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Additive parts for tough jobs

16 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Darlington-based RP service provider, Paragon Rapid Technologies has added a high-performance SLA resin to its material range.

Taurus is one of the latest materials to be developed by Somos® (a product brand of DSM) and is one of the first SLA resins to produce fully functional parts suitable for use in harsh environments, such as under-bonnet in the automotive sector or for functional testing in the aerospace industry.

Patents rise shows investment in innovation

16 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A new report has revealed a strong increase in the number of global patent filings – further indication of positive investment in innovation activity. 

The data is given in a new global report – the IP5 Statistics Report – published jointly by the European Patent Office (EPO); the Japan Patent Office (JPO); the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO); the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Defence strategy pays off

15 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Following recent investment in its Rotherham facility, Newburgh Precision has won its first contract direct with the MOD.

Newburgh Precision’s commitment and determination to grow in the Defence sector is highlighted by the recent installation of a new £500k CNC gantry machining centre. The Kafo KMC-4140 double column gantry was purchased to meet the demand of a defence contract awarded in the first quarter of 2017.

£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.