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Spirit AeroSystems, a global organisation with a $38 billion order backlog, depends on the knowledge and experience of its approximately 15,500 employees to produce complex Aerostructures for the world’s leading aerospace companies.  The Company invests in employee development and is keen to support employees enhancing their skill set for the benefit of both parties.

Due to enter service in 2014, the Rolls Royce Trent XWB engine, has sold more than twice the number of any comparable engine, at this stage of a programme, more than 1,400 engines are currently on order from 38 customers. To help keep pace with the high-precision final inspection requirements of the fastest-selling widebody engine ever, Rolls Royce has invested in Faro Laser Tracker ION technology.

Reliable and objective analysis of the skin surface is essential for evaluation of cosmetic products and assessment of moles or healing processes for scar tissue and wounds. Using an intelligent camera from VRmagic, the company GFMesstechnik GmbH has developed a 3D scanner (3D vision sensor) that is ideal for this digital image processing task

Northwest Analytics (Portland, Oregon) has launched NWA Focus EMI, a next-generation enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution that provides full integration of data sources and real-time process analytics and visibility.

With flying colours and zero NCRs (non-conformity reports), TITAL, a company specializing in investment casting, has passed the audit for digital radiography in accordance with the Nadcap AC7114/6 checklist, making it the first European supplier to the aviation and aerospace industry qualified to utilize digital radiography as the permitted method for quality inspection.

The deployment of progressively more complex telecommunication techniques, including 802.11ac, together with the adoption of advanced multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technologies will fuel the global radio frequency (RF) testing market.

A vital subdivision of Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) which began life as an internal resource has now become a success story in its own right and is taking on external contracts. SFIL’s test laboratory was set up in 2007 after the company grew frustrated with slow turnaround times from companies it outsourced its products to for materials testing.

Owen Mumford, a medical device manufacturing company, supplies innovative technology such as injection-based drug delivery systems and blood sampling equipment to major diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies around the world. By investing in NPL Dimensional Measurement Training it has improved efficiency and productivity, and helped dedicated staff to advance.

FARO 3D Documentation User Meeting showed some exciting practical examples and forged links in the 3D laser scanning sector last month as around 200 experts and enthusiasts from around the world attended the event in Strasbourg, held on 13 and 14 June 2013

Measurement Systems Analysis confirms CMM inspection capability to support production of high precsion seal rings at contract manufacturer, Preci-Spark.

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