Here we are at the beginning of 2019 with a growing number of companies announcing their affiliations to forward-thinking suppliers of disruptive technologies designed to lower the cost of manufacture, increase productivity and improve the use of lightweight materials for the future...

Editor’s comment: Look to the future – now!

Here we are at the beginning of 2019 with a growing number of companies announcing their affiliations to forward-thinking suppliers of disruptive technologies designed to lower the cost of manufacture, increase productivity and improve the use of lightweight materials for the future.

The industry is undergoing a creative period where today doesn’t move to tomorrow, but instead tomorrow is reaching back and pulling today towards it. A disruptive innovation-shaped gap in the manufacturing universe is waiting for a disruptive innovation to step forward and fill it.

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Latest News

GKN Aerospace delivers 10,000th standard parts order to RNLAF

In December 2018, GKN Fokker Services delivered its 10,000th order for standard parts to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The order was delivered at the Air Force Base of Eindhoven. This milestone was reached 18 months after the implementation of the total..

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Teijin wins Bombardier Airbus A220 supply contract

Teijin has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply its Tenax carbon fibre material to Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services for another seven years until 2025. Teijin focuses on aircraft business as one of the growth strategies in its...

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DeburringEXPO returns to Karlsruhe, Germany in October

Whether they’re required for downstream manufacturing steps or for error-free functioning, surface characteristics are decisive with regard to part and product quality. Processes such as deburring and precision surface finishing are becoming more and more significant as...

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AMA invests in new Indian metals facility

Aero Metals Alliance (AMA) says it has made its latest investment to ensure that it continues to provide a dedicated offering to the aerospace industry with the announcement of the opening of a new facility in India. This will be a central focus of AMA’s participation ...

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Global demand for aircraft leads to new industry production record

Global aircraft deliveries have reached a new annual record for the eighth consecutive year. 1,618 aircraft were delivered in 2018, an increase of 120 from 2017. The growth in deliveries recorded by the world’s major aircraft manufacturers in 2018 made last year’s...

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Web Industries acquires Omega Systèmes Atlantique and Aquitaine

Web Industries, a precision formatter of advanced materials including high performance composites used in the aerospace, defence and industrial markets, has announced it has acquired France-based Omega Systèmes Atlantique and Omega Systèmes Aquitaine. Omega’s...

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Latest Features

A place where composites are king

With nearly 1,600 people making components for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Canada is the largest composite manufacturing centre in the country. James Careless reports. Composite parts and assemblies are a major part of today’s Boeing commercial aircraft. Major 737...

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Going for growth

Promising to be the busiest yet, and with around 800 exhibitors gathering in the show’s new home, Southern Manufacturing & Electronics and the co-located AutoAero show return to Farnborough from February 5-7, 2019. Now open for business, Farnborough...

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Automation leads to innovation

With automation and industrial robotics playing an increasing role in helping the industry grow and change perceptions, FANUC UK’s managing director, Tom Bouchier looks at what we can expect in 2019. As it stands, Brexit is still the great unknown and, while we...

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5G networked aerospace production

In a cooperation with Ericsson, Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen is developing the future of wireless aerospace production technology: adaptive process design in aerospace prototyping enabled by 5G. When it comes to the latest aero engine components, today’s production...

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Latest Products

New workholding systems for horizontal machining

New towers have been introduced by Roemheld UK for clamping multiple workpieces on the table or pallet of horizontal machining centres. TS towers feature four vertical faces for holding 4, 8 or 16 parts, while TS TriStar versions have three faces for securing...

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Horn extends DTM face milling cutter system

Horn has expanded its DTM lightweight milling system to include two new versions. DTM.CX09 arbour milling cutters are designed as roughing tools for use in machining applications that involve high cutting depths and place fewer demands on surface quality...

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Porvair launches its 2019 Filtration Catalogue

Porvair has launched its 2019 Filtration Catalogue, which features an extensive range of products. The new catalogue highlights its continuous dedication to finding new ways to fulfil its customers’ filtration requirements and to develop new products for the market...

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Okuma unveils new double column machining centre

Okuma, represented in the UK and Ireland by NCMT. claims it is setting standards with its new double column machining centre MCR-S (Super). In terms of accuracy, productivity and flexibilities, the new double column machining centre opens new possibilities for manufacturers...

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