November 2019

CRAVEN FAWCETT RELEASES NEW EXTRUDER

By | November 19th, 2019|Member News, Uncategorised|

Craven Fawcett, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of clay preparation machinery and part of Group Rhodes, has added a new model to its extruder line up, with the capability to deliver higher volume outputs. The name CENTRA, which references multiple centres, reflects the machines ability to split its de-airing chamber to allow the mixer to be mounted either in-line or at 90 degrees to the extruder.  The Double Shafted Mixer section has also been upgraded with the inclusion of a new design of gearbox and larger trough to complement [...]

October 2019

Climate-smart clothes hangers manufactured with equipment from AP&T

By | October 17th, 2019|Member News|

Metal is not the only material that can be formed with equipment from AP&T. Employing a unique method, Ekoligens’ production plant in Kungälv, Sweden, uses AP&T presses to produce hangers out of recycled paper and cardboard. So far production has been on a small scale, but in order to meet the growing demand for its products, Ekoligens is investing in a completely new, fully automated two press line that should be operational by the second half of 2020. Ekoligens uses AP&T presses to produce hangers out of recycled paper [...]

September 2018

GROUP RHODES SET TO SHOWCASE SUPERPLASTIC FORMING EXPERTISE AT ADVANCED ENGINEERING SHOW

By | September 19th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Group Rhodes, a specialist in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, will be showcasing its expertise in these technologies at the Advanced Engineering Show (NEC, Birmingham 31 Oct – 1 Nov, Stand M101). The company is a market leader in the field of superplastic forming (SPF) and diffusion bonding (DB), having designed, manufactured and installed titanium and aluminium forming cells for leading aerospace and automotive manufacturers worldwide. Group Rhodes’ composite machinery is used to produce structural components for production road cars as well as flight critical components for a variety [...]