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

Progression presswork capacity boosted

01 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Baker & Finnemore Ltd, which manufactures bespoke pressings and the Starlock range of push on fasteners, has invested in a new Minster/Nidec press that will boost its progression presswork capabilities.

The company, which has been part of the Titgemeyer Group since 2012, researched the changing demands within the industries it serves and saw the benefits of investing in the capability to manufacture larger Starlocks and more complicated components that push the limitations of pressed component manufacture.

Free risk and resilience tool

27 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has launched a free online tool to enable procurement and supply management professionals to develop resilience in their own supply chains.

CIPS said that the free tool has been developed to respond to the increase in global supply chain risk, which is now apparently at its highest for almost quarter of a century.

Alucast to invest £1.2m in expansion

27 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Aluminium casting specialist Alucast has announced it will invest £1.2m in a technical centre and machine shop, as it celebrates its 50th birthday.

The project, due to start in June, is part of the West Midlands-based company’s strategy to target up to £3m of new ‘lightweighting’ opportunities for complex castings in the automotive and agricultural markets and grow the company’s headcount.

Laser and waterjet capability

26 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Proform, a new sheet metal subcontractor that has opened on the Wirrall, brings together the engineering expertise of two businessmen - Ian Hazlehurst and Russ Canner.

Model machining performance

26 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A company that has made models and prototypes for customers that include Bentley, Virgin Atlantic, Lamborghini and the original Star Wars film has invested further in CNC machining.

To win these projects Letchworth-based Ogle Models & Prototypes applies capabilities that include both expert model making and hand crafting alongside modern technology such as industrial 3D printing, vacuum casting and CNC machining. To keep abreast of this technology, the company recently purchased a FANUC ROBODRILL D21LiA5.