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One-hit capacity wins Mil-Tu-Fit business

16 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Bristol subcontractor Mil-Tu-Fit Engineering has increased capacity, reduced delivery times and won new business since investing in a DMG MORI Y-axis driven-tool lathe.

Mil-Tu-Fit Engineering has been manufacturing precision components for the electronics, oil and gas, defence, construction and medical industries for over 40 years. As well as machining facilities, the company can also offer laser cutting, surface treatment and welding, enabling it to supply complete high quality assemblies to its customers.

Heat treatment developments in focus

14 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A conference and exhibition on 13 October will look at the latest developments in cost reduction and improved productivity in the international heat treatment industry.

The second Surface Engineering and Heat Treatment Industry Conference/Exhibition takes place on 13 October at historic Kenilworth’s Chesford Grange.

The event is again co-sponsored by the UK’s Contract Heat Treatment Association (CHTA), the Surface Engineering Association and Wolfson Heat Treatment Centre.

Aerospace coatings for hip implants

14 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A coating system that enables light and strong titanium alloy to replace steel based bearings in landing gear on the Airbus 350 and 380 passenger jets could soon be used in human hip and knee replacements.

The Design Engineer’s Guide to Photo Chemical Etching (2)

14 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Albert Tsang, Technical Manager, Precision Micro, explains how unique characteristics can be designed into products manufactured using photo etching such as conical openings used to direct fluid flow and how the process can reduce development costs.

As a precision sheet metal machining technology, photo etching achieves exacting tolerances, is highly repeatable and in many instances is the only technology that can cost-effectively manufacture precision metal components with the accuracy necessary in demanding and often safety critical applications.