Advanced Engineering 2018

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

France and China ahead of UK aerospace

18 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

A new study of the global aerospace industry values it at $838bn but relegates the UK from second largest aerospace industry to fourth behind the US, France and China.

Methodologies and interpretations differ, but the research by Aerodynamic Advisory and Teal Group estimated the UK industry as being worth $48.8bn, which compares to the figure quoted by ADS (the UK aerospace, defence and security trade association) of £35bn (approx. $£45.6bn).

Meeting the TDI challenge

12 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Students from across the UK showed the way to the future with at the MTA’s TDI challenge final with entries ranging from mobile wind turbines to smart cycle clothing and bagpipe accessories.

The TDI Challenge final took place on Wednesday 4th July at, Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) member company, Yamakazi Mazak’s European headquarters in Worcester.

Suspension parts faster

12 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

A new three-turret, twin-spindle turning centre is cutting cycle time on suspension parts by up to 40% and freeing up capacity at Muller Redditch.

Muller Holdings, which employs 130 people across its four sites in the West Midlands and South Wales, has purchased a Nakumura NTY3-150 from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) to help it meet increases in automotive work and free-up capacity for new contracts.

No sticking points for Tefloturn

12 Jul 2018 by Tefloturn Ltd

After moving to larger premises PTFE specialist Tefloturn has increased capacity with new machining, sliding head and fixed head turning capacity.

Subcontracting holds steady

11 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The UK contract manufacturing market is just 5% down in Q2 against a record high in Q1 – but machining dips while fabrication soars.

Despite the concerns expressed by some multi-national manufacturers regarding post-Brexit supply chains, the UK market for contract manufacturing remains healthy and stable.

The latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) reveals that the market is still 30% up on a year ago. Although there has been a slight dip from the previous quarter of 0.5%, the overall market looks to be holding steady.