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PM David Cameron wowed by work of Hinckley firm Sigma Components

PM David Cameron wowed by work of Hinckley firm Sigma Components

A leading aerospace manufacturer from Hinckley has been given the thumbs-up from David Cameron for their latest cost-effective technology.

Sigma Components recently took part in the Midlands Aerospace Alliance exhibition at the Farnborough International Airshow where they unveiled a new composite pipe.

Developed by Sigma, COMPipe aims to deliver dramatic weight savings for aero-engines thanks to its ability to form into a 3D shape, replicating existing pipe geometry. With approximately 150 composite pipes and fittings per engine, the total weight saving for each engine is at least 10kg – cutting both costs and CO2.

Sigma Components’ managing director Mark Johnson invited the Prime Minister to compare the weight of the traditional aero-engine pipe with the new lightweight COMPipe, while explaining the potential global impact of the savings that could be made.

“This visit from the Prime Minister is a tribute to the hard work and vision of our team and proof that our profile is building as we invest, innovate and develop our portfolio of skills and products. As we expand our facilities in the UK and China, we’re also introducing new technologies that will secure Sigma’s long term future.
We’re delighted to be able to unveil our revolutionary COMPipe at the Farnborough Airshow, as it promises to have such a major part to play in the future of aero-engine manufacturing across the world. A modest weight saving in a single fitting can create a massive snowball effect that will greatly reduce the overall cost, size and environmental impact of aircraft.”

Mark Johnson – Managing Director, Sigma Components

Sigma Components has been able to make huge strides in developing technologies with the support of the CleanSky programme which aims to produce breakthrough technologies to significantly increase the environmental performances of airplanes and air transport, resulting in less noisy and more fuel efficient aircraft.

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