PRODUCTION ENGINEERING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Production Engineering, Tooling & Machinery

Aerospace manufacturer fuels further growth

Middlesex Aerospace has committed to a seven-figure investment with long-term machine tool partner to support the continued expansion of the company following an extended period of success.

Middlesex Aerospace is one of Britain’s leading tier-one suppliers of critical components and assemblies to major OEMs throughout the global aerospace market. The Basingstoke-based business currently employs 150 staff, including five apprentices, and the new investment will lead to the creation of further roles within Middlesex Aerospace’s machining and assembly department.

Flexibility with Extended Interchangeable Tooling Line

The impressive series of W&F Micro interchangeable tooling from Floyd Automatic has now been extended with the arrival of new quick change insert holders and innovative new collet holders. The impressive tooling system provides a versatile, quick change solution that retains precision to 0.002mm.

Reshaping Manufacturing Businesses

The WIDIA NOVO digital process planning system is continually reinventing manufacturing methods with its rapid evolution that sees WIDIA adding new elements to enrich content and continue streamlining machine shop processes.

Harmonizing Vending Systems with Industry 4.0

New vending and vending-related solutions, inspired in part by Industry 4.0, have been popping up on the horizon recently, with a shared aim to provide manufacturers with better and leaner ways to manage and dispense items to the shop floor.
Here is an overview of some of the options that are harnessing the most relevant and exciting Industry 4.0-inspired developments to maximize - and harmonize - production efficiency.

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