Advanced Engineering 2018

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

Sarginsons boosts process control

19 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Coventry-based lightweight castings business Sarginsons Industries has invested £125,000 in technology to enhance its process control and measurement processes.

The company has purchased a Faro Quantum 3D scanner that will improve its metrology capabilities as it uses the latest laser technology to analyse tooling and components made by Sarginsons to exactly match its customers’ CAD data.

Four engineers are now being trained to use the PolyWorks Software, which is also developed in Coventry, that supports the scanner.

Bespoke assembly service

19 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Customers for APT’s turned parts and CNC milled components can take advantage of a bespoke assembly service and receive their products ready to fit.

Once components have been machined, the final product is assembled to the client’s specification in a clean and controlled environment within an on-site dedicated area.

Grenville’s biggest contract

19 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Precision sheet metal fabrication specialist Grenville Engineering is celebrating the biggest contract win yet in its 34-year history.

The contract, which comes from a major corporation in the petrochemical, draws on a wide range of Grenville Engineering’s expertise.

The company is able to offer its customer an end-to-end solution covering all aspects of producing complete fabrications, including the use of superior welding by ASME 9 coded welders, and full traceability and documentation.

5-axis for more complex parts

19 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Boyce Precision Engineering, which primarily serves the commercial aerospace sector, has moved into 5-axis machining in response to the increasing complexity of the parts it is producing.

Ti aero parts 25% faser

19 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Heller Machine Tools has supplied a large, heavy-duty machine to GKN Aerospace Filton, near Bristol, to rough titanium aircraft components.

It was installed during the latter part of 2017 and this year started producing a family of five structural components from titanium forgings, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.