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Software streamlines service

06 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

When Newtech High Speed Turning decided to move to better premises, it also decided to streamline its operations and service with PSL Datatrack production control software.

“It had been on the cards for a while,” says Director Alan Riley, “and with the relocation we knew it was the right time to make the investment. I wish we had made it years ago!”

He had been aware, through an industry colleague in a similar subcontract engineering business, of how PSL Datatrack software could transform and improve business administration of a small company.

One-hit Mazaks for Tridan

06 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Tridan Engineering is taking delivery of two new one-hit Mazak machines that will dramatically increase its workload capacity.

A Mazak Quick Turn 200MSY is due to be delivered in December 2017, and Yamazaki Mazak Variaxis i500 SmoothX, with a six pallet Palletech system will follow in April 2018.

New owners and boss at shot blasters

06 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The new owners of Stourbridge-based Quality Blasting plan to boost turnover and expand its factory space under a new general manager.

Following its acquision by ActOn Ventures in Coventry, with help from chartered accountants Harrison Beale & Owen (HB&O), Andy Tarr now takes the helm.

Quality Blasting was formed in Birmingham during World War Two to blast shells for the defence industry, and has evolved to its current Stourbridge base where it has around 80 regional clients undertaking a variety of domestic and commercial finishing jobs.

Wire EDM gives Foremost traction

06 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A new wire erosion machine will help Derby-based Foremost Specialist Products take on ‘complex and awkward parts that no else wants to tackle’.

The new Sodick ALC600G CNC machine from Sodi-Tech EDM has already proved its worth on stainless steel tubular stem guides for power generator turbines. 

Sculpture team hits the high notes

06 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Conceived, engineered and fabricated in the UK, the Arches of Oman, a 12metre high water and steel sculpture, has been unveiled at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman.