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Partnership positives


Andrew Allcock was one of 100 journalists flown to Japan by Mori Seiki to see its JIMTOF exhibition highlights and to hear the latest about the company's tie-up with Germany's Gildemeister AG

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Ready for composites?


The arrival of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner at the recent Farnborough International Airshow was a reminder to UK subcontractors to prepare for the demands of this new era in manufacturing, as Adrian Fitts, WNT (UK)'s ...

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Nadcap turns twenty


Twenty years ago, the aerospace supplier accreditation process was simplified through the introduction of Nadcap. Machinery looks at the history, the process and effect

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Finding the right blend


Successful composites machining is achieved through a combination of correctly specified tooling, machine and software, ensuring little margin for error. Machinery reports

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Sandvik Coromant Coropak 2 highlights


Sandvik Coromant releases products in two stages throughout the year. Andrew Allcock reviews some of the highlights from the Coropak 2 unveiling last year. Composites machining, medical, wind power plus specific product ...

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Ultimate sparring partner


The new £5 million manufacturing cell at Magellan Aerospace is billed as producing "the most cost-effective wing spars in the world". Steed Webzell attended the official opening

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Aerospace –important, changing


This month we highlight the investment made by Canadian global aerospace firm Magellan at one of its UK sites, Wrexham. Its new wing spar machining cell is claimed to offer the most cost-competitive spar machining ...

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Immediate response


Paul Crux, founder of sub-contractor P&C Precision Engineering, is ramping up his investment strategy in anticipation of the upturn. Steed Webzell called by to find out how and why

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Making it better


Machinery reviews three technology applications that are making a difference to companies in the aerospace sector. Toolholding, sliding-head turning and inspection come under the spotlight

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Professional image


Machinery visited 50-man Higar Engineering and heard and saw how a world class precision sub-contractor operates. The establishment of robust processes at all levels is key, he found

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Coping with composites


With the arrival of its robot-based tape/tow-placement unit, the AMRC Composites Centre with Boeing is fully equipped to support both commercial and research requirements, as Andrew Allcock reports

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Man-sized initiatives


A £30 million turnover aerospace manufacturing company has just raised the stakes with an investment that surely puts it in the vanguard of UK sub-contractors.

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Aerospace challenges


Andrew Allcock reviews recent aerospace manufacturing applications. They take in EDM, machining and degreasing. All are made in pursuit of increased productivity.

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Aerospace effort


Unveiling its latest tranche of new products at a recent press day provided Machinery with the opportunity to visit Sandvik Coromant’s Aerospace Application Centre in Halesowen.

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Expanding complexities


The increasing use of composites throws up challenges for cutting tool companies; and not only because of the diverse materials

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Smooth passage for aerospace industry


A record-breaking Farnborough Airshow has set the scene for a busy period in the aerospace sector, where the rewards for those prepared to invest will be significant.