Recent Trade Shows
In March Ben attended the JEC show in Paris on the Click Bond booth. The JEC presents a great opportunity to keep up to date on various new technologies within the aerospace industry. Click Bond were extremely well represented at the show by Ian Newberry, Manuel Faria and company owners Charlie & Collie Hutter. With support throughout the week from Fastavia, VTR, VIBA and Fimutens.
For Fastavia it was great to make some new contacts within the automotive industry and meet some new names from some of our existing customers.
And once again we found ourselves in Hamburg in April to attend the AIX 2019. Working together on a booth shared by Click Bond, VTR and EJOT were representitives from Click Bond, Fastavia, VTR, VIBA, Fimutens, Teknodemax, EJOT and Cherry Fasteners-Japan. This show always proves interesting and presents us all with some fantastic opportunities to work with new customers in various areas of the aircraft interiors market. We look forward to doing it all again in 2020. Many thanks to our hosts VTR for their always incredible hospitality.
The SMM show in Hamburg takes place every two years and is considered one of the most, if not the most important marine show in Europe.
This year Click Bond took a booth at the show, assisted by the authorized local representatives of VTR and Click Bond European manager Ian Newberry.
They were assisted on the booth by our own director of sales Ben Evans, Click Bond's Lee Kerbel and Manuel Faria, Jose Rodriguez of Teknodemax, GianLuca Sala of Fimutems and Koen Van Hoof of Viba. The bulk of our European network.
The show gives us the opportunity to introduce many potential new customers to bonded fastener technology that will no doubt benefit their business in the long run.
At the show this year we also were able to assist our colleges at Stauff who had their demonstration truck parked right outside our hall for us to carry out public demonstrations of the Stauff-Bond system that has been designed in conjunction with out friends there.
Marine sales represent a portion of our domestic Click Bond business that is steadily growing year upon year, and this show has provided us all throughout the European network with many valuable leads.
Many thanks to our hosts Ingo, Karol and Rainer from VTR for their hospitality.
Fastavia exhibited once again at Farnborugoh international 2018. We have now been doing this show since the early 90's and consider ourselves to be seasoned professionals.
The show is always a good one and this year was no exception. We were joined by representatives from Click Bond, VTR and Ejot. The buzz around the Click Bond product range is always steady and enthusiastic, especially this year as we were making more of a showcase of their internal fixture system.
New to the booth this year was the Ejot TSSD, a product with a significant background in the automotive industry for which we now hold the UK aerospace license. We hope that the TSSD will revolutionize galley interior manufacturing by replacing conventional methods for potting inserts.
We were joined by Niko from Ejot in Germany who ran the TSSD demonstration machine for the duration of the show.
As usual we were also displaying and demonstrating the various products manufactured by VTR, Avibank and Skylock
It was great to spend some time with our many friends and colleges from places such as Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and the USA.
We look forward to another great show in 2020
See you there.
Through our colleges at VTR in Germany, we have been invited to represent the Ejot TSSD system within the UK aerospace industry.
The TSSD is a revolutionary version of the traditional potted insert. Details regarding the way it works can be throughout our website. The TSSD carries an Airbus approval and is equivalent NAS 1832 standard.
We are very pleased and proud to have been given the opportunity to represent the product as it is an exciting new addition to our ever growing portfolio.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has unveiled the world’s first graphene skinned plane at an internationally renowned air show.
Juno, a three-and-a-half-metre wide graphene skinned aircraft, was revealed on the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) stand as part of the ‘Futures Day’ at Farnborough Air Show 2018.
The University’s aerospace engineering team has worked in partnership with the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI), Haydale Graphene Industries (Haydale) and a range of other businesses to develop the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which also includes graphene batteries and 3D printed parts.
Billy Beggs, UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Manager, said: “The industry reaction to Juno at Farnborough was superb with many positive comments about the work we’re doing. Having Juno at one the world’s biggest air shows demonstrates the great strides we’re making in leading a programme to accelerate the uptake of graphene and other nano-materials into industry.
“The programme supports the objectives of the UK Industrial Strategy and the University’s Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) to increase industry relevant research and applications linked to key local specialisms. Given that Lancashire represents the fourth largest aerospace cluster in the world, there is perhaps no better place to be developing next generation technologies for the UK aerospace industry.”
Not all applications we come across in the aerospace fastener industry are alike.... In the 2015 film The Martian by Ridley Scott, Matt Damon's character finds himself stranded alone on Mars. Within the station in which he is forced to live, if you look closely enough you should be able to see these interior door catches all over the walls. These are by Skylock Industries and 75 of them were sold to 20th Century Fox from our office in South Manchester. Check out the attached images.