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Precision machining showcased at DSEI

07 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Express Engineering is promoting its precision machining capabilities and specialist services for the land, sea and air defence industry at DSEI 2017.

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) runs from 12-15 September at the London ExCeL exhibition centre in Docklands.

Subbie up for industry award

06 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

BG Engineering, a specialist subcontractor for machined components, has been shortlisted for a prestigious manufacturing industry award.

The Chesterfield-based company is up for the ‘Manufacturing Services’ category in the Manufacturer MX Awards.

Moulder invests over £1m

06 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

By expanding its headquarters and purchasing five new moulding machines, Blackburn-based MGS Technical Plastics has invested more than £1m in improving its facilities over the last year.

The company supplies plastic injection mouldings to customers in markets including medical, hygiene, security, safety, and electronics.

The seven-figure spending ensures that the injection moulding specialist continues to meet growing demand while keeping at the forefront of industry innovations.

Additive milestone for oil and gas

06 Sep 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has certified the first part produced by additive manufacturing for the oil and gas industry.

The part, a titanium gateway manifold for pipelines, was designed by Surrey, England-based Safer Plug Company (SPC) and built by the AM production company 3T RPD using powder bed fusion. The entire process was overseen and certified by LR using its framework, an industry first that guides manufacturers on AM processes to certify components.

SMEs hope for EU free trade

31 Aug 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Small to medium sized manufacturers have underlined their hopes for a Free Trade arrangement with the EU following Brexit, according to the latest National Manufacturing Barometer.

The quarterly survey, which questioned 331 industry leaders, asked SMEs to share their concerns about Brexit.

Maintaining a Free Trade arrangement with the European Union was cited as a key priority by around 50% of respondents, as well as the need for the Government to move more quickly through the negotiation process.