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

Building on fabrication

09 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Fabricator and sheet-metal specialist Mitre Industries has added in-house machining to its capabilities.

MACH registration open

09 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

MACH 2020, might still be five months away, but registration has already been kicked off with a launch at NPL.

Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham between 20th – 24th April, MACH 2020 is set to be one of the best exhibitions in the event’s long history.

MACH is the longest-running manufacturing and engineering exhibition in the UK, showcasing a wide variety manufacturing technology solutions on live working machinery.

Hard moulds milled

09 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Whitchurch toolmaker and plastic injection moulding specialist BM Injection has moved from time-consuming electric discharge machining of moulds and dies to direct milling of the tool steels in their hardened state.

These can be up to 58 Rc (Rockwell C Hardness) in the case of 2083 used for injection moulding highly abrasive thermoset plastics.

Cutting the dBs at DMI

02 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Patented compressor technology has helped DMI Precision Engineering achieve a dramatic reduction in shop floor noise levels.

Operating out of East Lothian for more than 40 years, DMI Precision has customers ranging from aerospace and automotive manufacturers to the oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. Employing a dozen staff, its services include CNC turning and CNC milling from low quantity to high volume batch work.

Making waves in Coventry

02 Dec 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The distinctive curved oval shaped structure with blue shingles of Coventry's new water park, The Wave, relies on the metal bending expertise of Barshaws Section Benders.

The £36.7 million park designed by architects FaulknerBrowns offers residents access to spa and fitness facilities. Evoking flowing water, its curved steel structure is supported by precision curved rectangular hollow section (RHS) and parallel flanged channels (PFC).