Editor's comment: A composites show of strength

Hello and welcome to the February/March issue of Aerospace Manufacturing magazine. It’s show-time again folks as the latest edition of the popular Paris-based JEC World composites show gets ready to roll.

Increasingly more aerospace companies want to become part of the global composites supply chain, and why not? Hardly a JEC event passes by without a productionised lightweight composite innovation replacing its heavier metallic counterpart.

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Latest News

Readying the aerospace supply chain to achieve net zero by 2050

With major aircraft and aero engine manufacturers making big commitments around achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a new study is being launched to plan how supply chain companies in one of the largest aerospace clusters in the world could achieve these ambitious targets.

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Wallwork HIP Centre secures AS9100 certification

The Wallwork HIP Centre has passed EN/AS9100 certification for its new hot isostatic pressing process.

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UK space degree apprenticeship launched with BAE Systems

BAE Systems and the University of Portsmouth have launched the UK’s first ever degree apprenticeship in space systems engineering.

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Space-Comm Expo sees vast increase in UK government involvement

Leaders from UK Space Agency, Departments of Trade and Transport, and UK Space Command, as well as government ministers and agencies will be exhibiting, speaking at, and attending this year’s Space-Comm Expo 2024.

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Latest Features

JEC: fuelled by passion

In a Q&A session, JEC World’s organisers JEC Composites reveal what visitors can expect to see at this year’s show, held from 5-7 March 2024 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

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At the leading edge of wing testing

In a Q&A session, R&D Test Systems’ project manager, Jesper Dal Hasager discusses the kinds of trends and demands associated with rain erosion testing of aircraft wing leading edges.

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Building a new wooden wonder

There are just a few flying examples of the De Havilland Mosquito around the world, but The People’s Mosquito project in the UK is building a new one which is expected to fly as early as 2027. Ian Parker reports.

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An enabled future for hydrogen

Krzysztof Koziol, professor of composites engineering and head of composites and the advanced materials centre, at Cranfield University discusses ENABLEH2 and how the project has revitalised the enthusiasm in liquid hydrogen research for civil aviation.

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Space-Comm Expo 2024: Launching into the Exosphere

The place for space to do business, Space-Comm Expo, taking place 6-7 March 2024 at Farnborough International, brings together decision-makers across the supply chain to further the commercial space sector with future-altering partnerships and hear from world-renowned experts on the immediate opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

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Latest Products

Mapal FixReam 700: a reamer with nine lives

Mapal has launched a series of cylindrical shank reamers with brazed cutting edges. Within the range of monolithic solid carbide tools for reaming, they are adding a particularly sustainable variant to the existing product series.

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Affordable standard CMMs gain extra accuracy

Manufacturers wishing to inspect components machined to tight tolerances, but unwilling to invest in an expensive, ultra-high-accuracy coordinate measuring machine (CMM), now have the option of selecting an ALTERA C HA (high accuracy) from LK Metrology, available in five sizes.

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Storage and handling system for automated prismatic machining

New from machine tool company DMG Mori is the PH Cell 500, a modular system for handling machine pallets carrying one or more fixtured components into and out of the working area of various models in the manufacturer's monoBLOCK machining centre range.

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Walter unveils new Tiger·tec Gold WSM33G grooving grade

Walter has launched its patent-pending Tiger·tec Gold WSM33G grade. The WSM33G is Walter's first PVD grade to be specifically developed for the high loads that occur during grooving operations.

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