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The twin lands in Brazil!

In a Q&A session, Starrag Technology’s Ulrich Wiehagen and Ulrich Vollmer discuss the new Droop+Rein FOGS D40 Twin for Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer/Eleb and how production can be run efficiently and economically using high process reliability within the smallest footprint.

Automate your production process!

ViscoTec dosing systems achieve high precision dosing results for complex fluids and pastes in aerospace industry. Applications range from structural bonding of aircraft components, edge sealing, shimming and honeycomb potting to rivet overcoating and fillet sealing.
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Brunel leads Europe with investment in laser engraving system

Industrial engraving specialist, Brunel Engraving Company, a leading engraver and supplier of issue parts and components to the aerospace industry, is the first business in Europe to take delivery of the latest Epilog Galvo Laser engraving machine – the Epilog G2 Galvo Laser System.

Aciturri's first delivery for giant transporter

Spanish tier 1 supplier Aciturri has delivered the first set of auxiliary vertical stabilizers and the extension of the horizontal stabilizer box (HTP) for the Airbus BelugaXL to the assembly line of the OEM in Toulouse.

Thermoplastics project for single aisle

Porcher Industries, a specialist in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions, has supplied materials to Stelia Aerospace for its ‘Arches Box TP’ research project.

Added 3D printing for Airbus

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd and one of the world’s leading 3D printing and advanced manufacturing service providers, has been chosen by Airbus to produce 3D printed polymer parts for use on A350 XWB aircraft.

On a mission for STEM education

UK students are being offered a unique opportunity to join the race to Mars- by designing a space habitation module for NASA.

Flying high with protective coatings

Spraylat International says it recently assisted Musketeer Solutions in trials at RAF Waddington to protect parts of a retired Boeing 707 airframe, which is now used for training purposes.

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Show weighs up future perspectives

According to Composites Europe organisers, Reed Exhibitions, the aerospace industry is injecting some momentum into the composites sector’s future perspectives. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

Meggitt enhances document control with PLM software

Everyone knows the Wright brothers as the inventors of the modern aeroplane. However, not everyone is familiar with the reason they won the title. It was not that their machine was the first ever to fly, but because it was the first one that could be controlled while in the air. Every aircraft built since has had controls to roll wings right or left, pitch the nose up or down and veer the nose side to side.

PowerMill 2018 Free Trial Now Available

PowerMill helps you manufacture holds, dies, and highly complex components with maximum efficiency and quality from your 3-axis and 5-axis machines. A Free 30 day trial is now available offering unlimited use of PowerMill Ultimate, allowing potential users to experiment with all the strategies that the software has to offer. Download Now
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The new face of face milling

Aerospace Manufacturing discovers how Sandvik Coromant is helping to lower cost per component with the introduction of its CoroMill 415 high feed face mill indexable insert cutter solution.

Simple, effective crosshole deburring of complex aerospace parts

In automated machining for aerospace, removal of burrs and sharp edges in cross-drilled holes and other difficult-to-access areas such as undercuts, grooves, slots, or internal holes can be tedious and time-consuming. One particular challenge is deburring the intersection of cross-drilled holes frequently found in engine components.

Handling the challenges of landing gear drilling 

Alta Precision is an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft landing gear in Montreal, QC, Canada. When it recently expanded its production facility to introduce a new landing gear product, it was an opportunity to invest in updated capabilities.

An innovation in lubrication

Aerospace component manufacturers have faced a number of challenges over recent years when they need to lubricate their components either as part of their manufacturing process or as a final process.

Behind the scenes at Advanced Engineering 2017

This year’s Advanced Engineering Show promises to be the biggest and best on record. Easyfairs’ new industrial divisional director and show mastermind, Alison Willis takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of how preparations are shaping up.

The engine for growth

Dr Neil Calder talks to Simon Weeks, chief technology officer about the Aerospace Technology Institute aero engine technology strategy.

Testing times ahead for composites

In a Q&A session, Instron’s senior applications specialist Peter Bailey tells Aerospace Manufacturing about the kinds of trends and demands associated with both static and dynamic testing of composite materials.

