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£½m monthly turnover at FC Laser

15 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The rapidly expanding precision laser cutting specialist FC Laser has reached a major milestone by achieving a monthly turnover of £½m.

This follows the recent announcements of a record year that saw the company's sales grow by 30% over 12 months and customer activity increase by 20% in a single month.

FC Laser, which celebrated five years of operation in 2017, aims to be known for combining the finest quality laser cutting with unrivalled customer service.

Rock stars etched in metal art

15 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Photo etching specialist Precision Micro helped artist Russell Marshall create unique artworks of Elvis, Hendrix, Bowie and Sid Vicious for a charity auction.

The Hepatitis C Trust, a charity which aims to eliminate the disease as a major health concern by 2030 and its ‘Art on a Postcard’ initiative raises money for the trust through so-called “postcard lotteries'” which occur throughout the year.

Gearing up for Nadcap

12 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

FT Gearing achieved Nadcap approval for EDM machining after bringing the process back in-house on three new Makino machines.

Aldershot-based FT Gearing supplies the global defence and aerospace sectors with gears, miniature gearboxes and safety critical components for wing surface actuators, engine controls, instrumentation and fuel pumps. Many years ago, the manufacturer tried broaching the bore profiles in steel worm shafts to transmit the drive to thrust reversers, but the length-to-diameter ratios were too high and the tools broke frequently.

Comprehensive marking service

12 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

An Oxfordshire start-up company offers an extensive range of lasers for all types of subcontract laser marking.

ES Precision offers laser processing to industries such as medical device, Formula 1, aerospace, electronics and general engineering.

The business has got off to a good start, says Managing Director Tim Millard, with its six staff busy running jobs on the eight laser workstations at the company’s premises at Kingston Business Park between Oxford and Swindon.

Sweet dreams are made of this

12 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Malton Laser has delivered six giant large stainless-steel hoppers that will be filled with molten chocolate to create sweet treats for supermarkets across the country.

The large metal vats each measure 1.5 metres wide by 1.6 metres high and sit in 2.2m high frames to dispense chocolate at one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies.