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Group Rhodes will be showcasing its expertise in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery at Advanced Engineering 2018.
The company is a leader in the field of superplastic forming (SPF) and diffusion bonding (DB), having designed, manufactured and installed titanium and aluminium forming cells for leading aerospace and automotive manufacturers worldwide. Group Rhodes’ composite machinery is used to produce structural components for production road cars as well as flight critical components for a variety of aircraft. The company also offers a wide range of cold forming technologies for specialist metal forming applications across a number of industrial sectors.
Mark Ridgway, CEO of Group Rhodes, says, “We are looking forward to exhibiting our composite and metal forming capabilities at Advanced Engineering 2018. Our equipment is at the cutting edge and is used by some of the world’s leading manufacturing companies to develop major new products.”
Recent projects completed by Group Rhodes include manufacturing two SPF/DB presses for a North American aircraft manufacturer (rated at 850 and 1800 US tonnes respectively) and a 1000 tonne multi-axis composite moulding press for the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in South Yorkshire. The press for the AMRC is being used as part of a state-of-the-art facility to assist a wide range of UK companies to stay at the leading edge of composite development.
All Group Rhodes machinery is supported by a comprehensive aftermarket spares and service team which maintains the company’s equipment throughout the world.
Group Rhodes boasts a 200-year metal forming history and has been forming composite materials from as early as the 1930s. The company has won Queen’s Awards for both Innovation and International Trade in recent years.
Group Rhodes will exhibit on Stand M101 at Advanced Engineering 2018 on 31 October-1 November in Birmingham, UK.
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