Rhodes Interform, a specialist in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, will be showcasing its expertise in ­superplastic forming and diffusion bonding at the Advanced Engineering Show (NEC, Birmingham 30-31 Oct 2019, Hall 3A – L50.)

The company designs, manufactures and installs titanium and aluminium forming cells for leading aerospace and automotive manufacturers worldwide.  This recently included designing and manufacturing a world class 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 state-of-the-art facility to assist UK companies to stay at the leading edge of composite development.

Rhodes Interform’s composite machinery is used to produce structural components for production road cars as well as flight critical components for a variety of aircraft. The company also offers a wide range of cold forming technologies for specialist metalforming applications across a number of industrial sectors.

Mark Ridgway OBE, CEO of Group Rhodes, said: “The Advanced Engineering Show is a superb platform for us to demonstrate our composite and metal forming capabilities.  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 metalforming industry.  We will be explaining about the servicing packages we offer to minimise downtime and maximise longevity and performance of the equipment.”

All Rhodes Interform’s machinery is supported by a comprehensive aftermarket spares and service team which maintains the company’s equipment throughout the world.

Advanced Engineering 2019 will be attended by a number of leading OEMs and supply chain professionals who want to see the latest technologies and solutions across Aero Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Composites Engineering, Connected Manufacturing, Performance Metals Engineering and Contract Manufacturing.

Rhodes Interform is a global manufacturer and service provider of hot and cold forming equipment for metals and composites. It is part of Group Rhodes, a company that boasts a 200 year metalforming history and has been forming composite materials from as early as the 1930s. The company has won Queen’s Awards for both Innovation and International Trade in recent years.

For more information please visit the website www.grouprhodes.co.uk or contact the Technical Sales department on + (44) 1924 37 11 61.

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