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Bridging the competency gap

04/02/2019

​Steed Webzell recently visited the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills for metalforming & foundry skills. He explains what sets this newly-created training provision apart from so many others (first published in ...

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Optimised to perfection

11/07/2018

Starrag Group’s ‘Turbine Technology Days’ annual gathering does what it says on the tin. If turbine blade or blisk machining is your interest, this is right on target, and aerospace is a central theme. Andrew Allcock ...

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Precision Performer

11/06/2018

With prestige parts destined for Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Porsche, Bugatti and F1 Teams, GW Machining sets the bar high for the high precision processing of highly complex parts in low volume, employing methods that ...

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At full stretch - stretchforming of wing leading edges

10/01/2018

Nottingham-based Aero Fabrications has made a multi-million-pound investment in setting up a new stretchforming operation. It is a one-of-a-kind UK facility that employs leading-edge technology to produce wing leading ...

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Cutting it in Ireland

18/12/2017

A new aerospace cluster organisation in Ireland, Emerald Aerospace, boasts at least three members that have something else in common. They all benefit from tooling and machining expertise supplied by WNT

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Mind the (skills) gap

05/12/2017

Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has unveiled at Norton Motorcycles the first of 15 Technical Academies across the UK. Steed Webzell went along to see the initiative officially unveiled

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Engine component machining investment at JCB

09/11/2017

JCB started assembling a range of own-design diesel engines to power its vehicles in 2004. Volumes have since ramped up and now the company has, following a £10 million investment, brought in house related machining ...

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Bubbling under

29/10/2017

If you’ve been happy enough with a lower price for the fuel you put in your car, the other side of this has been a large negative industrial impact. Andrew Allcock reviews the UK oil and gas industry’s position

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Peak combustion

29/09/2017

Our supplement on the energy sector kicks off on p53 (see online magazine section, September). No prizes for spotting that this area has been hit hard, with activity in engineering companies that serve this sector ...