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

Bright future for MIM in medical

24 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

CMG Technologies is predicting a bright future for Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) in the medical sector with exciting growth opportunities available as new products are developed to cater for an increasingly aging population.

Rachel Garrett, managing director at CMG Technologies, said there is scope to develop the sector even further by using MIM, which is already popular for use in keyhole surgery, as well as devices used to manage diabetes, implantable devices and fracture/fixation applications.

Successful contract electronics manufacturing

22 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

An electronics supplier says that the practice of working with Contract Electronic Manufacturing (CEM) or Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) providers is evolving to offer OEMS greater opportunities than ever before.

Steve Marshall, managing director of Offshore Electronics, said: “The CEM and EMS sector is evolving alongside shifts in technology and the growing demand for electronics products.”

State-of-the-art wire cutting

21 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A wire cutting expert has increased its capacity on the back of increased orders which it says is largely due to Brexit promoting a rise in demand for local and re-shoring projects.

To cater for demand, SIC Ltd has invested in a new state of the art Komax Alpha 530 Cutting Machine, as well as upscaling its older models to increase its capability.

The company said it’s the first in the UK to receive this machine and its customers will benefit from increased capacity, quality and faster delivery times.

Investments on show at Subcon

20 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Exhibitors at Subcon, the UK’s subcontract manufacturing event, will be offering visitors a range of new services and capabilities following recent investments.

Subcon, which runs from 6 to 8 June at the NEC, Birmingham, covers all sectors and all processes – from machining, sheet metalworking, casting and forging, to plastic moulding, composites and electronics. This range of manufacturing technologies is reflected in some of the new services and investments being featured at the show.

5-axis adds edge for Aerotech

20 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A leading subcontractor is preferring to take a proactive approach to uncertain and challenging times by investing in state-of-the-art 5-axis machining centre.

Aerotech is very much of the opinion that its new Doosan VCF 850LSR 5-axis machining centre from Mills CNC, along with investing in its processes, systems, people and supply chain relationships, will prepare it for the future and better position it to capitalise on opportunities post-Brexit.