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Lighter motors with metal composites

17 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Aluminium matrix composite can slash the weight of electric motor rotors by 40%  – paving the way for more efficient electric vehicles.

According to research from the Innovate UK ‘Make it Lighter with Less’ R&D competition, engineers seeking to significantly improve the efficiency and performance of electric motors could benefit from using aluminium matrix composites (AMCs).

Safety first for stockholder

17 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Kloeckner Metals UK is the first UK stockholder and distributer to obtain the new health and safety management systems standard through the Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS).

ISO 45001:2018 is the new international standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems – OHSMS, which this year replaced OHSAS 18001. The new standard sets out requirements for companies who wish to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all.

Ackerman focusses on fibre

17 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Bridport-based sheet metal subcontractor Ackerman Engineering has phased out its CO2 machine and is now focused on fibre laser cutting.

Larger machining capability

17 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Cheshire Seals & Components can offer a larger machining capability following the purchase of a new Harrison Alpha 1550XS manual/CNC lathe from Colchester Machine Tool Solutions.

Moulders strike silver again

17 Dec 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Northern Ireland-based IPC Mouldings has again achieved the Silver Award in the SC21Aerospace Supply Chain Programme.

The Carrickfergus company is sponsored through the programme by Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins); the newly formed aviation giant which combines the strengths of two of aerospace’s leading innovators, Rockwell Collins and United Technologies.