Category: Features

Complete machining thanks to a simulated Y axis

Starrag explains how it converted a vertical lathe into a machining centre using double C-axis interpolation and a simulated Y…

Composites Europe 2018: Focus on process technologies

In the competition of lightweight construction and design materials, composites are among the winners – automotive engineering, aerospace, wind energy,…

Starrag meets Metalex’s big machining plans

In a significant investment for the future, Metalex Manufacturing, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA has selected Starrag to supply a…

Logistics for a ‘no deal’ Brexit

An aerospace industry logistics expert has set out practical steps businesses trading with the EU should take to minimise problems…

Irish aerospace subcontractor progresses to 5-axis machining

Craigavon-based subcontractor Boyce Precision Engineering primarily serves the commercial aerospace sector, which accounts for 70% of turnover. A majority of…

More than a feeler!

Capacitec president, Robert Foster and Capacitec Europe commercial director, Bryan Manning explain how the company’s Gapman Gen3 is replacing feeler…

Is PAEK AM now a reality?

It’s an exciting time for additive manufacturing using PAEK or polyaryletherketone polymers, a relatively new industry sector, which has been…

Fast paced thermoplastics

Ed Hill hears from Quadrant about the latest developments of its thermoplastic composites for aerospace interiors.

It’s what’s inside that counts!

Today’s premium passengers now expect their flying experience to be more like a luxury hotel than that of an aircraft.…

Taking flight? How to finance the next step

The aerospace sector is fuelled and ready for growth but knowing how to navigate uncertainty and finance the next step…

Accelerating AM technologies at the TCT Show

Visitors to the TCT Show can learn about 3D printed carbon fibre on the desktop, automated layering and cutting of…

Keeping those blades turning

Fraunhofer IPT’s Angela Niedermeyer, Thomas Vollmer, Prof. Dr Robert Schmitt and Access eV’s Dr Matthias Bünck examine the novel process…

Linked in additive manufacturing

When metal additive manufacturing specialist, Zenith Tecnica needed an ERP system that would accommodate the data generated by the 3D…

Hold that thought

I celebrated yet another birthday recently when I reached the grand old age of 56. I’d like to think that…

The benefits of fibre lasers to aerospace manufacturers

Aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to fibre lasers to resolve their manufacturing challenges. Fibre lasers are very stable and reliable…

Copper comes home

Precision copper components play a critical role in numerous aircraft systems and increasingly, suppliers are choosing to source those parts…

Adapting to meet the challenges

In this article, Neil Cayley, lead consultant at Jonathan Lee Contract Recruitment explores the current issues affecting the aerospace industry…

The pursuit of excellence

Neil McCarthy, group leader at the National Physical Laboratory looks at how best to secure a competitive advantage in aerospace…

Getting the measure of big data

INSPHERE’s chief technical officer, Oliver Martin reveals how automated, non-contact measurement systems can deliver the Big Data required to realise…

Resin chemistry never stands still

Bitrez’s composites resins sales manager, Dominic Hopwood reveals how the company is rising to the challenge by developing a new…

Time to think big!

Alan Dunbar, group business development director of global aero engines rings and casings specialist, Bromford Group is thinking big in…

Bringing inspection into the light

Inspection Technologies’ technical director, Dr Geoff Diamond explains how to fully-automate cast part inspection in daylight conditions - with no…

Safety and performance at minimum weight

Siemens PLM software reveals how it helps GKN Aerospace Fokker Landing Gear save up to 30% of performance and loads…

AMB takes the digital way

According to the show organisers, the latest edition of AMB will feature more exhibition space, even more exhibitors and solution-based…