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Manufacturing orders strong say CBI and Barometer

22 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Manufacturing orders are up and set to stay that way say the latest CBI and Manufacturing Barometer results.

According to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey, growth in manufacturing output accelerated in the three months to November. Order books also continued to fill up, with total orders the strongest since August 1988, and export orders at the joint highest level in more than 20 years.

JJ Churchill refines its focus

16 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

JJ Churchill has announced that it is reorganising to give an absolute focus to the aerospace, gas turbine and diesel engine industries.

The company believes it now needs a structure that reflects the different demands of these important industries in order to meet the growth challenges ahead.

The industrial side of the business is becoming more focused on volume blade manufacture and the aerospace side is gearing up for high growth.

Welders embrace virtual reality

16 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Weldability Sif is working with EEF to boost the number of trained welders by facilitating improved training facilities that embrace new virtual reality technology.

Weldability Sif says that education is vital to the future of UK manufacturing, and to help plug the skills gap it has been working for the past four years to increase the number of welder training facilities available across the UK. A major step in the last year was when the company joined forces with the manufacturers’ organisation EEF for the expansion of EEF’s welder-training facility.

New machines and jobs at SC21 moulder

14 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

County Antrim-based IPC Mouldings has announced further investment with the purchase of new machinery, a new IT system and the creation of eight new jobs over the next 12 months to help sustain growth.

IPC Mouldings operates primarily in the aerospace and medical sectors using advanced engineering polymers and processing techniques. The company is an SC21 Silver award winner and AS9100 accredited provider of technical solutions for global industries.

Metaltech joins Wallwork Group

14 Nov 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Consett, County Durham based Metaltech Ltd is to join the Wallwork Group. Both companies specialise in the thermal processing and coating of metals for the aerospace, automotive, medical device and precision engineering sectors.