Photo etching specialist achieves impressive milestones

Over the last 50 years, the precision engineering landscape has been characterised by innovation, a focus on increased efficiency, and the ability to manufacture smaller, more complex components accurately, repeatably and cost effectively.
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Bodycote site earns highest aerospace accreditation

Bodycote, one of the world’s largest heat treating services provider, has announced its Chesterfield, UK Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) location earned the highest level of Nadcap accreditation for the second time following the most recent Nadcap audit. The official approval was awarded on 2 February 2017.

AWS Electronics achieves new ISO 9001:2015 approval

AWS Electronics, one of Europe’s leading specialist electronics manufacturing solutions providers, has successfully completed transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, demonstrating a clear ongoing commitment to best practice.

United States Air Force selects PTC to optimise its supply chain

PTC has announced that the United States Air Force (USAF) has selected the PTC Service Parts Management (SPM) SaaS solution to deliver integrated supply chain planning and enhance weapon systems support at Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) locations around the globe.

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High flying projects!

Encompassing the entire machining process as one project, cutting tool specialist, Mitsubishi Materials helps family-owned Mécanique Aéronautique Pyrénéenne optimise its milling applications. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

A recipe for success

Gemcor’s executive vice-president & COO, Tony Goddard discusses how the company has grown to become a true integrator for the aerospace industry.

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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The sphere of composite invention

In this Q&A session, Frédérique Mutel, president and CEO of JEC Composites, tells Ed Hill what visitors can expect to see at JEC World, held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 14-16 March.

That’s slow business!

It’s show-time again folks, as the latest edition of the popular Paris-based JEC World composites show gets ready to roll into town.

The future of PLM

PTC UK’s senior vice-president, David Grammer examines the future of product lifecycle management (PLM) and how best to create the ‘things’ for the Internet of Things.

Going for growth

Looking for aerospace talent? Spencer Ogden’s head of aerospace, Chris Taylor reveals how the UK’s aerospace industry can overcome its chronic skills shortage.

Going through changes

Last year’s decision to leave the EU is likely to have far-reaching implications. ADS Group’s CEO, Paul Everitt looks at what everyone the UK aerospace industry will need to do in order to continue thriving in a highly competitive global market.

A network of excellence

Mike Richardson meets with Normandy AeroEspace’s president, Philippe Eudeline to discover how the cluster continues to demonstrate a passion for excellence and promote the skills of its local SME manufacturers.

The evolution of automated plating

According to SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) technical manager, Derek Vanek, whilst selective plating may not have been perceived as an automated technology, innovation and collaborative thinking enables the company to develop start-of-the-art solutions.

The shape of maintenance to come

Bhoopathi Rapolu, head of analytics EMEA, Cyient, explores how the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming aero engine reliability and maintenance.

Dynamic nesting for composite panels

Aerospace Manufacturing reports on how a company manufacturing internal composite panels for commercial aircraft is moving towards full dynamic nesting by using Alphacam’s powerful automation capability.

AM revives Hawker Typhoon

Using its metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology, Renishaw produces cockpit brackets to enable the Jet Age Museum’s Typhoon restoration project to continue as planned. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

Elastomer seals evolve to meet new requirements

Technetics Group senior design application engineer, Louis Launders and technical sales engineer, David Orton explain how market and regulatory forces are driving new elastomer seal technologies, and how manufacturers should prepare.


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.

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.
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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.

Allied Machine announces availability of new AccuPort 432/AccuThread 856 Kits

Allied Machine & Engineering, a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, has announced the expansion of its AccuPort 432/AccuThread 856 program to include more than 120 kits for manufacturing hydraulic ports and manifolds. The kits are now available to meet SAE J1926; ISO I6149; John Deere G1731; and SAE AS5202 (aerospace standard/Mil-Spec) specifications.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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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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.


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.