Newbury Electronics, specialists in the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCBs), has purchased a laser drilling and milling machine, a selective soldering machine and its 10th surface mounted device (SMD) pick and place machine.
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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.
The Japanese-built, 5-axis, vertical-spindle machines, ordered from Okuma’s UK agent, NCMT, are ideally suited to volume production of nickel alloy aero engine parts to tight tolerances.
Seven of the machines have already been installed and are producing components, with the remaining two due for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2017.
East Sussex based subcontract machinists, Dicker Precision Components, has invested in a new CNC turning centre to streamline the production of a family of aluminium switch cover assemblies.
The company said that the savings from the Whitehouse Machine Tools supplied Italian-built Biglia twin-turret, twin-spindle machine are so great that the cycle time for producing one part of the assembly has been halved while the other part is produced in a little over one-third of the time.
RP Technologies will be showcasing its prototype and production tooling and its plastic injection moulding capabilities at Automechanika Birmingham for the first time this June.
The manufacturer of injection moulded prototype and production components, based in the West Midlands, will be displaying a range of sample parts it has manufactured for automotive OEMs and tier ones.
Norsk Titanium will deliver the ‘world’s first’ FAA-Approved, 3D-printed structural titanium components to Boeing for its 787 Dreamliner.
This will make the Dreamliner the first commercial aircraft to fly with certified additive-manufactured structural titanium components.
Warren M Boley, Jr, president and CEO, Norsk Titanium, said: “The Norsk Titanium team will continue to expand the portfolio of components supplied to Boeing meeting stringent certification requirements. It is an honour to earn FAA approval for these structural parts.”