In addition to bringing technical engineers together under one roof to share product and application insights, the Ceratizit Group engineers also had the opportunity to hear keynote speakers Jamie McGourlay, Rolls Royce’s technology partnership manager at the AMRC and Stuart Dawson, chief technical officer at the AMRC, present their thoughts on the future direction of aerospace manufacturing.

McGourlay focused on Rolls Royce’s 5- 10- and 20-year strategic vision for civil aircraft engines, emphasising the challenges being faced to deliver dramatic reductions in C02, NOx and noise emissions.

Dawson highlighted the potential for electrification of air transport looking at complete electric aircraft for short haul as well as hybrids for long-haul. Driving this are countries like Norway, which is mandating that all short haul electric flights must be all-electric with zero-emissions by 2040.

Nathan Paxton, UK & Ireland business development manager for Industry Solutions & Business Partners, commented: “This event highlights the depth of knowledge available within the Ceratizit Group when it comes to specific industry sectors, such as aerospace, and how we can combine that knowledge to deliver the optimum cutting tool solutions to our customers.”