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Germania Group invests in the future with Airbus A320neo

Germania Fluggesellschaft has announced the renewal of its entire fleet with an order from Germania’s sister company S.A.T. for 25 A320neo jets from Airbus, as well as for additional options of a further 15 aircraft of the same model.
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Chem-Trend’s European headquarters to expand

Chem-Trend and its parent company Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS) has announced the construction and expansion of its facilities in the Maisach Gernlinden area outside Munich, Germany.

WorkNC’s latest 2016 version released

CAM Software solution WorkNC have just launched their latest 2016 version, which integrates Vero Software’s Waveform technology to reinforce its key assets of toolpath reliability, time savings, cost reduction and high surface quality.

Farnborough 2016 defies expectations with over $100 billion in orders

At the close of the Farnborough International Airshow 5-day trade exhibition, organisers confirmed that the show had recorded orders and options to the value of $123.9 billion, defying industry expectations. Farnborough International’s internal order tracker recorded a total of 856 aircraft valued at $93.98, 1407 engines valued at $22.7 billion and a variety of other business deals totalling £7.2 billion.

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Time flies

Aerospace, aviation and defence expert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, Matthew Heath, considers the rapid changes taking place in the industry and the impact this is having on current and future skills requirements.

The best of the best

Throughout industry, the Performance Review Institute (PRI) communicates with the wider audience to share the profound benefits and value of Nadcap accreditation. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.
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Any way you want it!

Claimed to machine aerostructure parts 35% faster, Aerospace Manufacturing reports on a bespoke Zimmermann portal milling machine that features twin gantries, independent CNCs and 3-axis heads for up to 6-axis milling.

Pace and precision

Aerospace Manufacturing hears how Mitutoyo is assisting JJ Churchill’s reliance on a range of high-speed, Mitutoyo CNC coordinate measuring machines to ensure rapid and precise blade inspection with pace and precision.

Invest in the best

Mike Richardson hears how an ongoing commitment to investment in the latest machine tools and processes at subcontract manufacturer, Columbia Precision is now being amply reflected in its production efficiency gains.

An understanding of landing

Surface engineering specialist, Bodycote is continually broadening the capabilities of its coating solutions and ancillary services for landing gear to maximise its support for a supply chain under pressure. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

On track with metals

Alcoa’s metallic components can be found in many areas of the 787 Dreamliner. Ed Hill hears how its long legacy with Boeing has evolved to become a successful partnership with the OEM.

Location, location

Whether it’s moving your grooving, relocating your plating or re-shoring your boring, there’s no doubt that the whole wide world is now open for business when it comes to aerospace component manufacture and assembly.

Everyday ergonomics: Metrology for the modern market

Have you ever thought about the force required to tap the screen on your smartphone or push buttons on your remote control? We do these things without thinking, but for design engineers, force measurement is a crucial consideration – even when developing small, every day devices.

Digital traceability key to cementing aerospace reputations

Being able to trace and guarantee parts down the supply chain has always been a crucial demand of end-users and regulators, but the way manufacturers go about providing that data is now hopelessly outdated, at a time when they face unprecedented challenges from counterfeiters and legitimate low-cost competitors.

Harder, faster, better, stronger

Neil Calder examines the latest progress on the key technology advances that could help determine the overall commercial success of future aero-engine programmes.

It’s good to talk

Who said that? As one of the leaders in voice-enabling platforms, Mike Richardson hears about Honeywell’s Vocollect Voice solutions for aerospace for MRO operations, warehouses and maintenance and inspection departments.

The evolution of cutting

Ed Hill hears how the latest materials used in the aerospace industry influence the development of rotary cutting tools.

Ready for launch

So here it is. No, not football’s UEFA European Championships but the Farnborough International Airshow. It is nearly show time people, and I’m delighted to announce that this show preview issue is our biggest ever. It’s also our 10th anniversary edition too, so a big, big Happy Birthday to us!

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Not all PPE equipment is created equal

Neil Hewitt, divisional director quality and technical standards at leading UK safety company, Arco discusses the issues of non-compliant, CE marked, Personal Protective Equipment and the steps the aerospace industry can take to minimise the risk of these products entering into the European market.

Building on expertise

Simeon Collins, a director at heat treatment and hard coatings specialist Wallwork, explains some of the new developments since the last Farnborough Airshow that anticipate the needs of aerospace primes.
Crysta-Apex C Coordinate Measuring Machine
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It all adds up for complex parts

As a hybrid machine that incorporates laser deposition welding into a fully-fledged 5-axis milling machine, DMG Mori’s LASERTEC 65 3D enables the additive manufacture of complex aerospace components in finished part quality.

Feature-rich finishing

Iscar UK sales manager, David Jones explores the ways aerospace manufacturers can reduce their cost per unit by increasing metal removal rates when aluminium milling roughing - and also achieve faster table feeds for semi-finishing and finishing operations.

Toolholders the key for precision aerospace machining

The ability to machine in challenging aerospace specification metals and composites combining precision and repeatability with the capability to cope with heavy duty cutting such as pocketing is essential in aerospace machining.

Edgecam makes 5-axis machining simple

It was a big step for Advanced Innovative Engineering to invest in its first-ever CNC machine in Spring 2015. And it went straight in with a 5-axis Mazak, driven by the powerful, but simple to use, Edgecam CAD/CAM software.

XYZ central to historic restorations

Hawker Restoration and its sister company Hawker Racing are passionate about what they do, this passion has led to the former being the world's foremost restorer of the iconic Hawker Hurricane aircraft

Stronger together

Mike Richardson witnesses the official opening of Aero Metals Alliance member, Gould Alloys' specialist metals stockholdings facility, located at the Markham Vale regeneration site near Chesterfield.

Getting your machining processes under control

cooperation with CENIT means that Handtmann can now offer turnkey packages. These bundles offer productivity due to the CENIT's integration packages that are embedded into the infrastructure of V5 and V6.

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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.

Company Brochure

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)

Bore Solutions

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

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P.P. Group's Corporate Video with Interviews

Meet the P.P. Group of Companies and hear from the Group Managing Director - Peter McCabe about what makes the P.P. Group different, compared to all the other profiling and processing companies in the UK.
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GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is a first tier supplier to the global aviation industry. A leader in the manufacture of highly complex composite and metallic aerostructures and engine products, our business is equally focused on military and civil markets

ISCAR TECH TALK - Blades and Blisks

ISCAR provide the optimum solution to the efficient production of Blades and Blisks - high-quality Solid Carbide Endmills and innovative Multi-Master Endmills

Advanced Engineering UK 2015 review

A video review providing an insight from the show floor with interviews from visitors, industry and exhibitors from some of the industry’s leading players