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

Machining fit for a king

17 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Alken Engineering has gone full CNC with the installation of an XYZ Linear Rail machining centre to take on a difficult stainless steel machining project for King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel.

The company is a long-term user of XYZ Machine Tools’ ProtoTRAK mills, being an ‘early adopter, when the ProtoTRAK control was introduced to the UK in 1993. It now has 10 XYZ ProtoTRAK mills and three XYZ ProTURN lathes on its capacity list, but for many years resisted purchasing any XYZ ‘full CNC’ machines.

Innovators shortlisted for Grand Prix

17 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The jury of experts of the 2019 EPHJ-EPMT-SMT Trade Fair has selected six highly innovative projects for the Exhibitors’ Grand Prix to be voted on by the exhibitors to select the winner.

3D print for flight-ready parts

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has turned to 3D printing to create flight-ready parts at a fraction of the cost and time involved in using traditional manufacturing methods.

The Cambridge-based firm’s latest innovation program is pushing technological boundaries to reduce weight and increase performance on its fleet of military, civil and business aircraft.

More 3D print parts faster

16 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Additive manufacturing and prototyping specialist Pro2Pro has invested in a turnkey 3D printing and de-powdering system that will allow it to turn round large batches in the shortest possible time.

The HP 4200 Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer and a Dyemansion Powershot C automatic de-powdering system were supplied by UK Channel partner Europac3D.

The HP Multi Jet Fusion 4200 3D printer has significant advantages over its competitors with the ability to produce a 380 x 380 x 284mm build volume of parts in 12 hours.