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Ti powder for medical parts

16 Sep 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Sandvik’s new powder plant in Sweden has achieved ISO certification that allows its Osprey titanium powders to be used in additive manufacturing for medical applications.

The ISO 13485:2016 certification will allow the powders to be used in the 3D printing of parts such as implants manufactures directly from an individual’s anatomical data – enhancing the healing process and improving the prognosis for the patient.

Moving in on defence

16 Sep 2020 by

Barnshaws Section Benders has achieved Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) certification, making it an accredited supplier of metal fabrications to the defence sector.

JOSCAR provides contractors in the defence sector with assurance that an accredited supplier can deliver solutions to a high quality standard.

Plasma-spray expansion

16 Sep 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Automotive and motorsports heat management specialists Zircotec, based near Oxford, is set to grow significantly this year, with a ten-fold increase in capacity.

This follows a £2.5 million investment into much larger premises and new equipment. The workforce is also increasing to meet the exceptional demand. This comes after having to overcome some unexpected hurdles over the last 18 months.

Missing link in supply chain

16 Sep 2020 by Engineering Capacity

As Covid-19 exposes the fragility of global supply chains, is additive manufacturing the missing link?

COVID-19 has dramatically exposed the fragility of today’s ‘just-in-time’ global supply chains. MakerBot’s VP Engineering, Dave Veisz, examines what learnings we can take from recent events to help build more resilient supply chains in the future.

Celebrating 60 apprenticeships

16 Sep 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Engineering sevices business adi Group celebrated providing 60 apprenticeship places over the past five years with a special Zoom ceremony.

West Midlands mayor Andy Street supported the event with a tribute video.

The group celebrated the achievements of students on its pre-apprentice scheme since 2016, with this year’s graduation evening taking place last Thursday (10 Sept) over the now-familiar Zoom format due to COVID-19.