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Electric vehicles will drive demand for ceramics

27 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity
alumina and silicon carbide components will be widely used in electric vehicles

Morgan Advanced Materials expects that the rise in electric vehicles will lead to the widespread use of ceramic alumina and silicon carbide components as OEMs see to improve efficiency.

The company, which supplies automotive components to a global customer base says it is already experiencing increased demand for its alumina shafts, bearings and silicon carbide seals, used in automotive cooling pump applications, and expects this to continue as the electric vehicle market enjoys further growth.

40 sign-ups for training hub

25 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

More than 40 young people have signed up to be among the first cohort of students at the Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT following a recent open day.

The £4m state-of-the-art training hub in Bridgnorth threw open its doors to give young people, parents and employers the opportunity to see how they can benefit from this ambitious venture that will provide ‘2020 learning opportunities by 2020’.

Norton academy to bridge skills gap

25 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Machine tool supplier, The Engineering Technology Group, has committed £6m to creating a network of Technical Academies, with the first to be built at Norton Motorcycles.

The Academies, which will all be located on the site of a strategic manufacturing partner, will provide companies with the opportunity to upskill their staff on the latest CNC machine tools and precision technology, with some providing a full apprenticeship curriculum.

Composites company promotes EV

25 Jul 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Advanced composites manufacturer Pentaxia is one of the first employers in Derby to install electrical vehicle (EV) POD Points for customers and employees.  

The company says that this investment in green technology demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and staff welfare. Two employees have already taken the opportunity to use the POD Point units, enabling them to invest in hybrid vehicles. Additional points will also be installed in Pentaxia’s new facility, due to open later this year.