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

Beaming up 3D print parts

18 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Reliance Precision is working with the University of Huddersfield to develop intricate, high-strength metal components using particle beams for 3D printing

The £2.25 million project is funded by Innovate UK-funded project sees patent for innovation

Intricate, high-strength components for the aerospace industry and medical implants are among the products that could be made more speedily and economically as a result of research that aims to harness the potential of particle beams during additive manufacturing (AM), as 3D printing is known.

Automechanika races ahead

18 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Automechanika Birmingham’s 2019 visitor campaign is off to a record start with pre-registrations up thanks to a raft of new features and initiatives designed to offer the very best visitor and exhibitor experience.  

The news comes as a major confidence boost for the automotive trade and UK economy as the event, which has been running at Birmingham NEC since 2016, continues to attract the highest profile names from within the global automotive industry.

Launchpad extension

18 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Subcon, the UK's subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, has announced that due to high levels of competitor and entrant interest, it has extended the deadline for entries into the inaugural Subcon Launchpad and Launchpad Awards to Friday 26th April.

The Launchpad and Awards will be held at Subcon throughout the 4-6 June 2019, at the NEC.  The new initiatives will showcase cutting-edge innovations from across the industry to exhibition visitors.

UK electronics is booming

18 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

The UK’s electronic sector experienced a strong rebound in 2017 and 2018 and represents almost two-thirds of the growth in UK Manufacturing.

This was the fastest growth of any manufacturing sector in 2018, according to a new report by Santander and Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.

Meeting medical demands

18 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Precision Micro, a supplier of photo-etched components, is now certified to ISO 13485 — the internationally recognised quality management system for medical device manufacturers.

The accreditation was awarded following a successful site audit conducted by the British Standards Institution (BSI), the national standards body of the United Kingdom.