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 by Technical Director, Peter Hammond, at the Composites UK Industry Awards Dinner which coincided with the 2014 Composites Engineering Show.

Claire Whysall from Composites UK commented; “This year saw a record amount of award entries being sent to us, and it’s great to see the UK industry standing up and shouting about what they are achieving.”

The black-tie awards dinner was held on the 11th of November at the National Motorcycle Museum with many professionals from the composites industry in attendance. MSP were joined on the evening by Associate Company, Renishaw plc.

This event has grown year on year and is fast becoming a renowned industry occasion, bringing together leaders from across the UK composites industry to celebrate and support the achievements over the past few years. This year the ‘Innovation in Manufacture’ Award was sponsored by the National Composites Centre, a highly prestigious centre regarding the development and innovation of composites.

This is the second award this year for the advanced manufacturing company. In April they won an MWP award for ‘Best Production Management System’ for NC-PerfectPart. A few months before, MSP were presented with a BAE Systems 2013 Chairman’s Gold Award for their involvement in the improvement of the manufacturing process of the F-35 Nozzle Bay Door, which led to savings of £21m over the life of the project.

MSP’s systems save companies like Magellan, the Triumph Group and GKN millions of pounds each year with their innovative software. NC-PerfectPart eliminates errors within composite machining to create perfect parts, allowing companies to work towards further advancing composite manufacture rather than being held back by current machining problems.

Dr. Sue Halliwell of Composites UK said “The judges recognised the real industry need for the improvement in manufacturing efficiency that NC-PerfectPart delivers. The market potential for the product is considerable and will bring benefit across the industry.”


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