CERATIZIT UK & IRELAND’s decision to exhibit at the Farnborough International Airshow has paid dividends with strong interest in the Group’s aerospace capabilities throughout the event. The four key brands in the group: Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, Klenk, Komet and WNT, were represented to highlight the combined expertise at hand for those manufacturing companies operating within the aerospace sector.
The CERATIZIT Group has a longstanding association with the aerospace industry, with cutting tool products aimed squarely at that sector of the market. These include Klenk one-shot drills for use in airframe assembly, the WNT AluLine solid carbide cutters with DLC (Diamond Like Coating) for milling aluminium and the recently launched CTCS245 milling insert grade, developed by CERATIZIT’s industry solutions team specifically for milling nickel-based alloys in the aerospace market, but now seeing applications further afield. “As a Group we have a wide variety of cutting tool solutions for the aerospace sector, and the diverse range of materials found within it. In addition, we have the applications expertise to work with customers to define the optimum metalcutting solution in order to maximise productivity and reduce manufacturing costs,” says Nathan Paxton, UK & Ireland Business Development Manager.
This expertise was recognised at Farnborough, with many existing and potential customers taking time to discuss specific projects with the CERATIZIT specialists who were on the stand. CERTIZIT UK & IRELAND has worked closely with aerospace customers for many years, but these relationships are now strengthening following the decision by the Group to become a Tier One Member of the Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre in Sheffield. “Our commitment to working with the AMRC has opened up many new opportunities for us as a group and it highlights our determination to provide the best solutions to any aerospace machining applications that we may be presented with.”