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Rolls-Royce aero-engine innovation gets a boost


Announcing £17.3 million in DTI funding for a new civil aerospace research programme for Rolls-Royce in Derby, Industry Minister Jacqui Smith hailed innovation as “crucial to a sustainable manufacturing base for the ...

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Top of the food chain


Airbus’ A380 superjumbo is due to take its first flight in 2005. It challenges Boeing’s 30-odd year dominance at the largest end of the commercial aircraft market. If its impact within the planemaking industry is ...

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A380 ‘bathtubs’ get tripod technology treatment


Machined using novel ‘tripod’ technology, the first Airbus A380 ‘bathtub’ wing component has been delivered by EADS Military Aircraft, Augsburg, Germany. The part will be supplied to the new ‘West wing’ at Airbus UK’s ...

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AMPlifying potential


Yorkshire Forward’s vision for the future of manufacturing is beginning to take shape on reclaimed land that was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. According to Yorkshire Forward – arguably the most ambitious ...

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Clogs to growth...


Based in South Shields, on the banks of the river Tyne, 216-employee tier 2/3 contract manufacturer Ford Component Manufacturing is a company full of surprises and amply demonstrates the adage ‘don’t judge a book by its ...