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Carter Manufacturing Contributes Expertise to Groundbreaking Aviation Hydrogen Project

by Anna

Carter Manufacturing, renowned for its technical expertise in providing bearing solutions for extreme environments, has been invited to participate in the Future Engine Technology for the Control of Hydrogen (FETCH) project. This collaborative initiative includes the University of Bath/IAAPS, Cranfield University, and companies such as Moog Inc., Baker Hughes Druck, and Curtiss-Wright.

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The FETCH project focuses on developing key technologies for future aircraft hydrogen fuel systems and has received match funding from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) program, a joint government and industry investment initiative aimed at maintaining and growing the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace design and manufacture.

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Carter Manufacturing’s role in the project is to contribute its expertise in developing bespoke bearing solutions for liquid and gaseous hydrogen applications, leveraging its experience in cryogenic applications for rocket propulsion, industrial pump applications, and scientific research.

The company, which stocks high-quality bearing brands globally and provides local engineering support, aims to optimize these products for specific applications. Bearing material options include specialty materials for races and cages, and Carter’s engineering team can optimize designs for exceptional performance, life, and consistency.

Carter Manufacturing has recently invested in new UK manufacturing facilities for UNASIS, its sister company, to advance the manufacturing of customised special application bearings and aerospace bearing installation, testing, and removal tools. The investment includes 5-axis CNC machinery, overhauled grinding and bearing manufacturing machines, Mitutoyo CMM and inspection equipment, and specific bearing inspection and testing machines.

Karl Brundell, Managing Director of Carter Manufacturing, expressed delight in being part of this groundbreaking collaboration, emphasizing the company’s commitment to accelerating the development of hydrogen-powered aircraft and showcasing its expertise in developing bearings for challenging and complex hydrogen applications.

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