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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New cleaning challenges to be addressed at parts2clean 2017

It’s the same for the car industry, the component supply industry, medical technology, mechanical engineering, aviation, precision engineering and microengineering, optics, electronics and many other sectors of modern industry: The purpose of industrial parts cleaning is to ensure the necessary degree of cleanliness required for subsequent processing operations, or for the long-term, trouble-free functioning of the given part or component.

Cyber security in manufacturing

Infoseq’s information and cyber security advisor, John Endacott raises the awareness and education regarding the security of systems that support manufacturing, design and information sharing within the aerospace supply chain.

ASCO selected by Boeing as long-term supplier

ASCO, specialist in design and manufacturing of high-lift mechanism devices, complex mechanical assemblies and major functional parts for the aerospace industry, has signed with Boeing a long-term contract for the production of hard metal and aluminium structural components and assemblies.

Grob to launch new generation at open house event

Grob Machine Tools UK has announced it will hold an open day at the CIS - Product Proving Centre, High Wycombe, Bucks from 10-11 May for the UK launch of its Grob G350 - Generation 2 5-axis universal machining centre.

M.A. Ford Europe achieves ISO 9001 accreditation

A two-year long process of updating, enhancing and implementing the quality systems at M.A. Ford Europe has resulted in the company being awarded the ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance accreditation.

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Get your surface finishing under control!

Mike Richardson hears how Suhner Automation has harnessed robotic technology to save time, improve repeatability and remove the grind from what can be an extremely manual and repetitive surface finishing process.

Fake, rattle and roll!

In a Q&A session, Aerospace Manufacturing hears the views of Roger Rogowski and Ian Blackman, co-owners of Anti-Counterfeiting Forum to discover whether counterfeiting is still a serious problem for the industry.

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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Tooling up to get the basics right

Modern engineering techniques have helped to shrink the cost of tooling, though it is still important that costs are calculated in a clear, transparent way. Jeff Kiernan, commercial director at Dawson Shanahan, explains how this can benefit the aerospace industry.

Improving flexibility and reliability in aerospace fabrication

Clamping pins have become the tried and tested method for securing the fixtures and jigs used in aircraft construction, as they enable quick and easy loading and unloading of large parts. However, in their traditional designs they are not without flaws, which prompted WDS Component Parts to use its workholding expertise to look for improvements.

Wave goodbye to distortion

Edgecam says its game-changing Waveform Roughing strategy offers a solution to a part distorting issue faced by a company manufacturing flight control components. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

Invest in the best!

Aerospace Manufacturing hears how a growing family firm is making key investments in both production and people to cement its position in Britain’s aerospace future.

Putting SC21 to the test

Described as ‘a change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace, defence and security industries by raising the performance of its supply chains’, Mike Richardson discovers whether, as far as James Sherlock, UK key accounts manager for Trescal is concerned, SC21 does what it says on the tin.

Safety assured

The Federal Aviation Authority recognises the role EDA tools can play in demonstrating DO-254 compliance. Louie De Luna, Aldec’s DO-254 programme manager, discusses three solutions developed for FPGA designers.

Flying with the innovative ones

With launch customer, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) making some very satisfied comments about the performance of the Bombardier CS100, Bombardier flies on with the delivery of the sixth CS100 aircraft to the European airliner.

The silent minority

There’s never a dull moment in our office and I mean literally never, because of the constant regularity of electronic noises puncturing the deep-in-concentration minds of its sedentary workers.

Keeping one step ahead

SAMPE UK and Ireland Chapter secretary, Trevor Cook explains how the organisation can help you keep up-to-date with composite engineering.

Revolving and evolving

In the film industry, there is often talk of the latest reboot of an old classic and it would appear that the same approach is being undertaking by OEMs in the aerospace market. Ed Hill speaks to the Midlands Aerospace Alliance about new engine options.


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.

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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Moving and grooving

Following the introduction last year by Walter GB of an extended range of grooving blades and through-coolant toolholders for the Walter Cut-SX single-edged grooving system, the range is now available with strengthened, smaller diameter shanks and in four variants.

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.

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.


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.


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.