07 November 2017
07 November 2017
Industry trade association Composites UK has named Tom Rockwood as Apprentice of the Year at its annual awards dinner on 1 November.
Rockwood, who has been employed at Sigmatex for just over a year, is part way through an HND in Mechanical Engineering and works within the Maintenance Team. Since joining the business, he has become an integral part of the team and has worked on some high-level projects within its Runcorn site, the company says.
“Tom is Sigmatex’s first Higher Level Apprentice and we’re very proud of his achievements to date," says Helen Symonds, HR Manager at Sigmatex. "Tom’s enthusiasm, maturity, commitment and overall hard work is a credit to our business. Tom has a wonderful potential and is an inspiration to both the young and old within our team at Sigmatex and we’re really glad that he has been recognised by Composites UK for his achievements.”
Sigmatex, a manufacturer of carbon fibre textiles for composite applications, was also announced as the winner of the Sustainability award for its efforts in developing a recycled carbon fibre product which utilises its production waste stream.
The latest version of VERICUT machine simulation, verification and optimisation software, V8.1, will be featured on CGTech’s stand at the MACH 2018 manufacturing trade show in Birmingham, UK, on 9-13 April.
North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) and Richard Mille have signed a long-term collaboration and exclusive supply agreement. The new multi-year contract will see NTPT develop and provide its lightweight thin ply materials exclusively to Richard Mille for horology, jewellery and luxury stationery items.
Global Composites, a new international conference jointly hosted by NetComposites and the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), will take place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, US, on 27-28 June 2018.