Aerospace

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Drilling issue resolved

08/10/2015

Magellan Aerospace needed a solution to counter poor tool life when drilling a range of lithium aluminium aerostructure components. Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal obliged

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Rising fortunes: NCMT Open House

22/07/2015

Buoyed by aerospace business, machine tool dealer NCMT showed off its latest solutions for grinding, turning and milling during an Open House in May. Will Dalrymple was there

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Springing into action

18/03/2015

An industry R&D programme changed the course of business for a small spring manufacturer, not only enabling it to win new business but also gain a leading position in the aerospace sector

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Growing innovation

17/03/2015

A public-private initiative aims to support and encourage small aerospace supply chain companies to develop new technologies. The deadline for the last project outlines is in May

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Who's at Farnborough 2014?

30/06/2014

Aerospace has held plenty of work opportunities for manufacturing companies – even during the recession – but it's now to set offer even more, based on what the organisers of Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) are ...

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Made of sterner stuff - composites machining

13/05/2013

Machining composites takes resolve, ingenuity and, of course, the supporting manufacturing technologies. Steed Webzell rounds up the latest developments in this evolving segment

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DMG/Mori Seiki global expansion

08/03/2013

Andrew Allcock attended the annual DMG/Mori Seiki Open House event in Germany, held during late January. Global plans, market opportunities and the unveiling of more new machine tools were on the menu, including ...

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Part of the whole

09/11/2012

Andrew Allcock reviews the activities of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), one of the latest high value manufacturing-focused facilities, setting it in context. It's just part of the UK's growing manufacturing ...

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Learning the hard way

08/10/2012

Attending a showcase seminar on machining hard materials, Steed Webzell discovered the technology race to optimise such processes is accelerating, as manufacturers strive for ever greater competitive gain

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Titanium machining - tough challenge met

06/10/2011

Makino has purpose-designed machine tools for titanium machining and they saw their UK launch at an event staged by UK distributor NCMT in Coventry. Andrew Allcock was there

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Mori Seiki supports aerospace effort at AMRC

13/06/2011

Mori Seiki showcased its presence at the AMRC in March, where three recently installed machines will play a key role in the SAMULET programme. Steed Webzell was among the visitors

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Military machine

06/06/2011

Andrew Allcock has seen inside BAE System's new multi-million pound titanium machining facility for the F-35 Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter – JSF). Here is what he discovered (extended online version)

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Casting the net wider

25/04/2011

Andrew Allcock reveals how the UK's composites network is still growing, highlighting recent investments, and notes also that production methods and materials development look to be making the technology more widely ...

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Chasing material development

12/11/2010

Trial and error engineering, surrounded by a cloak of secrecy is the way a key tooling supplier describes the current scenario of providing a solution to the machining of composite materials. Machinery reports