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Latest tech for production AM parts

31 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

FDM Digital Solutions has invested in the latest HP additive manufacturing technology that will allow it to produce cost-effective low volume production parts.

The company says the machine which will revolutionise the way end use components are manufactured, saving time, money and resources.

The HP Multi Jet Fusion is claimed to be up to 10 times faster and cheaper to run, and a potential ‘game changer’ when it comes to low volume parts which would traditionally be manufactured by silicon/RIM tooling or even low volume costly injection moulding.

Look deeper into ‘Productivity Puzzle’

31 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Recent economic data has suggested UK industry is starting to solve the ‘Productivity Puzzle’ and a major national survey aims to delve deeper into this topic.

The Manufacturing Barometer is urging small to medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) to have their say on how productivity good practice is integrated into everyday culture.

Bridging creative and engineering disciplines

30 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Midlands design engineering business, MarchantCain, recently completed a £40,000 rail contract that spans the worlds of civil engineering, precision engineering and the creative industries.

The contract included both the design and manufacturing procurement of two specialist acoustic rail bridges one of which has now been installed at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, as part of the DIRFT III extension project.

Apprenticeship choice for Gestamp Tallent

30 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Gestamp Tallent, part of one of the world’s largest suppliers of metal components for the automotive sector, has chosen In-Comm as its preferred apprenticeship training provider.

Cannock-based Gestamp Tallent, which has recently opened a second factory in Four Ashes in Wolverhampton, currently has 11 apprentices at the Aldridge firm’s state-of the-art academy on the trailblazer mechatronics and toolmaking courses.

Automotive anodiser wins 4 x 4 contract

30 Jan 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Burnley-based BCW Treatments has won work from a prestigious UK automotive customer that will see extending its production facilities into an adjacent factory.

The customer produces high performance 4x4s and special operations vehicles. The work will start at the end of 2018 and entail the installation of a new line for passivating components as a corrosion resistant pretreatment.