Tuesday, November 23, 2010

News: AMF at the cutting edge


The Advanced Manufacturing Forum returns in December with an exclusive look at cutting tools and supplies for exotic and difficult-to-machine materials.

The AMF is the technology network for manufacturing businesses and run by the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing. The regular AMF events cover a range of topics of relevance to manufacturing businesses, offering insight into current and emerging technologies and supply chain issues.

Hosted by Dormer Tools on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, the next event will show how cutting tool companies and suppliers are innovating to improve the performance and increase the life of their products.

Leading companies in the aerospace, defence, medical and energy markets are increasingly demanding difficult-to-cut materials such as titanium and nickel alloys and carbon-fibre composites. This presents new technology challenges to their manufacturing suppliers and tool providers.

Working closely with specialists at the forefront of technology, Dormer has acquired valuable, in-depth expertise in the field of aerospace component machining. Partnerships with leading universities and research centres around the world have provided a unique perspective into the latest technologies and processes.

Dormer's cutting tools are designed to be used in aerospace applications where superior performance and quality are demanded, often in the drilling of rivet holes. Ricky Payling, Dormer's key account manager, aerospace and composites, explains: "This is the most common aircraft manufacturing procedure and is typically undertaken in a number of steps.

"Dormer's rivet drills, have, however, been designed to promote precise, "one-shot" drilling of countersunk holes, enabling significant cost-per-hole benefits through increased tool life and productivity."

The event is on Tuesday December 7 and other speakers include Sandvik Coromant, Technicut, Nikken Kosakusho, and Houghton.

AMF website
Dormer Tools website

Images: Dormer Tools


Tim Chapman December 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

Change of venue for this - the AMF will now be held at the AMRC Factory of the Future, not at Dormer.

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