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New machines for NuMachine

08 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Hereford manufacturer NuMachine has taken delivery of two new Mazak 5-axis CNC machining machines as part of a wider investment worth close to £2 million.

NuMachine is a specialist machining company that supplies a range of sectors including aerospace, medical and technology. It particularly specialises in CNC machining, 5-axis, solids, mill-turning and complex components.

Nuclear valve contract

08 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Hayward Tyler Fluid Handling, part of Avingtrans PLC, has won a multi-million pound contract to develop a prototype valve for a nuclear plant operator in the UK.

The contract will see the East Kilbride-based business develop the valve to replace legacy components, with a potential to produce up to 150 further units in due course.

Targeted acquisition

08 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Aero Services Global Group, a £43million critical supplier to the aerospace sector has made its latest acquisition, as it looks to target new opportunities in the defence and medical sectors.

Manchester-based Aero Services Global Group (AS.G), which manufactures and sub-assembles detail airframe structural equipment and aero engine components for more than 20 leading primes and tier 1s, has added AMF Precision Engineering to its portfolio of companies.

Salamander fires up new laser

08 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Salamander Fabrications has installed an automated laser with integrated handling system that will allow it to cut and process sheet metal twice as quickly as on existing machinery.

The 6Kw Bystronic laser and automated warehouse – which should enable the team to switch between profiling one material to the next in under four minutes – had been put on hold following the Coronavirus outbreak.

However, the Slaithwaite firm has now been able to resume activity – with hopes of having the finishing touches applied by the end of July 2020.

Ventilator Challenge success

05 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The Ventilator Challenge has been now come to a successful close following the delivery of 14,000 ventilators to the NHS frontline.

Scientific modelling at the start of the coronavirus crisis predicted that the NHS was going to run out of ventilators, so the Government launched the Ventilator Challenge with a call to arms to manufacturers and medical device companies to step up production of existing designs and design new ventilators from scratch.