2015 Nov – Stanningley SARLC wins promotion with LBBC Group support

LBBC group sponsored shirt

 

LBBC Group Director, Robert Pickard said “We are proud to have been sponsors of Stanningley SARLC and congratulate them on such a successful season, we will continue to support the club who play a key role in the local community.”

 

 

It has been a huge season for the club and the play-off final was no different with the team winning in the last few seconds scoring on the final touch of the match!

Stanningley Sports and Amateur Rugby League Club (SARLC) have won promotion to division two of the NCL following the play-off final against Drighlington ARFLC on Saturday 24th October 2015.

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2015 Nov – LBBC Technologies exhibiting at 14th EICF Conference

© Simon Vine Photography 6 November 2014 LBBC building offices Leeds PudseyLBBC’s Boilerclave® leads the industry for autoclave dewaxing applications whilst the Core Leaching Autoclave remains the benchmark in efficient, safe and accurate ceramic core removal.  As a world leading technology company specialising in the investment casting sector, LBBC Technologies based in Leeds, United Kingdom hold ISO9001 accreditation.

LBBC who were founded in 1876 have invested in a new manufacturing and R&D facility at their Leeds site moving into the new facility at the end of July 2014.

The conference is sponsored jointly by the European Investment Casting Federation (EICF), the Investment Casting Institute (ICI), Japan Foundry Society (JFS)

For further details on the event please visit http://www.eicf.org/news.php

To enquire about exhibiting please email [email protected]

 

LBBC Technologies will be exhibiting at the 14th Annual EICF Conference on Investment Casting from Sunday 17th to Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Palais des Congres in Paris.

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2015 Oct – LBBC Technologies hosts Leeds Manufacturing Forum meeting on education

The meeting was held as part of the initiative led by the Leeds Manufacturing Forum to improve the engagement of pupils in secondary schools. A number of SME members of the Forum attended to see how they can assist and offer ways that the pupils can get involved. The overall initiative is to work through the education system, apprenticeships and the forthcoming UTC to increase the number entering manufacturing in the Leeds area.

LBBC Technologies also provided a tour of the design and manufacturing facilities of their new £1.5m facility.

For more on The Leeds Manufacturing Forum please visit the website.

www.leedsmanufacturingforum.co.uk

LBBC Technologies hosted a special meeting of Leeds Manufacturing Forum with Leeds Ahead and the Council’s Education Business Partnership and teachers Katie Dye from Brigshaw High School and Bryan Pearce from Swallow Hill Community College.

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2015 Oct – LBBC Technologies backdrop for Sheffield City Region devolution deal

Sheffield City Region has agreed a historic devolution deal with the government which will lead to the appointment of a directly-elected mayor who will oversee a range of devolved powers including responsibility over transport budgets; franchised bus services and strategic planning.

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Couldn’t be a better back drop for the signing for Sheffield City Region devolution deal as part of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.  The deal was signed by Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer at the AMRC with Boeing centre in Rotherham in front of LBBC’s Thermoclave equipment.

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2015 Sept – LBBC Technologies attend Northern Powerhouse reception in Downing Street

L-R Stuart Andrew MP, Chris Spencer Chief Executive Officer of EMIS Group; Rt Hon George Osborne MP; Robert Pickard Director LBBC; Howard Pickard Managing Director LBBC; Peter Southby Chief Financial Officer EMIS Group.

L-R Stuart Andrew MP, Chris Spencer Chief Executive Officer of EMIS Group; Rt Hon George Osborne MP; Robert Pickard Director LBBC; Howard Pickard Managing Director LBBC; Peter Southby Chief Financial Officer EMIS Group.

At the reception they met with other businesses from the Northern Region and were introduced to Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon George Osborne MP.

This followed a visit by Stuart Andrew MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough to the LBBC site in Stanningley, Leeds to see the new facilities. LBBC Technologies who export 70% of their work mainly to the USA, Russia and China carry out a high level of advanced engineering in the investment casting and pressure containment sectors.

