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

Bumper Bentley contract

19 Oct 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Metal pressings and deep drawn component specialist Frank Dudley Ltd has won a prestigious contract from Bentley.

Frank Dudley Limited (FDL), which is celebrating its 70th anniversary, beat off significant competition to win the contract to supply bumper finishes for the Continental model and has already invested heavily in setting up a dedicated clean room and cell for the job.

Nadcap for composites testing

12 Oct 2018 by Engineering Capacity

R-Tech Materials has achieved Nadcap accreditation for the testing of non-metallic materials for the aerospace industry.

The scope of accreditation covers a range of mechanical tests on composite materials and opens the way for R-Tech to offer its testing services to the aerospace sector.

Business secretary gets inside story

12 Oct 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy visited precision engineers A&M EDM in Smethwick, West Midlands to understand what drives growth and the issues facing a manufacturing SME.

The Business Secretary met A&M’s current and recent apprentices, speaking to each individual about their motivation to become an apprentice, the work they undertake and the skills they are developing by working with experienced engineers. All of A&M’s apprentices study for academic engineering qualifications at Dudley College.

Tighter control gives enhanced service

12 Oct 2018 by Rodmatic Ltd

Rodmatic’s new PSL Datatrack production control system gives it tighter control over production, improved quotation times for customers and the ability to meet their order requirements more quickly and effectively.

Elite centres to boost manufacturing revival

12 Oct 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The new £12.5 million Black Country Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has officially been launched by journalist and television presenter, Steph McGovern, marking a significant investment in the future of high-value manufacturing in the region.

ECMS is a collaboration between the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, University of Wolverhampton, Dudley College, Cast Metals Federation, Confederation of British Metalforming, Institute of Cast Metals Engineers and In-Comm Training.