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Onshoring boom sparks manufacturing cluster

17 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Four UK-based companies have joined forces to form a metal and plastics components cluster in response to a surge in new contracts from overseas customers looking to onshore.

Alucast, Barkley Plastics, KimberMills International and Muller Holdings are part of The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), which comprises eight sub-contract manufacturers and a specialist engineering design agency, and has seen more than £1.5m of new contracts placed by foreign firms.

Polymer specialist to champion university talent

16 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Icon Aerospace Technology has pledged to continue to invest in graduate talent, following the success of one its graduate trainees who has become responsible for its CNC fabric cutting process.

Sara Killelay completed training funded by the Nottingham-headquartered business, part of Icon Polymer group, and now develops and implements the company’s CNC fabric cutting process to ensure repeatability of parts manufactured.

Pressworking company launch

16 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

West Midlands based Moseley Brothers, press tooling production specialist, has launched a new company to focus on its expanding metal pressing and assembly element of the business.

MB Presswork will run alongside sister companies Moseley Brothers and GF Laser at the firm’s centrally located West Midlands facility.

Growth programme helps firm to £5m turnover

15 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A precision engineering specialist is set to achieve £5m in turnover for the first time in its 15-year history following its participation in the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP).

West Midlands-based A&M EDM says it has secured new contracts in automotive, aerospace and F1, and for parts for automation equipment, since it has worked with the MGP.

Rail electrification structures fabricated

15 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Engineering and fabrication specialist, WEC Group Ltd, has manufactured a range of Overhead Line Electrification (OLE) structures for Network Rail/ABC’s £100m Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley railway electrification project.

The group fabricated a range of steel Single Track Cantilevers, Two Track Cantilevers, Portals and Anchor Portals in-house as well as four angle fabricated TTC bridges for the 15-mile project.