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Digicom receives AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications

Digicom receives AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications
  Technology and quality driven Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, Digicom Electronics, has announced it has been certified by Intertek for AS9100:2016 (RevD) and ISO 9001:2015. AS9100:2016 (RevD) is the standard for organisations that design and manufacture products for the aerospace industry, including parts, components and assemblies.
27th July 2017

Cranfield to host new £65m digital aviation centre

Cranfield to host new £65m digital aviation centre
 A consortium of industry, government and academic partners are building a new £65m digital aviation research facility at Cranfield University. The Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) will focus on emerging aerospace challenges such as the integration of drones into civilian airspace, embedding technology into airport infrastructure, and providing self-sensing capabilities for aircraft.
13th July 2017

£100m boost for UK space sector

£100m boost for UK space sector
  Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson underlined the government’s commitment to the UK space sector as he visited the future site of a new £100m government-funded satellite facility.
13th July 2017


Placement platform selected for its low volume production requirements

Elancourt-based Airbus Defense & Space has selected Europlacer’s iineo placement platform for its high mix, low volume production requirements.
13th July 2017

Finnish Defence Forces to invest in tactical data transfer products

Finnish Defence Forces to invest in tactical data transfer products
The Finnish Minister of Defence, Jussi Niinistö, has authorised Finnish Defence Forces to purchase Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network (TAC WIN) system products. Bittium and Finnish Defence Forces plan to sign a Framework Agreement for the delivery of Bittium TAC WIN products, that covers years 2018-2020, with the total value of the agreement being €30m.
10th July 2017

Nano Dimension awarded two aerospace projects

Nano Dimension awarded two aerospace projects
Two project grant approvals have been awarded to Nano Dimensions, by Space Florida, the aerospace and spaceport development authority for the State of Florida, and the Israeli Innovation Authority, as part of the Space-Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership Program for development and commercialisation of aerospace and technology projects.
3rd July 2017

Space research centre at the heart of RAF Henlow regeneration

Space research centre at the heart of RAF Henlow regeneration
  A commercial deep sea to space research, training and test centre, called Blue Abyss, is in the middle of a multi-million pound regeneration vision to develop a science, innovation and technology park on part of a soon-to-close RAF base site in Bedfordshire.
29th June 2017

Titanium revolution to meet aerospace manufacturing needs

Titanium revolution to meet aerospace manufacturing needs
  Dr Martin Jackson of The University of Sheffield explains how his team is shaping the future of titanium alloy processing. The University of Sheffield is enabling a future step-change in the economics of titanium through alloy development with Metalysis, providing a manufacturing route – FASTforge – for the growing aerospace market.
15th June 2017

Compact I/O system saves floor space at Airflow Air Academy

Compact I/O system saves floor space at Airflow Air Academy
Ventilation specialist Airflow has been able to maximise the area for products and training at its new showroom following a 50% reduction in space required for building services. Using WAGO’s compact controllers and I/O modules for control and monitoring of the DALI lighting and underfloor heating across the facility, meant that system integrator, Accurro, could build a cabinet half the size of that originally anticipated. This released space for Airflow’s demonstration and training area.
8th June 2017

Distributor supports Edinburgh University Hyperloop project

Distributor supports Edinburgh University Hyperloop project
RS Components is supporting the University of Edinburgh’s efforts to design and build technology for the revolutionary Hyperloop transportation system of the future. The university’s Hyperloop team – also known as ‘HypED’ – is building a prototype pod for the SpaceX Pod Competition, which is being organised by leading aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and will take place at the company’s headquarters in California in late August.
6th June 2017


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