19 February 2007
19 February 2007
Crompton Technology Group Ltd, based in Banbury, UK has added CTG Aerospace as a new business division of the company.
CTG Aerospace designs, qualifies and manufactures a range of structural and non-structural composite components for both military and commercial aerospace applications. The company recently received the AS9100 accreditation, which means that they can operate effectively in the aerospace industry and also attract new business. The accreditation also puts CTG onto “OASIS” which is an international database for aerospace suppliers.
Kevin Parsons QES Manager, in-charge of the project said, “Achieving AS9100 means that we have a world class business system aligned to support the aerospace industry and our numerous aerospace customers. The best practices mandated by AS9100 have become the CTG standard which supports our entire customer base, in all industries, not only Aerospace. Our business system aids the efficiency and profitability of the company, and is flexible enough to constantly evolve as we grow the business. He went on to say “having a company with an accredited world class business system in North Oxfordshire is a credit to the high calibre of employees in the area”.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.