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High Temperature Superalloy Prototype Castings Substitute for Forgings

Honeywell Hymatic design and manufacture precision engineered systems and equipment for the aerospace, defence and industrial markets. Honeywell Hymatic is at the forefront of the development and implementation of pneumatic and hydraulic technology solutions for these key industries. One of

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Go-ahead Pump Manufacturer Casts its Net Wider with Cti’s Support

When safety critical pump manufacturer Apex Pumps (Apex) hit problems with castings suppliers, the Bristol-based company decided the only solution was to start making them itself. Now, thanks to the help of Castings Technology International (Cti), part of the University

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Cti Pumps Up the Pressure

Impellers are critical components in any pumping or turbo-machinery equipment. Their balance, precision of form, consistency from one to another and surface finish are the primary determinants of pump efficiency. A 1% improvement in pumping performance can reduce pump operating

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CAD/CAM Patternmaking of Large Volute Casings

A recent development exercise has been completed at Castings Technology International, in conjunction with Bryan Donkin company Ltd, Chesterfield, to manufacture a pattern for a large volute pump casing, which is used in the sewage treatment industry. The project, which

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CAD/CAM Improves Lead Times for Valve Body Patterns

Modern CAD/CAM patternmaking technology has been applied to the manufacture of Flowserve Valtek valve bodies, used in the construction of oil platforms. The casting producer, Norton Cast Products, made use of the facilities available at Castings Technology International, and with

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CAD/CAM Delivers Significant Cost and Weight Savings for David Brown Pumps

David Brown Pumps Ltd., of Penistone, South Yorkshire, is a supplier of specialist, high technology pumps for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The pump cases for the company’s DB21 heavy duty series consisted of an assembly of three or

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Bestobell Develops New Valve Range for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Transportation

<h3>Bestobell Valves and Bestobell LNG are part of the Flow Group, a Yorkshire-based SME manufacturing company with over 50 years experience in specialist valve manufacture. With a dedicated team of professionals, they are totally focused on supplying specialist niche products

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21st Century Technology for the Iron Age

<h3>AGA-Rayburn, part of the Aga Foodservice Group plc has been based at Ketley in Telford, Shropshire, since 1947. The company manufactures quality cast iron cooking and heating appliances, the most famous of which is the AGA cooker.</h3> Product development at

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Cti Targets JOANNA

In 2001, BAE Systems and Thales were awarded the contract to develop and assess the technology required for a fourth generation electro-optic targeting system. This technical demonstrator programme (TDP), code named JOANNA – JOint Airbourne NavigatioN and Attack – aims

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