Lord Mayor switches on laser

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

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(2000), "Lord Mayor switches on laser", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772bab.037

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Lord Mayor switches on laser

Lord Mayor switches on laser

Keywords: Reynolds, Doncaster's Bramah, Lasers

The Lord and Lady Mayoress of Sheffield recently visited Doncasters Bramah at Halfway, Sheffield to officially switch on their new, state-of-the-art laser (Plate 7).

The laser is a £750,000 investment, capable of machining complex three-dimensional shapes in nickel and titanium alloys. It offers higher speeds and greater accuracy than conventional machining and other benefits include reduced variation and quieter operation.

Plate 7 The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, UK, switching on Doncaster's Bramah's state-of-the-art laser

Doncaster's Bramah supplies fabricated and machined components to aerospace engine manufacturers world-wide. These include machined fabrications, hot hydrobulging, superplastic forming and diffusion bonding, and electroforming. Major customers include Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, BFGoodrich and Westland Helicopters.

In order to maintain market position the company has invested a total of £2 million in new equipment and machinery over the past 12 months