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Technical support for development of new motorbike trailer
British engineering is known for its inventions and innovations throughout the industrial and modern ages. Despite this heritage, it can still be a long and difficult journey for an engineer trying to navigate their idea from initial concept, through prototyping and into production. Here, Darren Gilligan of engineering components supplier WDS Component Parts has explained how WDS has supported one particular inventor.
Apprentice programme takes on aerospace engineer in training
UK-based fastener, jig and fixing specialist, WDS Component Parts has employed Sam Wilkinson as an apprentice engineer, honing his skills ready for a future role in the aerospace industry and boosting the CAD team at the company’s Leeds facility.
WDS welcomes successful public Bloodhound SSC Test
It is safe to say that WDS Component Parts were delighted at the first successful public test run of Bloodhound SSC, the British built supersonic land speed record car. RAF Wing Commander and current land speed record holder, Andy Green, ran the Bloodhound from 0 to 200mph in eight seconds at Newquay Airport this October, providing 3,500 spectators with a 180 decibel taster of what the vehicle will be attempting in South Africa.
What to do when even the fast lane is too slow?
The excitement builds as we reach a half-way point in this year’s Formula 1 season. There’s finally multi-team battle for the WDC thanks to significant changes to the rule book which have dramatically altered the cars; making them faster and changing their appearance. Phil Holyome of engineering components specialists WDS Component Parts takes us behind the scenes for a technical pit stop.
Improving aerospace fabrication with flexibility
Now a tired and tested method for securing fixtures and jigs used in aircraft construction, clamping pins enable quick and easy loading and unloading of large parts. However, in their traditional designs they are not without flaws, which prompted WDS Component Parts to use its workholding expertise to look for improvements. Phil Holyome, Business Development and Special Projects Engineer at WDS Component Parts, elaborates on the process...