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

Medical opportunity taken

29 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The Covid-19 lockdown has given the Newry-based Exact Group, the opportunity to achieve medical device accreditation.

The ISO 13485 accreditation complements the company’s existing Aerospace and Defence accreditations and awards.

ISO 13485 is a quality management system that demonstrates compliance to stringent medical device quality standards that consistently meet customer and other regulatory requirements.

Surface engineering apprenticeship

29 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

A new Master-level apprenticeship standard for engineers employed within the surface coatings and surface engineering disciplines is now available from Cranfield University.

This new standard is at Master Degree level 7, and post graduate engineers will learn specialised skills particular to Surface Engineering and Coatings, Heat Treatments, and Surface Treatments with a specific emphasis on helping their business.   

Machine tool partnership

29 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

The Pexion Group, which includes subcontractors Drurys Engineering, Claro Precision, Paragon Precision, Oxton Engineering and Rictor Engineering, has signed a multi-million pound contract for the supply of machine tools.

This new deal will see the Wellesbourne based Engineering Technology Group (ETG) become a turnkey provider to the entire group. 

ETG will initially supply the subcontracting group with six new machine tools with significantly more planned in future phases of the long-term agreement.

Compassion and generosity to the fore

24 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Companies from all sectors have stepped up to produce everything from ventilators and face masks to hand gels and more. Here, Jeremy Whittingham, head of community and content at Advanced Engineering UK, highlights some of the generosity shown across the industry.  

Real recognition at virtual Farnborough

24 Jul 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Two precision engineering specialists were recognised for their commitment to quality and delivery performance as the Farnborough International Airshow went ‘virtual’.

Arrowsmith Engineering and TGM, both part of the £43million Aero Services Global Group (AS.G), were given the SC21 Silver and SC21 Bronze awards respectively for their ongoing ability to manufacture complex components to customers supplying some of the world’s largest airplane manufacturers and primes.