Engineering Capacity is the UK's news source for subcontract and contract manufacturing.

Success feeds investment

21 Aug 2019 by Engineering Capacity

ES Precision completed its second trading year this summer and reports another year of growth in its machining and laser processing work.

Profits generated are reinvested in the business; last year in a new UV laser and this year in an automated machining centre.

The Haas Mini Mill 2 allows ES to bid for higher volume milling jobs than previously, extending its market beyond the prototype and 1-off work previously sought.

Time to choose apprenticeships

21 Aug 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The ability to earn while you learn and fast-tracking your career are two of the main reasons young people choose apprenticeships according to a new survey.

In-Comm Training, which supports over 2000 learners every year, asked two cohorts of students for their opinions on vocational learning and the results were emphatic, with 95% of respondents feeling that undertaking an apprenticeship has helped accelerate their career.

Going underground

21 Aug 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Quartzelec, an independent engineering service provider, has just completed the first phase of an upgrade programme that will help ensure the reliability of the London Underground District line in years to come.

The project, the result of several years of discussion and planning through to fruition, has resulted in 14 high-frequency generator sets, a key component in delivering efficient signalling across the District line network, being completely overhauled with multiple components replaced.

Software feeds expansion

21 Aug 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Hydrafeed says that PSL Datatrack production control software has enabled the continued expansion of its twin manufacturing strands of subcontract engineering and the production of its renowned bar feed systems.

To this has now been added its new sole UK and Ireland agency for RoboJob’s robotic solutions.

3D print and metrology combines

21 Aug 2019 by Engineering Capacity

SYS Systems is to team up with a bespoke metrology specialist at this year’s TCT Show for a live demonstration of a pioneering 3D-printing application.

The Stratasys UK platinum partner will be joined on stand B70 by Torus Group, which has developed a completely unique part that has not been replicated anywhere else in the manufacturing industry.

Its 3D-printed filling assembly for its top load and volume gauge machine is a complex construction of channels, inserts and electrodes that allow water to flow in and out during bottle volume and crush resistance testing.