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

Surge in demand for emergency alloys

11 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Alloy Wire International (AWI), which supplies high performance alloys, has sealed a number of new contracts after an significant increase in demand for its ‘Emergency Manufacturing Service (EMS)’.

The 100% employee owned company has completed 12% more EMS orders in the first half of the year than in the whole of 2017.

The company has received urgent orders from customers in aerospace, nuclear and oil & gas, all looking to receive their wire made to specification in 3 to 5 days.

Robot boosts welding capacity by 30%

11 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Full-service sheet metal manufacturer, Malton Laser, has increased its welding capacity by 30% following its investment in an advanced robotic welder.

Malton Laser invested in the two station Panasonic Tawers MAG 1600WG Welding Robot System in response to increased demand for precision welding projects.

The innovative robotic welder will undertake jobs for a number of high-profile clients, initially completing projects for one of the UK’s leading boiler manufacturers.  

Fourth Nadcap for Fine Tubes

10 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Fine Tubes, a UK-based leading manufacturer of high-quality precision tubing for critical applications, has been awarded a Nadcap accreditation for Chemical Processing.

Nadcap is an internationally recognised accreditation system that covers the key manufacturing and production processes used within the aerospace industry.

This means that Fine Tubes is now one of the very few companies holding four Nadcap accreditations simultaneously.

Fastenings now even more secure

05 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Fastenings manufacturer and distributor TR Fastenings (TR) has achieved certification to the ISO 27001 information security standard for its IT service desk and technical teams in the UK.

The quality stamp from BSI (British Standards Institution) relates to the handling and storage of data and information on staff, the company and its customers.

Taking aerospace polymers to new heights

03 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A £7m investment is transforming a Victorian factory into a modern, state-of-the-art production facility for polymer component specialist Icon Aerospace Technology.