Spincraft UK £1M Investment Expands Aviation and Space Capabilities

  • May 3, 2017

Newcastle-upon-Tyne GB:  May-2017:  Spincraft ETG, based in the heart of northeast England, recently received £1M funding from their parent company Standex.  As a provider of metal-forming solutions, this funding will allow the manufacturing plant to further expand its capacity and breadth of services, especially within the Aviation and Space markets.  

What makes the Newcastle-based Spincraft plant unique is their metal forming capabilities including CNC Spin Forming, Sheer forming and Pressing (using cold and hot forming).  The substantial investment will permit the creation of a brand new aeronautics manufacturing cell, allowing the Newcastle plant to offer its customers full turn-key solutions in-house. 

Mike Hutchinson, Spincraft’s Operation Director said:

“Matching our investment with our customer’s long term needs is crucial for the future of the Newcastle plant. Our highly committed and experienced teams are anxiously awaiting the new cell”

The initial stage of the investment includes the following processes within the vertically integrated cell:

  • Vertical Turning
  • 5-Axis milling
  • CMM and Control Room
  • FPI Inspection
  • Laser Faro Scanners
  • Shadow Graph & Part Marking

Cell construction is well underway, and initial segments are expected online as early as summer 2017.

Catherine McKinnel,  currently standing as candidate for Labour Member of Parliament for Newcastle North, recently visited Spincraft to learn more about the plant’s capabilities and future plans.  McKinnel toured the Newburn facility and had the opportunity to meet with management and factory employees.

Catherine reported:

“It’s really exciting to know that world-leading technology developed and manufactured here in Newcastle is winging its way into space – but even more so to learn that we could be playing a leading role in this growing international industry in the years to come. I am looking forward to supporting Spincraft’s plans for the future.”

McKinnells full review of her Spincraft ETG visit can be found at

www.catherinemckinnellmp.co.uk

About Spincraft, Standex Engineering Technologies Group

SPINCRAFT and ENGINETICS form Standex’s Engineering Technologies Group (ETG).  Six facilities across the US and UK provide global manufacturing solutions via collaborative engineering efforts. Precision metal forming technologies are supported by vertically integrated manufacturing processes. ETG solutions support Aviation, Defence and Space-System markets. For more information about Spincraft and Enginetics, visit www.standexetg.com

About Standex
Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five broad business segments: Food Service Equipment, Engineering Technologies, Engraving, Electronics, and Hydraulics with operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, South Africa, India and China. For additional information, visit the Company's website at www.standex.com/