Aerospace

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The final piece

01/10/2008

Rolls-Royce is bridging the gap between university research and production via Rotherham-based Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, and more of the same.

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Indian Ocean manufacturing

27/08/2008

When a West Country-based engineering group decided to create a low-cost offering for its aerospace customers, it didn’t follow the conventional route of adding a sourcing operation to its manufacturing activities.

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Competing cleverly

15/07/2008

Renishaw probing is the foundation on which two companies, one a mould tool maker another an aerospace sub-contractor, have built smart manufacturing. But it is not the only technological element, as Machinery discovers.

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Making it big

10/07/2008

Today’s heavy engineering is very much hi-tech, encompassing everything from power generation and oil exploration, through to yellow goods, large machinery and aircraft wings.

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Continual innovation

25/04/2008

Gildemeister Group machine tool sales company DMG's annual Open House held in Pfronten, Bavaria, Southern Germany in February came just a few months after the major EMO exhibition last year at which it unveiled a ...

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Network delivers composites knowledge

22/04/2008

Launched in 2004, the National Composites Network was the first KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network) established by the Technology Strategy Board and forms part of the broader Materials KTN. Although the NCN is a company ...

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Flights of productivity

03/03/2008

With the aerospace sector buzzing, upping capacity while also improving productivity is the order of the day for many active in the sector.

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Astronomical accuracy

23/01/2008

The largest lightweight beryllium optic that has ever been made that will form a central element in the James Webb infrared optimised Space Telescope (JWST), due for launch in June 2013 to study phases in the history of ...

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Tomorrow's materials today

21/01/2008

Composites provides a number of manufacturing challenges for those more familiar with processing conventional metal or plastic components. Unfortunately, machining composites demands the application of specific ...

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Stellar precision

11/01/2008

Bedfordshire’s Cranfield University, which since the 1960s has been able to boast a long line of R&D facilities, has unveiled the latest building that adds further to its Precision Engineering Centre. The Hexagon Loxham ...

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Informed engineering

12/12/2007

Glasgow-based Castle Precision Engineering is run by a man who is part of an entrepreneurial family with an enviable record of success. IT is a crucial element.

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Exotics machining

12/10/2007

Manufacturing components from titanium demands certain specialist know-how, nowhere more than in the selection and application of cutting fluids. As the sole UK agent for Blaser Swisslube AG, the Swiss-based ...

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Automating aerospace

11/10/2007

Next year is crucial for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft: it is due to make its first flight. At the company’s wing manufacturing plant in Filton, Bristol a new way was required to automate and accelerate ...

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Sitting comfortably

17/05/2007

Flight-deck seat specialist IPECO is investing hard to keep up with demand from existing and new business areas. The twin towers attack in September 2001 hit the civil aerospace industry hard, but one of the effects was ...

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Capacity in Cornwall

13/12/2006

Rather than resign itself to the fate that has befallen many manufacturing firms in Cornwall, WES and a group of other small engineering companies, is fighting back.

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The journey of 1000 miles….

02/11/2006

Starts with the first step. And metalcutters in the aerospace sector are setting out on a journey towards the world of composites as their use continues to grow.