Aerospace & Marine

Williams Advanced Engineering and OXIS Energy collaborate to advance cleaner transport in the marine sector

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) is working with fellow Oxfordshire-based firm, OXIS Energy Ltd, on the production of a world-first battery system, designed for an all-new 40ft electric luxury boat. The craft, from Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore and designed bythe renowned boat designer, Jean…

🕘 5 days ago

New Swedish technology supports greener aviation recovery

Flying is like competition sailing: it is all about using good winds and avoiding unfavourable air currents. To allow airlines to fully use the favourable winds there is a new weather optimisation service available that shows exactly how the wind blows and where there is bad weather in the…

🕘 27/10/2020

Government and industry jointly dedicate £300 million to boost UK manufacturing productivity

£300m of joint government and industry funding is allocated to businesses to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities, it is announced today (11 September 2020) by the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, at London Tech Week. These funds will go to those with creative ideas including using…

🕘 11/09/2020

Nissan achieves breakthrough in carbon fibre parts production

A material used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars may find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan. Nissan found a new approach to the existing production method known as compression resin transfer moulding. The existing method involves forming…

🕘 07/09/2020

Equipmake launches range of F1-bred electric motors for marine applications

Leading electrification specialist, Equipmake, has readied a range of high performance yet cost-effective advanced electric motors for marine, bringing major benefits to multiple types of watercraft in terms of power density, packaging and reduced emissions. Based in Norfolk, UK, Equipmake…

🕘 07/08/2020

Motorsport inspired technology to aid future fast jet development

BAE Systems and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) have joined forces to explore how battery management and cooling technologies from the motorsport industry could be exploited to deliver efficiency and performance gains in the design of future combat aircraft. An Oxfordshire-based specialist team…

🕘 17/07/2020

Rutronik shows innovative approaches with UV LEDs

From industry through to medicine and public infrastructure, the use of UV LEDs is offering new approaches in the fields of sterilisation, deep cleaning of air and water, agriculture and industrial manufacturing. For example, ultraviolet A-rays are suitable for use in vertical farming, while the…

🕘 16/07/2020

Rajant and Velodyne Lidar support portwide autonomy for DGWorld’s ITVs at DP World’s largest port

Rajant Corporation and Velodyne Lidar together are playing a vital role behind the agreement between DP World, UAE Region and the autonomous vehicle, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist DGWorld. The contract will equip DP World’s Jebel Ali Port, the world’s ninth…

🕘 19/06/2020

Kaman delivers 80,000th rear fuselage packer to BAE Systems for F-35

World-leading aerospace innovators, Kaman UK, has delivered its 80,000th rear fuselage packer to BAE Systems for its F-35 manufacturing programme. Kaman UK has been supplying these parts since 2003. The rear fuselage packers, and 1,000 plenum ducts, have been used in the manufacture of over 500…

🕘 27/05/2020

Ross Kemp, Asap Water Crafts: Post-coronavirus - why I think it’s time for optimism in the marine industry

The marine leisure industry is in crisis mode at the moment. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. I believe current world events will be the catalyst to a sweeping industry change. There’s a lot of negative news currently, so I think for the sake of our sanity it’s worth looking…

🕘 27/03/2020