Boeing contract seals record year for MetLase

A mechanical engineering specialist is celebrating a record-breaking year after securing a landmark contract with Boeing.

MetLase, which is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart, has been announced as the tooling and fixture partner for Boeing’s new Sheffield facility in a deal that will initially increase the workforce by 15%.
The company will use its 3D design capabilities, laser-cutting technology, and patented assembly and joining systems to create lightweight, optimised machining fixtures that will hold 11 different castings used in the production of actuation system components for the 737, 767 and 777 passenger jets. This contract is the latest in a line of new business wins that mark a 70% annual increase in sales for the Sheffield-based firm.
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