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Transitioning to updated AS9100

07 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Bureau Veritas is urging all organisations to begin transition preparations for the update to the AS9100 Series aerospace industry standard.

This comes ahead of the 15 June 2017 deadline which states that all audits completed after then must be undertaken to the new version of the standard.

All organisations who are certified to the current standard will need to transition to the new version by 15 September 2018.

Technoset steps up its capabilities

06 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Aerospace component manufacturer, Technoset, has increased its manufacturing capabilities in order to move further up the industry’s tiered supply chain.

New Wogaard Coolant and Oil Saver units are playing a large part in helping to improve the bottom line and clean up operations at the company.

Kevan Kane, managing director, said: “Even at the high-end of sophisticated parts that we produce for our customers there is still a need to look for efficiencies and enhancements. We are under constant pressure to improve the operation of the business.”

State-of-the-art shot blasting

06 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Yorkshire-based Sherburn Metalwork Ltd, part of WEC Group Ltd, has invested in a brand new state-of-the-art shot blasting facility to improve lead times for customers.

The company said that bringing the shot blasting process in-house will significantly improve lead times for customers. It will also enable the company to pursue new business opportunities including volume orders and large batch quantities in a range of other industries.

Boost for UK aerospace skills

03 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

In-Comm Training has been chosen to help deliver a major boost to skills in the UK aerospace sector.

The training provider, which operates academies in Aldridge and Shrewsbury, has become part of a £320,000 EU-funded Erasmus+ AEERO (Aerospace Engineering ECVET Resources Online) project that will aim to create a suite of interactive online training resources.

Large tool production at Amtek

02 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Amtek Precision Engineers has invested in material handling solutions capable of safely moving the mould tool components parts each weighing up eight tonnes around its workshop and assembly area.

This has continued the company’s venture to make its facility in Devon ‘go large’. Its plant includes a high accuracy Mikron HSM 400 machining centre with robotic pallet loader and a Mikron 65,000 Graphite Master machining centre.

Mike Lawes, production manager, said: “It means we can extend the number of cavities within the tool for our customers.”