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

Steel benders go to school

28 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Barnshaws has provided the curved steel profiles for an impressive new staircase at Stockport Grammar School.

Fineline Balustrades Ltd provides modern, distinctive staircases to its customers using a wide range of materials to create a modern aesthetic. When it comes to utilising curved steel, the business always relies on the expertise of Barnshaws Section Benders' Manchester Branch. So, when it came to deliver a unique staircase incorporating curved steel profiles for Stockport Grammar School, there was no need to change a winning formula.

Robots take on welding load

28 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

A robot welding cell at Burnley subcontractor Sparta provides the capacity of six welders, consistent quality and reduced second operations.

Burnley based Sparta Ltd specialises in laser cutting, CNC machining, investment and die castings, metal fabrications, rubber mouldings and forgings.

Due to an increasing workload on its welding department Sparta decided to explore the benefits of robotic welding systems.

Freedom of movement for OAPs

28 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Driverless cars could transform the lives of the elderly and keep them independent when they can no longer drive themselves.

Seastar parts land in NI

27 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Dornier Seawings, has contracted precision engineering company McGreevy Engineering to machine parts for its iconic advanced amphibious aircraft, the Dornier Seastar.

Dornier rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s as a manufacturer of large, all metal flying boats. The Seastar aircraft, designed in Germany, is engineered to operate from runway and water surfaces allowing for short field take-off and landing capabilities.

Enabling industry’s move to Industry 4.0

27 Mar 2019 by Engineering Capacity

AIDA software from Codel is helping UK companies move their business toward Industry 4.0.

Codel is a leading SAP-connected Manufacturing Execution Software firm from South East Europe, and its AIDA software system captures and analyses data flowing between manufacturing processes and ERP systems such as SAP.

This supports manufacturers’ move to Industry 4.0 approaches by providing a modular technology that helps obtain real-time data across the production process covering materials, semi-finished and finished goods.