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Materials: Composites

Good vibrations!

Providing custom-designed cutting tool solutions for composite components, Walter AG explains how vibration drilling can help guarantee high quality for stack machining.

It’s a material whirl!

Bindatex – Europe's only independent specialist in the precision cutting of advanced materials – is working with BAE Systems to create an agile UK supply chain. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

Six of the best

Mike Richardson meets Velocity Composites' director Gerry Johnson and managing director, Darren Ingram to hear how the company's total kit provision of engineered kits for the aerospace industry is knocking material waste for six!

New growth in composite tooling

In a Q&A session, David Kerr, Group vice-president of Dimar Tooling talks about the company's development of cutting tools for composites in the aerospace industry.

A lightweight machining challenge

Modern lightweight materials used in the aerospace sector almost without exception are difficult to machine accurately and reliably. Wayne Whitehouse of precision cutting tool expert, Mapal UK, explores the problems and discusses their solutions.

Lightening the lift

Ed Hill discovers how high-lift assembly specialist, Asco has developed a new Krueger flap from composite materials.

A reliance on laminating science

Said to be the first name in laminating and fusing technology, Mike Richardson meets Reliant Machinery to hear how the company has been making some big weight saving improvements in aircraft seat covers.

Foams ready for take-off

Solvay introduces its Tegracore PPSU foam structures to the aircraft cabin in order to meet lightweighting and insulation challenges and reduce the aviation industry's carbon footprint.