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

Real world metrology applications

02 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The 2018 European Portable Metrology Conference (EPMC) returns to the Ricoh Arena Coventry on 21 and 22 November.

EPMC, formerly LVMC, has been running for over a decade and is the premier technical conference in Europe dedicated solely to the use of precision dimensional measurement technology for process improvement for manufacturers.

Steel support for STEM

02 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Following an approach from a secondary school asking for steel to use in lessons, Barrett Steel was pleased be asked to get involved and is keen to support the education of young people nationwide.

Donating excess product to help with the education of the future engineers seemed like an excellent idea, and a way in which this long-established family company could have a positive impact on their local communities.

Where will tomorrow’s trade come from?

02 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

UK trade is set to grow in the Asia Pacific and South America explains Sarah Burkill, director of working capital solutions, Wyelands Bank 

While trade is important to the UK economy, knowing where to trade is a more complex consideration.

To help answer this question, we commissioned research with Global Trade Review, the trade and trade finance media company, to better understand the role of imports and exports in the UK today.

The research reveals a number of interesting points.

Talisman rebrand welcomed

02 Jul 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Customers and suppliers have welcomed the rebrand of one of the UK's oldest and leading precision plastics injection moulding specialists.

LGG Charlesworth, a company synonymous with the plastics industry for nearly 100 years, became Talisman Plastics on 1 June as part of a significant growth and investment plan.

Attending Subcon 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham earlier this month, managing director, Shaun Champion, said feedback to the rebrand had been extremely positive.

Three is the magic number

27 Jun 2018 by Paragon Rapid Technologies Ltd

Darlington-based 3D print specialists Paragon Rapid Technologies believes it is the  only service provider in the World to have three industry-leading NEO800 3D printers from UK manufacturer, RP Support.

Using the Stereolithography (SLA) process, all three machines are running WaterShed® 11122 material to produce clear, durable, water-resistant components with high dimensional stability.