Directors of LBBC Technologies, Howard and Robert Pickard were recently invited to attend a reception on the Northern Powerhouse initiative at No. 11 Downing Street.

Pictured with Stuart Andrew MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough (centre)

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2015 Aug – Baskerville Reactors and Autoclaves brand acquired by LBBC Group

The brand and product range of the company Baskerville Reactors and Autoclaves Ltd has been acquired by LBBC Group and will now trade under the division LBBC Baskerville.

The LBBC Group has been established for over 130 years working in the industrial engineering sector in particular specialising in industrial autoclaves. The group welcomed the opportunity to bring the Baskerville range of products within the group as it provides an excellent fit to their existing activities.

“It works really well for us to integrate the Baskerville product range into our existing activities as we have good mechanical and systems engineers familiar with this type of product as well as comprehensive project management and service support resources. Coupled with our long trading history in a global market and our financial stability, we are very excited about the prospects” commented MD Howard Pickard.

For more details on LBBC Baskerville please visit the website at www.lbbcbaskerville.co.uk

The brand and product range of the company Baskerville Reactors and Autoclaves Ltd has been acquired by LBBC Group and will now trade under the division LBBC Baskerville.

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July 2015 – LBBC Group sponsors Stanningley SARLC

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SARLC is one of the oldest amateur Rugby League teams in England founded in 1886.  The club serves all ages and abilities has 4 all ages teams 11 youth and junior teams from Under 18’s down to Under 12’s and a further 6 mini teams going right down to Under 4 & 5’s

Director Robert Pickard pictured right, presented the Man of Match award at a recent home match.

For more details please visit the website: www.stanningleyrugby.co.uk

LBBC Group has announced sponsorship of local rugby club Stanningley Sports and Amateur Rugby League Club (SARLC).

Pictured L-R Robert and Howard Pickard, Directors of LBBC Group, Dean Buckler, Coach and Nick Borras, Team Manager from SARLC

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Apr 2015 – LBBC Technologies to exhibit at GIFA 2015

 

LBBC’s Boilerclave® leads the industry for autoclave dewaxing applications whilst the Core Leaching Autoclave remains the benchmark in efficient, safe and accurate ceramic core removal.  As a world leading technology company specialising in the investment casting sector, LBBC Technologies based in Leeds, United Kingdom have recently confirmed ISO9001 accreditation.

LBBC LeedsAs part of LBBC Technologies’ extensive R & D into the core leaching process, as presented in a paper at ICI 2013 by Howard Pickard, the company have developed a new ceramic core leaching model to extend the range of component and core geometry that can be efficiently leached. This unit now provides a solution for the commercial and medical sectors as well as low volume aerospace components.

The unit maintains the same basic processing system as has been proven on the many larger core leaching systems supplied to aerospace and IGT foundries throughout the world. As with all LBBC Technologies systems, the unit incorporates the highest levels of safety design.  The new unit has demonstrated how ceramic cores, traditionally removed by other techniques in days, can be removed in hours in a safe and controlled environment.

© Simon Vine Photography 6 November 2014 LBBC building offices Leeds Pudsey

 

LBBC who were founded in 1876 have invested in a new manufacturing and R&D facility at their Leeds site moving into the new facility at the end of July 2014.

To book your place at GIFA 2015, register on the website http://www.gifa.com/

LBBC Technologies are exhibiting at GIFA 2015, Dusseldorf, Germany in Hall 13, Stand A30-9 from 16th to 20th June 2015 where they will be showcasing their new core leaching unit.

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Mar 2015 – LBBC Technologies hosts Leeds Manufacturing Forum Steering Group

Leeds Manufacturing ForumDavid Whiteley, Chair said ” We were impressed with the investment in new technology and commitment to the Leeds City Region that LBBC Technologies have made, they have been on the site for over 130 years, it is good to see the company’s future plans and development supporting apprenticeships, engagement with universities and their Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.”

