Manufacturer wins £1m aerospace industry contract

18 October 2021

A Wakefield-based manufacturer has won a major contract within the aerospace industry worth approximately £1m.

Rhodes Interform, part of Group Rhodes has secured the work which will involve a major upgrade of a 3,000 ton Chester Superplastic Forming press at a plant in Lancashire. The press is used to form major titanium aerofoil components.

The project forms part of a continual obsolescence programme by the plant and involves upgrades to control software, hydraulic systems, gas management system, platen heating controls and hard wiring replacement.

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