AEM History

AEM Products Limited was formed in 1995 to provide sub-contract CNC manufacturing capacity primarily to the Motorsport industry producing quality parts in small quantities using aluminium and titanium materials. Services were soon being supplied to Formula 1 team newcomer of the time Stewart Grand Prix and with the explosion in composite manufacturing, AEM were soon being tasked to supply component parts in what was for us at the time very different materials, being Cured Carbon Plate (CFRP) and Rohacell PMI Foam.

Following the take-over of Stewart Grand Prix during 1999 by new Formula 1 team Jaguar Formula 1, R&D budgets were very significantly increased creating far greater demand for component supply in general but in particular for parts in direct support of the fast-evolving composite departments.

Over subsequent years due to the ever-increasing demand for composite mouldings, precision inserts to be utilised in these moulding was the clear growth area. As the composite manufacturing rapidly evolved it soon became apparent that metallic inserts were not desirable in composite mouldings and inserts from Carbon (CFRP) were the prime choice to create mouldings with greater integrity. As a result, there was a sharp decline for component parts in metallics countered by sharp growth in Carbon (CFRP) inserts.
Rohacell PMI foam materials had also been established as the preferred option with our motorsport customers, in general, being used as high precision void filling to provide optimum laminate compression during moulding production.

During 2004 the demand for insert supply specifically to be used in composite mouldings became dominant to the extent that all machining production was given over to the component manufacture using Carbon (CFRP) plate and Rohacell PMI high-performance foam materials.

This growth in demand has continued to the present day with our manufacturing processes continuously evolving over the period in order to satisfy the manufacturing requirements of our customers, as composite mouldings have developed to become increasingly complex being reflected in the precision inserts required.