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Sigma invests USD$1m in facilities

22 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Sigma Components has invested over USD$1m in its manufacturing facilities in the UK and China to increase capacity and meet growing customer demand.

The investment includes specialist equipment to boost the aero-engine and airframe applications components manufacturer's fabrication and pipe manufacturing capabilities. It has also led to the creation of over 50 jobs in Nuneaton, Hinckley and Farnborough.

Turbocharger machining investment

21 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A £1.8m investment in a custom-built finish machining facility will enable a West Midlands company to become a fully integrated supplier of grey iron bearing housings for engine turbochargers.

The investment at Chamberlin & Hill Castings Ltd will see the installation of three high specification Chiron Scherer Feinbau automated mill/turn centres supplied by the Wellesbourne based Engineering Technology Group (ETG).

G23 Engineering production control growth

21 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Northamptonshire-based precision engineering sub-contractor G23 Engineering has declared the PSL Datatrack production control system one of the main drivers for its growth.

The investment in the system was prompted by the company's need to implement production control, said company directors, brothers Adam and Dan Green.

Boeing ups forecast for new aeroplane demand

20 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Boeing has raised its forecast for new aeroplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new aeroplanes over the next 20 years valued at USD$6.1 trillion dollars.

The US-headquartered company's annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released at the Paris Air Show, with total aeroplane demand rising 3.6% over last year's forecast.

Hutchinson training academy

20 Jun 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Fabrication services expert, Hutchinson Engineering, has launched a training academy addressing the skills shortage in welding and fabrication in the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland.

The academy, which will take on its first recruits in September, will operate from the company’s 80,000 sq ft manufacturing facility, based in Kilrea.Mark Hutchinson, managing director at Hutchinson Engineering, said: “At Hutchinson Engineering, we have recognised that there is a significant shortage of both welders and fabricators in the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland.