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

Foundry industry still training apprentices

17 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Defying the Covid pandemic, a new cohort of apprentices have started their Metal Casting, Foundry and Patternmaking Level 3 training with Foundry Training Services Ltd (FTSL).

FTSL staff and the Dudley College Business Development team have worked hard on the recruitment, enrolment and delivery to the new cohort, all of which has been carried out remotely.  

Pressing ahead with reshoring

17 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Investment in a high-speed press is helping HV Wooding deliver a significant aerospace contract that has been reshored from Spain.

The Kent-based company, which offers laser cutting, wire erosion, busbars, motor laminations and presswork to customers all over the world, has invested over £120,000 into new tooling and the installation of a Bruderer BSTA 25H to produce more than 28 million precision parts every year.

The contract will utilise the press’ repeatable bottom dead centre accuracy and 1500 strokes per minute capability.

Bilbao show returns for 20th time

17 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

Subcontratación, the biennial subcontracting trade show that is held in Bilbao, will return on 26 to 28 October for its 20th event.

Running as part of the Industry+ group of events, Subcontratación is Spain's only trade show featuring manufacturing processes and equipment for SME outsourcers and as a benchmark event for advanced manufacturing.

Blockchain traceability for quality

17 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

QA/QC inspection specialist for the energy sector, Fulkrum, is collaborating with Steeltrace to ensure blockchain-based protection for inspection data.

Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR) is a global provider of technical personnel specializing in QA/QC, inspection and vendor surveillance services to the energy industry. The new collaboration will ensure another level of protection when safeguarding traceability and digital secured inspection reporting for its clients.

Make UK National Manufacturing Award winners

15 Feb 2021 by Engineering Capacity

National awards for SMEs

Bradford-based precision engineers Produmax and Andover-based MRT Castings were both recognised at the recent Make UK National Manufacturing Awards

Produmax was announced as SME Manufacturer of the Year, while MRT Castings won the national Manufacturing Matters award, a special category introduced this year to recognise companies who have contributed to the national effort to deal with the pandemic.