Advanced Engineering 2018

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

Bigger, faster press tools

19 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

HLP Engineering Solutions, a specialist in press tools for the automotive industry, has invested in a further wire erosion machine.

The Sodick AQ750L Premium, supplied by Sodi-Tech EDM, not only provides more size and time capacity, but greater precision and around 25-30% more speed than the machine it replaced.

One week to go! Register Now for the Engineering Materials Live Exhibition

13 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Engineering Materials Live is a specialist UK exhibition meeting the needs of engineers tasked with sourcing and specifying plastic mouldings, composites, prototyped parts and advanced engineering materials - and it is all FREE to attend! This prestigious free event is taking place next week on Thursday 20th September from 08.30-14.30 at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford; one of the World’s premier aviation museums and home to over 100 historic aircraft.

Don’t miss the Big Assembly

13 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Engineers on a mission are urging schools to sign up for the first ever Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly

Nine in ten (90%) young people dream of a career that tackles social issues according to data from Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and plans for the Week in 2018 (5-9 November 2018) provide fresh impetus to the drive to encourage more young people to consider a career in engineering.

This year, plans include the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly, offering schools across the UK the chance to take part in the same assembly at the same time.

The cutting path less travelled

13 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Subcontract machinist Plalite has invested in five-axis machining centres with turning capability rather than lathes that can mill.

Over the last year the company has invested in two Japanese-built Speedio M140X2 30-taper mill-turn centres from Brother to carry out work that requires both milling and turning.

Auto exports grow beyond Europe

13 Sep 2018 by Engineering Capacity

New research, commissioned by Wyelands Bank, reveals that three out of the top five fastest growing markets for the UK automotive sector are outside Europe.  These markets include the USA, Japan and Australia where UK exports are growing at 4.3%, 3% and 2.6% respectively. 

The Netherlands and Italy make up the remaining top five where exports are expected to grow at 4.3% and 2.1% per year to 2021.