Quick off the mark!

Thanks to a fast turnaround by Geo Kingsbury, the rapid supply and relocation of a machining centre saves the day for Weymouth-based aerospace subcontractor, FGP Systems. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

products

Direct tapping with no tool breakage

Yamawa introduces the new family of ACHSP taps that enables significant reduction of production time in the manufacturing of aluminium workpieces that require threading of cored holes.

Turning on the edge

Five insert edge preparations for different hard metal turning applications when using Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal’s BNC2010 and BNC2020 cubic boron nitride (CBN) inserts, are said to enable specific process situations and problems to be overcome giving higher stability and greater operational consistency.

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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ANCA’s LinX cylindrical linear motor’s flying finish!

As well as being pleasing to the eye, highly-polished flutes and gash surfaces improve chip evacuation and significantly improve tool performance and life. The smoother surface enables swarf (or chips) to exit more freely, preventing chip packing and material build up during machining.

CGTech announces UK launch of Vericut Force

Developer of Vericut CNC simulation, verification and optimisation software, CGTech is set to officially launch its latest ‘physics-based’ toolpath optimisation module, Vericut Force, in the UK with a series of nationwide seminars.

Made for hard metal machining

Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal has released AC6000M, a new series of turning insert grades and three chipbreaker styles to cover roughing, semi-finishing and the finish machining of ferritic high chrome, Martensitic, austenitic, two-phase austenitic/ferritic materials as well as precipitation hardening stainless steels.

Roemheld launches new 5-axis vice

Roemheld has introduced a new 5-axis vice to the UK. The new MC-P vice from Hilma offers high stability and precision, combined with excellent accessibility and comprehensive chip protection. Its compact design enables collision free toolpaths and the use of short, standard tools in 5-axis machining.

Thread whirling with turbo options

Horn has introduced tools for thread whirling, having six or nine inserts, providing an efficient, cost-effective way to produce single- and multi-start external threads and profiles.

Disc Mill spins the cutters

Seco has expanded its range of disc milling inserts and cutter bodies by introducing its 335.14 small-diameter exchangeable head system, its 335.16 cutter range for T-slot operations, and cassette versions of its 335.25 cutters that incorporate round inserts.

Sumitomo presses all the right buttons

Five different grades of RDMT button-style indexable milling inserts for carbon, alloy, stainless steels and cast iron have been added to Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal’s milling portfolio.

Large parts, small footprint

Occupying less than 5m2 of shopfloor space, DMG Mori’s new CLX350 CNC lathe is nevertheless capable of turning components from bar up to 51mm diameter (65mm optional) and has a maximum turning diameter of 320mm. Z-axis travel is 530mm. Spindle speeds up to 5,000rpm can be programmed and the cartridge design means that exchange is simple and rapid.

literature

Aero Metals Alliance brand new corporate brochure

Aero Metals Alliance (AMA) includes some of the world’s leading metal suppliers: Gould Alloys, Progressive Alloy, Service Centres Aero, Sunshine Metals and Wilsons. Together, these companies deliver a complete range of aerospace and high performance metal products

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.

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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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

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.

video

VIDEO: Hitting industry heights in Paris

Aerospace Manufacturing was at the Paris Air Show 2017 to gather the latest industry news and study state-of-the-art engineering advances. Editor, Mike Richardson discusses his observations about this year’s show.

On the ground at Paris

Aerospace Manufacturing takes a short tour of the 2017 Paris Air Show held at Le Bourget airport.

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.
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Aerospace machining lunch and learn event

Attend the free “Lunch and Learn” event, which is supported by WEAF (West of England Aerospace Forum), featuring a tour of the facilities for tooling manufacture and coating at Kyocera SGS, plus a live machining demonstration showing the company's latest tooling cutting a titanium aero-structure part on the Grob G350 universal 5-axis machine in the Wokingham showroom.

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.

Highlights of Advanced Engineering 2016

Short video featuring visitors, exhibitors and industry experts at the Advanced Engineering 2016, one of the UK's largest gathering of engineering professionals.

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.