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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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Vericut Force launched at roadshow

CG Tech are preparing to launch the new toolpath optimisation module, Vericut Force, on 28th June 2017 at Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Wokingham.

Aircraft orders boost for UK in Paris

The second day of the Paris Air Show saw 468 aircraft orders and commitments announced by the global aerospace industry, putting the total for the first two days of the show at more than 900.

Nuter Aerocomponents orders Liechti go-Mill 350

As part of its commitment to delivering quality and high production capacity as a supplier to Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW800 turbofan engine family, Spain-based aerospace supply partner Nuter Aerocomponents has pre-ordered a Liechti go-Mill 350 vertical 5-axis machining center.

Autodesk names Andrew Anagnost president and CEO

Autodesk has announced its board of directors has appointed Andrew Anagnost, current interim co-CEO and chief marketing officer, as the company's new president and CEO, effective immediately. He will also join Autodesk's board of directors.

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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.

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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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.

A partnership in full flow

Mike Richardson travels Castledawson, Northern Ireland to hear how Moyola Precision Engineering’s Grob 5-axis CNC machine tool purchases have settled into the busy surroundings of company’s machine shopfloor.

Collaborating for success

When faced with the multiple challenges of satisfying short delivery times, undertaking the machining of a complex design and challenging international competition to secure a production contract for new, critical aerospace engine component, Dartford based subcontractor Kenard Engineering focused on driving operational improvements in order to achieve 70% cycle time reductions.

Supreme machining solutions

GF Machining Solutions demonstrates its supremacy in aerospace blisk and blade manufacturing. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

Oerlikon makes aircraft innovations fly at Paris Airshow

Under the slogan ‘Making Aircraft Innovations Fly’, Oerlikon will present its market-leading surface solutions, advanced materials, turbine components and 3D metal printing, under its Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco brands, at the Paris Airshow.

Flying with the alloy of the future

The aluminium fightback starts here. Mike Richardson visits Aeromet International’s Sittingbourne, Kent facility to catch up on the latest developments of its ground-breaking A20X aluminium alloy.

A flight into the future in Paris

One of the biggest gatherings of aerospace professionals in the world, the Paris International Airshow is always a major stage for companies to promote their products and services. Ed Hill hears about some of the highlights of this year’s show.

A roll call of aerospace excellence

The Paris International Airshow, held this year from June 19-25, always provides a diverse selection of companies within the global aerospace industry. Aerospace Manufacturing takes a look at what some of the exhibitors will be offering at the event.

The control is in your hands

The aerospace industry is under pressure as the AS9100:2016/Revision D deadline looms. IMS International’s CEO, Michael Venner advises the industry to not leave it too late.

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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.

The rise of the robots

DMG Mori has introduced a mobile robotic cell to automate its CNC turning centres. Called Robo2Go, it loads raw billets from a tray and unloads machined components automatically. The unit can be relocated easily by pallet truck to serve up to four different lathes sequentially on a shopfloor.

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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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.

Large parts turned in small footprint

Occupying less than 5m2 of space on a shop floor, the new CLX350 CNC lathe from DMG Mori is capable of turning components from bar up to 51mm diameter (65mm optional) and has a maximum turning diameter of 320mm.

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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.

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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.

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.
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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.

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.