JEC Asia closes on a high – moves to Seoul for 2017

The 9th annual edition of JEC Asia in Singapore concluded on a positive note for the composites markets in Asia Pacific as the event counted record attendance and revealed a strategic move for its 2017 edition with the relocation of the 2017 event to Seoul, South Korea.
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Gore Aerospace Ethernet Cables approved on SAE 6070 QPL for civil and military applications

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has announced that Gore Aerospace Ethernet Cables are now qualified according to the Society for Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE) AS6070/5 and 6 recently released for civil and military applications. This new industry standard supports the AS50881 EWIS (electrical wiring interconnection systems) specification for high-speed data cables.

Prodways and CEA renew 3D printing R&D partnership

Just a few weeks after announcing the joint development of a new metal printing technology, Prodways, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, and CEA Tech, the division responsible for technological research within the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission), have announced the renewal of their R&D partnership in order to perpetuate their shared goal to develop the 3D printing technologies of the future.

BAE Systems and KMWE sign Memorandum of Understanding

BAE Systems and Aerospace supplier KMWE are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will boost the aerospace sector in Malaysia.  The signing was witnessed by the Dutch Ambassador to Malaysia and representatives of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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One machine – one vision!

Aircraft Industries’ CNC machine tool portfolio includes Handtmann’s HBZ AeroCell as ‘one machine for all large structural parts’. Aerospace Manufacturing hears how the Czech aircraft manufacturer now achieves machining time reductions of up to 50%.
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Performance polymers for performance parts

As high temperature polymer additive manufacturing moves from development to production, material understanding remains essential, explains Oana Ghita, academic lead at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM).

The sum of evolution and coexistence

In the coming years, the additive manufacturing (AM) of metals will change the way that manufacturers approach production that has traditionally been based around ‘subtractive’ processes. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

A lightning development in production

When Lockheed Martin envisioned the F-35 Lightning II there was no doubting the ambition for its capabilities. Ed Hill discovers what this has meant for the manufacturers.

Gone, but not forgotten!

Without careful obsolescence planning, not only could you be unable to manufacture or support your products, but threaten your customer’s business and ability to support equipment and platforms too. Mike Richardson discovers how companies and associations are working together to mitigate the issues.

A swept wing with(out) a twist

New configurations deal a new hand to old airframers. Aerospace Manufacturing reports on the revolutionary ‘box tail’ wing developments taking place at Synergy Aircraft.

The drive to thrive

According to Composites Europe’s organisers, Reed Exhibitions, the aviation industry is set to create even more momentum into the composites industry’s future perspectives during this year’s show.

Additive value

Stephen Chadwick, managing director, Dassault Systèmes EuroNorth, looks at recent advances and the application of additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry.

On the brink of the brink

One of life’s inevitabilities is change, and whilst I could joke about the fact that the wobbly wheels on a supermarket trolley are also one of life’s inevitabilities, another certainty in life is obsolescence.

Location, location

You’ve tried California’s Silicon Valley - now try the Silicon Plains (i.e. planes) of Oklahoma! Mike Richardson meets with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to hear how the state has become one of North America’s aerospace hotspots.

AS9100: an opportunity, not a threat

With the new Revision D just published in the US, TEC Transnational’s Dr David Scrimshire looks at the impact the new AS9100:2016 quality management system will have on the aerospace supply chain.

Aerospace’s secret standard

Derek Vanek, technical manager at SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) explains why selective plating warrants a wider appreciation in the aerospace market.


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.

New turn-mill centre from Index

The second generation of the Index G200 turn-mill centre, launched at AMB 2016 in Stuttgart in September 2016, is available in the UK and Ireland through Geo Kingsbury, sole sales and service agent for the German manufacturer.
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A compact winner from Spinner!

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

A breath of fresh air

AirBench has announced the release of a larger version of its popular FPW welding and grinding bench.

In the grip of the matrix

Available from ETG Workholding, the Matrix range of pin-based X clamp fixturing systems are said to be ideal for 5-axis machining creating a part specific fixture in seconds.

Clean, dry and fly!

Companies manufacturing components face the challenge of how to remove swarf, oil and other contaminants efficiently and reliably from difficult-to-reach areas. Often, easily accessible surfaces are over-cleaned before the cleanliness of interior contours meet the specifications laid down by the customer.

Thermwood announces 3D additive manufacturing program

Thermwood Corporation has announced it is now offering a line of additive manufacturing systems for the production of large reinforced thermoplastic composite parts. The company’s new machine line, called Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM), uses a two-step, near-net-shape production process.

Five-axis future for Altec Engineering

The continued growth and diversity of the Altec Engineering Group has seen the demand for 5 axis CNC capacity at its Durham facility beginning to overtake that of their traditional 3 & 4 axis machining centres, shifting the balance more towards multi-axis technology within the business.

ISCAR gives aerospace manufacturing the cutting-edge

To ensure that the most efficient, cost-effective cutting tools are designed and made available to the global aerospace manufacturing industry, ISCAR’s aerospace industry manager remains in constant communication with all of the major sub-sectors involved.


UK Precision Machined Parts

Mini Gears Group is well renowned for input into design help and cost saving ideas for machining requirements and we have helped many of our customers achieve their optimum target design as well as help reduce manufacturing costs.

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Amari is one of Europe's largest independent stockholders, processors and distributors of Aluminium, Steels, Titanium, Nickel and Copper Alloys. Founded in 1964, Amari has 141 operational sites worldwide, spanning 16 countries.
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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)

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


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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.

Farnborough 2016 titanium demo using HPR with MQL

Kyocera-SGS ran this titanium part during their Farnborough 2016 Open house at their UK facility. The titanium component is typical of the type of work undertaken by the high performance endmill manufacturer.