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

Heat treaters strengthen board

07 Apr 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Contract heat treatment specialist, Flame Hardeners has made two new appointments to its board of directors. Claire Casswell becomes Commercial Director, while Adrian Smethurst takes on the role of Works Director.

£100,000 press investment

07 Apr 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Source Engineering, a specialist in precision pressed parts and machined components has invested more than £100,000 in a new high-speed press line to boost capacity.

The line can do the work or four conventional mechanical presses.

Record titanium casting

07 Apr 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Castings Technology International (Cti) has cast its largest ever single component in pure titanium, and it is probably the largest titanium part poured into a ceramic mould.

With an envelope of 1000mm square by 600mm high and requiring over 1.2 tonnes (2,650lbs) of metal to be melted, the casting showcases several novel casting techniques developed in-house at Cti.

Fifth E-Brake for FiFab

07 Apr 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Precision sheet metal specialist Fife Fabrications has added a fifth SafanDarley electric press brake to create capacity for growth and increase its capabilities on larger panels.

The new SafanDarley E-Brake 130-3100 ULTRA represents a significant six figure investment for the company.

The first four E-Brake machines installed at Fife Fabrications in 2013 have been a great success story for the business, and this new technology will ensure that the folding capacity of its operations can further support its increasing customer base in 2021.

Reworking up 73%

07 Apr 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Quality management specialist G&P reworked 27,052,781 parts in 2020 to OEM standard, a 73% increase compared to the previous four-year average as manufacturers and suppliers deal with the profound impact of the global pandemic on working practices.

Indeed, the significant increase in reworked parts in 2020 is despite the total number of parts checked remaining almost level year-on-year over the same time period.