Forming/Forging

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Continuing innovation at Group Rhodes

10/09/2018

​On the wall of the boardroom at the company’s headquarters is a patent grant dating from 1859 for “improvement to steam hammer” – Joseph Rhodes, as the company then was, went on to make steam hammers from 1862. That ...

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At full stretch - stretchforming of wing leading edges

10/01/2018

Nottingham-based Aero Fabrications has made a multi-million-pound investment in setting up a new stretchforming operation. It is a one-of-a-kind UK facility that employs leading-edge technology to produce wing leading ...

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EMO 2017 - Industry 4.0 gains momentum

02/08/2017

This year’s edition of biennial show EMO returns to Europe’s manufacturing technology heartland, Germany, with the six-day event kicking off on 18 September at its usual home, the Hanover show ground. Andrew Allcock ...

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Solid efforts

29/06/2017

A 2,000 m2 forming scale-up centre for industry and academia scheduled to open in August is just the latest development of a Brunel University London institute that wants to change the UK’s industrial supply chain ...

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Large titanium part casting at AMRC Castings

26/06/2017

Following recent investment at AMRC Castings, the UK has gained a unique resource for research into the manufacture of large structural titanium castings for the aerospace sector. The realisation of a commercial ...

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No castle in the sand - 3D printing supports casting

03/01/2014

There's a real buzz around 3D printing these days – the production of plastic or metal parts by fusing layers of material, driven from 3D CAD data. But that most established and traditional of processes, sand casting, ...

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Subcon 2011 - Drawing the crowds

02/06/2011

This year's Subcon exhibition, NEC Birmingham from 7 to 9 June, looks set to be the best yet for British exhibitors, say the organisers. Andrew Allcock reports

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Shakespearean tragedy avoided

09/05/2011

West Midlands-based Shakespeare Forgings (01384 632420) was facing a bard-like tragedy until investment from India rewrote its future. Michael Richards reports (Extended online version)

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Better than standard

17/12/2007

Formed component manufacturer Goss Components is using ISO/TS16949 as a springboard to even greater things.

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Worthy of note

06/06/2007

There's still room in the UK for 'traditional' industries such as pressworking and coldforming. But success is more about strategy and vision than investing in latest technology, it seems.

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More than just money

01/12/2006

Barton Cold-Form’s managing director reflects on the West Midlands Accelerate initiative. It’s not just about the money, he says.