Soaring to New Heights: Celebrating National Aviation Day

Today, aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders across the United Kingdom unite to celebrate National Aviation Day, a special occasion that pays tribute to the remarkable achievements and advancements in the world of flight. As a leading aerospace player in the UK, Erodex takes this opportunity to reflect on our significant contributions to the aerospace sector and our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Fuelling the Future of Aerospace:

At Erodex, we recognize the pivotal role that aerospace plays in shaping the modern world. From revolutionising travel to advancing scientific exploration, the aerospace industry continuously redefines possibilities. As a trusted partner to numerous aerospace companies in the UK, Erodex takes immense pride in providing cutting-edge solutions that elevate the industry’s performance and reliability.

Precision Engineering for Aerospace Excellence:

Precision engineering is at the heart of our commitment to aerospace excellence. From crafting high-performance graphite components to offering innovative solutions for EDM wire and machining, we empower our clients in the UK to soar above the competition. The aerospace industry demands nothing short of perfection, and we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality materials and services to meet those demands.

Collaboration and Partnerships:

Aerospace innovation thrives on collaboration, and Erodex thrives on fostering partnerships with industry leaders. We work closely with our clients to co-create tailored solutions that address their specific challenges and requirements. Together, we drive the aerospace industry forward, propelling the sector to new heights of performance and efficiency.

Inspiring the Aerospace Visionaries of Tomorrow:

On National Aviation Day, we celebrate the past, present, and future of aerospace. We take pride in nurturing the aspirations of young aerospace enthusiasts in the UK and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow. Through educational initiatives, partnerships with schools, and support for STEM programs in the UK, we aim to ignite curiosity and passion for aerospace exploration among the leaders of the future.

A Flight to Remember:

As we celebrate National Aviation Day, we extend our gratitude to all the pioneers, engineers, and visionaries who have made aerospace advancements possible. Their dedication has redefined human achievement and transformed the way we experience the world.

Join the Journey:

At Erodex in the UK, we embrace National Aviation Day as an opportunity to reflect on our aerospace journey and our vision for the future. We invite you to be part of this journey, as we continue to elevate aerospace capabilities through precision engineering, sustainable solutions, and collaborative partnerships.

Let’s soar together, taking aerospace in the UK to new horizons, and shaping a future that defies limits and captures the imagination.

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Driving Excellence in Graphite Machining: Gary Smith’s Impactful Journey at Erodex UK


With a clear vision for excellence in graphite machining, Gary Smith, Director of Engineering at Erodex UK, is laying the groundwork for real change in the coming months. In this follow-up article, we’ll provide an update on Gary’s progress to date and how his initiatives are shaping the future of our organisation.

Settling In and Embracing the Team:

Gary has seamlessly integrated into the Erodex family, receiving a warm welcome from our dedicated teams at both Darlaston and Halesowen locations. His collaborative approach and leadership style have fostered a sense of camaraderie and enthusiasm, driving everyone forward.

Focus on Quality, Standardisation, and Performance:

Since his arrival, Gary’s focus has centred around improving quality, standardisation, and production performance. He’s been dedicated to creating new external and internal quality metrics, which are vital in driving a culture of continuous improvement. These metrics have already identified numerous opportunities for enhancing our processes, ensuring our customers receive only the best.

Driving Productivity through Standardisation:

A core aspect of Gary’s strategy involves reducing variation through standardisation. By streamlining processes and practices, we’re witnessing impressive improvements in productivity, further solidifying our position as a leader in the industry.

Embracing Cutting-Edge Technology:

To stay at the forefront of graphite machining, Gary and the team have been wholeheartedly embracing the latest CNC machines and tooling practices. These technological advancements not only boost productivity but also expand our capabilities, allowing us to offer our customers even more innovative solutions.

Aiming for Process Maturity during Growth:

Looking ahead, Gary’s long-term vision involves developing our operations to achieve process maturity during this critical period of growth. This focus on process improvement will enable us to maintain our world-class status for machining graphite and EDM products.

Inspired by Our Industry Leadership:

Gary is energised by Erodex’s exceptional position in the industry. He remarks, “It’s amazing to witness this small family-owned business in the heart of the West Midlands setting the benchmark for graphite machining and EDM solutions worldwide. I am thrilled to be part of its next phase of growth.”

Onward Journey:

Gary Smith’s leadership and dedication have been instrumental in driving excellence in graphite machining at Erodex UK. As we continue to embrace innovation and maintain our commitment to excellence, we are confident in our ability to remain at the forefront of the industry, providing unparalleled graphite machining and EDM solutions to our valued customers worldwide. We look forward to the future and the positive impact Gary will continue to make on our journey towards success.