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New colours and services

23 Sep 2020 by Engineering Capacity

3DPRINTUK can now offer an expanded range of services and materials following investment in new post processing equipment.

The company offers polymer powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printing processes for manufacturing applications.

Following the its recent introduction of PrimePartST flexible PEBA material, and the announcement of a shot peening service for low, medium, and high volume parts to enhance surface finish, it has now unveiled multiple new colour options through its £50K investment in another DM60 machine from DyeMansion.

Repeat order for repeatability

23 Sep 2020 by Engineering Capacity

ELE Advanced Technologies has installed a third Kitamura machining centre for the production of industrial gas turbine components from exotic materials.

ELE has an aerospace pedigree that dates back to 1955 when Earby Light Engineers (ELE) was founded to manufacture compressor blades for Rolls-Royce. In the 65 years since, the Colne based company has expanded its scope by targeting the aerospace, power generation and automotive industry sectors.

Ti powder for medical parts

16 Sep 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Sandvik’s new powder plant in Sweden has achieved ISO certification that allows its Osprey titanium powders to be used in additive manufacturing for medical applications.

The ISO 13485:2016 certification will allow the powders to be used in the 3D printing of parts such as implants manufactures directly from an individual’s anatomical data – enhancing the healing process and improving the prognosis for the patient.

Moving in on defence

16 Sep 2020 by

Barnshaws Section Benders has achieved Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) certification, making it an accredited supplier of metal fabrications to the defence sector.

JOSCAR provides contractors in the defence sector with assurance that an accredited supplier can deliver solutions to a high quality standard.

Plasma-spray expansion

16 Sep 2020 by Engineering Capacity

Automotive and motorsports heat management specialists Zircotec, based near Oxford, is set to grow significantly this year, with a ten-fold increase in capacity.

This follows a £2.5 million investment into much larger premises and new equipment. The workforce is also increasing to meet the exceptional demand. This comes after having to overcome some unexpected hurdles over the last 18 months.