High-tech firm picks up innovation award

MSP technical director Peter Hammond, left, and commerical director Tony Brown with the award.  Picture by Ross Wilkinson
MSP technical director Peter Hammond, left, and commerical director Tony Brown with the award. Picture by Ross Wilkinson
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An Alnwick-based company has won a top award for innovation.

Metrology Software Products Ltd (MSP) picked up the prize for its contribution to innovation within the composites manufacturing industry.

The company won the Composites UK Innovation inManufacture Award for its system NC-PerfectPart.

The award was collected by MSP technical director Peter Hammond at the Composites UK Industry awards dinner.

The evening coincided with the 2014 Advanced Engineering Show at which the company has exhibited for the last four years.

Peter Hammond, MSP’s technical director, said: ‘‘A significant amount of time, effort and knowledge goes into producing raw composite material. In many cases, this is then put onto the machine incorrectly, resulting in the part being scrapped.

“NC-PerfectPart eliminates the possibility of this happening, giving complete confidence and perfect parts.”

Dr Sue Halliwell, of Composites UK, said: “The judges recognised the real industry need for the improvement in manufacturing efficiency that NC-PerfectPart delivers.

“The market potential for the product is considerable and will bring many benefits across the industry.”

MSP was formed in 2002. Its systems have changed the way the world makes parts for aerospace and high-end automotive racing teams.

Its clients include BAE Systems and some Formula One teams.

In April, M SP won an MWP award for best production management system and was shortlisted for the innovation award in last week’s Northumberland Business Awards, held at Linden Hall.