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Gold apprentice award

07 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Machined castings specialist Grainger & Worrall has been recognised for its commitment to the engineers of the future with a prestigious, international automotive sector award.

The company held off strong competition to take the Apprenticeship Programme category at the Automotive Global Awards at a gala ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel.

Building up capacity

07 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Precision machining and workholding specialist Brown & Holmes has invested in more capacity in anticipation of a new defence contract.

The Tamworth-based company has added a new Doosan large-capacity Mynx 3-axis vertical machining centre from Mills CNC – its third new Doosan machine in four years.

The decision to invest in the Mynx 9500 was made, primarily, as a direct result of a growing order book and anticipation of a new business contract to machine high-precision titanium components for a defence sector customer.

Five-axis UK first

07 Nov 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Norjon Precision Engineering has installed a 5-axis Makino machining centre designed with automation in mind as part of a turnkey package.

The high-speed DA300 vertical machining centre is the first of its kind in the UK and was supplied by sole agent NCMT complete with an Erowa storage and handling system for 24 pallets.

It is the subcontractor's ninth trunnion-type, 5-axis machine. It is intended primarily for highly productive milling and drilling of aluminium components but is equally capable of machining stainless steel for long periods.

Adding the finishing touch

30 Oct 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Secondary processes and finishes can be an important consideration in the specification of springs and other wire components, , says wire and strip forming specialist William Hughes Ltd.

They can help the design engineer to address environmental considerations or meet the needs of aesthetics in high value applications. These secondary processes can tailor the properties of the component to its application.

Bigger Southern show will sell out

30 Oct 2018 by Engineering Capacity

Next year’s Southern Manufacturing show will be bigger than ever after its move to a new venue proved to be a success with both visitors and exhibitors and is expected to be a sell-out.

The event, the UK’s largest annual engineering show, returns to Farnborough from February 5th to 7th 2019. The move to a new permanent venue has prompted a surge in stand bookings for the 2019 show. The organisers are forecasting a 20% increase in exhibitors for 2019, which will bring the show to its maximum capacity.