Aerospace

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The future for titanium airframe parts

22/08/2017

After three years of research into how to save material and reduce machining costs when producing titanium airframe parts, Steed Webzell heard about a project’s successful outcome and of a bright future for linear ...

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Aerospace supply chain profile: the intermediaries

27/03/2017

Aerospace companies often work with intermediary purchasers and parts stockists that are tasked with the delivery of a variety of items, often in kits. Andrew Allcock spoke to FSL Aerospace, which is looking to grow and ...

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State of play: aerospace sector forecast

20/03/2017

The government has issued its green paper consultation document for a forthcoming industrial strategy (https://is.gd/dohexi). Prior to that, there have been a couple of aerospace sector analysis documents published. ...

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Blue sky thinking

17/03/2017

Aerospace supplier MEP has had a bumpy flight on its journey toward successful automation of a manual production process

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Aero challenge - extended feature

06/03/2017

Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Europe hosted one of its first UK events since being bought by the Japanese industrial conglomerate Kyocera last year. Key themes were technical collaboration and superalloys, Will Dalrymple ...

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Electric thinking

07/02/2017

The Blue Arc electro-erosion process will drastically reduce roughing times in hard-to-machine alloys such as aero-engine parts, says inventor and developer GE. An adapted Mitsui Seiki machine tool has been delivered to ...

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Science non-fiction

03/01/2017

The Advanced Forming Research Centre could reasonably be accused of hiding its light under a bushel. But it is now revealing more of its work and future direction, which is taking in more metalcutting, but with a ...

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Six on a bed: bogie roughing

02/12/2016

Nikken was approached by Safran Landing Systems (previously known as Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) in 2007 to work with it on a project to optimise semi-finish machining of six 583 kg Airbus A350 titanium bogie beam forgings.