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Good results for EPHJ

17 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Against the backdrop of a thriving watchmaking industry, the 18th EPHJ Trade Show in Geneva ended with really good news on visitor numbers, which were slightly up, and positive feedback from the 820 exhibitor companies.

“This 18th show was a continuation of previous versions with improvements in many areas, especially the number of visitors, which was up more than 4% , and the satisfaction of the exhibitors,” said Alexandre Catton, Director of EPHJ. 

Torus embeds 3D print

15 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Torus Group has made 3D printing an indispensable part of its bespoke metrology business by exploring its benefits for all aspects of day-to-day operations – it even prints its own doorstops and whiteboard erasers.

The crowning glory of the company’s additive manufacturing adventure so far, however, is the development of a completely unique part that is helping to better meet the stringent demands of internationally renowned clients.

Northern show returns

15 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to EventCity, Manchester from 2 to 3 October with a similar format to the ever-popular Southern Manufacturing Show.

The wide-ranging portfolio of components, production hardware and engineering services being showcased makes it an extremely useful event for designers, procurement professionals and engineers from across the North. The previous show attracted over 3,000 visitors from a wide range of industries.

Doubling up on 5-axis

15 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Peterborough-based Rivercircle has just invested in its second XYZ five-axis gantry-style machining centre just over 12 months after it purchased its first.

When the company invested in one of the first XYZ UMC-5X gantry-style simultaneous five-axis machining centres last year its ambition was to gain efficiency by transferring work being done on three and four axis machines. Such was its success in doing that, it has won numerous new contracts for five axis-type work resulting in the arrival of its second UMC-5X.

Fully-servitized vision

15 Jul 2019 by Engineering Capacity

AE Aerospace has officially opened a new cutting-edge facility with the long-term aim of giving customers access to a fully-servitized model of machining by the hour.

The new 6,500 sq ft factory at Network Park, Birmingham was opened by the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street at an event to celebrate a major milestone in the company’s 23-year history. AE Aerospace supplies precision machined components to the aerospace, marine, defence and advanced engineering markets and has had to increase capacity to meet growing global demand.