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

Focus on business growth

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Newbury Electronics has appointed Francesca Stockwell to the new role of Business Development Manager and expanded its offices and assembly facilities.

Francesca has over 10 years' experience in the electronics sector in a variety of sales and business development roles. continues to go from strength to strength with recent investments in both staff and facilities.

Machining complex lightweight castings

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Alucast is targeting new automotive opportunities with a £2.25million machine shop and casting investment.

Alucast has upgraded its casting capability and opened a new 7,000 sq ft machine shop to support the growing demand of its automotive customer base for lightweight, complex components.

The UK’s leading independent aluminium foundry can now call upon 20 CNC machines at any one time, with five of those 5-axis, providing bed sides ranging from 400mm to 630mm.

Hinkley Point C suppliers wanted

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Hinkley Point C has opportunities for businesses across the South West and the UK to tender for services to support the next stage of on-site installation in the order of 10’s of millions of pounds.

With 90 Tier 1 contractors now delivering £100s of million value contracts, more of the multiple Tier 2 supply chain contracts in MEH (mechanical, engineering and HVAC) needed to deliver this once-in-a-generation plant are now being made available.

Wet or dry machining

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A pair of Hermle C 400 5-axis machining centres at contract machining Global Technologies Racing are used to process metal and composite components with and without coolant.

Founded in 2003 jointly by John Biddlecombe and Simon Kingdon-Butcher, (GTR) is a leading manufacturer of laminated carbon fibre components for the motorsport sector in the UK, supplying most of the Formula 1 teams.

Added quality at McGreevy

09 Oct 2019 by Engineering Capacity

McGreevy Engineering has invested in its quality management with the purchase of a Mitutoyo CNC co-ordinate measuring machine to support its manufacturing operations and meet global standards for key products. 

Additional training of employees has also taken place to ensure the high standards of quality for their growing aerospace customers is maintained as well as allowing them to offer new product in this sector.

The company specialises in precision machined components, 5-axis milling and multi-axis turn-milling.