Mapal awarded milling tool contract

Mapal, a provider of precision machining solutions, has secured a contract to develop, manufacture and supply custom high-performance milling and scanning tools for a major new aircraft production line in the UK.

The ultimate value of the contract, which initially runs for three years with an option of a further two years and beyond, will become apparent as the project progresses.

For the contract, Mapal has developed specialised tools that will be used for machining composite materials as used in the manufacture of complex aircraft wing sections.

The company will supply all of the tools needed for these operations for the duration of the contract and will also provide tool repair and refurbishment services.