£1.2m grant sees Grainger & Worrall increase its hi-tech manufacturing performance

Published 24 October 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: manufacturing, awards, sand casting, exone, grainger and worrall, casting, government

Grainger & Worrall have received a £1.2m grant, which will be used to continue its future technical innovations

UK metal castings firm Grainger & Worrall (G&W) has been awarded a £1.2m grant to further develop its aerospace component production and development capabilities,

The company, which uses a blend of traditional casting methods and finishings, combined with the latest in 3D printed sand castings, received the boost as part of the government’s Sharing in Growth (SiG) initiative, and will use it to drive continued innovation at its high-precision engineering headquarters.

One of the only independent UK casting business to employ in-house ExOne 3D sand printing and CT scanning technology as part of its rapid prototyping process, G&W is using these technologies to enable projects like fully-machined engine cylinder head development in less than six weeks.

The Grainger & Worrall team celebrate the announcement the only way they know how - with a topiary pit crew at the Williams F1 headquarters, where the award was presented

Edward Grainger, director at Grainger & Worrall, commented: “We’ve built our global reputation in high-performance engineering by investing in two important assets - our operations and our people.

“Being awarded match funding to further develop our resources is extremely significant and will help us to continue delivering best practice across our manufacturing, engineering and administration processes.

“We currently work with a number of high-profile aerospace organisations, delivering groundbreaking projects and innovative next-generation solutions to customers across the globe. The UK is beginning to lead the way in aerospace technology and we believe funding projects, such as Sharing in Growth, will help to develop the sector further.”

The SiG match funding follows a number of recent successes for the world-leading total castings solutions provider. Alongside expanding its international service team with the appointment of a new European business development manager, Grainger & Worrall was recently recognised in The Sunday Times’ International Track 200 league tables as one of the UK’s fastest-growing export businesses.

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