 

The Leeds Manufacturing Forum provides a platform for supporting Leeds-based manufacturers of all sizes and from all sectors of industry to help them improve and grow. Leeds Manufacturing Forum is made up of representatives from manufacturing companies across the city. It was set up to help give manufacturers a collective voice and enable them to influence policy and decisions that affect the sector.

 

Leeds Manufacturing Forum is facilitated by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and Leeds City Council (LCC) to give local manufacturers a platform for sharing knowledge and debating issues relating to manufacturing.

 

The Leeds Manufacturing Forum Steering Group held their meeting at LBBC Technologies new facility on Friday 6th March 2015.  It gave the 11 members, strongly represented by Leeds City Council, a chance to see the new design, R&D and manufacturing facilities.

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Mar 2015 – LBBC Technologies attend the most Advanced Blade Casting Facility in the world for the official opening by the Business Minister

LBBC LeedsHoward Pickard, Managing Director of LBBC Technologies said: “As a long term supplier to Rolls-Royce we are pleased to have played our part in this prestigious project, supplying both Boilerclaves® and Core Leaching Autoclaves.  The equipment will play a key part in the manufacture of the turbine blades ensuring accuracy and quality of the blades during the de-waxing and core removal processes.”

 

Business Minister, Matthew Hancock said: “This new facility will house the most advanced blade casting facility in the world and is a truly remarkable feat of engineering. When fully operational, it will create 150 high skilled jobs and support the local economy.

 

“Our aerospace growth partnership has put in place a long-term industrial strategy for the whole aerospace industry and this investment by Rolls-Royce in new technology and modern manufacturing processes is testament to the ongoing strength of this sector. Continuing to back leading companies like Rolls-Royce, and supporting the UK’s manufacturing sector is part of the government’s long term economic plan.”

 

16464254828_a0235a1328_zGareth Davies, Rolls-Royce Executive Vice President, Turbines said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome the Business Minister to open the most advanced blade casting facility in the world. Rolls-Royce is committed to investing in innovative technology and world-class facilities to help us deliver our record £73.7 billion order book. This facility will use ground-breaking manufacturing techniques to produce single crystal turbine blades for our Trent engines including the world’s most efficient aero civil engine, the Trent XWB.”

 

The turbine extracts energy from the hot gas stream delivered by the engine’s combustor and uses it to drive the fan and the compressors. The blades produced in Rotherham operate in the hottest part of the engine at temperatures up to 200 degrees above the melting point of their alloy and sit in a disc that rotates at more than 12,000 rpm, creating a centrifugal force equivalent to the weight of a London bus hanging off each blade. They are grown in a special process which ensures that they are created from a single metal crystal to maximise their strength. They are then coated with a heat-resistant ceramic and when in use they are cooled with air that passes through a series of precisely placed holes in the blade.

 

The ABCF will have ground-breaking automated manufacturing techniques including integrated wax fabrication lines, 3D structured light inspection, which measures the entire surface of components and computed tomography (CT), which has the ability to measure deep into the blade’s internal structure. These techniques have helped reduce the time it takes to manufacture a turbine blade by 50% while producing a step-change in component performance. This state of the art facility makes use of manufacturing methods developed within Rolls-Royce and at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty, near Coventry. Some of the £15m investment by the UK Government was used by Rolls-Royce to develop these techniques.

 

There are two types of turbine blade manufactured at the Rotherham facility: high pressure (HP) and intermediate pressure (IP) single crystal blades. There are 182 turbine blades of these types in each Trent XWB engine. One HP turbine blade extracts around 1000 horsepower from the gas flow towards the rear of the engine, which is equivalent to the power of a Formula 1 racing car, to drive the engine’s compressors. Each blade is approximately 10cm in height and 300g in weight and goes through 200 processes before it is ready to be installed.

 

Rolls-Royce has marked the official opening of its new £110m Advanced Blade Casting Facility (ABCF) with a ceremony conducted by Business Minister Matthew Hancock. When fully operational in 2017, the 150,000 sq ft (14,000 sq m) facility in Rotherham will employ 150 people and have the capacity to manufacture more than 100,000 single crystal turbine blades a year.[...]