Roant Precision Engineering has just taken over its biggest customer – securing machining work for the future and providing a base for further growth.
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One of the West Midlands’ leading female industrialists, Carole Burke CBE has been awarded an honorary degree by Coventry University.
Carol, who is Managing Director at Unipart Manufacturing Group, was granted the title of Doctor of Technology in recognition of her pioneering work in setting up the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AME) over five years ago.
Precision machining subcontractor Duckworth & Kent (Reading) Ltd has invested in a new wire erosion machine that will reduce set-ups required, improve quality and repeatability, and allow unmanned overnight operations.
The new machine is a Sodick VL600Q model, its first from that manufacturer, supplied by Sodi-Tech EDM.
The company to undertakes everything from prototype projects and the development and manufacture of special purpose machinery, through to small batch and full production piece-part machining.
New cleanroom facilities mean that European thermoformer TEQ:Plastique can now offer a range of medical packaging products from its facilities in the UK and Poland.
Designed, built and commissioned by pharmaceutical cleanroom experts, the facilities are certified to ISO 13485: 2016, suitable for the production of precision-made and custom thermoformed medical packaging.
The cleanrooms, located in Nottingham and Poznan, are designed to meet medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers’ most rigorous packaging requirements.
The Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) for the final quarter of 2019 showed a further deterioration in the UK subcontract manufacturing market. It fell 23% from what had already been a poor third quarter. Overall the market was 56% down on the final quarter of the previous year.
The index was it its lowest levels since it was first published, falling to 66 compared to the baseline figure of 100 which represents the average value of the subcontract market between 2014 and 2018.