03 January 2012
03 January 2012
Virtek Vision, a business of Gerber Technology, is celebrating its 25-year anniversary.
Hal Osthus, President of Virtek, said “We are proud of our legacy of innovation and our service to the aerospace industry. Virtek’s products, including the Virtek LaserEdge laser templating system, have been used to build carbon fibre composite parts for virtually all aerospace programs that use composite technology. And our Virtek LaserQC, which inspects parts in seconds, has become the benchmark for speed and accuracy. Virtek currently holds 33 patents on the use of lasers for part assembly and quality control processes."
Gerber Technology acquired Virtek in 2008. The combination of Virtek’s laser products with Gerber Technology’s product portfolio offers manufacturers a complete suite of automation solutions to address nesting, cutting, cut part identification and kitting as well as projected ply lay-up and quality inspection.
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.