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Aerospace & Defence

Study reveals industry barriers to phase out cadmium
A new survey from global selective plating company, SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) highlights aerospace specifications and prime’s requirements as the main barriers to the phase out of cadmium in the US aerospace industry, and suggests more clarity on the topic is still needed. 24 May 2017 - Engineering Capacity
Produmax acquires Ultramat grinder
Produmax has purchased a Jones & Shipman (J&S) Ultramat 1000 CNC B universal grinder to give it new grinding options and reduce manufacturing cycle times on wing flap actuator components. 19 May 2017 - Engineering Capacity
Polymer specialist to champion university talent
Icon Aerospace Technology has pledged to continue to invest in graduate talent, following the success of one its graduate trainees who has become responsible for its CNC fabric cutting process. 16 May 2017 - Engineering Capacity
Aerotech invests for major defence project
Poole-based Aerotech Precision Manufacturing has invested in key manufacturing equipment worth over £350,000 in order to support and strengthen its involvement in a major defence project. 10 May 2017 - Engineering Capacity
Manufacturer attains BSI cert
A manufacturing business for the aerospace industry is the first UK company to be independently assessed by BSI (British Standards Institution) and achieve certification to prEN 9100:2016 Quality Management Systems. 05 May 2017 - Engineering Capacity
£7m machine investment by Bromford
Bromford Industries, a specialist manufacturer of aero engine and landing gear components for the global aerospace supply chain, is installing nine Okuma MU-6300V mill-turn centres in its Birmingham factory at a cost of £7m. 02 May 2017 - Engineering Capacity
Silver for Arrowsmith
Arrowsmith Engineering has progressed up to the Silver SC21 award after being recognised for its continued quality and delivery performance. 01 Dec 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Cheaper titanium for aerospace
A consortium is working on a project aimed at the production of aerospace-grade titanium at an affordable price. 30 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Large aerospace machining
ADM Fine Machining, established following the acquisition of Fine Machining by aerospace subcontractor, ADM Engineering, has added a new large capacity vertical machining centre. 30 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Supply chain excellence rewarded
The Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) programme has recognised twenty-four companies for their operational excellence. 17 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
FSL supplies aero engine components
FSL Aerospace has signed a new eight-year contract with Meggitt Sensing Systems (MSS) Basingstoke to supply components for the next generation of aircraft engines. 14 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Biggest casting facility nears completion
At its facility on the outskirts of Sheffield, AMRC Castings has nearly completed the installation of a new plant capable of producing some of the biggest titanium aerospace castings. 11 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
More Spirit contracts for GKN
GKN Aerospace has gained contract extensions worth over $70m which cover the supply of titanium machined parts for Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft. 01 Nov 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Aero engine demand drives investment
JJ Churchill had embarked on a £1.5m investment programme, that includes advanced 5-axis grinding and machining capacity, to support growing demand from aerospace engine customers 31 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Stone Foundries wins £20m in 12 months
Stone Foundries has won almost £20m worth of contracts in the last year, thanks to a government-backed competitiveness improvement programme. 20 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Robotic FMS for Dynamatic
Dynamatic Oldland Aerospace is aiming to secure its position as a key supplier to the aerospace sector with the installation of a robot pallet cell for 5-axis machining. 18 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
FSL aims higher
Over the last financial year, FSL Aerospace has seen an 18% increase in turnover, and this year they are aiming even higher. 05 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
MoD win for Magna Parva
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Magna Parva a phase two contract to develop an engineering qualification model for its system to manufacture large structures in space.. 03 Oct 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Pattonair renews Pall supply chain contract
Pattonair, a global aerospace and defence supply chain provider, has signed a renewed contract for a further three years with Pall Corporation in the UK, representing the continuation of a 25-year relationship. 26 Sep 2016 - Engineering Capacity
Bowmill invests in aero finishing
High-end manufacturing solutions expert, Bowmill Engineering, has added additional aero finishing capacity to its product offering. 21 Sep 2016 - Engineering Capacity