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

Ilmor makes green diesel fly

04 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Ilmor Engineering has applied motorsport technologies to make a diesel aerospace engine meet green clean requirements.

The Northampton-based company improved the power density of a General Aviation diesel engine by applying technologies and design solutions honed in motor sport to successfully deliver an EU Clean Sky 2 (CS2) programme, funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation project aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise pollution. 

Springs feel the stress

04 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

European Springs & Pressings (ESP) has invested in the design and manufacture of an automated pre-stressing machine that improves spring life and load bearing capacity.

Working alongside Design & Automation Solutions and Bosch Rexroth, ESP has seen its conceptual plans taken from the drawing board, designed and delivered, reducing waste across multiple processes.

Oil and gas on the up

04 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The resurgence of the oil and gas market has seen KimberMills International, which offers high quality forgings and machined parts, post a 15% increase in sales after securing new contracts to supply fluid handling, pipeline, valve and pump components.

The recent successes make it the company’s most popular sector and it is looking to build on this even further by becoming a member of NOF Energy, a business development organisation dedicated to helping firms win new contracts in the energy industry.

Where moulding won’t do

04 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Two new sliding head lathes at Plastic Turned Parts are helping to fill the volume niche where injection moulding is not a viable option.

The two new machines, a Citizen L20 with its LFV technology and a Citizen B16E sliding head machine bring the total number of CNC lathes to 11, all of which are used solely for the machining of a wide range of plastic materials.

Subcon show up for sale

30 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Centaur Media has put the annual Subcon subcontracting show, along with the rest of its events division, up for sale.

The London-based plc has appointed Cavendish Corporate Finance as advisers for the sale.

As well as Subcon, the Advanced Manufacturing Show and the Engineer Expo, the events division includes the Business Travel Show, The Meetings Show and Employee Benefits.