BAE Systems saves £21 million using NC-PerfectPart

BAE Systems PLC is the UK’s largest defence and aerospace manufacturer, employing 90,000 people at 200 locations globally. A major contract is the rear fuselage assemblies for the F35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to US defence giant Lockheed Martin. Challenge The Samlesbury Engineering team are challenged with increasing the F35 production rate to one […]

Composites UK – Innovation in Manufacturing award winner

After receiving numerous awards in the last two years, metrology software products ltd (MSP), are thrilled to announce they have been recognised with yet another award for their contribution to innovation within the composites manufacturing industry. MSP were selected as winners of the ‘Innovation in Manufacture’ Award, for their system NC-PerfectPart. The award was collected […]

Composite alignment

Today, the majority of composite parts are made to an approximate size and then manually trimmed to their final dimensions. Composite parts require the same high accuracy as metals and alloys, especially within aerospace. As well as the extra time it takes to create a composite, like carbon fiber, if it’s inaccurate it will cost […]