Bore Production and Finishing Specialist Sub-Contract Engineering Company.

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Tutoring titanium machining

At Kyocera SGS’ Lunch and Learn event machining demonstrations were conducted on a titanium workpiece using a Grob G350 5-axis machining centre and Edgecam CAD/CAM software.

Cutting a path to advanced machining

Cutting tool specialist Kyocera SGS held a ‘Lunch and Learn’ event at its UK, Wokingham headquarters recently. The event was staged in collaboration with the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF), and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and with the participation of other industry partners.

Aerospace innovation at Cranfield University

Cranfield University is the only university in Europe with its own airport and runway. Through the strong links with the industry, the university focuses on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future.
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High-tech aerospace growth

In our series of Farnborough Airshow interviews Don Pierson, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development, discusses how the US state is enabling growth both in the space industry and aerospace manufacturing communities.

Taking tube to aerospace

Nick Henry, engineering director, at SS Tube Technology (SSTT) discusses how the company can adapt its motorsport expertise in tube fabrication and thermal management solutions to make components for aerospace.

New heights for NATEP

In our series of Farnborough Airshow interviews Dr Andrew Mair and Bridget Day, from the Midlands Aerospace Alliance, discuss the success of the Government backed NATEP programme which encourages SME’s to develop new technology and manufacturing processes for the UK aerospace industry.

Global locations: The State of Oklahoma

Dr Stephen McKeever, Secretary of Science & Technology, Oklahoma and Vince Howie, Aerospace and Defence Director, at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, took time out at the Farnborough Airshow to discuss why the state is an ideal location for companies looking to set up aerospace manufacturing facilities in the US.

New challenges in automation

Brian Williams CEO of Ascent Aerospace discusses the company’s systems for automating aerospace production at this year’s Farnborough Airshow.

Up for the challenge

As part of our series of interviews at this year’s Farnborough Airshow, Aerospace Manufacturing spoke to Simon Odling from Lentus who explains how the company has developed composite parts for challenging aero-applications.

Composites uptake in aerospace

At the Farnborough Airshow Graham Mulholland, CEO of epm: technology, explains how composite parts can make inroads into new areas of aerospace manufacturing.