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Boeing moves onto Advanced Manufacturing Park.


Boeing parts manufactured at Advanced Manufacturing Park

Boeing parts manufactured at AMP

Further to last week’s great news about McLaren, now Boeing have announced they will invest £20 million in a joint venture high-tech manufacturing facility together with Sheffield University here on The Advanced Manufacturing Park.  This is the first time Boeing have invested anywhere in Europe and its a great endorsement of The Advanced Manufacturing Park, The Northern Powerhouse concept and shows confidence in the future of Great Britain’s economy as a whole.  They will manufacture advanced flight controls such as aerilons using techniques developed at the AMRC also on the AMP nearby.


Arrow Technical have long been actively involved in advanced aerospace electronics designs from the very outset.  Our very first projects over 20 years ago were done for BAe Systems at Warton and we have done further projects for Rolls-Royce also.  Its great to welcome another global aerospace company onto the park which only enhances our reputation further.

Boeing's new factory on the Advanced Manufacturing Park

Boeing’s new factory on the AMP

Here at Arrow Technical, we are used to the rapidly advancing technology capabilities in aerospace and we exist to advise our clients, be they in aerospace, automotive medical, scientific, industrial or consumer electronics markets.

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McLaren moves onto Advanced Manufacturing Park.

British sports car manufacturer, McLaren, is is the latest high-tech firm to move onto the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.  They will be re-shoring their carbon fibre tub manufacturing facility from the European mainland to the UK in a bid to emphasise the “Britishness” of the marque.  Another great car name to put its faith in post Brexit Britain.

Arrow Technical is celebrating its 10th year at the AMP.  We recognised the potential of being based here long ago and have enjoyed seeing the site expand and grow all around us.  Only firms with high-technology manufacturing credentials are invited to come onto the park and its great for us to rub shoulders with our neighbours which include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Sheffield University, Casting Technology International and the Welding Institute.  All world leading names representing the very best that the UK has to offer.

To now have McLaren recognise the advances being made here and to join us is great news and we look forward to seeing them on-site soon.

Advanced Manufacturing Park

McLaren Car Factory


Arrow Technical’s new neighbours – McLaren










Arrow Technical have been actively involved in advanced manufacturing & electronic product development for over 20 years and we have done numerous automotive projects along the way.  Automotive environments are always harsh and challenging for electronic systems but they offer so much improved control over conventional mechanical systems and this trend can only be seen to increase as time marches on.  Modern vehicles now boast electric drive, internet connectivity and (almost) autonomous drive capabilities which are starting to even challenge conventional legal practices which have yet to catch up with the pace of development.

Here at Arrow Technical, we are used to the rapidly advancing technology capabilities and we exist to advise our clients, be they in automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial or consumer electronics markets on how to use the latest devices to their best advantage.

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3D printing essential to accurate PCB design

Altium PCB Design 3D Printing


As electronic components get ever smaller, they enable the development of increasingly compact products.  We are continually being asked to fit them into tighter and tighter enclosures and at ever reducing development times.  Therefore, by the time a first PCB has been assembled we have to be sure not only that it works but that it fits into the space available. Tight deadlines demand a right first time approach.

To assist with this all our electronic designs are developed in 3D-CAD and well before a first one is made, we can output a 3D step file of the fully assembled PCB, such as the one above, which is compatible with most 3D solid modelling CAD packages.  This allows the mechanical design engineer to fit our virtual PCB assembly inside their virtual enclosure and check for size and fit before either PCB or enclosure are made.  Following this, we can use 3D rapid manufacturing techniques to manufacture both an enclosure and a PCB of exactly the size and shape to ensure that they physically fit and are easy to assemble, disassemble and service.

With these assurances, we can commit to manufacture of the PCB and be sure the board will fit inside the space available.  Of course, we have also used circuit simulation techniques to ensure the circuit works once it is built.

By employing these advanced design techniques, we are able to develop new products at minimum time with maximum confidence that the finished article will meet its design criteria first time around.

For more information on how we can develop your next PCB to the same exacting standards then please contact us at:-