29 November 2001
29 November 2001
Yorkshire based Aerovac Systems Ltd, specialists in the development and distribution of composite process materials for the advanced composite industry, has made two key appointments to its Customer Services Management Team.
Nick Hynes joins Aerovac as Buying Manager after 16 years in purchasing positions, including a 5 year apprenticeship in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and supply roles with signage, education and conferencing companies. Jacky Ridewood is appointed to the newly created position of Materials Manager at Aerovac. She has 22 years experience in the composite manufacturing industry having completed a technical engineering apprenticeship with Westland Helicopters, as well as holding a post graduate diploma in Manufacturing Management.
Aerovac Systems Ltd is part of aerospace distribution and services group, UMECO plc, and has operations based in the UK and France as well as a sister company, Richmond Aircraft Products in the US.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.