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

Data supports race success

15 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Following on from a successful technical partnership during 2017, Physical Digital has renewed its agreement with reigning British Touring Car Champions West Surrey Racing (WSR) for the 2018 season.

Taking lean seriously

12 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

When Coventry based Arrowsmith Engineering retained its Silver SC21 award it also market the culmination of a very personal lean journey for on particular employee.

When Arrowmith received its 2016 SC21 award, Production Manager Kevin Rist was proud to accept it, but horrified by how overweight he looked on photos of the presentation which were widely circulated in press and media.

Sir Ben Ainslie to open MACH 2018

12 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

The UK’s largest manufacturing and engineering exhibition, MACH 2018, will be opened on 9 April by Sir Ben Ainslie the most successful sailor in Olympic history

The five-day event runs at the NEC Birmingham from 9 to 13 April and is set to attract in the region of 600 exhibitors and more than 25,000 visitors.

Sir Ben won medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996 onwards, including gold at the four Games held between 2000 and 2012.

Automechanika acquisition

12 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Messe Frankfurt has acquired Forest Exhibitions to set up a UK subsidiary, Messe Frankfurt UK.

Forest Exhibitions was the UK licensee of Messe Frankfurt’s Automechanika brand. Messe Frankfurt says that the decision was based on the success of Automechanika Birmingham and the long-term commitment of Messe Frankfurt to the event within the UK automotive industry. Messe Frankfurt is the world's third biggest exhibition organiser.

Simon Albert has been appointed as Managing Director of the UK subsidiary.

MTK adds 6m by 2.5m fibre laser

09 Mar 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Rotherham-based contract manufacturing specialist, MTL Advanced has invested in a new automated large format fibre laser cutting machine.

The company chose the 6m by 2.5m 6kw Trumpf Fibre laser as it believes it offers superior contour precision and higher part quality than most other laser cutting machines in the market.

The new laser comes fully equipped with a LoadMaster, automatically loading sheets to take the strain off operators and to improve speed and productivity.