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

Helping Becci smash bike speed record

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Measurement services specialist Manchester Metrology is using precise laser scanning to help British bike rider Becci Ellis beat her own 260 mph record on conventional motorcycle.

SME success in their own hands

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) must improve productivity by unlocking ‘their own hidden potential’ if sales and profits growth are to meet expectations – according to the latest National Manufacturing Barometer.

The quarterly survey, which is conducted by SWMAS (part of Exelin Group) in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), invited 320 manufacturing industry leaders to discuss performance, with a special focus on productivity and the extent to which it is engrained in manufacturing business culture.

5-axis spins £200 saving per part

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

East Sussex subcontractor, Dicker Precision has purchased its first 5-axis vertical machining centre to cut the number of operations, and hence the cost, when machining stainless steel components from billet.

The German-built Spinner U620 Compact was supplied as a turnkey package with tooling, the initial part program and training, by UK and Ireland agent, Whitehouse Machine Tools.

Design challenge for schools

28 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has launched the 2018 edition of its flagship competition for D&T and engineering students, the Technology Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge.

Sponsored by Close Brothers, the annual competition for schools and colleges has grown in prominence over the past decade to becoming one of the leading extracurricular school’s competitions in the UK.

Vendigital opens Bristol office

21 Feb 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Supply chain management consultancy, Vendigital, is opening a new office in Bristol to house its expanding Technology and industry teams.

Having recently achieved a top-25 listing in the FT’s Leading Management Consultancies Report, Vendigital is going from strength to strength. In 2017, the firm grew its client base significantly and increased its turnover by 35 per cent.