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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 ...

Roll out the barrel to slash cycle times by 90%

21/12/2017

High efficiency milling using conical barrel tools can slash cycle times by up to 90%, when machining surfaces. Tooling supplier WNT and CADCAM specialist Open Mind Technologies UK got together to underscore this ...

Cutting it in Ireland

18/12/2017

A new aerospace cluster organisation in Ireland, Emerald Aerospace, boasts at least three members that have something else in common. They all benefit from tooling and machining expertise supplied by WNT

Mind the (skills) gap

05/12/2017

Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has unveiled at Norton Motorcycles the first of 15 Technical Academies across the UK. Steed Webzell went along to see the initiative officially unveiled

Incentives 4.0

13/11/2017

The adoption of leading-edge technology sometimes needs a helping hand. In the early 1980s, CNC machine tool and robot investment in the UK was given a boost by government grants, for example, but such direct ...

Engine component machining investment at JCB

09/11/2017

JCB started assembling a range of own-design diesel engines to power its vehicles in 2004. Volumes have since ramped up and now the company has, following a £10 million investment, brought in house related machining ...

Bubbling under

29/10/2017

If you’ve been happy enough with a lower price for the fuel you put in your car, the other side of this has been a large negative industrial impact. Andrew Allcock reviews the UK oil and gas industry’s position

Established; connected

24/10/2017

RK International Machine Tools is a well-established supplier of machine tools sourced from Europe and Taiwan, as well as a second-hand machine dealer of significance. Andrew Allcock called by to catch up on latest news ...

Peak combustion

29/09/2017

Our supplement on the energy sector kicks off on p53 (see online magazine section, September). No prizes for spotting that this area has been hit hard, with activity in engineering companies that serve this sector ...