Latest news about Midlands aerospace


Delcam partners on new machining method for “fir-tree” profiles

Delcam partners on new machining method for “fir-tree” profiles

Delcam is working with Iruba, a German provider of engineered solutions, and machine-tool manufacturer Hermle to develop a novel five-axis machining method, programmed with the PowerMILL CAM system, for the creation of "fir-tree” profiles in components for turbo machinery. 

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TiME for Etching Titanium

TiME for Etching Titanium

Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE), the Midlands based photochemical etching specialist has developed new safe chemistry that it claims will take the etching of titanium to new levels of quality and precision. 

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Hexagon Metrology UK opens new Precision Centre

Hexagon Metrology UK opens new Precision Centre

On 9th January Hexagon Metrology UK celebrated the opening of a new Precision Centre in Chester, North West England. During the event Mr. Richard Noble OBE, Project Director of the BLOODHOUND Project, kicked off proceedings by cutting the ribbon and welcoming guests into the new facility.

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Forecasts for the aerospace industry -- 2013 and beyond

Forecasts for the aerospace industry -- 2013 and beyond

The turn of the year has seen a slew of new forecasts for aerospace markets in 2013 and beyond. Here are three of them.

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Delcam achieves record orders in December

Delcam achieves record orders in December

Birmingham-based CADCAM developer Delcam is pleased to announce that, in line with the trading update made on 18 December 2012, it achieved a new one-month record in December 2012 for orders of software licences and maintenance contracts. 

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More SC21 awards for Midlands

More SC21 awards for Midlands

Four Midlands aerospace companies have won new SC21 awards.

Accrofab and JJ Churchill all received their first bronze awards for outstanding quality and delivery performance. AAR International and Graves Aircraft Components received bronze awards for a second time.

SC21 (Supply Chains for the 21st Century) is the UK aerospace industry's supply chain performance improvement programme.

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Rolls-Royce Trent 900 to Japan

Rolls-Royce Trent 900 to Japan

Rolls-Royce has signed a one billion-dollar contract, at list prices, with Japan's Skymark Airlines for Trent 900 engines to power six four-engined Airbus A380 aircraft.

The order includes long-term TotalCare service support. The aircraft are expected to enter into service in 2014.

The airline has also signed a letter of intent for Trent 700 engines to power up to 10 leased Airbus A330s.

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Winbro acquires Flexible Grinding Centre (FGC) Technology

Winbro acquires Flexible Grinding Centre (FGC) Technology

Winbro Group Technologies is pleased to announce the aquisition of Bridgeport's FGC product from Hardinge Inc. 

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