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

Voice of the Bloodhound

14 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Ian Warhurst, the man behind the rescue of the Bloodhound land speed record (LSR) project, will be speaking at The Engineer Conference next month.

The conference is co-located with Subcon, the UK's premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, and takes place 4-6 June at the NEC, Birmingham.  

New aerospace treatments line

14 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Aerospace specialist Kaman UK has invested over £1m in a new chemical surface treatment line at its Darwen site.

On Tuesday 21 May 2019, the Kaman UK team will celebrate this investment with live demonstrations to the industry, highlighting this new capability.

Christopher Morris, Kaman UK’s Managing Director sees the new chemical treatment line as an excellent addition to the existing production processes.

More sawing capacity

14 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Steel stockholder Thomas Graham has added new sawing capacity to service a new 350t per annum order for boron-alloyed mild steel.

Established in 1892 and employing more than 200 staff, family-run firm Thomas Graham & Sons, now in its fifth generation, operates a multi-faceted business in Carlisle. One division is devoted to steel stockholding, which has seen a significant rise in cutting capacity following the purchase of a new KASTOwin 4.6 bandsaw built by Kasto, Germany and supplied through its Milton Keynes subsidiary.

Reshoring drives casting demand

14 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A £250,000 investment in machining and spark eroding will help meet Midland Pressure Diecasting meet growing demand from reshoring.

The investment at the Black Country foundry comes on the back of securing the UK’s largest vibratory de-burring machine as part of the firm’s desire to add a single source solution for its customers, including design, toolmaking, casting and finishing.

Turned on to quality

14 May 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The introduction of advanced measurement technology has dramatically boosted inspection and production times at turned part and CNC milled component specialist APT Leicester.

Turned part and CNC milled component specialist APT Leicester says that quality control is paramount to the way in which it operates. All aspects of manufacturing and production are controlled and monitored to comply with the exacting high standards of its AS 9100 and ISO 9001 accreditations.