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Connecting electric quad bikes

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Convert Ltd, which manufactures cable looms and harnesses, has secured an order to design cable assemblies to power 100 electric all terrain quad bikes a year.

Convert will design and manufacture the cable assemblies for Aspire Engineering, specialist in sustainable engineering solutions for the electric vehicle industry, who then convert the quad bikes which are run on petrol/ diesel into a 100 percent electric vehicle for EcoCharger Quads, specialists in all terrain quad bikes.

Growth doubles at fabricator

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Sheffield-based steel fabrication and laser cutting specialist, SevenHills Fabrication, has more than doubled its turnover in three years.

The company's financial results ending 2019 record SevenHills' turnover reach £3.5 million, up from £1.7 million for the financial year ending 2017 and with the company investing £1 million into plant and technology over the same period.

Bi-metallic plates explode onto market

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Kloeckner Metals UK have recently formed a new partnership with NobelClad, a world leader in dissimilar metal bonding using explosive welding.

Composed of two dissimilar metals, bi-metallic plates are bonded by a cold precision explosion that retains the best properties of both metals. NobelClad has pioneered the use of explosion welding in dissimilar metal bonding. This innovative technique enables bonding in milliseconds, reducing the amount of heat required and therefore preventing any damage that can occur to the metals during the cladding process.

Cobot lends a hand

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Cambridge Precision has installed its first collaborative robot to create a flexible, autonomous and high-productivity manufacturing cell.

Supplied by the recently created automation division of Mills CNC, the M0617 cobot, equipped with ONRobot electrically driven two finger parallel grippers and Schunk vices, was installed in the company’s 24,000 square foot facility in St Neots in July 2019 where it has been integrated with a Doosan DNM 6700 vertical machining centre.

CNC investment at moulder

12 Nov 2019 by Engineering Capacity

New CNC machining capabilities at technical trade moulder Broanmain Plastics allow it to take on complete projects including moulding, rapid prototyping and milled elements.

A Hurco VM10i vertical machining centre, combined with a new ZNC spark eroder system, give Broanmain’s tool shop a full arsenal of equipment at its fingertips to undertake complex projects, test customers’ prototypes and take on repeat technical mouldings.