Dark Matter busts the dust!

Dark Matter Composites recently held its second Composite Dust Seminars in support of Composites UK’s Health and Safety Management System.

New appointment to the Starrag executive board

Dr. Marcus Otto has just been appointed a member of the Executive Board and Head of the Business Unit Transportation & Industrial Components at Starrag Group. He has been the responsible managing director of Heckert in Chemnitz for the Starrag Group on an interim basis since May 2016.
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Chem-Trend to expand R&D facilities at global headquarters

Chem-Trend has announced it will expand its R&D facilities at the global headquarters in Howell, Michigan to allow for continued growth of its research and development activities and increased capabilities to provide customer support.

Sofitec signs €45 million contract with Premium Aerotec

Sofitec has confirmed Premium AEROTEC’s awarding of a contract associated with the A350XWB programme and its 900 and 1000 versions. The German company is in the Tier1 in the development and manufacturing of structures and systems for the aeronautical sector worldwide.

Peli Roadshow rolls in to Warrington

Peli UK will showcase their products to local businesses in Warrington with a Roadshow event at The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington on 6th October 2016.

Ferrari returns to the UK with new distributor

After an absence from direct sales into the UK market of over 15 years, Italy-based machine tool builder CB Ferrari, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has appointed IWSH as its UK distributor.

SLM Solutions approves merger with GE Aviation

GE Aviation has announced its decision to launch a voluntary public takeover offer for all outstanding shares of SLM Solutions Group AG. GE Aviation is part of the General Electric Group, USA. GE Germany Holdings AG, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Aviation, will conduct the offer.

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Could investment casting save you money?

Cost is an important factor in any project, even in projects that require the most stringent of engineering standards and quality control. The pressures of modern day business mean that cost savings are constantly being sought after too.

Business as usual

It’s said that variety is the spice of life and this same sentiment can be applied to what many manufacturing tradeshows try and spin to the industry every year.

The star of the shows!

International Bureau of Aviation’s (IBA) CEO, Phil Seymour reports back from the recent Farnborough International Airshow and discovers that there are still plenty of good business reasons for attending the event.
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Mind the gap

Capacitec president, Robert Foster and Capacitec Europe commercial director, Bryan Manning explain how the company’s Gapman Gen3 is replacing feeler gauges within the aircraft shimming process.

Accuracy in aerospace

John Cove, marketing manager at Starrett, discusses the importance of force measurement and the role that accurate engineering plays in modern aerospace manufacturing.

AMB 2016: Established machining processes scrutinised

Materials are becoming stronger, tougher, more resistant. But the manufacturers of precision tools manage time and again, often in collaboration with research institutes, to efficiently machine the most demanding materials after a relatively short time.

Designs on dining

Frazer-Nash’s senior engineer, Laura Church describes how the company’s engineering skills are helping aircraft manufacturers create a recipe for successful galley design.

Learning from experience

The Experience Composites fibre composites and light construction fair is all set to open its doors for the first time at Augsburg this September. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

It’s a material whirl!

As Mike Richardson discovers, there are some testing times ahead for the aerospace industry and its burgeoning fleet of next generation civil aircraft, all built using the latest advanced lightweight materials.

Making a model world

Ed Hill hears how virtual reality is creating advances in the aerospace design process and creating a new industry cluster in the UK.

C Series earns its wings

Technical editor, Dr Neil Calder gets the wind beneath his wings to discuss the latest developments regarding the Bombardier CS100’s introduction into service, and particularly its Belfast manufactured composite wings.

A birthday with a bang!

Despite the inclement weather affecting the recent Farnborough International Airshow, Aerospace Manufacturing magazine still managed to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a birthday cake cutting ceremony on its stand in front of an assembly of specially invited guests.

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.


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.
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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.

CMMs come full circle

Aerospace Manufacturing hears how rotational innovation helps coordinate measuring machines work smarter.

Success on a plate

When it comes to supplying raw materials for the aerospace industry, Aero Metals Alliance (AMA) company, Amari Aerospace, based on the UK’s south coast, says it is probably about as passionate as it gets about ‘getting it right’.

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.

Faster titanium machining

Dörries Scharmann Technologie joins forces with precision tool specialist, Walter to obtain optimum results when machining titanium components.

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.


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)

Bore Solutions

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


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.
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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.

GROB - Shaping the forms of the future

Advanced technology, competence through decades of experience, reliability and staff with engagement and know-how are the characteristics of the family-run company GROB.

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.