February 2020

Production of complex-shaped car body components: AP&T demonstrates capabilities in tooling for hot forming of high-strength Aluminum

By | February 12th, 2020|Member News|

With AP&T’s production technology for hot forming of aluminum, body components which traditionally consist of several joined parts can be formed in a single step. This technology enables net shape forming and thus also reduced production time and costs for car manufacturers. To demonstrate the possibilities, AP&T conducted a development project in order to design and manufacture a new tool for complex hot forming. The outcome of the project is a concrete example of what AP&T can offer the automotive industry in terms of efficiently building lighter and safer cars [...]

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 [...]