A specialist in bespoke composite and metal-forming machinery, Rhodes Interform, will be showcasing its expertise in superplastic forming and diffusion bonding at the Advanced Engineering Show (Birmingham NEC, 30-31 October), where the company will be found on stand L50 in hall 3A.
Rhodes Interform designs, manufactures and installs titanium and aluminium forming cells for aerospace and automotive manufacturers worldwide. This capability recently included designing and manufacturing a composite forming facility at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (ARMC). The composite forming press is being used as part of a facility to help UK companies stay at the leading edge of composite development.
Composite machinery from Rhodes Interform is used to manufacture structural components for production road cars, as well as flight-critical components for a variety of aircraft. The company also offers a range of cold-forming technologies for specialist metal-forming applications across a number of sectors.
“The Advanced Engineering show is a platform for us to demonstrate our composite and metal-forming capabilities,” says Mark Ridgway OBE, CEO of Group Rhodes. “Our team will be discussing how they can help manufacturers to meet their equipment requirements, using our expertise gained from almost 200 years in the metal-forming industry. We’ll also be explaining about the servicing packages we offer to minimise downtime, and maximise the longevity and performance of the equipment.”
All Rhodes Interform’s machinery is supported worldwide by an aftermarket spares and service team.
For further information www.grouprhodes.co.uk