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

Subcon a hit with visitors and exhibitors

11 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Last week’s Subcon exhibition drew over 4,100 visitors – 16% up on last year and just short of its overall record in 2017.

Over 100 of the exhibitors rebooked on site for the 2020 show which will take place at the NEC next year from 9 to 11 June alongside The Engineer Expo and under the new ownership of the Mark Allen Group.

Subcon launchpad winner

05 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Elements Technology has won the first ever Subcon Launchpad Award, which was presented at the show today by Subcon event director Gordon Kirk and The Engineer editor Jon Excell.

Subcon is the UK's premier subcontract manufacturing event, and this year saw the debut of the Subcon Launchpad and Launchpad Award which are designed to give manufacturing and engineering-based start-ups a platform to share their innovations.

Seal production re-imagined

03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Silcoms has installed a 5-axis mill-turn centre to produce complex rotating fan seals for a large civil aircraft engine programme.

The company, which is a niche UK supplier to the aerospace industry of nickel alloy, titanium, stainless steel and aluminium aero engine ring components and assemblies including seals, shrouds, segments and casings, was awarded an additional contract last year.

Tenth Made in the Midlands show

03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Manufacturers are rallying for the 10th annual Made In Group Manufacturing Exhibition which takes place on June 20 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Thousands of world class manufacturing and engineering companies from the UK supply chain will come to network, trade and meet with the 300 Made in the Midlands Members who are exhibiting from the £120bn Made in the Midlands Manufacturing Group.

Made Smarter in action

03 Jun 2019 by Engineering Capacity

Nine companies based in the North West are the first in the country to benefit from a government programme designed to boost UK manufacturing through the adoption of digital technology.

Based in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and the Liverpool City Region, the nine companies are set to introduce 12 advanced manufacturing methods including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 3D-printing and robotics.